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S'Klallam represented at Elwha Dam removal celebration | Scene & Heard

  • 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.

Jogger hit by car on Bond Avenue near Minder Road, airlifted with head and leg injuries

  • 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.

Sports update | North Kitsap girls swim team outscores Kingston

  • Sep 21, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 1:21PM

Kingston volleyball losses to Port Angeles. North Kitsap volleyball defeats Port Townsend.

Tapping into our timber roots: Old Mill Days is Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 | Kitsap Week

  • 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.

Kingston port officials will discuss ORCA cards, SoundRunner subsidy on Monday

  • 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.

Point No Point beach rescuers receive Coast Guard awards

  • 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.

One person airlifted to Harborview after morning crash; traffic is detoured on Hansville Road

  • 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.

Rolfes named to education, environment, transportation committees

  • 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.

Recall issued for oysters harvested from Hood Canal

  • 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.

Motorcyclist dies from injuries in Hansville Road collision

  • 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.

It's homecoming week at Kingston High School

  • Sep 26, 2011 at 9:11AM

Celebration begins Monday with powderpuff football game, concludes Friday with Bucs vs. Klahowya Eagles

SoundRunner must increase commuter ridership by mid-December; program manager resigns

  • 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'

Firefighter injured, three pets killed in Hood Canal house blaze

  • 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.

Elliott, Kirschner differ on subtleties | Port of Kingston Commission

  • 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.

Treasurer resigns from Kitsap 9/11 Memorial Committee, says spending a problem

  • 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.

Search under way for missing Hansville woman

  • 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.

Missing North Kitsap woman found in neighbor's yard; condition 'satisfactory'

  • Oct 2, 2011 at 6:00AM updated Oct 3, 2011 at 9:35AM

A ground search for an 82-year-old Hansville woman ended shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday when she was found sitting in a lawn chair in the back yard of an unoccupied home in the Driftwood Keys neighborhood, about 400 yards from her own house.

Forum Oct. 12 for Kingston Port Commission candidates

  • Oct 3, 2011 at 10:02AM

Kingston Port Commission candidates Walt Elliott and Jerry Kirschner will answer the public’s questions at a candidates forum sponsored by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. in the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Kingston Port Commission says there's no SoundRunner ultimatum

  • Oct 6, 2011 at 3:32PM

The Port of Kingston is not considering shutting the SoundRunner passenger ferry service down for the season, according to commission chairman Marc Bissonnette. “We’re in it for the long haul now,” he said.

9 Kingston High School students honored at mall display unveiling

  • Oct 6, 2011 at 4:33PM

Artwork by nine Kingston High School students are included in floor medallions unveiled Oct. 1 at Kitsap Mall.

Best-selling author, leadership coach will share his insights at benefit for ShareNet

  • Oct 7, 2011 at 5:00AM updated Oct 22, 2011 at 7:22AM

Leadership and coaching expert John C. Maxwell has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. His books have sold more than 19 million copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List and translations in more than 50 languages. He’s one of 25 authors and artists named to Amazon.com's 10th anniversary Hall of Fame. Every year, Maxwell conducts seminars for Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. And now he’s coming to Kitsap County to share his insights, with all registration fees donated to ShareNet Food Bank in Kingston.

Forum tonight at 7 for Kingston Port Commission candidates

  • Oct 12, 2011 at 7:07AM

Kingston Port Commission candidates Walt Elliott and Jerry Kirschner will answer the public’s questions at a candidates forum sponsored by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce tonight at 7 in the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can write questions on index cards; the questions will be asked by the moderator during the forum. Each candidate will make a three-minute opening statement, will be given one and a half minutes to respond to each question, and will make a three-minute closing statement.

Eight from North Kitsap, one from Kingston qualify for District tennis tournament

  • Oct 17, 2011 at 2:30PM

A total of nine players from the North Kitsap School District boys tennis teams qualified for the 2A Olympic League District Tournament. Included in the list of players was North Kitsap senior Zach Fohn, who took first place in the tournament.

Girls soccer: Bucs eye third seed in sub-districts

  • Oct 20, 2011 at 1:11PM

Craig Smith, Kingston High School girls soccer head coach, considered the game against the Port Angeles Roughriders Thursday a playoff game. A victory over the Roughriders would put the Bucs one game ahead and fourth in the Olympic League.

Man burned, boat singed at Kingston Marina when kerosene heater catches fire

  • Oct 21, 2011 at 6:27AM

A man suffered burns and the cabin of his gill netter sustained significant damage when the crew's attempt to refuel a kerosene heater went awry at the Port of Kingston's guest dock late Thursday. Crews were dispatched just before 11 p.m. on Thursday following a report of a boat ablaze. Because of the large potential posed by marina fire, the incident initially drew a big response.

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