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NEW - 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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Reception planned to welcome new county administrator, directors
The Kitsap County board of Commissioners invites the public to attend a welcome reception for its three new directors.
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Holiday closures for recycling and garbage services
The Labor Day holiday will result in several changes for recycling and garbage services. Follow the link below for details.

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Kitsap County Elections receives national award for accessible voting
Respected as an innovator in accessible voting, Kitsap County Elections receives the Independence Award from Election Center.

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Official Election Results
The August 5, 2014 primary election was certified August 19. Follow the link below for the official election results.
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"Food Matters" is the next Sustainable Cinema film
"Food Matters" is the next film in the Sustainable Cinema series. The fill will be screened Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard. Sustainable Cinema offers environmentally themed documentaries to encourage conversations about issues we care about in Kitsap County. Follow the link below for more information about this month's featured film.

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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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Two special programs for veterans announced
Two special programs for veterans are coming to Tacoma this month. The NW Military in the Outdoors Expo is August 16. The Boots2Work military career fair is August 27. Follow the link below for more information.
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County hires new administrator, human resources director
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointments of a new County Administrator and Director of Human Resources, who will both begin work at the county Sept. 2.
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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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Bucklin Hill Bridge Project and road closure delayed until 2015
The project to replace the culverts under Bucklin Hill Road, originally scheduled to begin this year, will now take place in 2015 according to Kitsap County Public Works. The project will be advertised for bids this fall. Construction is set to begin in June 2015 and will include a year-long closure of portions of Bucklin Hill road, between Blaine Avenue and Mickelberry Road starting in July 2015.
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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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