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Leaders from 57 Northwest Native Nations meeting this week in Suquamish

  • Feb 1, 2016 at 5:53PM

Leaders of Native Nations from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana are meeting at Suquamish’s Clearwater Casino Resort through Feb. 4 for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians' Winter Convention.

Hopes N.H. voters ask questions before voting

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:54PM

After watching the clown show in Iowa from remote Washington State — with the name calling, the deceit, and the bombastic behavior of all the third-grader Republican candidates — I do not understand how the good people of Iowa have coronated three of the worst presidential contenders ever.

Poulsbo’s city staff shuffle: New city attorney, city clerk, deputy police chief

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:00PM updated at 4:49PM

Poulsbo has a new city clerk, a new city prosecutor and a new deputy police chief. The Poulsbo City Council confirmed Mayor Becky Erickson’s appointment of Rhiannon Fernandez as city clerk and Alexis Foster as city prosecutor, on Feb. 3. Meanwhile, Sgt. Andy Pate is serving as interim deputy police chief, succeeding John Halsted, who asked to return to his former position as sergeant.

Best training is life or death issue for SEALs

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:53PM

An important lesson learned during the Vietnam War is that those whom we put in harm’s way need to be supported regardless of our agreement or lack thereof for the policies that put them there

One bad apple creates question about others

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:55PM

How many fibbers do we have in the state House of Representatives?

First thoughts: Poulsbo’s new prosecutor, city clerk

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 4:49PM

The city’s two newest officials discuss some of their goals as they prepare to start their new jobs

Superintendent: 'Small gas leak' detected at Poulsbo Elementary, will be repaired Feb. 8 | Timeline

  • Feb 8, 2016 at 10:33AM

North Kitsap School District Superintendent Patty Page sent the following letter to parents and staff members on Feb. 7 regarding continued odors related to the school’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system.

Escaped inmate apprehended; school's lockdown procedure put to test

  • Feb 8, 2016 at 12:26PM

Two weeks ago, West Sound Academy students and staff members practiced going into lockdown. Feb. 8, they put that lockdown procedure to a real test.

Poulsbo Historical Society codfish dinner/auction March 19

  • Feb 8, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Feb 10, 2016 at 7:29AM

Many good ideas have been hatched over a morning cup of coffee in the Trolls’ Den at the Sons of Norway. But little did the hardy souls concerned over the loss of Poulsbo artifacts to the Kitsap County Historical Museum realize what they were proposing one morning in 1991 when they decided to do something to stem the tide of artifacts south.

Conditions ended, credentials reinstated for two health care providers

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:58AM

The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in Kitsap.

Vikings surprise Trojans on Bulldogs' court 57-48

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2016 at 11:59AM

The official Olympic League 2A boys basketball title shared between the North Kitsap Vikings (16-4 overall, 10-2 league) and the Olympic Trojans (14-6 overall, 10-2 league) is no longer precisely equal.

Poulsbo has a new deputy police chief | City Council Summary

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 10:36AM

Pate, a native Texan, served at Bangor when he was in the U.S. Navy, then returned to the area and joined the Poulsbo Police Department in 1993. “He has always been there for his city and his fellow officers,” Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson said in her introductory remarks.

Viking City taken over by Vikings | Slice of Life

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 10:39AM

Vikings temporarily took over the Poulsbo City Council Chambers before the Feb. 17 meeting

Bomb threat at Poulsbo Middle School deemed ‘not credible’; student arrested

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 1:59PM

A Poulsbo Middle School student was arrested Feb. 18 after he allegedly said he had a bomb in his possession.

One game away from state: Boys, girls advance to basketball regionals

  • Feb 21, 2016 at 8:26AM

The North Kitsap Vikings defeated Liberty 76-68 to win the 2016 West Central / SeaKing 2A Boys Basketball Tournament, Feb. 20 at Foss High School. The Viking girls basketball team defeated River Ridge 51-41 to place fifth in the 2016 West Central / SeaKing 2A Girls Basketball Tournament, Feb. 20 at Curtis High School.

Easing parking, vehicle speed in Caldart Heights

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:52PM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and Caldart Heights residents were meeting to talk about an experimental parking plan for the neighborhood when talk turned toward vehicle speed. At that moment, two cars sped around the blind corner and whipped through the crosswalk and into the curve beyond. “We-e-e-ell, yes,” Erickson drawled, watching them go. “I think I see your problem.”

Welcome to an America based on facts

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:16PM

I feel sorry for those who live in Alan Jackson’s America (“We must not be blind to risks that surround us,” page A4, Feb. 12 Herald).

Response to letter about boundaries

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:17PM

Mick Sheldon’s letter (“All persons benefit from traditional boundaries,” page A4, Feb. 12 Herald) makes note of the value of “common sense” when thinking of “traditional boundaries” in some connection with equal rights in this state — in this case, a recent extension of equal rights to use of restrooms for the transgender citizen.

'The Guardian Stone' — Poulsbo's latest cultural art piece unveiled at waterfront park

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 11:47AM

Artist Lisa Stirrett unveiled her latest public artwork, “The Guardian Stone,” at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.

Classic performance for a classic place: guitarist Craig Alden Dell in benefit for Port Gamble Theatre

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 2:41PM

The historic Port Gamble Theatre welcomes world-renowned acoustic guitarist Craig Alden Dell, a 45-year veteran of the guitar, on March 12.

Annual North Kitsap Almanac in this week’s Herald

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 2:40PM

The Feb. 26 North Kitsap Herald includes the 2016 North Kitsap Almanac, our annual 66-page magazine on all things North Kitsap; and the West Sound Education Consortium’s annual “It’s Your Future” education guide. The Herald is available now at newsstands and in stores.

Port of Poulsbo may propose annexing to city limits

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 4:15PM

The port commission is scheduled to discuss the annexation measure when it meets at 7 p.m. March 3 in the floating dock at the Port of Poulsbo Marina. The meeting is open to the public.

NK girls and boys basketball players, coaches honored

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 4:22PM

North Kitsap’s boys and girls basketball teams were honored by the Olympic League for their 2016 play.

State to errant pharmacist: Write an essay

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 4:21PM

Pharmacist Nicholas Wyatt failed to ensure that a patient received safe and appropriate medication therapy while serving as director of pharmacology at the now-defunct Liberty Bay Internal Medicine, the state Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission ruled Feb. 27.

Improvement of Suquamish Way/305 intersection begins March 7

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 4:15PM

Soon, planners promise, traffic flow will be smoother at the intersection of Highway 305 and Suquamish Way. Park-and-ride parking will be safer and more secure. And the intersection will be more bicyclist- and transit user-friendly.

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