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Housing waiting lists growing

  • May 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22AM

The closing of the Westpark and Tara Heights waiting lists on May 10 by the Bremerton Housing Authority doesn’t mean the end to the Section 8 rental assistance program, but it does mean public housing options are now more limited.

McKenzie Thomas becomes 2008 Lead Ambassador

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22AM

Bremerton’s McKenzie Thomas earned top nod in the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Ambassadors Program, receiving a $3,500 scholarship from First Command Financial Services and high praise from a panel of six judges.

Mother’s Day surprise

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22AM

There is no such thing as a normal day in a household of six children, including two-year-old quintuplets, but Wednesday morning brought an unexpected surprise to Courtnee Stevenson.

BSD facing financial crunch

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22AM

With gasoline and groceries taking more and more out family budgets, the Bremerton School District is not immune to the financial crisis that is becoming commonplace throughout the nation.

Making it happen for Mom

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22AM

Beginning on Sunday, Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County will join a nationwide building effort as one of 150 Habitat affiliates receiving a $5,000 grant from Lowes.

Flowers in the month of May

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:22AM

The timeless adage “April showers bring May flowers” might not ring entirely true this year, but that won’t stop the Bremerton Urban Garden Society from celebrating.

911 BRIEFS

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

At 2:39 a.m. May 1, an officer was dispatched to 19th Street and Wycoff Avenue, responding to an armed robbery. According to the victim, who was coming from the Seattle-Bremerton ferry terminal, three black males had held him at gun point approximately 10 minutes earlier that night, stealing his wallet, cell phone, a bag of toiletries and a silver cigarette case. The victim described the suspects’ vehicle as “silvery, green and box-like,” but was unable to provide a license plate number. The confrontation, according to the victim, began after the suspects’ car passed him then circled back in his direction. The suspects ambushed the victim, holding a pistol to his temple and threatening to hurt him. After making out with the victim’s belongings, the suspects fled. The victim described each suspect, the getaway car and weapon as best he could, but no arrests were made. The incident is currently under investigation.

KCU employees give to United Way

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

The board of directors, management and staff of Kitsap Credit Union are committed to the “People Helping People” philosophy on which credit unions were founded. This philosophy is more than mere words, but action the Credit Union chooses to operate under, as demonstrated by a recent $34,000 donation to the United Way of Kitsap County.

Telecommuting making inroads

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Higher gas prices are fueling support for a study of telecommuting that supporters hope will turn Kitsap County into an model for the rest of the country.

Lord’s Diner ready to reopen

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

After being forced to close more than a month ago, the Lord’s Diner appears ready to reopen its doors, possibly as early as May 10.

Cox to succeed Weir as chairman of WSB Financial

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

WSB Financial Group (NASDAQ: WSFG), the parent company of Westsound Bank, recently announced that its board of drectors has named Donald F. Cox, Jr. to succeed Louis J. Weir as chairman. Weir decided not to stand for reelection and will retire from the board following the annual meeting on May 28, when his term expires.

KMHS commended for data entry accuracy

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Since July of 2005 when DSHS first began tracking Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) data entry to monitor for errors as part of a statewide tracking effort, KMHS has had a remarkable track record of near 100 percent accuracy in user entries. More than 693,790 individual transactions have been submitted by the agency during this time for a .05 percent transaction error rate for the entire period. KMHS was commended recently for showing only three errors in recent entries, a near 100 percent resolution/mitigation rate for data entry.

Port of Bremerton switches meeting times

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Beginning May 13, the Port of Bremerton will hold one of its two regular business meetings each month in the evening.

BHA in partnership with KCR awarded HUD grant money

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

The Housing Authority of the city of Bremerton is pleased to announce that it has received $132,450 to continue its Supportive Housing Program in partnership with Kitsap Community Resources. Funds were awarded through Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance funds.

Dear Mom ...

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Editor’s Note: Mother’s Day probably should be every day, which makes tomorrow extra special. When Helen Selgren-Lyman, who teaches first grade at Naval Avenue Elementary School, approached the Patriot with the idea of publishing her students’ letters to their mothers, we couldn’t refuse. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere.

Memories of our mothers

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the Bremerton Patriot asked a few local leaders to share their memories of that day and their mothers as well. State Rep. Christine Rolfes and Bremerton Housing Authority executive director Kurt Wiest responded and here are their stories about the special lady in each of their lives.

Mathis Guild, Miss Kitsap unite for Harrison

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Samantha Przybylek has made rounds up, down and all around Kitsap County since earning the title of Miss Kitsap 2008 on March 29 at the Miss Poulsbo/Miss Kitsap Scholarship Pageant.

Pay it Forward awards first scholarship

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Randall Start, a teacher at Naval Avenue Elementary School, launched the “Pay it Forward” scholarship in hopes of making college a reality for at least one Bremerton High School student.

Jeff Rhodes promoted to senior editor of Kitsap News Group

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:21AM

Sound Publishing Vice President Lori Maxim announced earlier this week that Jeff Rhodes, editor of the Port Orchard Independent, has been promoted to senior editor of the Kitsap News Group (KNG), a division of Sound Publishing.

911 briefs

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:20AM

Syttende Mai, Bremerton style

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:20AM

More than 70 years of tradition will continue on May 18 as Bremerton’s Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge celebrates Syttende Mai joining with the thousands of other Norwegians across not only the Northwest, but the world.

KEDA director off to fast start

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:20AM

The new director of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) reported for duty on Monday, immediately jumping on a treadmill of introductory meetings with local business and government leaders.

Reactor Department honored by admiral

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:20AM

USS JOHN C. STENNIS, San Diego-- Sailors in nuclear fields in the United States Navy do most of their work under the cover of security classifications; however, outstanding work, classified or not, does not go unnoticed in the Navy.

Stennis, Coast Guard collaborate to help shipmate

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:20AM

USS JOHN C. STENNIS, at sea – In the first 24 hours underway, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Air Station Port Angeles combined efforts and showcased America’s dynamic ability to immediately respond as a joint force.

Sailors earn recognition for dPIA

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 10:20AM

USS JOHN C. STENNIS, at sea – The price of a 90,000 ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier is $4.5 billion, six-month docking-planned incremental availability (dPIA) – $240 million, finishing dPIA one day ahead of schedule – priceless.

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