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Osprey nest, electrical problem sparked Poulsbo cell tower fire
Jun 21 2011, 6:22 PM
POULSBO — An osprey nest and an electrical malfunction ignited the cell phone tower fire that closed down State Route 305 for 12 hours Monday in the Lemolo area. Kitsap County Deputy Fire Marshal Tina Turner said an electrical malfunction at a lighted beacon on top of the 150-foot tower caught the bird's nest on fire before 4 a.m. Monday. Turner said the birds likely damaged the beacon or its 110-volt power wire while building their nest, contributing to the fire.
Olympic College tuition to increase 24 percent - Two-year plan coincides with rising tuition at state universities
Jun 27 2011, 3:45 PM
Jonny Stackhouse was shocked to hear Monday that tuition at Olympic College will rise 24 percent over the next two years.
Truck pursued by deputies drives down cliff in Port Gamble
Jun 22 2011, 11:57 AM
PORT GAMBLE — A police chase that began in Jefferson County Tuesday evening ended at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in Port Gamble.
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies were pursuing a 2002 Ford pickup east on State Route 104 shortly before 8 p.m. when the truck failed to negotiate a 90-degree right turn in Port Gamble. It went down a steep embankment and came to rest in a corner of an industrial yard on the waterfront.
The driver, identified by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as Steven L. King, 74, of Port Townsend, refused to exit the vehicle and had to be quickly removed from the vehicle by deputies as the vehicle smoldered and began to catch fire.
Male ‘friends’ Kitsap boys on Facebook
Jun 24 2011, 9:31 AM
Bainbridge Police detectives have investigated the actions of a 29-year-old man who has made contact with more than 50 boys from 12 to 16 years old in Kitsap County – including four Sakai students – by claiming to know mutual friends through the social networking site Facebook.
Mora Ice Creamery goes national with new stores
Jun 24 2011, 1:59 PM
Mora connoisseurs can no longer lay exclusive claim on island favorite Swiss Chocolate or the rich Sabayon.
Inslee to announce candidacy for governor
Jun 28 2011, 3:15 PM
Jay Inslee, Bainbridge resident and 1st Congressional District representative since 1999, will officially announce a 2012 bid for governor on Monday.
Inslee, 60, will face Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, who formally announced his candidacy shortly after Gov. Chris Gregoire announced earlier this month she will not see re-election in 2012.
Inslee had an unsuccessful run for governor in 1996 when he lost to in the primary to Democrat Gary Locke, who went on to serve two terms as governor.
Kingston celebrates start of bridge project
Jun 27 2011, 5:04 PM
KINGSTON —Even as surveyors went to work on the Stillwaters Fish Passage last week, the realization of the decade-long effort was still sinking in for supporters.
"I've said for the longest time, I can't really exhale until I see the bulldozer in the driveway," said Naomi Maasberg, administrative director at Stillwaters Environmental Center. "I can see the bridge, I can see the culvert gone and I can see the water flowing slowly."
The project will replace a narrow channel beneath South Kingston Road with a 70-foot-long bridge. The wider opening will allow water to flow more naturally between Appletree Cove and the Carpenter Creek estuary, a wetland used heavily by fish and other marine wildlife.
District Democrats say Rolfes likely a shoo-in
Jul 01 2011, 12:42 PM
A decision still has to be made, but don’t be surprised if third-term state Rep. Christine Rolfes becomes Sen. Rolfes later this summer.
RV burns north of Silverdale
Jul 01 2011, 4:36 PM
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighters help douse a blaze and tore through an RV north of Silvedale Friday afternoon.
Kingston port pursuing grant to study parking garage
Jul 01 2011, 5:17 PM
KINGSTON — The Port of Kingston is pursuing a grant to study potential for a downtown parking garage.
The port will apply for up to $200,00 from the Federal Transit Administration this month to pay for a feasibility study and preliminary design of a parking structure, port Project Manager Kori Henry said