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Friday, July 18, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 28 | WWW.NORTHKITSAPHERALD.COM | 50¢

Kingston passenger ferry being studied Transit consultant says service to and from Seattle could attract at least 543 riders a day By KIPP ROBERTSON

krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

KINGSTON — A Kitsap Transit plan to implement three

passenger-only ferries — including one in Kingston — would move forward with approval from the Kitsap County Board

of Commissioners and taxpayers. A consultant hired by Kitsap Transit said six round trips per day between Kingston and Seattle could draw an average of 543 riders. Ditto for a passenger ferry from Bremerton and Southworth. However, the plan needs to be endorsed by the commission-

ers and receive “adequate local tax support,” according to Carla Sawyer, Kitsap Transit’s passenger-only ferry plan manager. Kristen Kissinger, project manager with KPFF Consulting Engineers, told the Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners on July  15 that 12 round trips per

day draw an average of 1,099 passengers. The goal would be to build commuter confidence in the service, Sawyer said. If Kitsap Transit could show commuters the ferry is not a test and will be around for the long haul, it could help build See FERRY, Page A2

Big changes planned for Noll Road

One injured in helicopter crash

Improvements also planned on Finn Hill, 3rd, 4th, and Mesford By RICHARD D. OXLEY

roxley@northkitsapherald.com

Nels Sultan of Kingston submitted this photo of the helicopter that crashed near his home on July 12. His daughter, Justine, examines the aircraft’s tail. ‘There are [helicopter] parts still scattered in the beach today,’ he wrote July 13. ‘I thought the FAA or Coast Guard or someone would secure them before they’re lost in the sand.’ See story, page A14. Nels Sultan / Contributed

POUSLBO — The City of Poulsbo is moving ahead with a six-year road improvement plan that will usher in a wave of construction projects and change the face of city roads. The six-year Transportation Improvement Plan — also referred to as the TIP — lists construction

projects for Noll Road, Finn Hill, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, and Mesford Avenue, among others. The projects are scheduled for the years 201520. It was approved by the City Council on July 2. “It is the list of long-term capital street improvements that the City of Poulsbo is going to make,” Mayor Becky Erickson said. “In order to be eligible for state funding, we need to list what we are going to do in the next six years. We have to have a plan for See ROADS, Page A3

Candidates talk immigration, pot, planet 6th Congressional District By JOE SMILLIE

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Their concerns for the district ranged from immigration to marijuana to the plight of the planet.

danger of destrucMarty McClendon, tion by our own William “Greybeard” greed,” McPherson, McPherson and a nonpartisan canDouglas Milholland, didate and selfwho are running for described “unpaid the 6th Congressional citizen lobbyist” from District seat now held by Derek Kilmer, laid 2014 ELECTION Port Angeles, told about 30 people at out those concerns the Clallam County at a candidate forum League of Women Voters forum last week. “Our planet Earth is in grave at the Port Angeles Senior Center

Derek Kilmer

Marty McClendon

on July 10. Kilmer, a Democrat from Gig Harbor, had announced earlier that he could not attend the forum but would send a repre-

William McPherson

Douglas Milholland

sentative. He was in Washington, D.C., to vote on bills about water and energy development appropriations and to revise tax codes See CONGRESS, Page A7

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