South Kitsap

SK students set to take WASL

This week students across the state sit down to take the math portion of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning.

Port to consider annexation petition

After numerous and often heated discussions regarding the potential annexation of the South Kitsap Industrial Area by the City of Bremerton, the Port of Bremerton’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on a resolution Tuesday that may begin that process.

Council warms to McCormick Woods

What was initially seen as ambivalence has evolved dramatically into genuine enthusiasm. On Wednesday night, members of the Port Orchard City Council, along with Mayor Lary Coppola, visited a McCormick Woods business meeting to field questions about what annexing to the city would do for the community.

Bay Street seems an unusual spot for an archaeological excavation

No relics found during Bay Street excavation

As the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) prepares an overlay of State Route 166 from SR-16 to about Port Orchard Boulevard, around Blackjack Creek, it has to make sure there’s nothing under the road of significance.

Bay Street seems an unusual spot for an archaeological excavation

Garrido campaign kicks off face-to-face listening events

Charlotte Garrido, one of two Democrats vying for Jan Angel’s soon-to-be vacated seat on the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, headed out to meet the people face-to-face this week, but without a meticulously crafted stump speech in hand.

Kitsap Hospice slated to open care center

Hospice of Kitsap County formally opened its Bremerton Care Center this week and plans to begin receiving patients within the next four to six weeks.

Road project discussions tabled

On Tuesday night the Port Orchard City Council was set to discuss the Tremont widening and roundabout construction following concerns presented by emergency response officials, but early in the meeting the discussion was tabled until the next study session, scheduled for May 20.

A diverse group of women — in tiaras and sweatshirts — participated in a ceremonial wall raising for the women’s build project in Bremerton sponsored by Habitat for Humanity on Monday.

Habitat project employs an all-female workforce

The Kitsap County chapter of Habitat for Humanity began a special project this month, constructing a two-bedroom home using an all-female volunteer workforce.

A diverse group of women — in tiaras and sweatshirts — participated in a ceremonial wall raising for the women’s build project in Bremerton sponsored by Habitat for Humanity on Monday.

Online exclusive: Ooh la la! Ciscoe in South Kitsap

With a strong Wisconsin accent and unending enthusiasm, avid gardener and television personality Ciscoe Morris offered tips to South Kitsap merchants on how to brighten their store fronts.
Audio extra: Morris gives a few pointers on making a great container garden.

Kitsap County Clerk Dave Peterson taught in the Central Kitsap School District before coming to the courthouse.

Helping others to navigate the legal landscape

There are two things that really bother Dave Peterson — bottled water and cell phones. “We spend $6 billion a year on bottled water,” he said, pulling that particular statistic out of thin air, and acknowledging that it many not be true. “Imagine what we could buy with $6 billion. I carry a cell phone, but I only use it once or twice a day. It’s amazing to see people who do nothing but talk into their cell phones. What did we do before?”

Kitsap County Clerk Dave Peterson taught in the Central Kitsap School District before coming to the courthouse.
Vendors at the Port Orchard Farmers Market

Farmers Market celebrates 30 years

For those wondering when exactly spring is going to start, never fear — the Farmers Market will soon be here. “When our farmers market starts, it is reliably and safely spring,” said Pam Moyer, president of the Port Orchard Farmers Market, which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the waterfront market this year.

Vendors at the Port Orchard Farmers Market

Report: Vets services improving

Local veterans’ service is expanding and improving, according to a report presented Monday to the Kitsap County commissioners.

Sidney Museum marking 100 years

Keep all eyes on the Sidney Museum and Log Cabin Museum in the month of May.

Kitsap County slated to celebrate Law Day

In commemoration of Law Day, the Washington State Court of Appeals will hear four cases in the Kitsap County Commissioners’ Chamber in Port Orchard on May 2.

Library system forced deal with budget cuts

Nearly a year after voters defeated a levy lift, the Kitsap County Library system has cut its costs and cleaned up its finances. “We’re getting our spending in line with our income,” said KRL Director Jill Jean. “Before, we always had the ability to get the money we needed in order to expand or do whatever we wanted to do. Now, the economy is worsening, and we’re hearing that we need to live within our means like everybody else.”

Kitsap trials test medical marijuana laws

A pair of medical marijuana cases were heard in Kitsap County Superior Court this week, both concerning patients taking the controlled substance for pain management under a doctor’s supervision.

Local Dems endorse Abel for House seat

The 26th District Democrats announced they will recommend Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel to take over Rep. Pat Lantz’s seat in the state Legislature, Chair Susan Cruver said this week.

Undergrounding to be done by Caseco

Contractor took job after no other contractors expressed interest.

COUNTY BRIEFS

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is undertaking a process that will eventually result in the development of long-term management plans for the central Kitsap-area state parks, which include Blake Island, Manchester, Illahee, and Scenic Beach state parks, as well as the Square Lake and Camp Calvinwood state properties.

Developers, SKFR nearing deal

A large development planned just west of McCormick Woods may be closer to reality after those hoping to build close to 1,500 new houses proposed changes requested by local fire officials last month.