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Eagles fly past North Kitsap, return to state | Football

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 11:10PM

It was all working for the Lindbergh football team Friday night as the Eagles topped North Kitsap 38-17 to advance to the 2A state tournament for the third time in the past four years. "It's a beautiful thing," said Lindbergh coach Pat O'Grady. "We've kind of got it figured out. Hopefully it stays figured out."

Sentinels end Kingston Buccaneers' playoff series | Football

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 11:00PM updated Nov 5, 2011 at 7:13AM

The Kingston Buccaneers' playoff series ended after their first game Friday night. The Steilacoom Sentinels defeated the Bucs at North Kitsap High School Stadium 38-17. The Sentinels go on to play the Othello Huskies next week. The Bucs retire their uniforms until the 2012-13 season.

About 50 take their frustration with bank fees, lack of jobs to the streets

  • Nov 7, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 8, 2011 at 9:12AM

SILVERDALE — Martine Meyer hasn’t been able to use her degree in graphic design since she graduated in 2008. In fact, Meyer, 26 and living in Silverdale, hasn’t had a job in those three years. Meyer’s frustration is similar to those being expressed in the nationwide movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which has branched into just about every major U.S. city and many surrounding communities.

National test of Emergency Alert System Wednesday

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 2:33PM

The Washington State Patrol is reminding everyone that tomorrow’s national test of the Emergency Alert System is just that: a test. This is the first time there has been a nationwide test of EAS, and there is concern that it could trigger calls to 9-1-1 from people unfamiliar with the process.

Restaurant owner charged with felony theft of sales tax, filing false state tax returns

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 7:14AM

The operator of restaurants in Kitsap and Jefferson counties was charged Tuesday with filing false tax returns to cover up the felony theft of nearly $463,000 in sales tax he collected from customers but never remitted to the state. The charges against Rohn M. Rutledge, 47, were filed in Kitsap County Superior Court Tuesday by the Financial Crimes Unit of the state Attorney General’s Office at the request of the state Department of Revenue.

January fire on Country Woods Road is still being investigated; faulty Christmas lights 'not the cause'

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 3:49PM

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigate a fire that extensively damaged a home on 11611 Country Woods Road in Kingston early Jan. 16. According to the Jan. 21 North Kitsap Herald, a remotely monitored fire alarm in the house activated at 12:30 a.m., prompting a response by North Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Firefighters extinguished flames in a corner of the first floor. Fire damage was limited to the downstairs but heat and smoke affected the entire house.

Gelder has slight lead over Tibbs in early returns for County Commission, District 1

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:00AM

Rob Gelder had a slight lead Tuesday in his bid to win another year on the Kitsap County Commission. With 25,000 ballots left to count Tuesday night, Gelder, a Democrat, received 22,545 votes to Republican Chris Tibbs’ 21,061.

Henden defeats Torrens for North Kitsap School Board, District 4

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 6:53AM

Businessman Scott Henden defeated Val Torrens Tuesday for North Kitsap School Board District 4. With 9,158 ballots counted Tuesday, Henden received 4,936 votes to Torrens' 4,160.

Links to updated local, county, state election results

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:35AM

Click on these links for updated local, county and state election results.

Voters reject veterans and homeless levy

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:36AM

Kitsap County voters overwhelmingly rejected Prop. 1, the Veterans and Human Services Levy, Tuesday. With 25,000 ballots left to county Tuesday night, the measured received the support of 17,998 voters, but was rejected by 28,284.

Wednesday ballot count will likely settle Kitsap County Commission race

  • Nov 9, 2011 at 1:54PM

The County Commission District 1 race isn’t over yet. With 25,000 ballots left to count, Rob Gelder leads with 22,545 votes to Chris Tibbs’ 21,061 — a difference of 3.37 percent. “That race is too close,” Kitsap County Elections Manager Dolores Gilmore said Wednesday. “If you are behind by over 5 percentage points, that’s difficult to overcome. The wider the percentage, the less (a shift in results) happens.”

One killed, one injured in car crash on Little Boston Road

  • Nov 11, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Nov 16, 2011 at 4:21PM

One man was killed and another airlifted to the regional trauma center after an apparent one-car crash late Nov. 10 on Little Boston Road between Hansville and Cliffside roads, about six miles north-northwest of Kingston.

