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- 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.
- Aug 5, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 5:21PM
Water typing maps, links and resources, and photos from North Kitsap streams.
- Aug 12, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Aug 15, 2011 at 2:10PM
More than 20 students and six teachers will be transferred for the 2011-12 school year as the Suquamish Early College High School closes for a year. The decision by the Suquamish Tribal Council comes after an annual review by the administration determined it will be best to reevaluate how the school operates.
- Aug 12, 2011 at 12:35PM
HANSVILLE — Billed as North Kitsap’s most spectacular opportunity for person-to-person recycling, the Greater Hansvillie Community Center opens its annual rummage sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow, running through 4 p.m. at Buck Lake park. The sale continues Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leftover items are free on Monday.
- Aug 12, 2011 at 4:51PM
Kitsap County’s three county commissioners Monday unanimously called for a special election for a property tax increase to fund services for the homeless and at-risk, including provisions inserted after public comment to limit administrative costs and allocate first-year funds to capitol projects.
- Aug 29, 2011 at 9:20AM
North Kitsap and Poulsbo fire commissioners will get their first look at a long-awaited efficiency study Monday, 7 p.m., during a joint meeting in North Kitsap’s fire station at 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. The meeting is open to the public.
- Aug 29, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Aug 30, 2011 at 3:58PM
Self-made coaster cars rushed down the S-curve on Benchmark Avenue for hours on Saturday as 10 contestants and dozens of spectators watched the 2011 Hansville Coaster Games. The cars were clocked at speeds of 20 mph or more. The fastest speed was about 28 mph.
- Aug 29, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Aug 30, 2011 at 4:24PM
Six candidates have filed for appointment to the 23rd District state House seat to succeed Christine Rolfes, who was appointed to the state Senate in July. The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee was Friday, 4 p.m.
- Aug 30, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 4:24PM
If the two fire departments in North Kitsap don't act upon their shrinking budgets soon, the outcome could be catastrophic. During an efficiency study review Monday night, consultants from Emergency Services Consulting Inc. recommended North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the Poulsbo Fire Department merge soon. Consultant Don Bivins said it is fortunate both departments have reserve funds, but those funds are not enough.
- Aug 30, 2011 at 2:05PM
Two land conservancies are raising money to buy 7,000 acres of North Kitsap forestland from Olympic Property Group. If successful, the purchase would preserve from development the land and two miles of waterfront on the west side of Port Gamble Bay, keep it available for public access, and free Pope Resources' Olympic Property Group to concentrate on making Port Gamble a more viable year-round destination.
- Aug 31, 2011 at 4:24PM
Court dates are nearing for six people suspected in a night of pranking June 15, including two drive-by shootings with Airsoft rifles in Poulsbo and two fast-food thefts in Silverdale. Two teen minors are charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree theft. They were scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m., in juvenile court in Port Orchard. Four adults are charged with three counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of third-degree theft, and one count of third-degree attempted theft.
- Sep 2, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Sep 8, 2011 at 1:52PM
About 2,000 visitors were expected to the inaugural Rock ’n’ Blues Festival over the weekend. The event, which organizer Robert Presley said cost him $26,000, didn't go as planned. About 200 people showed up during the two-day event. The money raised did not come close to covering the cost. “We didn't expect to have such a poor turnout,” Presley said.
- Sep 2, 2011 at 12:21PM
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is using a torpedo-shaped SONAR device to assess the nearshore environment in Hood Canal and Admiralty Inlet. The purpose of the study is three-fold – to prioritize nearshore habitat restoration projects; to determine what species are living where throughout Puget Sound waters; and to learn more about habitat conditions in the nearshore environment.
- Sep 2, 2011 at 11:33PM
Fullback Jake Brigham shed a couple of tacklers to score from five yards out in overtime to lead Bainbridge Island to a 13-7 victory at home over rival North Kitsap Friday in the season opener for both teams.
- Sep 6, 2011 at 3:40PM
This is the first shutout in the Kingston football team's history. Final score: 51-0.
- Sep 9, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Sep 11, 2011 at 6:01AM
Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Special events are scheduled through the weekend.
- Sep 7, 2011 at 12:36PM
Clothing, financial assistance, foreclosure information, free haircuts and groceries, housing, legal counseling, lunch, VA health care enrollment, and more will be offered to veterans at the Fall 2011 Kitsap County Stand Down for Veterans and Their Families, in the Presidents Hall at the county fairgrounds.
- Sep 9, 2011 at 11:45AM
Kingston soccer comes up short against King's.
- Sep 9, 2011 at 11:53AM
Local fire danger is increasing dramatically under the current hot and dry conditions which are projected to intensify over the weekend. Officials are imposing the ban in an effort to limit the most common cause of wildfires – outdoor burning – and urge the public to exercise extreme caution with all ignition sources.
- Sep 9, 2011 at 1:00PM updated at 5:20PM
The driver of an SUV was killed Friday morning when his vehicle left a section of Little Boston Road near Hood Canal Drive and crashed into some trees. The driver's identity was not released by authorities Friday. Kitsap County Sheriff’s traffic deputies are investigating the crash at the request of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Department of Public Safety.
- Sep 9, 2011 at 5:07PM
Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a multi-agency drug investigation in Kingston. Puma Miller, 32, was arrested Aug. 20 during a traffic stop in Mason County. Kelly Mitchell, 27, was arrested Aug. 22 in Pierce County. They are awaiting trial, said Sgt. James Mjor of the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team, or WestNET.
- Sep 12, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Sep 13, 2011 at 9:16AM
Lawyer Drew Hansen of Bainbridge Island was the top choice of Democratic Party precinct committee officers for appointment to the 23rd District state House seat, Sunday. Legislative aide Holly Mortlock placed second, Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern placed third. There were six applicants for appointment.
- Sep 12, 2011 at 5:18PM
Traffic at the intersection of Bond Road and Highway 305 slowed because of single-vehicle crash.