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Andrea Ashworth is 2014-15 S'Klallam Queen

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 7:03PM

Andrea Ashworth received the title of 2014-15 S’Klallam Queen at the annual S’Klallam Days Royalty Pageant, Sept. 12. As Tribal royalty, she will represent the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe at events and serve as a positive role model for other S’Klallam youth.

Point Julia pier removal may be completed by Sept. 18

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 5:12PM

Carefully, methodically, the old Point Julia landmark continued its disappearing act, its presence slowly erased piling by piling. A forklift operator extracted each pile with the precision of a dentist extracting a tooth: nudging it loose, then pulling it up and out. By 10 a.m. Sept. 15, five of 42 pilings lay on the beach.

Weedin will resign from the North Kitsap School Board

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 9:56AM

The job gave Dan Weedin a new appreciation for the work that school boards do.

4.0 quake hits Hood Canal, rattling Puget Sound area (and you?) early Sept. 17

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:26AM

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake rattled East Jefferson County and the Puget Sound region early Sept. 17

New power poles going up on Bainbridge, North Kitsap

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Oct 10, 2014 at 11:08AM

Construction crews erected two of four poles this week, replacing aging towers carrying power across the Agate Pass.

County removes BigBellys from downtown Kingston

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:50AM

Kitsap County pulled its compacting trash cans from downtown Kingston along Highway 104 this week. Providing a convenient way for visitors to the heavily trafficked downtown area to dispose of their trash is now up to local merchants.

Vote yes on Poulsbo Fire Proposition 1, NKF&R Proposition 1 | In Our Opinion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 9:55AM

Both districts are doing what they can to maintain levels of service which we have come to expect. That level of service — quick response time, equipment that works when it’s needed, and firefighters that are safe and well-equipped — is worth an additional $1.58 (in Poulsbo) or $2.08 (in NKF&R) per month.

Driver allegedly falls asleep on Highway 3, woman injured in crash

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 9:57AM

The Washington State Patrol found a Bremerton man at fault after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel near Finn Hill and collided with another car, sending a woman to the hospital.

North Kitsap School Board divided over presidency

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 3:05PM

The North Kitsap School Board couldn't decide on a new president following the resignation of Dan Weedin on Oct. 9. At the school board meeting that night, board member Beth Worthington nominated and voted for Cindy Webster-Martinson.

111-year-old Port Gamble home saved from fire

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 4:37PM

The quick actions of a woman who noticed flames coming from the front porch saved a 111-year-old New England-style home in this historical-landmark town early Sept. 18. The call came in at 4:46 a.m. after the barista in a nearby drive-thru coffee shop heard someone yelling “fire.”

Bucs keep their season alive | Football

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 10:46AM

The Kingston Buccaneers kept their season alive Oct. 30 with one of their highest-scoring games of the season.

Get to know the candidates in the general election | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 11:10AM

This election is bringing forth new voices, new views and new ideas. Get to know the candidates. Your vote will empower them to make decisions on your behalf on issues in Congress, in the state Legislature, and in county government.

Decision day is here for voters, candidates | 2014 Election

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 10:15AM

It's a significant election. Post-election, Kitsap County will have a new sheriff (Undersheriff Gary Simpson is unopposed in his campaign to succeed Steve Boyer, who is retiring), a new assessor (Paul Avery is retiring after 16 years), a new auditor (Walt Washington is retiring after six years in the job), and a new District Court judge (James Riehl is retiring)

Voters approve North Kitsap, Poulsbo Fire funding measures | 2014 Election

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 7:43PM

North Kitsap voters supported two ballot propositions to fund local fire and rescue services Nov. 4.

Hansen defeats Olsen to win another term as 23rd District lawmaker

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 8:11PM

Rep. Drew Hansen has won another term representing the 23rd District in Olympia.

Ecology approves Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program update

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 9:45AM

On Oct. 2, the state Department of Ecology approved, with changes, the Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.

Bucs upset Riders in tiebreaker | Football

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 11:31AM

The Bucs play the Franklin Pierce Cardinals in the playoffs for a shot at a State Tournament berth.

Murder suspect arrested in Oregon

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Nov 6, 2014 at 8:40AM

A South Kitsap man accused of murdering his girlfriend and then posting graphic photographs of her and comments on the Internet was arrested in Oregon.

An eye on the future, Trust invests $2 million in Olympic students

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 10:26AM

Students who can benefit from a science and technology full-tuition scholarship every year will triple thanks to a $2 million endowment given to the OC Foundation last week.

Back to drawing board on code-enforcement chapter of county code

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Oct 15, 2014 at 9:39AM

Prosecuting Attorney Russell D. Hauge said Oct. 10 that provisions of a draft code-enforcement chapter in the county code are unconstitutional. Speaking at a candidates forum at the Hansville Community Center, Hauge said the Department of Community Development "didn't follow proper procedure" and submit the draft Title V to his department for legal review before it was circulated. Hauge said some of the provisions "violate the state and federal constitutions."

Celebration of life Nov. 8 for Hal Hoover, retired educator and former Poulsbo mayor | Passages

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Oct 16, 2014 at 4:06PM

According to people who knew him, there will be a lot to celebrate. “You won’t find anybody who doesn’t have a Hal story,” said Walt Elliott, a Kingston port commissioner and volunteer for many causes.

Seniors tell candidates what the elderly need

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Oct 18, 2014 at 6:01PM

Candidates said they supported restoring funding to caregiver programs

Creative drama program builds kids’ confidence

  • Nov 8, 2014 at 8:00AM

Despite its new roots in Kitsap County, the program has got some students already dreaming of being famous.

Buccaneers have strong showing at PT Invite | Cross country

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 1:16PM

The Kingston Buccaneers showed improvement with a first- place team finish at the league meet at Port Townsend on Oct. 15.

Candidates stress their differences in Poulsbo forum | 2014 Election

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 18, 2014 at 1:39PM

Candidates for county auditor, assessor and commissioner talked about the issues, and emphasized their differences, at the Kitsap League of Women Voters forum, Oct. 13 in Poulsbo City Hall.

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