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Confessions of an Independent with Republican tendencies

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:28PM

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

Thank you voters for helping your schools

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:28PM

As I write this second column for the Patriot, it is spring vacation in the Bremerton schools. As such, it is a relatively quiet time of the year. Our facilities and support staff are busy at work, “spring cleaning” and completing punch list items for the new high school and middle school additions. Nonetheless, without students, the schools are very quiet, indeed.

Kudos to the Kiwanis

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:28PM

Local Rotarians and Lions have invested heavily in the city parks bearing their affiliations in Evergreen Rotary Park and Lions Park throughout the years, and today the Kiwanis Club will follow suit as its members gather at Kiwanis Park, located between Fourth and Fifth streets in West Bremerton, for the first step in a long-term overhaul of the park.

Commissioners shouldn’t give up control

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:21PM

The Kitsap County Commissioners are elected to act on behalf of the citizens of this county. They have relegated their responsibilities to an unelected layer of quasi government, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). Yes, they are elected and have the authority to govern for the people residing in Kitsap County. They should not give their power to PSRC.

Opportunities expanding at Olympic College

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25AM

Long commutes, conflicting work schedules and the prospect of leaving Kitsap County to earn a four-year degree no longer will be an issue for local engineering students, if a recently announced partnership between Olympic College and the University of North Dakota goes according to plan.

Building walls with woman power

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25AM

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

Casting begins for Lone Sailor memorial

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25AM

Thanks to the generosity of the community, the “Lone Sailor” US Navy Memorial is now in the casting process, bound for a permanent home on the Bremerton waterfront.

Commissioners squabble over annexation

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25AM

Discussions about the possible annexation of the South Kitsap Industrial Area caused a tiff between South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel and Central Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown this week when Angel accused Brown of misrepresenting the county’s position in discussions with third parties.

Naval Avenue, other BSD elementary schools prep for WASL

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:25AM

Third grade students at Naval Avenue Early Learning Center are gearing up for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test, to be administered to the school’s 52 third graders before May 2.

Garcia boots Sequim

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 12:25PM

Franco Garcia appeared a hydroplane amongst rowboats at waterlogged Memorial Stadium Tuesday night, motoring through Sequim’s defense for not one, two nor three, but rather four goals in Bremerton’s 5-3 victory against the Wolves.

Experience here, youth there on links

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 12:25PM

Bremerton’s five-member girls golf team makes up for what it lacks in roster size with an extra-large desire to have fun on the links.

Oly steals one on the diamond against Knights

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 12:25PM

Bremerton’s baseball team dropped a heartbreaker Wednesday, falling 4-3 in a rescheduled game against Olympic. The Knights held Olympic scoreless for six innings, taking a 3-0 lead into the top of the seventh, but senior Eli Olson couldn’t get the final three outs in relief. Trojan Elliot Thorsen hit the game-winner with two outs and his team down 3-2 in the seventh. BHS (2-8 overall, 2-5 league) scored each of its three runs in the bottom of the third.

Basketball open gym

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 12:25PM

The Sheridan Park Community Center Gym is open to the public and free. Players must provide their own basketballs. Sessions run each Wednesday through June 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Changing Scene’s making Shakespeare its own, again

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:14PM

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest is one of the most Shakespeare-loving theaters in the county.

Dance Arts Theatre offers a collage

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:14PM

Every year around this time, Silverdale’s Dance Arts Theatre struts its stuff.

GOP united to battle Democratic foe

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:28PM

Infused with new blood and wiser after years and scars from intra party battling.

The reporter/editor dilemma

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:28PM

For the past nine months the majority of the opinions, which have appeared in this space, have largely been my own with the exception of the public office endorsements, which were made by the Patriot’s editorial board. Until now it hasn’t been difficult to fill this space with a kudo or a well-organized complaint, but it’s been a real exercise in walking the finest of fine lines between being a reporter and an editor.

City administration welcomes SKIA discussion

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 1:28PM

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about a potential annexation request to the city of Bremerton from the Port of Bremerton and some adjoining property owners for specific parcels located in the South Kitsap Industrial Area (SKIA) which is designated as an Urban Growth Area (UGA). I want to take this opportunity to express the position of the city administration on this subject.

Hidden Treasures of Kitsap County

  • Apr 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

Olympic College set to honor Mother Nature

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

School will host Earth Day Week events, beginning Monday.

SKIA landowners speak in favor of Bremerton

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

t County, port, Port Orchard

The great search for a bargain

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

Thousands will wait in line and swarm the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion today.

BSD looking for families to host student-teachers

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

t Effort part of program aimed to improve district’s diversity.

PSNS & IMF Names 2007 Employees of the Year

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

And the winner is … in Academy Awards fashion, 152 nominees from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) were recognized in front of families, friends and co-workers during a recent ceremony at the Kitsap Conference Center in downtown Bremerton. The event was standing room only with anxious audience members awaiting the final winning announcements.

West Sound Bank hires new CEO

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2013 at 10:24AM

WSB Financial Group, the parent company of Westsound Bank announced on Tuesday that Terry A. Peterson has been named President and CEO In addition, Peterson also has been named President and CEO of Westsound Bank and will join the boards of both Westsound Bank and WSB Financial Group, Inc.

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