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This Mercedes races to an early arrival

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 10:04AM

If this were a race, Mercedes handily outpaced Bentley. Bentley Cleaver, son of Brian and Sundaelee Cleaver of Poulsbo, was born a week late in May 2011. His sister, however, was born a week early. At home. At the top of the stairs.

'Suquamish' or 'Do ho bud': State committee reconsidering request to change name of harbor

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Feb 28, 2013 at 11:49AM

The Suquamish Tribe had asked the state Committee on Geographic Names to change the name of Squamish Harbor, on the west shore of Hood Canal, to Suquamish Harbor, saying the name was misspelled. That proposal was supported by the committee and forwarded to the state Department of Natural Resources for final approval. But on Feb. 5, DNR deferred the decision after receiving a competing request from the Skokomish Nation. The Skokomish Nation has asked that the harbor’s name be changed to Do ho bud, a Twana word.

Port Gamble is setting for supernatural horror film

  • Feb 27, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Feb 28, 2013 at 12:51PM

The Walker-Ames House and Port Gamble are settings for a supernatural horror film under production, “Squatter.” Red Field Media is based in Culver City, Calif. It is run by husband-and-wife filmmaking team David and Jerusha Kimberly Kiang; he has nine films to his credit, she has seven.

Man hospitalized for hypothermia after boating mishap

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 5:46AM

A 25-year-old Bremerton man was taken to the hospital by paramedic unit after he swam to shore following an apparent boating mishap in Apple Tree Cove late Wednesday.

Two productions in one weekend at CSTOCK in Silverdale | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 22, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Central Stage Theatre Of County Kitsap — aka CSTOCK — presents William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” through March 24.

Unanimous vote to close Breidablik Elementary School | Slideshow

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Mar 1, 2013 at 7:29AM

The North Kitsap School Board voted unanimously Thursday to close Breidablik Elementary School. At a special meeting a day earlier, board President Dan Weedin said, 'I’m sick to my stomach. This will bother me for a while.'

North Kitsap School District expects 116 fewer students in 2013-14

  • Feb 28, 2013 at 6:20PM

Total student enrollment in the North Kitsap School District is expected to drop below 6,000 next year. The district expects to have a total of 5,916 students in 2013-14

Superintendent: Closure is 'one of most difficult' decisions in NKSD history

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:20AM

'Change can be difficult, especially for children. Children take their cues from the adults in their lives. Keeping a positive attitude and encouraging them to embrace the new opportunities that a different school environment brings will be important. On our website, a few links can assist in helping parents talk to their children about change.'

NKSD spokeswoman: More than 800 empty seats in classrooms

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:26AM

There are currently more than 800 open elementary seats across seven elementary schools. Enrollment projections indicate that excess seat capacity may reach more than 1,000 seats in the next three years.

And the clock ticks: Carrot offered, but Rose still not optimistic about new dock at P.G.

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Mar 2, 2013 at 7:10AM

The clock continued to tick Thursday toward a deadline for Pope Resources to agree to a final cleanup plan with the state Department of Ecology.

‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at WWCA in Port Orchard | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a comedy dealing with friendship, love and infidelity, continues through April 7 at Western Washington Center for the Arts.

Magic Carpet Ride will perform benefit concert for Carmen Garringer

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Mar 6, 2013 at 9:33AM

An 8-year-old Poulsbo girl being treated for a rare cancer will soon get a big boost from rock ’n’ roll. Magic Carpet Ride, comprised of former members of Steppenwolf, will perform a benefit concert for Carmen Garringer on March 9, 8 p.m., at Envy Bar and Grill, 19559 Viking Ave., Poulsbo.

PFM for Ian: Goal met, but the support keeps on coming

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Mar 2, 2013 at 7:47AM

It doesn't seem to matter that the fundraising goal for Ian Gunnell was met Feb. 14, because support from the community just keeps on coming. On Valentine's Day "we exceeded the goal," said Melisa Holmes, fundraising coordinator and Gunnell family friend. "We were feeling the love."

Gordon locked down; officers find saxophone, but no threat

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 4:03PM

About 2:30 p.m., a parent reported to the office staff he or she saw a man sitting in a car at the end of the school's driveway, possibly with a gun in the car. The school immediately went into lockdown and called 9-1-1.

2013 Outstanding Educators will be honored March 4

  • Mar 4, 2013 at 12:01PM

The awards ceremony will be 4:30 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m. in the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers.

New report shows across-the-board cuts in Washington

  • Mar 4, 2013 at 11:22AM

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Bremerton) renewed his call for bipartisan compromise as the Obama Administration released a new report detailing the harm that upcoming across the board cuts would create in Washington State.

Harlan Morris Perkins | Passages

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 5:43AM

Gathering in his memory at Driftwood Key Clubhouse on March 8, noon to 2 p.m., Hansville. All are welcome.

Kingston firefighter: Sunday’s Stairclimb is personal

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Mar 9, 2013 at 7:37AM

As a young child, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighter Jasper Stenstrom suffered some irregularities with his blood cells.

Hunt continues in Northwest for man suspected of killing his grandparents

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 8:29PM

The hunt continued in the Northwest Monday for a man suspected of killing his grandparents in Renton. Law enforcement officials say the suspect is "an extreme danger."

Quick actions by tenants saved Indianola house from fire

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 3:01PM

When the occupants of a rental home on Lacey Street lifted a garage door to discover a fire, they quickly closed the door to contain the blaze and called 911.

Commissioners want public comment on mental health tax

  • Apr 4, 2013 at 12:08PM

Kitsap County Commissioners aren’t ready yet to support a .01 percent sales tax increase to fund more mental health services in the county. But they aren’t walking away from the idea.

American Cancer Society seeking research participants

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 4:47PM

Kitsap County's regional division is seeking 500 men and women to participate in its latest study for the American Cancer Society.

Woman injured in rollover crash on Barber Cut Off Road

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 4:04PM

A woman, age unknown, was transported to Harrison Medical Center following a one-car rollover crash on Barber Cut Off Road, near the intersection with Highway 104 about 2:45 p.m.

Owner fined, but no charges in dog attacks

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 7:00AM

The owner of the two boxers that attacked and killed a dog in Poulsbo in February will not face criminal charges.

Breidablik students will go to Vinland or Wolfle

  • Mar 15, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 2:36PM

It's been years since the North Kitsap School District last adjusted attendance boundaries. The changes for the 2013-14 school year will be big.

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