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Another suspect pleads guilty to pot dealing; suspect in April 2011 bust

  • Apr 4, 2012 at 8:49AM

One of the two final suspects in a multi-agency drug bust last year in Kingston has pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of marijuana. Puma Miller, 32, is scheduled to be sentenced May 18, 9 a.m. in Kitsap County Superior Court. Kelly Mitchell, 27, is scheduled to go to trial May 8 on a charge of conspiracy to deliver.

School board will offer Page $140K annual salary

  • Apr 4, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Apr 5, 2012 at 2:46PM

If the contract for Patrice "Patty" Page is accepted by the majority of school board members, Page, the next superintendent of the North Kitsap School District, will receive $140,000 per year. The school board will vote on the contract April 12, its next scheduled meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

State Patrol checking into condition of man in crash

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 6:00AM updated at 10:03AM

Washington State Patrol is checking its report that a Kingston man died early Friday after his car crashed into a tree and rolled on Viking Way and Nordic Cove, near Scandia.

World Series still seeking funding, host team named

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 7:00PM

In order to host the 2012 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series, the committee needs to raise a total of $145,000. For Russ Barker and Brent Stenman, fundraising is a process that began about three years ago.

Second Lil’ Norway Invite April 14

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 1:00PM

The second Lil’ Norway track and field invite is scheduled for April 14. More than 1,000 participants from high schools around the state are expected to attend.

Tryouts for BU-13, BU-15 teams

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 11:00AM

The tryouts will be held at North Kitsap High School Stadium.

State Patrol: 'Major communication malfunction' in report of crash victim's condition

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 10:21AM

“It was a major malfunction at the communication level there this morning,” Trooper Russ Winger said of an early State Patrol memo that reported a Kingston man had died of injuries from a car crash on Viking Avenue early Friday. “We’re putting out a retraction on the memo. The good news is that he’s not dead.”

Stray bullet found in Suquamish home, no arrests

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 11:47AM

A Suquamish woman reported a bullet "flying past" her head last week at her home. No one was injured.

Cause determined for nearly-completed Indianola home destroyed by fire

  • Apr 9, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Apr 11, 2012 at 3:12PM

UPDATE: Spontaneous combustion of oily rags blamed; fire was already so large when discovered that hydrants wouldn’t have helped but fire sprinklers would have kept it in check.

Final suspect sentenced in Airsoft shooting

  • Apr 9, 2012 at 10:36AM

The final suspect in a night of pranking that left two people with welts from Airsoft pellets fired from a car has agreed to 60 months of pretrial diversion. On March 13, Brandyn Winkley received the same sentence three other defendants received in separate court cases earlier this year: Former Miss Viking Fest Jasmine Campbell, Dietrich Rios-Nicolaisen, George C. Hill III. The defendants also were ordered to perform community service.

No suspect in Henery Hardware burglary

  • Apr 9, 2012 at 3:28PM

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies have no suspect in the burglary of Henery’s Hardware in Kingston two weeks ago.

Bucs lose in overtime | Soccer

  • Apr 11, 2012 at 10:10AM

The soccer game against Klahowya ended in sudden death overtime with a penalty kick. Kingston coach Craig Smith described it as "one of the toughest ways to lose."

School board: More time needed for school closure decision

  • Apr 13, 2012 at 6:00AM updated at 1:29PM

Latest committee survey shows Breidablik most likely school to close, but school board wants more time to make the decision.

Bucs shutout Port Townsend with eight goals | Soccer

  • Apr 13, 2012 at 11:29AM

The Kingston Buccaneers stepped onto the field April 12 to play Port Townsend, following a frustrating overtime loss Tuesday. Port Townsend quickly became the recipient of a team that did not want to repeat the 3-2 loss to Klahowya.

North Kitsap School Board accepts Page's contract

  • Apr 13, 2012 at 12:15PM

Patrice "Patty" Page will earn a base salary of $140,000 per year

Kingston Outlaws invade Reno

  • Apr 13, 2012 at 9:00PM updated Apr 16, 2012 at 11:34AM

Twenty-seven wrestlers from the club went to the Cliff Keen Reno Worlds wrestling tournament this weekend.

Serious injuries to man struck by car on Hansville Road

  • Apr 16, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Apr 19, 2012 at 6:03AM

A 27-year-old Kingston man was hit by a car while directing traffic on Hansville Road, suffering serious injuries and was flown to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center Sunday afternoon.

Kingston's SoundRunner ferry exhausts subsidy

  • Apr 20, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 3:24PM

Kingston Port to residents and SoundRunner commuters: It’s now or never. Port commissioners explained the passenger-only ferry’s expenses so far at a special meeting Tuesday, and admitted they were “optimistic” last fall when they allocated $200,000 a year to subsidize the service.

Local high school, middle school students take control (of ROVs)

  • Apr 20, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 3:27PM

The North Kitsap Community Pool was filled Friday, but only a few of those in the water were human.

North Kitsap School Board weighing its options on next year's budget

  • Apr 21, 2012 at 6:00AM updated at 8:17AM

The North Kitsap School District may need to cut 15 full-time equivalent positions next year to help balance a $1.7 million shortfall in its budget.

67 days in jail for attempted bank robbery

  • Apr 23, 2012 at 6:25AM

A Kingston man who said he tried to rob Timberland Bank on Viking Way because he needed the money was sentenced to 67 days in Kitsap County Jail and one year on probation. Adam T. Hewins, 51, pleaded guilty on March 22 to second-degree robbery. He received credit for time served. Second-degree robbery is a felony, so he cannot possess a firearm. He was also ordered to pay restitution.

55 reports of burglary in four months in north end of Kitsap County

  • Apr 23, 2012 at 6:56AM

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department responded to 55 reports of burglary in the north end of the county from Jan. 1 to April 19.

Fred Hill Materials closes with Chapter 7 bankruptcy

  • Apr 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Apr 27, 2012 at 9:20AM

In the front office of Fred Hill Materials, display cases reveal decades of public service: Sponsorship ribbons from prize-winning livestock at the Kitsap County Fair, certificates of appreciation, and Little League team photos of the many teams sponsored by the company. The 66-year-old company at one time had 130 employees. Now, Fred Hill Materials, a three-generation concrete materials supplier to the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, has closed.

Port has faith in SoundRunner ferry

  • Apr 24, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 5:03PM

The Port of Kingston has faith that the community can keep SoundRunner afloat. With a 2-to-1 vote at Monday evening's Board of Commissioners meeting, SoundRunner has been given a reprieve at least until Sept. 30.

17 finish 100-mile Lumberjack

  • Apr 26, 2012 at 8:00PM

Of the 27 runners who initially signed up for the 100-mile Lumberjack Endurance Run, 17 finished.

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