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- Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 10:08PM
OLYMPIA – A two-year effort to keep waterways clear of derelict and abandoned vessels — and protect the jobs that depend on clean water and safe navigation — sailed through a Senate committee late last week.
Ownership of objects from two ancestral sites will be transferred to Suquamish Tribe, Muckleshoot Tribe
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:58PM
The Port of Seattle is transferring ownership of objects excavated at two ancestral sites to the Suquamish Tribe and the Muckleshoot Tribe. The objects have been stored by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture since they were excavated in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s from land owned by the port.
- Mar 4, 2014 at 1:55PM
The Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Storm Water Management Program released its 2013 water quality report. The following information is from a press release from the Kitsap Public Health District.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 10:06AM
Today is Election Day. Today, North Kitsap voters will decide whether to renew the North Kitsap School District’s maintenance and operations levy. Voters in Lemolo, Scandia, Virginia Point and parts of Poulsbo will decide whether to be annexed into the Poulsbo Port District.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 11:27AM
A proposed change to a law aimed at preserving farmland and open space could result in higher taxes for some Washington property owners.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 12, 2014 at 8:52AM
Twenty-seven homes are proposed on 8.45 acres of land. A public hearing on the application will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 13, in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 619 Division St., Port Orchard.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 8:19PM
As of 8:15 p.m. Election Night, the North Kitsap School District's M&O levy had 6,755 votes in favor of renewal, 3,948 opposed. The Poulsbo Port District's Proposition 1 had received 237 votes in favor, 706 against. However, those early results didn't reflect all ballots received by the Kitsap County Auditor Elections Office.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 10:39AM
The U.S. Navy is leading a multi-agency response to an estimated 2,000-gallon oily discharge into Hood Canal, which resulted in shellfish harvesting closures throughout the canal. According to the state Department of Ecology, sheen was visible over a nine-mile stretch of the sound. Sheen was visible at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Hood Canal Bridge.
Purchase completed: Kitsap County acquires 535 acres of forestland, 1.5 miles from shoreline from Pope Resources
- Feb 12, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:05PM
Kitsap County residents are now the owners of 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Port Gamble Bay. Pope Resources President David Nunes and Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder signed the ownership transfer documents Feb. 12, finalizing the first acquisition of Pope’s North Kitsap acreage by the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 4:49PM
A system used to pump oily bilge water from U.S. Navy vessels is thought to be the cause of a spill, the sheen of which was visible from Bangor to the Hood Canal Bridge. An estimated 2,000 gallons of bilge water spilled into the waters off Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor in the afternoon of Feb. 11, a Navy spokesman said.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:21PM
Citing health reasons, Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer announced Feb. 12 he will not seek a fifth term.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 10:48PM
An 18-year-old Kingston man was charged with first-degree trafficking of stolen property after he allegedly sold items that were stolen from two Bainbridge Island homes during burglaries in August to get money for Hempfest.
- Feb 13, 2014 at 3:23PM
The Vikings finished first during the sub-district meet, Feb. 6 at Mount Rainier High School.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 6:00AM
The Kingston Buccaneers and North Kitsap Vikings were denied a trip to the district tournament.
- Feb 17, 2014 at 7:24AM
One person was injured in a two-car collision at State Route 307 and Foss Road, two miles northeast of Poulsbo, late Feb. 14.
- Feb 17, 2014 at 8:05AM
Gordon Elementary PTA board members have given the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department financial records, text messages and other information related to a possible theft of PTA funds. An investigator will study the information to determine if the disarray in financial records show evidence of criminal intent or careless bookkeeping, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 10:06AM
He purchased the winning ticket at the Albertsons on Highway 104 in Kingston. The retailer will receive a $2,200 selling bonus, Jennifer Carroll of the state Lottery reported.
- Feb 18, 2014 at 11:26AM
Greg Sandstrom announced Feb. 18 that he will seek a fifth term as Kitsap County coroner. Sandstrom has been the coroner since 1999. Prior to his election, he was a deputy coroner for five years. He also served as a Washington State Patrol trooper for 13 years and as a minister and missionary for six.
- Feb 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:19PM
Marta Michalski resigned as the Gordon Elementary PTA president, according to an email sent to the Herald Feb. 19. Ryan Black, who was vice president, will fill in as president, according to the email. The email continues with an announcement that Megan House will take over as auction chair, succeeding Star Ferrer, who stepped down.
- Mar 14, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:41AM
After allegedly stealing a car in Tukwila, two men reportedly stole liquor from two Kitsap stores, burglarized a Bainbridge Island fitness club, used stolen bank cards to buy electronics and more before a high-speed chase on the highway.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 10, 2014 at 1:04PM
A 30-year-old Poulsbo man was charged with delivery of a controlled substance Thursday in Kitsap County District Court after police said the man sold pure heroin and 20 Percocet pills to an undercover informant at the Day Road Park-and-Ride on Bainbridge Island.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 4:25PM
John Rosebeary’s new kidney did more than add years to his life. It gave him a new way of looking at the world, an ability to separate life’s chaff from what’s really important.
- Feb 20, 2014 at 4:19PM
The North Kitsap School District will provide cultural sensitivity training to district employees and establish a diversity/equity committee, Superintendent Patty Page said Feb. 19.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:40AM
Bobby Reece III is four wrestling matches from becoming the 12th wrestler in Washington to win four state championships.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 10:42AM
Federal, tribal, state and local governments are working to identify and correct pollution sources that harm our waters and marine life. There is another pollution source — a big one — that hasn’t been addressed until now: sewage from boats and ships.