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NEW - Public Statement Regarding KRRC Proposed Stipulation
On July 29, representatives from Kitsap County and Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (KRRC) met to hear the Club’s proposal to reopen the range and avoid continuing the current litigation. This meeting was requested by the Club. Commissioner Rob Gelder and Prosecutor Tina Robinson represented Kitsap County while two members of KRRC’s leadership presented the Club’s proposal. Attorneys for both organizations were also present.
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NEW - Flags Lowered to Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighters
Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Tom Zbyszewski, 20; Richard Wheeler, 31; and Andrew Zajac, 26, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in their memory on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

These three firefighters were killed when their truck crashed as they tried to escape the Okanogan Complex of wildfires. Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on August 30 or first thing Monday morning, August 31, 2015.

NEW - Fire Marshal seeks information on Carr Lane fires
The Kitsap County Fire Marshal's office and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue (SKF&R) are seeking information about a series of fires set at Port Orchard Church of Christ's live nativity set on Carr Lane SE in Port Orchard.
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Recycle fluorescent, CFL & HID lights in Kitsap County at no charge
Kitsap County residents and businesses can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights at no charge as part of the state’s product stewardship program called LightRecycle Washington. Washington State law makes it illegal to throw away mercury-containing lights in the garbage as it accumulates in the environment and can be harmful to human health.
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Holiday changes to solid and hazardous waste facilities and services
The Labor Day holiday (September 7) will result in several changes for recycling and garbage services. Follow the link below for details.
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2016 physical inspection of real property begins on Bainbridge Island
The physical inspection or real property on Bainbridge Island starts this month. Per Washington State Law (RCW 84.40.025) the Assessor's office is required to conduct physical inspections of all real property throughout the county on a rotational basis.
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Notice the improvements while you are at the fair!
The Kitsap County Parks Department completed two grants this year that Parks officials say have huge impact on the environment and safety at the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center. “The projects completed in these two grants have helped us clean up the water flowing off of the Fairgrounds and made the Fairgrounds safer for the over 200,000 people who visit it each year, including the 79,000 who visit during the fair," said County Commissioner Ed Wolfe.
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Community members needed to write statements for voters’ pamphlet
The Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to serve on committees to draft voters’ guide arguments for the November 3 General Election. This is an opportunity to provide voters with information about ballot measures affecting their community.
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Community meetings explore Complete Streets and West Kingston bridge projects
Community meetings in Kingston will explore the downtown core Complete Streets project, salmon recovery efforts and plans for the West Kingston bridge construction. The Kingston Community Open House wraps up the month, bringing together dozens of local non-profit organizations, programs and projects to share information with residents and provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what’s happening in the greater Kingston area.
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Save the date: Conference looks at 25 year of human rights in Kitsap – and beyond
The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights celebrates the 25th year of the annual Conference for Human Rights with a look back at human rights issues in Kitsap County over the last 25 years. Save the date! The annual conference is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton.
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Public comment taken on draft plan to distribute federal housing and community development funds
A 15-day public comment period began August 4 for the Draft 2016-2020 Regional Consolidated Plan, which Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton have prepared to guide distribution of federal program funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to Kitsap communities. The draft contains a Needs Assessment, Housing Market Analysis and Strategic Plan, outlining the priorities and goals guiding the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds over the five-year period. .
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Applications open to participate in Kingston Community Open House September 29
Applications are now open for non-profit, service and governmental organizations in the greater Kingston area that wish to participate in the annual Kingston Community Open House, hosted by the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, scheduled to take place 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in the Kingston Middle School Commons. The middle school is located at 9000 NE West Kingston Road.
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Serving on county advisory groups gives citizens a voice
Kitsap County residents have the opportunity to express their diverse viewpoints, participate in local government and provide review and input to the Board of County Commissioners by serving as representatives on county advisory groups. These volunteer groups of involved citizens provide Commissioners with a broad-based well of diversity, talent, knowledge and skills to tap into.
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Phase II burn ban in effect in Kitsap County
Continued hot and dry weather has elevated fire danger to high levels, so the Kitsap County Fire Marshal announced Friday that the county-wide ban on outdoor burning is being expanded to include recreational burning, effective July 10, 2015.
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County Parks Department seeks volunteers for Anderson Point Park
With the reopening of Anderson Point Park, the Kitsap County Parks Department is seeking volunteers to assist with the maintenance and upkeep of this beautiful park. Volunteer projects may include removal of invasive weeds and replanting with native vegetation, repair of the park kiosk, and general park clean-ups. The parks department will also appreciate park volunteers being extra eyes and ears on the park.
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