South Kitsap

Stewart will be KEDA’s director

After almost two years without a director, the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) this week filled the position charged with attracting new businesses and developing jobs in the county. “I am looking forward to this challenge,” said William Stewart, who is scheduled to assume the KEDA directorship on May 5.

School Briefs

Highlighters take second place at jazz

Dems’ mushy platform will offend no one

“Yes we can!” filled the air at Olympic High School Saturday, as foot stomping, chanting Kitsap Democrats gave their hearts and votes to Barack Obama as their next president, leaving Hillary in the dust.

Bridge’s naming shouldn’t be the crowning insult

When the question of naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after former 26th District State Sen. Bob Oke was first raised last fall, we wrongly assumed a measure to that effect would sail through the state Legislature this year with little or no opposition.

Sheila Karnes (owner)
Sheila Karnes (owner)
Tyler Sartor

Sartor is SK’s man on the move

The dichotomy of locker rooms often dictates that younger players make way for veterans.

Tyler Sartor
Members of the World Mission Bible Fellowship sang outside the Kitsap County Courthouse Wednesday to support members of The Church in South Colby while their pastor Robbin Harper was being sentenced.

Judge adds 3 years to pastor’s sentence

Describing Robbin Leeroy Harper as a predatory monster who wore “kid gloves over an iron fist,” victims and followers of the pastor convicted of molesting several of his young female church members urged Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jay Roof to put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Members of the World Mission Bible Fellowship sang outside the Kitsap County Courthouse Wednesday to support members of The Church in South Colby while their pastor Robbin Harper was being sentenced.
15 minutes? Kitsap’s ready for its 8 big seconds

15 minutes? Kitsap’s ready for its 8 big seconds

ull riders aren’t the type to search for 15 minutes of fame. All they’re asking for is eight seconds. And now, pending the finalization of a contract, they’ll get it.

15 minutes? Kitsap’s ready for its 8 big seconds
Dick Baird is never too far away from football

Baird’s odyssey brings him back to Kitsap

Head past Gold Mountain Golf Course, straddle the Mason-Kitsap County line and eventually emerge through the wooded terrain at Erickson Lake. Some might say Dick Baird couldn’t be farther from his coaching tenure at the University of Washington or playing days at Washington State.

Dick Baird is never too far away from football
Roman Brock was more interested in chasing the seagulls than calling them at last year’s contest.

Call your seagulls — then cook ’em too

At this year’s seagull calling contest next month, participants can do more than just talk to the birds — they can eat them, too. For its 20th annual bird-calling event, the Port Orchard Chamber will be hosting a “Seagull” Wing Cook-off, where local chefs and caterers will put their fowl-frying skills to the test.

Roman Brock was more interested in chasing the seagulls than calling them at last year’s contest.

Fire officials’ concerns delay McCormick West plan

A planned development that could bring more than 1,400 new homes to the McCormick Woods area hit a speed bump after local fire officials expressed concern about their ability to provide emergency services to the area.

Former nurse becomes Harrison’s second-in-command

Patty Cochrell’s father always asked her when she was going to become a hospital’s chief operations officer (COO). Although Malcolm McPhee didn’t live to see the day his daughter became Harrison Medical Center’s COO and executive vice president, Cochrell knows her dad is proud of her. Cochrell, of Poulsbo, took on the newly created position of COO and executive vice president in November.

My house isn’t the only thing that leaves me cold

Two weeks ago, I shut off my winter heat, rendering my house a nice toasty 59 degrees on a sunny day. Toss snow into the equation of “I’m going to save money (and carbon) even if it hurts me,” and the temperature does a quick loopy-loop on its rapid plunge to 54 degrees.

Top-two primary ruling doesn’t fix the problem

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent top-two primary ruling was gift-wrapped by the Washington State Grange to look like a blanket primary.

‘Top-two’ ruling could change nature of Kitsap races

Due to a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court, this year’s local races will have a different look than the past few elections.

The 2008 Fathoms Queen Sandy Bradley

‘Last-minute’ contestant earns Fathoms’ crown

Even before she was crowned this year’s Fathoms o’Fun Queen, Sandy Bradley’s mother said the 18-year-old had done plenty to make her proud. We expect great things from her,” said Leanne Bradley, describing her daughter as a “whiz” with a natural curiosity who has been “reading since she was 3-years-old.”

The 2008 Fathoms Queen Sandy Bradley

‘We need a sustainable system’

A series of eight advisory meetings sponsored by the Washington State Ferry system wound up this week with local gatherings in Bremerton and Vashon Island. This followed others that took place in Southworth, Bainbridge Island and four other locations throughout the region.

County’s affiliation with PSRC slated to be scrutinized

Commissioners authorize study in order to satisfy concerns from local property rights advocates.

Washington named as Flynn’s successor

The Kitsap County Commissioners unanimously appointed Walter E. Washington today to replace Karen Flynn, who retired as county auditor this week.

‘Independent’ doesn’t mean having no opinion

“If you are an Independent, then I am the Angel Gabriel,” writes Earl P. Otto of Bremerton.