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A ride prior to setup at the Kitsap County Fair. - Robert Zollna

Coordinating Kitsap County Fair is a 'ballet'

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 11:36AM

Starting last Wednesday, the Kitsap county fair has been in full swing: The rides, the food, the displays and all the animals are a great time to be had for all. But how did all this happen? According to Sunny Saunders, the Kitsap lead safety manager, planning for the next year’s fair begins as soon as the previous one is over. The fair board holds monthly meeting year-round to plan and coordinate all aspects of fair management.

 

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What's really sad about the Nature Valley video

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 11:13AM

Nature Valley, the granola company, put out a new video—a "chilling" video according to many people—this summer as part of their #rediscovernature campaign. In it, an off-camera voice asks three generations of people some variation of the same question: "When you were young, what did you do for fun?"

Fast ferries or Sunday buses?

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 12:44PM

I have been observing discussions at public meetings and around the community about Kitsap Transit’s priorities, funding and services. Those conversations usually involve the restoration of Sunday bus service or the proposed restoration of the 30-minute fast ferry to Seattle. As part of the recession cuts, Kitsap Transit and its executive board cut Sunday bus service to the poor, disabled and mobility challenged to meet budget demands. I think as a community we all swallowed hard and understood it as a necessary step to address the financial challenges at the time.

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Sarah Smiley: GOP debates, crossroads in parenthood

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 8:00AM

As we sat down to watch the first GOP debates between candidates vying to be the Republican presidential nominee, my 8-year-old son, Lindell, asked, "So, who are the bad people?"

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Letter: Contractor should be canned for sewage spills

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 10:00AM

I read your article on the sewage spills in Dyes Inlet. I believe that the contractors should be replaced as they have now damaged the environment twice in ways that could have been avoided.

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