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UPDATED - Olympic View Transfer Station reopens Monday, August 3
The Olympic View Transfer Station will reopen for regular operations (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)  Monday morning, August 3. .Due to the facility being closed over the weekend we are expecting long lines Monday and Tuesday. Plan for moderate wait time to access the facility.  For information about other recycling and garbage drop-off facilities in Kitsap County follow the link below.
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No-contact advisory issued for Dyes Inlet, Port of Washington Narrows after sewage spill near Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale
The Kitsap County Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory for Dyes Inlet and the Port of Washington Narrows after an estimated 40,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Clear Creek Estuary near Bucklin Hill Road July 30.
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Input on Kitsap Homeless Housing Plan update sought at two public forums.
The public is invited to provide feedback for the 2015 update to the Kitsap Homeless Housing Plan at stakeholder meetings to be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo and Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5 in the meeting chambers of the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St., Bremerton.
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Kitsap County celebrates Farmers Market
Week Aug. 2-8

The 2015 farmers market season is well underway in Kitsap County. In recognition of National Farmers Market Week Aug. 2-8, the Board of County Commissioners encourages residents to visit Kitsap markets to purchase and consume the bounty of fresh, locally grown foods available this time of the year.
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Joint Land Use Study Community Workshops Planned
A completed draft of the Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Magazine Indian Island Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Report has been developed and will be available for public review starting July 28, 2015, on the JLUS project website at
www.kiijlus.com.
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Parks Office Flood Clean-Up
The Parks office located at 1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton will be limiting services today due to flooding from last nights downpour. The office will be open, but will be focused on clean-up. If you have any questions, please call 360.337.5350.

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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Racing to Zero is the next film in the Sustainable Cinema series
This film reminds us that nothing in nature is waste, only food for another cycle. It highlights the zero waste culture developed in San Francisco. The film screens Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard.
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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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Senior Citizen and Disabled Person's Exemption income limitations increase in 2016
The Washington State Legislature has passed and the Governor has signed legislation that will amend the senior citizen and disabled person property tax exemption and deferral programs. These programs provide relief from special levies, and freeze the taxable value of the property at its current level.
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Aging and Long Term Care announces 2016-2019 Area Plan Survey
Every four years, Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long Term Care, your Area Agency on Aging, develops an Area Plan that describes funding priorities and array of services that will be provided to support older adults and adults with disabilities who are living in the community. Your response to this survey will help with the development of the 2016-2019 Area Plan for Kitsap County.
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Public comment sought on Pt. Gamble Forest Heritage Park management plan and classification system
Public comment is now being accepted on the draft Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Resource Stewardship & Public Access Management Plan that will serve as the model and provide structure for similar plans created for other county parks.
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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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Volunteer advocates needed for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Do you want to truly make a difference in someone’s life? Do you enjoy working with senior citizens? Advocates are needed for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Kitsap County, made up of a group of highly trained community volunteers who advocate for long-term care facility residents and their families, assisting them in achieving the highest level of quality of life and quality of care, a right guaranteed by law.
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