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NEW - Veterans job fair set for September 20
The Department of the Navy's Office of Civilian Human Resources, in partnership with WorkSource and others, is hosting a Veteran's Job Fair this Saturday, September 20 at the Jackson Park Community Center.
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NEW - Commissioners host series of forums for local ferry commuters
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will host a series of five forums in partnership with the cities of Bremerton and Bainbridge Island and Ferry Advisory Committee members. Meetings will be held in each of the local ferry communities and one in Silverdale, to explore several ferry system issues of particular interest including: communications, vessels, fares/tariffs, schedules, service standards, parking and terminals.
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NEW - "Two Million Minutes" is the next film in the Sustainable Cinema series
The film "Two Million Minutes" compares U.S. school systems with those in India and China, is the next film in the Sustainable Cinema series. The film screens Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 at Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard. Follow the link below for a flyer with more information.
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NEW - CK Community Council meets Thursday
The Central Kitsap Community Council’s September meeting takes place on Thursday, September 18th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire and Water District Community Room, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale.
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NEW - Veterans stand-down set for October 4
The 2014 fall “Stand Down for Veterans” is set for Saturday, October 4, 2014. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Boulevard in Bremerton.
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County Budget Hearings get underway September 15
Kitsap County budget review hearings for 2015 funding proposals from all county departments and agencies get underway Sept. 15. County departments will present funding requests for the 2015 budget to the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator and Budget Review Committee, an advisory group made up of a citizen representative from each Commissioner District and a county employee representing organized labor. Follow the link below for more information.
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"Sustaining the Small Farm" classes begin September 22
Do you farm and need some help improving your bottom line? Do you dream of farming, and aren’t sure where to begin? The “Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching” course provides beginning and expanding farmers with planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop or improve their sustainable small farm or ranch. Follow the link below for more information.
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Training for Court-Appointed Special Advocates takes place this month
Acting as Guardian ad Litems, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) support the best interest of children involved in dependency cases related to abuse, neglect or where there is no capable parent. Kitsap County CASA volunteer training is scheduled to begin September 12, with an additional three-day session beginning November 14 .
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County seeks community input for 2016-2035 Comprehensive Plan Update
Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development unveiled a new website as County staff gear up for the 2016-2035 Comprehensive Plan update. The website will foster two-way communication between County residents and County staff about the update. .
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Joint Land Use Open Houses planned
Community encouraged to learn about and participate in a regional planning effort between local jurisdictions and U.S. Navy. Follow the link below for more information including dates, times and locations.
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Voters’ Pamphlet committees sought for Nov. 4 General Election
The Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to serve on committees to draft voters’ pamphlet arguments for two local measures.
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Rain Garden workshop announced
The 2014 Professional Rain Garden Workshop is a two day workshop for green industry professionals covering the design and installation of Rain Gardens. The workshop is set for October 16 & 17. Follow the link below for more information.
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Citizens needed to serve on county advisory groups
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from citizens to fill vacancies for a South Kitsap representative on the Arts Board, a Central Kitsap representative on the Noxious Weed Control Board, and others.
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Workforce development in Kitsap gets a boost from Congress
An overhauled public workforce development program will be signed into law by President Obama after overwhelming passage by both the House of Representatives and Senate, routing funding to Kitsap County to provide job training and employment support services..
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Forest thinning begins next month in Newberry Hill Heritage Park
Newberry Hill Heritage Park in central Kitsap County will be the site of the first forest restoration thinning under the Kitsap County Forest Stewardship Program with work to begin on a 20-acre portion the first week of August and continuing through September.
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Fire Marshal calls for burn ban in Kitsap County
As hot and dry weather conditions continue the outdoor fire danger has increased. In response Kitsap County is issuing a fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of the County effective July 14, 2013. This is a Phase 1 burn ban and applies to all outdoor burning except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved camp grounds or private property with the owner’s permission. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbeques will continue to be allowed under the ban.

Recreational fires must:

  • Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal;

  • Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;

  • Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches; and

  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire.

This ban remains in effect until further notice.

Housing Kitsap is Hiring for Executive Director
Housing Kitsap is seeking a highly capable professional leader able to manage all aspects of the agency’s operations, and who lives and participates in the regional community.
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