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Severe Weather Shelter will be open Wednesday, Thursday

  • Nov 29, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 2:46PM

Because of expected freezing-weather conditions, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan. The emergency shelter will open Wednesday and Thursday night (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1). Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m.

American Red Cross is looking for heroes from Kitsap County

  • Nov 29, 2011 at 5:39PM

The Kitsap County chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for ordinary individuals who have performed extraordinary deeds. Do you know someone who used CPR to save a life, or pulled a person from a burning building, or raised money to help someone in need? On March 1, the Red Cross will present awards to local heroes in Kitsap and North Mason counties.

Swift will represent Port Gamble S'Klallam at White House conference

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 6:00AM updated at 10:10AM

Francine Swift will represent the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe at the third White House Tribal Nations Conference, Dec. 2 at the U.S. Department of the Interior. For the third year in a row, President Obama is hosting a gathering of Native leaders in the nation’s capital to address the concerns of America’s First Peoples. Swift, a Port Gamble S’Klallam council member, will be one of 565 Native leaders at the conference.

Buccaneers lose by four in first game of the 11-12 season

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 11:00AM

Up until the final seconds of Tuesday's game, the Kingston High School Buccaneers threatened to defeat the Bainbridge High School Spartans for a second year in a row.

Citizen Point No Point rescuers recognized by firefighters

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 1:51PM

Fire commissioners from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue started their regular meeting Nov. 28 with a brief ceremony of gratitude and recognition. Josh Sluys of Kingston and Rod Jensen of Poulsbo brought five teens back to shore after their makeshift raft broke apart in the strong currents and frigid waters off of Point No Point last July.

Skip George, S'Klallam historian and spiritual leader | Passages

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 4:57PM

Visitation is Monday at noon, followed by the service at 1 p.m., both in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gym. Interment will follow in the tribal cemetery.

Kingston Buccaneers may still be team to beat

  • Dec 1, 2011 at 9:00PM

To compare the 2011-12 Kingston Buccaneers varsity basketball team to the 2010-11 team would be unfair. Like all public school sports teams, players come and go. Each year is different.

Kingston girls basketball is switching it up

  • Dec 1, 2011 at 11:00PM

Like its North Kitsap rivals, the Kingston Buccaneers girls basketball team is not tall. In fact, the tallest players are about 5-foot-5. This has forced the team to take on a different game strategy for the 2011-12 season.

Evolution of an artist: S’Klallam carver Jimmy Price is exploring new ways of artistic expression

  • Dec 2, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Dec 5, 2011 at 9:22AM

Native art represents a tie to the land, to the environment, to ancestry. Artists in different regions have numerous ways to express themselves — in symbols, shapes and medium. Totem poles are common in the Pacific Northwest, as are drums, paddles, plaques and rattles. And now, shoes.

Olsen: Sewer district race was warm-up to 2012 campaign

  • Dec 2, 2011 at 4:00PM

James Olsen says his unsuccessful campaign for Kitsap County Sewer District 7 on Bainbridge Island has not derailed his campaign for 23rd District state House of Representatives in 2012.

Port Orchard man struck by SUV, killed; Kingston driver not at fault

  • Dec 3, 2011 at 7:31AM

A Kingston man’s vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Port Orchard at about 6 p.m. Friday, Washington State Patrol reported. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling eastbound on State Route 160 approaching Locker Road. Shain West, 31, of Port Orchard was on the north side of State Route 160 and attempted to cross the roadway to his residence when he was struck. West was wearing dark clothing, State Patrol said in an incident report. The driver was not at fault, State Patrol reported.

Corps’ permit program threatens salmon habitat | Being Frank

  • Dec 7, 2011 at 9:19AM

Salmon are on the same downward trend as the amount and quality of their habitat, and until we turn that around, there’s little hope for their recovery. The tribes believe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ streamlined nationwide permit system for bulkhead construction and other shoreline changes is making it too easy to damage and destroy important nearshore salmon habitat in western Washington. We think a change is needed.

