Monthly Archives: April 2006

Dump for Free

Bremerton residents wishing to unload yard waste can participate in the city’s annual spring cleanup and dispose of the waste for free.
The cleanup will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday and lasting through April 22nd.
The drop-off location is the city’s Public Works & Utilities Operations Center at 100 Oyster Bay Ave.
Nothing larger than a pickup truck load or a small trailer, longer than 8 feet or 6 inches in diameter will be accepted. Yard Waste is limited to leaves, branches, brush and grass clippings.
For more information call (360) 473-5920, or visit the city’s Web site.
Participants must live within Bremerton city limits.

Two Years, Maybe Three

Camp Fire USA and the Girls Scouts will be able to stay in their building on 11th and Warren for at least two years and up to three.

That is, of course, assuming the Bremerton City Council approves a lease agreement crafted between the city and the two youth groups. The council is scheduled to host another public hearing on the matter on April 19.

See last Friday’s story for more details. The previous story can be found here.

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Four-Year Degree in Bremerton

Olympic College received preliminary approval from the state to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

This is something locals beyond the college have been hoping for. The bigger hope is that this opens the door for more four-year programs that could turn Olympic into a bigger destination school, consequently making Bremerton and Kitsap County more attractive to potential employers.

Look for the full story in Friday’s edition.

Ferries Up

Not long ago Elaine Helm wrote a story showing ferry ridership down, blamed in large part on the rapid increase in fares. Now comes news that ferry fares won’t be increasing as rapidly in the future and Washington State Ferries plans to add boats (online story includes a poll), including in Bremerton in 2015.

That’s nine years from now, if you’re scoring at home. Soon enough?

Also, the ferry folks are planning to promote the passenger ferries bigtime, even though the state is out of the business.