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- Nov 4, 2011 at 11:36AM
Fifteen students from the North Kitsap School District travel to Pasco today to compete in the WIAA 2A State Championships. Of the athletes competing, 13 girls and two boys will attend. North Kitsap’s Ian Christen and Kyle Ramsey were the only boys from the district to earn a pass to State this season.
'From Alone to Aloha': Poulsbo author writes about journey from abandonment and abuse to healing and joy
- Nov 4, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 5:03PM
“From Alone to Aloha” is Sonia Lien’s story about her journey of hope — from the destructiveness of bigotry to the defeat of bigotry, from abandonment and abuse to healing and joy, from profound loneliness to reunion with long lost family.
- Nov 4, 2011 at 11:10PM
It was all working for the Lindbergh football team Friday night as the Eagles topped North Kitsap 38-17 to advance to the 2A state tournament for the third time in the past four years. "It's a beautiful thing," said Lindbergh coach Pat O'Grady. "We've kind of got it figured out. Hopefully it stays figured out."
- Nov 4, 2011 at 11:00PM updated Nov 5, 2011 at 7:13AM
The Kingston Buccaneers' playoff series ended after their first game Friday night. The Steilacoom Sentinels defeated the Bucs at North Kitsap High School Stadium 38-17. The Sentinels go on to play the Othello Huskies next week. The Bucs retire their uniforms until the 2012-13 season.
- Nov 7, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 8, 2011 at 9:12AM
SILVERDALE — Martine Meyer hasn’t been able to use her degree in graphic design since she graduated in 2008. In fact, Meyer, 26 and living in Silverdale, hasn’t had a job in those three years. Meyer’s frustration is similar to those being expressed in the nationwide movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which has branched into just about every major U.S. city and many surrounding communities.
- Nov 8, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 2:33PM
The Washington State Patrol is reminding everyone that tomorrow’s national test of the Emergency Alert System is just that: a test. This is the first time there has been a nationwide test of EAS, and there is concern that it could trigger calls to 9-1-1 from people unfamiliar with the process.
- Nov 8, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 7:14AM
The operator of restaurants in Kitsap and Jefferson counties was charged Tuesday with filing false tax returns to cover up the felony theft of nearly $463,000 in sales tax he collected from customers but never remitted to the state. The charges against Rohn M. Rutledge, 47, were filed in Kitsap County Superior Court Tuesday by the Financial Crimes Unit of the state Attorney General’s Office at the request of the state Department of Revenue.
January fire on Country Woods Road is still being investigated; faulty Christmas lights 'not the cause'
- Nov 8, 2011 at 3:49PM
The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigate a fire that extensively damaged a home on 11611 Country Woods Road in Kingston early Jan. 16. According to the Jan. 21 North Kitsap Herald, a remotely monitored fire alarm in the house activated at 12:30 a.m., prompting a response by North Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Firefighters extinguished flames in a corner of the first floor. Fire damage was limited to the downstairs but heat and smoke affected the entire house.
- Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:00AM
Rob Gelder had a slight lead Tuesday in his bid to win another year on the Kitsap County Commission. With 25,000 ballots left to count Tuesday night, Gelder, a Democrat, received 22,545 votes to Republican Chris Tibbs’ 21,061.
- Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 6:53AM
Businessman Scott Henden defeated Val Torrens Tuesday for North Kitsap School Board District 4. With 9,158 ballots counted Tuesday, Henden received 4,936 votes to Torrens' 4,160.
- Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:35AM
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- Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:36AM
Kitsap County voters overwhelmingly rejected Prop. 1, the Veterans and Human Services Levy, Tuesday. With 25,000 ballots left to county Tuesday night, the measured received the support of 17,998 voters, but was rejected by 28,284.
- Nov 9, 2011 at 1:54PM
The County Commission District 1 race isn’t over yet. With 25,000 ballots left to count, Rob Gelder leads with 22,545 votes to Chris Tibbs’ 21,061 — a difference of 3.37 percent. “That race is too close,” Kitsap County Elections Manager Dolores Gilmore said Wednesday. “If you are behind by over 5 percentage points, that’s difficult to overcome. The wider the percentage, the less (a shift in results) happens.”
- Nov 11, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Nov 16, 2011 at 4:21PM
One man was killed and another airlifted to the regional trauma center after an apparent one-car crash late Nov. 10 on Little Boston Road between Hansville and Cliffside roads, about six miles north-northwest of Kingston.
- Nov 13, 2011 at 2:55PM
The Kingston High School swim team sent its first athletes to State this season. On Saturday, the 200 Yard Medley Relay team continued to make school history.
- Nov 14, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Nov 17, 2011 at 4:19PM
A Suquamish man has been charged with vehicular homicide from a Nov. 20, 2010 incident. Mark Nilluka, 45, was arraigned in Kitsap County Superior Court on Nov. 7 for the death of Florentino Tabafunda. Trial is scheduled to begin March 6 at 9 a.m., according to the Washington Courts website.
- Nov 15, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 16, 2011 at 4:21PM
No injuries were reported after a vehicle flipped onto its top on the shoulder of South Kingston Road Tuesday afternoon.
- Nov 16, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Nov 20, 2011 at 7:38AM
Two teen boys each received a year of probation and 116 hours of community service for their part in a night of pranking that included two drive-by shootings with Airsoft rifles in Poulsbo and two fast-food thefts in Silverdale. The teens pleaded guilty in Kitsap County Superior Court and were sentenced Oct. 6. They were each charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree theft.
- Nov 17, 2011 at 3:18PM
Che oke’ten, a member of the Saanich First Nation on Vancouver Island, gave a free performance sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library events program.
- Nov 17, 2011 at 4:52PM
The National Weather Service has issued an advisory that includes the possibility of snow showers across the lowlands of Western Washington late tonight through Saturday. Accumulations are not likely in Kitsap County, but conditions change and there is the potential. Cooler temperatures are expected across the area through this weekend. As a result, wet roadways may ice up tonight and will likely ice up Saturday morning, the county Department of Emergency Management reports.
- Nov 17, 2011 at 4:55PM
Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan because of impending freezing weather conditions.
- Nov 18, 2011 at 12:09PM
Twelve photos are pinned to a cork board inside the bathroom of The Flying Pickle. The board, dubbed “Wall of Shame,” captures the final moments of those who failed to finish the Sounder Pounder Challenge offered at the newly established restaurant.
- Nov 24, 2011 at 9:00AM
Jack Welker got his first taste of State competition during the 2010-11 wrestling season. The heavyweight wrestler from Kingston High School won one of three of his matches at the 2011 Mat Classic XXIII by pinning Evan Earnest in the consolation finals in 1 minute 51 seconds. Needless to say, Welker is ready for more.
- Nov 25, 2011 at 1:00PM
After a tumultuous restart to the Port of Kingston’s passenger ferry, SoundRunner, commissioners are still willing to subsidize the service next year.
- Nov 28, 2011 at 2:18PM
You will read this and recognize yourself. And you will lie in your bed at night and think of all the pain and loss you have caused others and that others have caused you. You will acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes. It happens. You will know that for the world to change, it must begin firmly with each one of us. We must each tend our own garden, making it a place of fullness and thriving, a source of generosity and abundance, because those who take have not yet realized that the path to healing their deep emptiness is to give.