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Neighbors raise stink over proposed Hansville biosolid program

  • Mar 3, 2011 at 3:58PM

HANSVILLE — A proposal for a hay field in Hansville has riled neighbors. It's the fertilizer, not the crop, that has nearby homeowners worried. West Sound Utility District, which handles wastewater treatment for Port Orchard, applied with the state last month for a permit that would allow it to disperse wastewater sludge to a field in the Hood Canal Drive area. If approved, the district would eventually spread up to 120 tons yearly on a 40-acre parcel adjacent to the Shore Woods and Driftwood Key neighborhoods. The property is a former tree farm owned by Olympic Property Group.

Kingston loses to Squalicum in semifinal, plays Burlington-Edison Saturday for third place | State 2A Basketball Tournament

  • Mar 4, 2011 at 7:00PM updated Mar 5, 2011 at 9:39AM

YAKIMA - Kingston's state basketball title hopes ended Friday in tears. The two-time defending state champion Squalicum Storm defeated the Buccaneers 49-45 in the Yakima Valley SunDome, riding out a furious second half comeback by Kingston.

Ecology outlines vision for restoring Port Gamble Bay

  • Mar 11, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Mar 14, 2011 at 9:42AM

‘Bridges of Kitsap’ exhibit at Bremerton museum explores the connections that keep Kitsap moving

  • Mar 11, 2011 at 4:24PM

Some people drive over them on their daily commute without thinking twice about it. “The ones you take for granted, you don’t notice until they fall down,” said Carolyn Neal, director of Kitsap County Historical Society Museum.

Keyport diver wins Navy command's Sailor of the Year

  • Mar 11, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2011 at 4:35PM

Navy diver Fredrick “Blake” Robinson, Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s sailor of the year, was selected as Naval Sea Systems Command’s Sailor of the Year March 3. Robinson will represent the command at the vice chief of naval operations’ Shore Sailor of the Year competition. The winner of the contest will be promoted to chief.

Hansville biosolid proposal heading down the drain

  • Mar 14, 2011 at 1:19PM

HANSVILLE — The state Department of Ecology has tossed out a controversial proposal to spread wastewater biosolids on a field in Hansville. West Sound Utility District, which provides water and wastewater services in South Kitsap, applied for a permit to use Class B biosolids to fertilize a hay field in Hansville.

Logs fly at Indianola estuary | Photo

  • Mar 15, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 2:03PM

INDIANOLA — A helicopter lifts creosote-treated wood from the Doe-Keg-Wats estuary Tuesday near Camp Indianola. Crews are removing hundreds of treated logs from the the marshland this week as part of a project coordinated by the state Department of Natural Resources and the Suquamish Tribe. The wetland is owned by the tribe and was damaged by a 2003 oil spill. Cleanup of treated wood-debris from the marsh was one of several mitigation projects identified following the spill.

Boat sinks in Miller Bay; fuel spill contained

  • Mar 15, 2011 at 10:00PM updated Mar 16, 2011 at 9:44AM

North Kitsap fire crews contained a fuel spill in Miller Bay Tuesday evening after a boat sank at a dock.

Fire guts detached garage near Suquamish

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 7:40PM

POULSBO — Loran Luce kept his collections in a pole building outside the Mainland View Lane home he built 20 years ago. Two classic cars, a truck, two motorcycles and woodworking equipment filled the metal-sided building. On Wednesday afternoon he watched them all disappear as a fast moving fire gutted the building.

Walmart shooting suspect killed himself, 13-year-old companion

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 8:22AM

The 13-year-old runaway killed in the Jan. 23 shootout at the Port Orchard Walmart was killed by a bullet fired from the gun of her 31-year-old male companion, not Kitsap deputies.

Profits from Tour of Architects will help Japan disaster relief | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 5:07PM

Profits from Day 2 of the Tour of Architects, March 19-20, will be given to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Japan. The Tour of Architects includes a tour of homes on Bainbridge Island March 19 (including the one above, by BC&J), and a screening of the film, “My Architect, A Son’s Journey,” by Nathaniel Kahn.

WSP: Walmart shooting an ‘unbelievably tragic situation'

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Mar 21, 2011 at 1:34PM

Investigators probing the January 23 shooting spree at the Port Orchard Walmart store are “completely convinced” 31-year-old Anthony A. Martinez fired not only the shot that killed himself but also the two shots that killed 13-year-old runaway Astrid Valdivia, with whom he had fled from five days earlier from Utah.

Investigators say Little Boston Road fire wasn't accidental

  • Mar 21, 2011 at 10:51AM

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue investigators believe a fire that damaged a Little Boston Road manufactured home last week may have been intentionally set. Investigators ruled out all possible accidental causes for the Thursday blaze, according to a statement from North Kitsap Fire.

Washington State Patrol releases surveillance tape of Walmart shooting

  • Mar 25, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Mar 29, 2011 at 2:14PM

Sunken boat leaks five gallons of gasoline in Kingston's Apple Tree Cove

  • Apr 2, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Apr 4, 2011 at 9:43AM

A 24-foot fishing boat sank in Apple Tree Cove on Saturday morning, spilling about five gallons of gasoline into the bay. The sinking and spill were reported at 8:30 a.m. according to a statement from the state Department of Ecology. The boat was carrying up to 60 gallons of fuel. Responders surrounded the boat with a spill containment boom. The vessel was later pulled onto shore, according to Ecology.

Life abounds in Port Gamble Bay despite lingering contamination

  • Apr 8, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 4:55PM

Kitsap Mental Health staff waiting to see fallout from budget cuts that left 261 patients without treatment

  • Apr 20, 2011 at 7:00PM updated Apr 22, 2011 at 2:04PM

The elderly man, a Kitsap County resident, was admitted to the emergency room because he was likely to kill himself. The hospital, outside of Kitsap County, telephoned Kitsap Mental Health, where he used to be a client before he was discharged, one of 261, due to budget cuts. The hospital needed information on his medication and where they could send him. It’s a scenario those with the community mental health agency say highlights what can happen when people who need mental health treatment are left untreated, and one they say may become more common. Staff at the agency learned about the elderly man’s condition becaus

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