Bremerton brushes past North Kitsap boys on the court | Sports update

  • Dec 7, 2011 at 11:33AM

North Kitsap girls, Kingston High School basketball teams end Tuesday night with wins

Man reportedly fired at police during warrant arrest; two people still in house

  • Dec 8, 2011 at 3:00PM updated at 5:13PM

A man was shot Thursday by tribal police after he allegedly fired a gun at officers serving a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal court. Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said Port Gamble S'Klallam police officers, assisted by Suquamish police officers and sheriff’s officers, arrived at the house on Second Avenue in Suquamish shortly before 3 p.m. to serve the warrant. After entering the house, a man was being taken into custody when another person, seated, reached for a concealed weapon and fired, according to Wilson's report. Officers returned fire, and the shooter is believed to have been shot.

Shooter killed in Suquamish house; another man arrested on unrelated warrant

  • Dec 8, 2011 at 6:00PM updated at 8:32PM

The standoff on Second Street in Suquamish ended at 4:46 p.m., when the subject of a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam court walked out of the house and surrendered. Inside the house, on the living room floor, was the body of another man, shot by police after he allegedly pulled a gun and opened fire two hours earlier when they attempted to serve the warrant on the other man.

More details released regarding fatal shooting in Suquamish

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 3:00AM updated at 9:11AM

Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson released the following information shortly before 1 a.m. Friday about the fatal shooting in Suquamish, as the investigation into the incident continues. No law enforcement officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire.

KHS swim team could be the one

  • Dec 10, 2011 at 5:00AM

Kevin Fox is the sole returning State swimmer for the 2011-12 team

Subject of arrest warrant booked on malicious mischief, probation violation charges

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 4:19PM

The subject of a warrant arrest that ended with a fatal shootout between police and another man was booked into Kitsap County Jail shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Stacy Stanley Callihoo, 42, a Port Gamble S’Klallam man, was sought on a warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal court. According to the county jail booking log, Callihoo was being held without bail Friday morning for failure to appear in tribal court for allegedly violating his probation. He was on probation for indecent liberties and assault.

Forsman, Swift pleased with Obama’s commitment

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 10:10AM

President Obama announced an order that would bring the U.S. Department of Education and American Indian education opportunities closer together, Dec. 2 during his third annual Tribal Nations Conference, attended by Forsman and Swift.

SoundRunner will get $340K subsidy in 2012

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 10:41AM

A majority of Kingston residents surveyed support SoundRunner, but they also want to see the port give it limited financial support.

Nonprofits benefit from local schools’ food drives

  • Dec 10, 2011 at 7:00AM

It happens every year: Generosity overflows in the North Kitsap School District. Those in charge of food and gift drives, however, do not always keep tabs of the amount being donated per school. Instead, it becomes custom to measure the amount donated to local food banks by vehicle size.

Suquamish shooting: More charges filed against arrest-warrant subject

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 4:37PM

The Suquamish Police Department has charged Stacy Stanley Callihoo with six offenses, including felony possession of a firearm, in relation to Thursday’s fatal shooting. Callihoo, 42, a Port Gamble S’Klallam man, was booked into county jail shortly before 1 a.m. Friday for failure to appear in tribal court for allegedly violating his probation; he was on probation for indecent liberties and assault. He is also charged with second-degree malicious mischief.

Country Christmas: Hayrides, music and lots of lights in North Kitsap Dec. 10-11

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 5:08PM

A simple flip of the switch Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. and thousands of lights will turn Kingston into a wonderland of holiday illumination, but the meticulous work of creating each lighted display began six months ago.

Kingston Country Christmas lights up the port

  • Dec 12, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 5:14PM

Six months of work illuminated the Port of Kingston Saturday night when thousands of lights were switched on during the opening ceremony of the Kingston Country Christmas.

Investigators: Suquamish man did not fire at police

  • Dec 13, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Dec 15, 2011 at 12:50PM

UPDATED: Investigators say there is no evidence Thomas Anthony Black fired a gun at officers Dec. 8, and no firearm was located near his body, according to an update of the investigation issued Wednesday by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Suquamish Police also offered information, including the entire incident was recorded on police-issued officer body cameras.

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