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- 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.
- Sep 16, 2011 at 8:00AM updated at 11:57AM
With 150 friends and family members quietly looking upward into a warm, cloudless sky Saturday, 11 skydivers jumped in memory of Zachary Victor Fogle during an evening memorial service at Skydive Kapowsin, near Shelton.
- Sep 16, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 11:56AM
County Commission candidate Rob Gelder is endorsed by the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County’s Affordable Housing Council. Candidate Chris Tibbs is endorsed by the Kitsap County Association of Realtors. They served together on the county Citizens Budget Committee. Both believe charter government may be in the county’s future. Both believe county government must prioritize its services, but their paths diverge on what those priorities should be.
- Sep 19, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Sep 20, 2011 at 9:21AM
Kingston Buccaneers keep Olympic to one touchdown.
- Sep 20, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 11:13AM
Kingston doubles teams put up a fight, while North Kitsap singles players shutout all three opponents.
- Sep 20, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 2:32PM
Port Gamble S'Klallam was represented at the celebration of the beginning of demolition of two dams on the Elwha River, Sept. 17 at Lower Elwha Klallam. Port Gamble S'Klallam Councilwoman Francine Swift was among visiting tribal officials from the Northwest. Each were recognized and each were gifted a beaded necklace with copper salmon pendant. Port Gamble S'Klallam's Joe and Laura Price offered songs. Port Gamble S'Klallam Warrior Skyler Fulton and Sr. Princess Miranda Smith were introduced.
- Sep 21, 2011 at 9:35AM
A Kingston man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with head and left-leg injuries Wednesday morning after being hit by a car on Bond Avenue near Minder Road. Robert John Haynes, 56, was jogging northbound — toward Kingston — on the northbound shoulder shortly before 7 a.m. At the intersection of Bond and Minder, he attempted to cross the highway and was hit by the vehicle, which was driving in the northbound lane.
- Sep 21, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 1:21PM
Kingston volleyball losses to Port Angeles. North Kitsap volleyball defeats Port Townsend.
- Sep 23, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Sep 30, 2011 at 3:13PM
If you enjoy carrying heavy logs on your shoulders, or excel at tossing eight-foot-long logs like javelins, Old Mill Days in Port Gamble is your time to shine. Among other timber-themed competitions during the three-day festival next weekend is the first annual search for the Kitsap Toughest Timberman.
- Sep 22, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Sep 23, 2011 at 12:02PM
With the help of some federal funding, the SoundRunner ferry system may be offering ORCA cards by November. The Port of Kingston commission will be meeting Monday to formally accept the SoundRunner into the ORCA system, as an affiliate of Kitsap Transit. General manager Meisha Rouser said SoundRunner will be using some of the $764,000 in federal funding they received in August to pay for the $67,590 in software equipment, participation fee and shared costs with Kitsap Transit.
- Sep 22, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Sep 23, 2011 at 3:28PM
The Coast Guard presented the Silver Life Saving Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Justin L. Heacox and a Certificate of Valor to Barney McGinley for their heroic effort that saved two lives off of Point No Point State Park July 26, 2010.
- Sep 23, 2011 at 11:27AM
A motorcyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after a collision with a car Friday morning. Hansville Road is blocked off from 288th Street to Albertsons while the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office investigates the crash.
- Sep 23, 2011 at 2:09PM
Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, will serve as vice-chairwoman of the state Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education and Environment, Water & Energy committees, as well as represent the 23rd District on the important Transportation Committee.
- Sep 23, 2011 at 2:13PM
Distributors, retailers, restaurants, and consumers have been advised not to eat, sell, or ship oysters harvested between Aug. 30 and Sept. 19 from Washington’s Hood Canal growing area No. 4. The state Department of Health made the recommendations, including contacting people who bought the oysters over the Internet, as part of a recall of oysters in the shell harvested in that growing area between those dates.
- Sep 24, 2011 at 1:54PM
A 21-year-old motorcyclist died from injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a Jeep Cherokee at Hansville Road and Three Berry Lane, Friday morning. The motorcyclist was airlifted from Wolfle Elementary School to Harborview Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Jeep was arrested for an unrelated reason -- an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license. Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Dickinson said the collision is still under investigation, but it appeared the Jeep driver had failed to yield the right of way.
- Sep 26, 2011 at 9:11AM
Celebration begins Monday with powderpuff football game, concludes Friday with Bucs vs. Klahowya Eagles
- Sep 27, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Sep 30, 2011 at 9:53AM
Kingston port commissioners heard more than a dozen resident comments at Monday night’s meeting, the majority calling for the commission not to give up on the SoundRunner passenger ferry after only a few months. While many said they understood money is tight, the service is desired and needs more time to be evaluated after the ORCA card is available for riders. Manager Meisha Rouser announced her resignation over 'lack of support'
- Sep 27, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Oct 3, 2011 at 8:49AM
UPDATED A firefighter was injured while assisting in a residential house fire on Beach Drive near Hood Canal Bridge Tuesday.
- Sep 30, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 3:15PM
Walt Elliott and Jerry Kirschner are running against each other for Kingston Port Commission. But they have a lot more in common than not.
- Sep 30, 2011 at 10:58AM
Cheryl Stauff is not opposed to having a 9/11 memorial at Evergreen Park in Bremerton, but she does oppose the methods of the committee seeking to build it.
- Oct 1, 2011 at 9:31AM
A ground area search was under way Saturday in and around the Driftwood Keys neighborhood in North Kitsap for a Hansville woman who was reported missing from a private residence Friday.