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Port commissioner says project will languish unless someone steps up
As revelers gathered May 31 for the newly expanded Bremerton Marina’s grand opening, the engineering feat displayed by the project could have easily gone unnoticed. However, for those who worked on the project like professional engineer Willy Ahn, the festivities were a pleasant “thank you” for a job well done. Ahn, who worked for Bremerton’s Art Anderson and Associates on the project, pointed out some of the unique qualities of the new breakwater, especially in the Northwest.
The prospect of a $1.3 million budget shortfall sparked conversation between Bremerton School District (BSD) board members, Superintendent Dr. Bette Hyde and five local legislators. State Reps. Kathy Haigh (D-Shelton), Pat Lantz (D-Gig Harbor), Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island) and Larry Seaquist (D-Gig Harbor), and state Sen. Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) attended a community forum Tuesday in the district administration building. Before a budget presentation by BSD Director of Finance and Operations Wayne Lindberg, Hyde said Bremerton isn’t the only district with a budget crunch and is looking to “reduce” rather than “add” costs.
A 16-year-old East Bremerton boy who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Wednesday morning following a rollover vehicle collision died later that same day. Marcus Slaughter, an Olympic High School student, was airlifted to Harborview with life-threatening injuries at about 12:30 a.m.
In a nondescript warehouse on Arsenal Way, a group of patriotic workers and veterans reach out across the globe providing essential support for active duty military personnel and other government agencies. Peninsula Services’ Servmart store adheres to the simply understated motto of “Serving those who serve,” while at the same time providing jobs for people with differing developmental abilities. Those efforts have been recognized by military commands on an international and national level.
Two sewage spills in Dyes Inlet prompted Kitsap County Health District officials to issue a seven-day “no contact” advisory to continue through June 11. The restricted area covers all marine waters in Dyes Inlet.
A quartet of auto collision repair students from West Sound Technical Skills Center are headed to the 44th annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, scheduled for June 24-27 in Kansas City, Mo.
A Silverdale woman propositions a police officer to avoid jail time after driving recklessly and urinating in the officer's patrol car. Plus, a Navy Yard City man tries to avoid arrest by hiding under a kitchen sink. Yep, it's the Bremerton Police Blotter.
Quick news updates from around Bremerton.
A 35-year-old East Bremerton man driving a red minivan struck a power pole on Paulson Road in Poulsbo at about 5:30 p.m. June 2. A Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy arrived and found the pole was sheared approximately 3 or 4 feet from the ground, the vehicle was engulfed in flames and power lines were down.
June 6 graduation sees 33 Warriors move forward.
“That’s a good boy,” Deputy Joe Hedstrom said to Ajax as the dog lazily stretched out across the floor. The 2 1/2-year-old German Shepherd is the newest Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) recruit and Hedstrom’s first partner. Ajax is the third tracking dog to join KCSO and began patrol duties May 9.
The Bremerton School District (BSD) will say goodbye to a handful of staff who will retire at the end of the school year.
Sheryl Baker is not alone. Her story, however, is one few live to tell. Baker, 52, is a brain aneurysm survivor.
Even if growth in the South Kitsap Industrial Area grows at a snail’s pace during the next two decades, the city of Bremerton will receive a modest financial benefit from the more than 3,000 acres presented in two annexation petitions in April, according to the most recent assessment of the area completed by the city’s Department of Community Development.
A 35-year-old Central Kitsap man and his wife were in the middle of Chico Way in Central Kitsap at about 2:45 p.m. June 1 trying to save baby opossums when a vehicle blew by them, inciting a verbal argument between the couple and the driver.
The USS Emory S. Land was recently presented with the Significant Group Achievement award by The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission for outstanding volunteer service.
“I relieve you sir,” Capt. Mark Olson said.