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Axe Handle Cafe built ‘about Kingston, for Kingston’

  • Aug 9, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 12, 2013 at 9:45AM

The Axe Handle Cafe is a nod to Kingston’s past and future.

Suquamish Tribe donates $100K to Village Green Foundation

  • Aug 12, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Aug 19, 2013 at 1:25PM

Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman said the Village Green Foundation's community center is something he can get behind because of Kingston's commitment to local children and elders. At the foundation's annual Pie in the Park event Aug. 15, Forsman presented a $100,000 donation from the Tribal Council to the Village Green Foundation to be used to help build a community center and library at Village Green Park. Village Green Foundation volunteer Bobbie Moore said Pie in the Park, on its own, raised $17,546 for the foundation's capital campaign.

Sheriff's Log | July 30-Aug. 5

  • Aug 12, 2013 at 3:26PM

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls in North Kitsap July 30-August 5.

Port split over reopening Indianola dock

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 2:38PM

A resolution to reopen the Indianola Dock was not voted on during a special Port of Indianola meeting Aug. 13, which was scheduled so commissioners could vote on that resolution and on the installation of new signs at the head of it.

Inspection finds bridge a bit banged up, but holding strong

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 7:17PM

It’s a little dirty, a bit rusty, but still up to the job. That’s the general impression that inspectors with the Washington State Department of Transportation were left with after two days of intensive scrutiny of the Agate Pass Bridge in July.

School board leans toward activity fee for music classes

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 2:36PM

High school students wanting to take a music class in addition to a full six-period day may be paying for that additional instruction time next year.

Sheriff's Log | Aug. 6-12

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:06PM

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls in North Kitsap August 6-12.

Bainbridge man charged with theft from Walmart

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 4:21PM

A 31-year-old Bainbridge Island man has been charged with first-degree trafficking in stolen property after he allegedly stole a coffee maker from the Walmart in Poulsbo and then returned the merchandise for a refund.

Minor injury, traffic slowed after 3-car crash on Highway 305

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 2:41PM

A three-car crash on Highway 305 injured one man and backed up traffic in the north- and south-bound lanes in the afternoon of Sept. 10.

County OKs Buc Field for games

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 12:50PM

Decision can be appealed, but Kingston High School will be allowed to host sports competitions through process

Wald resigns; Indianola Port down to one commissioner

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Aug 22, 2013 at 10:50AM

Indianola’s port district now has one commissioner. Joan Wald resigned Wednesday, citing Commissioner Jeff Henderson’s changed position on the temporary closure of the Indianola dock, and accusing opponents of the dock’s closure of “direct[ing] their venom at me personally, by such juvenile tactics as closely following my car[,] almost touching my bumper, and posting threats on social media. These social media allow people to pop off without bearing any responsibility for what they say.”

Man collapses, dies after dive near Point Julia

  • Aug 21, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Aug 22, 2013 at 9:42AM

A man collapsed after a dive near here Wednesday afternoon, and efforts to resuscitate him by the diver’s fellow crew members and emergency personnel were unsuccessful.

'Welcome to Kingston' mural vandalized; cleanup party planned

  • Aug 22, 2013 at 5:22PM

One of the most prominent public art pieces in Kingston has been vandalized. A scenic mural comprised of a series of panels affixed to two walls of the Century Link building was discovered Thursday morning vandalized with gray paint. The mural, placed as a welcome to Kingston, is seen by all motorists heading onto the peninsula from the state ferry landing.

Sole board member working to rebuild Indianola Port Commission

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 24, 2013 at 7:26AM

UPDATE: Indianola could have a new District 2 port commissioner on Sept. 4. Commissioner Jeff Henderson and Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder will interview commission applicants Aug. 29, 7 p.m., in the Indianola Clubhouse.

Diver died of heart attack; memorial service Aug. 29

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Aug 24, 2013 at 7:16AM

A man who died after returning from a dive near Point Julia Wednesday afternoon died of a heart attack, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office reported. Rudolph M. Purser was 62 and a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Arrangements are being handled by Cook Family Funeral Home on Bainbridge Island.

Volunteers remove paint from 'Welcome to Kingston' sign

  • Aug 24, 2013 at 7:35AM

People close to the mural project rebounded from their shock at the site of the vandalism Thursday and expected to have it all cleaned up by Friday. Fortunately, the mural has an anti-graffiti finish. By late Thursday, volunteers led by Dave Wetter of the Village Green Foundation had scrubbed the paint off to about the 6-foot level, then returned the next day with a ladder and power washer to finish the job.

North Kitsap School District advised to wait to sell property

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 11:47AM

Now may not be the best time for North Kitsap School District administrators to put district property on the market. According to appraisals done by Gary Lyman, a real estate appraiser for Richards & Associates, neither the district’s administration offices on Caldart Avenue or land near Island Lake would sell quickly. But if the district did sell either property, there could be a financial gain.

Rudolph Mark Purser Jr. | Passages

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 1:18PM

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Aug. 29, 1 p.m., at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gym in Little Boston.

Hansville man accused of child molestation

  • Aug 29, 2013 at 3:32PM

A Hansville man faces first-degree child molestation charges after family members reported him to police. Joseph Walter Dickie, 68 of Hansville was arrested on Aug. 23 and charged in Kitsap County District Court for felony child molestation, six days after after an incident propmted family members to call 911. Dickie allegedly touched an underage person, inappropriately, who is close to his family.

Indianola Port Commission appointment expected Wednesday

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:40PM

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is expected to appoint a member of the Indianola Port Commission on Wednesday. The port commission’s sole member, Jeff Henderson, and County Commissioner Rob Gelder interviewed the three applicants for the vacant District 2 position on Thursday in a special public meeting in the Indianola Clubhouse. Approximately 40 residents attended.

PSE discusses new Agate Pass service towers at public meeting

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 9:41AM

Puget Sound Energy will host a public participation meeting at Bainbridge Island City Hall Tuesday to talk about the power company's plans to replace lattice towers on either side of Agate Pass.

New phone scam uses jury duty as the bait

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 11:24AM

Kitsap County residents are being hit with a new take on an old scam where a stranger calls and asks for money.

Kitsap County commissioners approve mental health sales tax

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 10:21AM

Kitsap County commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to institute a .01 percent sales tax for mental health and substance abuse programs.

County Commissioner to head to new job

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 2:55PM

Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown has been selected to head the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) as its executive director

Manager at Doc's arrested for voyeurism after allegedly video recording employees in bathroom with smart phone

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 2:50PM

A manager at Doc's Marina Grill was arrested this week for voyeurism after he allegedly hid a smart phone inside a bathroom at the restaurant and recorded employees who used the uni-sex restroom.

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