CKFR apparatus line up on a Silverdale area street while responding to a fire this summer. - Chris Tucker / staff photo

CKFR commissioner candidates say budget, growth are challenges

  • Jul 31, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Aug 1, 2015 at 10:15PM

Guiding Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue through a time of increasing calls and declining revenue will be one of the many tasks that five-member CKFR Board of Fire Commissioners will face. There are three candidates running this year for one open commissioner spot: Nate Andrews, Valerie Quill and incumbent Ralph Rogers.

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Canadian ports eating our lunch

  • Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00AM

Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott (D) was correct earlier this year when he said Canada’s west coast ports are “eating our lunch!” Both Washington and British Columbia are blessed with deep water seaports that are closer to Asian markets than those in California, the Gulf states and our nation’s eastern seaboard. There is a rich trade tradition in the Northwest, and for many years, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma were preferred by shippers because they could move large volumes of cargo rapidly.

Sheriff’s volunteer recognized by county commissioners

  • Aug 2, 2015 at 7:00AM

PORT ORCHARD – A Kitsap man who volunteered more than 5,500 hours of service with the Citizens on Patrol program was recognized for his efforts this week.


Letters: Restrict utility digging on newly paved roads; Invest now for Alzheimer’s cure

  • Aug 2, 2015 at 7:00AM

The road condition along Silverdale Way reported in “Silverdale Way too bumpy for some” (Central Kitsap Reporter, July 24) is the result of the lack of long-range planning.

Sarah Smiley: Lessons not learned by playing Nintendo, phone games

  • Aug 1, 2015 at 11:00AM

The logic of video games was pretty simple, and utterly false, when I was 12 years old and playing "Super Mario Bros." on Nintendo. The "logic" began when the game cartridge wouldn't work, and blowing on the insides usually fixed it. Nothing else in real life is this simple. I have never blown air on a broken toaster and thought that it would work.

Question of the Day

Is $8.20 (round trip) for foot passengers and $29.20 (round trip) for standard size vehicles and drivers a fair price to pay for a ferry ride to Seattle and back?

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