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Public Q&A on Port Gamble June 27

  • Jun 15, 2012 at 6:00AM updated Jun 19, 2012 at 4:46PM

Olympic Property Group’s plans for Port Gamble village will be unveiled in a public meeting June 27, 6 p.m., in the Kingston Middle School Commons.

Fire displaces Kingston family of three

  • Jun 15, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 12:19PM

An older manufactured home sustained serious damage and its occupants were displaced, but firefighters were able to save many of the family’s possessions in an apparent accidental fire Thursday evening.

SoundRunner is a good deal … But can it succeed?

  • Jun 15, 2012 at 12:32PM

The Kingston Port District is hoping some new initiatives will help turn the financial tide for the SoundRunner passenger ferry. One resident says his marketing firm studied SoundRunner and determined that it’s doomed. A Herald reporter, who also lives in Kingston, says the service is a good deal for consumers. Here are their views.

'Move forward confidently into the future'

  • Jun 17, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Jun 18, 2012 at 10:29AM

Kingston High School’s Class of 2012 may be remembered as much for its sense of humor as its accomplishments, the day as much for its variety as for pomp and circumstance.

Local author asks, ‘What would Jesus brew?’

  • Jun 18, 2012 at 1:25PM

Mixing the Bible and beer might seem a strange brew, but for local author Michael Camp the two form the basis of a memoir of spiritual evolution seeking to open the door of theological discussion.

Heronswood Gardens sold to Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

  • Jun 20, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Jun 21, 2012 at 4:46PM

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe has bought back some of its ancestral lands. World-renowned Heronswood Gardens estate and Heronswood Nursery business were sold for an undisclosed amount to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.

Yeager faces up to four years for role in fatal crash

  • Jun 21, 2012 at 4:47PM

The driver charged with the death of Jenna Carp of Bremerton has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

Naval Hospital staff member found dead in Kingston home

  • Jun 22, 2012 at 9:47AM

Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Miller, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton, was found dead in his private residence in Kingston on June 20, the hospital’s public affairs officer reported. The cause of death is unknown and is under investigation by local authorities, according to Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton public affairs officer.

Sheriff deputies seeking info after series of shattered car windows

  • Jun 25, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Jun 27, 2012 at 9:48PM

In various neighborhoods around Kingston, Indianola and Suquamish, officers have identified 21 incidents of vehicle windows being shattered

State Patrol K-9 will sniff out your fireworks on state ferries

  • Jun 27, 2012 at 9:28AM

Traveling with fireworks for July 4 celebrations? Make sure they're accessible for Washington State Patrol officers to examine.

Woman's car goes into Liberty Bay; driver uninjured

  • Jun 28, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Jun 29, 2012 at 10:23AM

An 80-year-old Bainbridge Island woman drove her car into Liberty Bay off Lemolo Drive, but was able to walk away.

Fireworks lacked proper storage

  • Jun 29, 2012 at 8:00AM

If the owner of Belfair Truck and Auto Wrecking had had all the necessary permits to store Aurora Fireworks’ supply, the bullet that detonated $50,000 worth of fireworks may have never happened.

Smoke, but no fire, aboard passenger-only ferry

  • Jul 2, 2012 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

UPDATE: Smoke, which turned out to be the result of a generator problem, aboard the SoundRunner’s 65-foot Spirit of Kingston passenger ferry may cause problems for Poulsbo's 3rd of July run.

Two fireworks-related calls; woman injured on Kingston fireworks barge

  • Jul 5, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Jul 6, 2012 at 2:04PM

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews responded to an average of about seven calls per day. In the period between 8 a.m. on July 4 and 8 a.m. on July 5, NKF&R firefighters answered 14 emergency calls, spokeswoman Michele Laboda reported. Only two calls involved fireworks.

SoundRunner is doing better, but still struggling

  • Jul 5, 2012 at 4:19PM

While the SoundRunner passenger ferry service is growing in ridership, buoying the Port of Kingston’s goal to continue the service, port commissioners will still need to allocate $90,000 to run the service through Sept. 30.

Restaurateur hopes to set unique record, raise money for uveitis research

  • Jul 5, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Jul 6, 2012 at 7:46AM

At approximately 5 p.m. July 7 at Kola Kole Park, Ross McCurdy will throw a grape forward into the air, sprint and attempt to catch the grape in his mouth. McCurdy, owner of the Oak Table Cafe, will try to set a Guinness World Record for grape catching - greatest distance caught (self-thrown). But the main reason for the effort is to raise money for uveitis research.

Jones hired as superintendent in Napavine

  • Jul 6, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Jul 9, 2012 at 3:35PM

Dr. Richard Jones, whose tenure as superintendent of North Kitsap School District ended June 30, has a new job: superintendent of the Napavine School District. Napavine, a Class 2B district, has three schools and 779 students.

Parade candy thrower loses 40-year-old ring, offers reward for its return

  • Jul 9, 2012 at 10:49AM

Jan Zufelt of John L. Scott Real Estate was throwing candy in the Kingston Fourth of July Parade when she threw something she didn’t mean to. A ring her husband gave her 40 years ago came off her finger.

Port Gamble S’Klallam reservation grows by 390 acres

  • Jul 10, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 7:24PM

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is expanding its reservation by nearly 400 acres, after land acquired from DNR is approved for trust status.

Novick resigns from Kingston High School

  • Jul 10, 2012 at 2:47PM

The Kingston Buccaneers are out a head football coach. Dan Novick resigned from his positions at Kingston High School following an offer to become assistant principal at Ridgetop Junior High in the Central Kitsap School District.

Record set and $2,000 raised for uveitis research

  • Jul 10, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Jul 11, 2012 at 7:16AM

Ross McCurdy may have set a new world record for the longest self-thrown grape catch July 7. The record awaits verification by Guinness World Records. One thing is for sure, though — McCurdy’s effort raised $2,000 for uveitis research.

Man injured by homemade explosive device

  • Jul 12, 2012 at 9:00AM updated at 11:47AM

A North Kitsap man was injured and taken to a local hospital when a homemade explosive device malfunctioned Wednesday afternoon.

Retiring history museum director's Kitsap County roots run deep

  • Jul 12, 2012 at 1:27PM

Carolyn Ferguson Neal, who retired June 30 as executive director of the Kitsap County Historical Society's Museum in Bremerton, has deep roots in Kitsap County. Neal's great-grandparents homesteaded in Breidablick in North Kitsap in the 1880s and her parents moved to Bremerton during World War II.

Andrews’s paintings find a home at ChocMo

  • Jul 13, 2012 at 1:00PM

Thirty-nine years of painting currently hangs inside ChocMo. It’s that same 39 years that have led to James Andrews’s first art show. On July 19 from 7-9 p.m. at ChocMo, Andrews will present his paintings to the public.

Shellfish harvesting closed in parts of county due to red tide

  • Jul 12, 2012 at 4:54PM

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, also known as PSP and red tide, have been detected in high levels in a shellfish sample from the eastern shore of Kitsap County, the Kitsap Public Health District reports.

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