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- Jun 3, 2011 at 4:00PM
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Candidate challenges for County Commission, Kingston Port Commission, two school board positions; City Council candidates unopposed
- Jun 10, 2011 at 6:00AM updated at 6:23PM
Republican Christopher Tibbs is challenging Democrat Rob Gelder for the Kitsap County Commission position representing North Kitsap County. Tibbs filed candidacy papers Thursday afternoon. He ran for North Kitsap School Board in 2001 and served on the Kitsap County Citizens Budget Committee – with Gelder – in 2008. He is director of sales for Ootopia Coffee Roasters Inc. in Bremerton.
- Jun 10, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 6:24PM
- Jun 21, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 6:22PM
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 21, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Jun 27, 2011 at 3:45PM
Jonny Stackhouse was shocked to hear Monday that tuition at Olympic College will rise 24 percent over the next two years. "That's crazy," said the 20-year-old from Bremerton. News of 20 percent tuition increases for Washington's universities has grabbed the attention of college students and their parents. But community and technical colleges like Olympic College in Bremerton, who are expected to grow as the cost of university tuition goes up, will face their own steep tuition hikes. The increases are expected to be approved in Olympia Thursday.
- Jun 21, 2011 at 9:00PM updated Jun 22, 2011 at 11:57AM
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 plunged over a steep embankment and came to rest in a corner of an industrial yard on the waterfront. The driver, a 73-year-old Port Townsend man, was conscious at the scene and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, according to a statement from the State Patrol. He condition was not immediately available.
- Jun 24, 2011 at 9:31AM
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.
- Jun 24, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 1:59PM
The husband and wife duo plan to ramp up production at their Miller Road factory to supply enough ice cream for 20 to 25 new locations. They’ve tackled the legal hurdles required for a franchise, and are now looking for investors ready to take their sweet treat to the rest of the continental U.S.
- Jun 24, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Jun 28, 2011 at 3:15PM
Jay Inslee, Bainbridge resident and 1st Congressional District representative since 1999, will officially announce a 2012 bid for governor on Monday.
- Jun 27, 2011 at 2:00PM updated at 5:04PM
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."
- Jun 28, 2011 at 6:00PM updated Jul 1, 2011 at 12:42PM
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.
- Jul 1, 2011 at 3:57PM
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighters help douse a blaze and tore through an RV north of Silvedale Friday afternoon.
- Jul 1, 2011 at 5:15PM
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
- Jul 5, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Jul 7, 2011 at 1:49PM
INDIANOLA — A 25-year-old Indianola man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Monday, after a firework apparently exploded in his hands.
- Jul 5, 2011 at 1:37PM
KINGSTON — Summer made a welcome appearance Monday for Kingston's Fourth of July parade. The day began with community breakfasts and a fun run. Crowds lined the town's streets for the parade at noon, and stayed for live music on the waterfront and a fireworks show over Apple Tree Cove.
- Jul 7, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Jul 11, 2011 at 11:33AM
For some it is shoes, but you could say that Paul Wright has a fetish for discs. “He probably has about 1,000,” said his wife Pam Wright.
- Jul 8, 2011 at 10:15AM
Dozens of Kitsap residents were drawn to the Hansville beach Wednesday as temperatures climbed into the 70s.
- Jul 13, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2011 at 9:40AM
State Rep. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge, is the No. 1 choice of Kitsap County Democratic Party precinct committee officers for appointment to the Senate seat vacated by Phil Rockefeller, who is now on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. On the first ballot, Rolfes received 34 votes, county Planning Commissioner Jim Sommerhauser received six, and Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern received three.
- Jul 19, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 4:19PM
They met the stringent requirements during the application and selection process. They worked, studied and practiced through more than 230 hours of classroom and practical training in the field. And with raised hands and the requisite administered oath of office, 19 candidates reached their goal of becoming commissioned reserve police officers or reserve sheriff’s deputies during graduation ceremonies for the West Sound Regional Reserve Academy, Class 2011-1, July 16 in Suquamish’s House of Awakened Culture.
- Aug 1, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 3:09PM
A Kingston man died in a skydiving accident Saturday afternoon in Flathead County, Mont. Zack Fogle, 27, was killed after his parachute failed to open in a jump at Lost Prairie near Marion, according to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office. An investigation found that Fogle did not pull a manual parachute release and a backup release that would have opened Fogle's emergency parachute had not been properly activated before he dropped from the plane.
- Aug 5, 2011 at 1:17PM updated at 8:07PM
Water typing maps — created by the state Department of Natural Resources and relied on by most local governments for safeguarding stream habitat — are widely inaccurate and incomplete. A creek mapped in the wrong place or missed entirely may not receive the development buffers and protections it should under state law. By the same token, a non-existent stream erroneously marked as “fish bearing” can be a headache for property owners.