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- Dec 17, 2012 at 3:33PM
The state Senate’s Democratic caucus proposed Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Poulsbo, as chairwoman of the Environment and Growth Management Committee, and proposed her for the pre K-12 Education Committee and the Transportation Committee. The Senate has 26 Democrats and 23 Republicans, but two Democrats have said they prefer to caucus with the Republicans, so committee structure and assignments are still being negotiated.
- Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00PM updated at 5:13PM
Because of freezing weather conditions, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan
- Dec 18, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Dec 19, 2012 at 7:03AM
A level III sex offender has moved into a Hansville neighborhood, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Department reports. Michael John Sheehan, 57, registered with the Sheriff’s Department that he now resides in the 38000 block of Hood Canal Drive NE, Hansville. Sheehan is a white male, 5 feet 10 inches, 220 pounds, gray hair and green eyes.
- Dec 18, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Dec 19, 2012 at 11:54AM
The Washington State Patrol has received reports from a number of residents who received calls soliciting donations to support “AMBER Alerts.”
- Dec 19, 2012 at 6:00AM updated Dec 20, 2012 at 8:37AM
A running update on the weather and weather-related closures and delays in North Kitsap
- Dec 19, 2012 at 12:00PM updated Dec 21, 2012 at 7:15AM
The Kitsap Regional Library's blog advises residents how to send condolence messages to the community of Newtown, Conn.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 1:49PM
The Kingston Buccaneers varsity team lifted its Olympic League record to 3-3 after crushing the North Mason Bulldogs on the road Dec. 18.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 2:20PM
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department has suspended its search for Brandon Lee Blanford and hopes someone can provide information leading to Blanford’s whereabouts. The man’s parents assume their son is dead, that he walked into the waters of Admiralty Inlet the evening of Dec. 11 and let the frigid waters take his life.
- Dec 19, 2012 at 2:56PM
The North Mason Bulldogs varsity team went home still without a league win Dec. 18.
- Dec 20, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Dec 21, 2012 at 7:04AM
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department plans to have as many deputies in public schools Friday as it can, according to sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 7:03AM
Nature helped allay school districts’ security concerns related to rumors of violence and end-of-the-world prophecies Friday. Public schools in North and Central Kitsap are closed Friday; the school districts cited inclement weather and icy road conditions as the reason. All meetings, field trips, after-school activities and practices are canceled. All evening meetings and functions scheduled to take place in district facilities are canceled.
- Dec 21, 2012 at 10:36AM
Schools in the district, which were scheduled for a furlough (half-day), were closed due to weather and road conditions in the morning.
- Dec 26, 2012 at 3:18PM
Brandon Lee Blanford, last seen by his family on Dec. 11, was found dead on Sidney Island, British Columbia. Blanford's body washed ashore Dec. 19, according to a report by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, citing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
- Dec 27, 2012 at 4:35PM
Work being done to close a school in the North Kitsap School District has hit a bump in the road. Citing confusion and mistakes during voting at the Dec. 18 School Closure Committee meeting, the “narrowing of schools to look into for closure was unable to occur,” according to the school district’s website.
- Dec 28, 2012 at 9:00AM updated at 11:04AM
Seven people died in traffic-related incidents here in 2012, up from five in 2011
- Dec 28, 2012 at 11:21AM
A list of some of the top sports stories of 2012 that appeared in the North Kitsap Herald between the winter and fall sports seasons.
- Dec 28, 2012 at 2:44PM
With 15 seconds on the clock, Bainbridge's Blake Swanson sank a field goal that put the Spartans up by one point. The Spartans won the non-league, 67-66.
- Jan 4, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 4:52PM
The passenger in a vehicle that crashed Jan. 2 on State Route 3 at 305 died 21 hours later after seeking treatment for injuries believed related to the crash.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 11:49AM
North Kitsap's Chloe Seferos topped the Jan. 4 meet against Port Angeles and Kingston at Zero Gravity Athletics, earning first in three of four events.
- Jan 8, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Jan 9, 2013 at 5:49AM
UPDATED: Wendy Davis, Poulsbo police sergeant and former deputy chief, filed a civil suit Dec. 19 with two other women, Jaclyn Brant and Germaine Szewezyk, claiming the organizers of the Extreme K Mud Run were "grossly negligent" in designing the course.
- Jan 8, 2013 at 4:23PM
A Bainbridge Island man has been charged for allegedly selling heroin after Kitsap County detectives tracked him to the island from a Kingston home where his drug-dealing operation was based.
- Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16PM
Suffering from turnovers before halftime, the Vikings were down 18-16 on their home court. But the second half was all Vikes.
- Jan 9, 2013 at 12:36PM
The Bucs won the Olympic League game 64-46 over the Klahowya Eagles, Jan. 8.
- Jan 9, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jan 11, 2013 at 4:09PM
Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management will keep the county’s Severe Weather Shelter open through the weekend because of continued freezing weather conditions.
- Jan 9, 2013 at 2:59PM
Organizers of two of Western Washington's most popular paddling events — Paddle Kitsap and Paddle Bainbridge — have announced the dates for this year's on-the-water adventures.