Kingston relay team places 13th at State

  • Nov 13, 2011 at 2:55PM

The Kingston High School swim team sent its first athletes to State this season. On Saturday, the 200 Yard Medley Relay team continued to make school history.

Man charged with vehicular homicide stemming from boat-trailer collision

  • Nov 14, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Nov 17, 2011 at 4:19PM

A Suquamish man has been charged with vehicular homicide from a Nov. 20, 2010 incident. Mark Nilluka, 45, was arraigned in Kitsap County Superior Court on Nov. 7 for the death of Florentino Tabafunda. Trial is scheduled to begin March 6 at 9 a.m., according to the Washington Courts website.

Car flips on shoulder of South Kingston Road

  • Nov 15, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 16, 2011 at 4:21PM

No injuries were reported after a vehicle flipped onto its top on the shoulder of South Kingston Road Tuesday afternoon.

Two teens plead guilty in pranking case; hearings scheduled for four adults

  • Nov 16, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Nov 20, 2011 at 7:38AM

Two teen boys each received a year of probation and 116 hours of community service for their part in a night of pranking that included two drive-by shootings with Airsoft rifles in Poulsbo and two fast-food thefts in Silverdale. The teens pleaded guilty in Kitsap County Superior Court and were sentenced Oct. 6. They were each charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree theft.

Coast Salish music, storytelling shared at Port Gamble S'Klallam | Video

  • Nov 17, 2011 at 3:18PM

Che oke’ten, a member of the Saanich First Nation on Vancouver Island, gave a free performance sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library events program.

Snow possible in lowlands; county expects icy roads in morning

  • Nov 17, 2011 at 4:52PM

The National Weather Service has issued an advisory that includes the possibility of snow showers across the lowlands of Western Washington late tonight through Saturday. Accumulations are not likely in Kitsap County, but conditions change and there is the potential. Cooler temperatures are expected across the area through this weekend. As a result, wet roadways may ice up tonight and will likely ice up Saturday morning, the county Department of Emergency Management reports.

Severe-weather shelter will open Friday in Bremerton

  • Nov 17, 2011 at 4:55PM

Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan because of impending freezing weather conditions.

Kitsap man conquers the ‘Sounder Pounder’

  • Nov 18, 2011 at 12:09PM

Twelve photos are pinned to a cork board inside the bathroom of The Flying Pickle. The board, dubbed “Wall of Shame,” captures the final moments of those who failed to finish the Sounder Pounder Challenge offered at the newly established restaurant.

KHS: 5 State wrestlers return

  • Nov 24, 2011 at 9:00AM

Jack Welker got his first taste of State competition during the 2010-11 wrestling season. The heavyweight wrestler from Kingston High School won one of three of his matches at the 2011 Mat Classic XXIII by pinning Evan Earnest in the consolation finals in 1 minute 51 seconds. Needless to say, Welker is ready for more.

Kingston Port finalizes budget; SoundRunner subsidy will continue through 2012

  • Nov 25, 2011 at 1:00PM

After a tumultuous restart to the Port of Kingston’s passenger ferry, SoundRunner, commissioners are still willing to subsidize the service next year.

A letter to a thief: A message about redemption

  • Nov 28, 2011 at 2:18PM

You will read this and recognize yourself. And you will lie in your bed at night and think of all the pain and loss you have caused others and that others have caused you. You will acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes. It happens. You will know that for the world to change, it must begin firmly with each one of us. We must each tend our own garden, making it a place of fullness and thriving, a source of generosity and abundance, because those who take have not yet realized that the path to healing their deep emptiness is to give.

Science lab brings four-year degree studies to Little Boston

  • Nov 29, 2011 at 12:25PM

It may soon be possible to earn a four-year degree in environmental science in Little Boston. A grand opening celebration for the new Northwest Indian College Port Gamble S’Klallam science laboratory classroom will be held Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The lab is located in S’Klallam’s House of Knowledge and Education Center. The event is free and open to the public, and will include an opening ceremony and blessing of the lab by Gen Jones, a S’Klallam elder, followed by an interactive sharing of biology lab student projects and complimentary coffee and pastries.

Severe Weather Shelter will be open Wednesday, Thursday

  • Nov 29, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 2:46PM

Because of expected freezing-weather conditions, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan. The emergency shelter will open Wednesday and Thursday night (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1). Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m.

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