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Stick with it | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 8:00AM

It's one month after New Year's. How's your get-fit resolution going? Get tips from Kitsap's fitness experts.

Man believed dead in Hood Canal plane crash was experienced jetliner pilot

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 11:41AM

SHINE — The man believed to be flying the plane that crashed into Hood Canal on Monday was an experienced pilot who was certified to fly jumbo jets such as the Boeing 747.

Thomas appointed to Poulsbo City Council vacancy

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jan 29, 2015 at 9:49AM

The Poulsbo City Council now has the distinction of having a former Montana city council member and a former Arizona city council member among its ranks. Kenneth Thomas, a retired Navy officer who served on the city council in Goodyear, Arizona, in the 1970s, was appointed Jan. 28 to complete the term vacated by Linda Berry-Maraist, who resigned to devote more time to her family and community involvements.

Kreidler, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 9:40AM

Mixing too much booze and driving can really wallop your wallet.

Introducing this year’s Canoe ‘Journeys’

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 8:00PM updated Jan 28, 2015 at 1:47PM

When no indigenous nation stepped forward and offered to host in 2015 after the 2014 Canoe Journey/Paddle to Bella Bella, the annual gathering of Northwest canoe cultures appeared to be headed toward a hiatus. But canoe skippers wanted to see the Journey continue, and so a new approach emerged: Instead of one large Canoe Journey, there will be several Journeys hosted in various regions of the Salish Sea.

Agreement reached to acquire 175 acres in Grovers Creek watershed

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 7:20AM

The property will be part of the new 270-acre Grovers Creek Preserve and is across the road from the recently expanded 800-acre North Kitsap Heritage Park. This will be the third acquisition in the Kitsap Forest and Bay Project, a community-driven initiative to secure miles of trails connecting to a cross-state trail system and to protect thousands of acres of forests, wetlands and shoreline for public access and wildlife habitat.

Poulsbo Deputy Police Chief Bob Wright resigns

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:04PM

Was on paid leave since Dec. 6 during an investigation into his alleged conduct during a dispute with his wife

Pilot of crashed plane was a Fox Island resident, was flying alone

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 10:31AM

A driver's license is found. Next of kin has been notified. And the search for the pilot and plane that crashed Jan. 26 in Hood Canal near Seabeck was suspended at 9 p.m. that evening.

Vikings in first, three games from league title | Boys basketball

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 11:07AM

The North Kitsap Vikings stand alone at the top of the Olympic League basketball standings and are three games from winning the league title.

Education funding in Washington state: A history lesson and Constitutional mandate | 2015 Session

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 10:57AM

According to Article IX of the Washington State Constitution, the state’s “paramount duty” is to provide an “ample” and “uniform” education for all children.

Voters want lower class sizes. Districts’ dilemma: Paying for it | 2015 Session

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 10:48AM

At the state Capitol, lawmakers have yet to come to grips in the early days of the 2015 legislative session with education financing plans to meet the state Supreme Court’s mandate that they fully fund basic education as defined in the state Constitution.

Seabeck plane crash: Coast Guard 'searching for survivors'

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 5:38PM

Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters crews from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, and local law enforcement personnel are searching for the survivors of small red and white plane that reportedly crashed in waters near Seabeck.

Sheriff's Office: 'Debris appears to be that of an airplane'

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 5:09PM

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Ken Dickinson issued this statement on the small-plane crash in Hood Canal, near Seabeck, on Jan. 26 at 4:48 p.m.

Hood Canal crash update: Debris believed to be from small plane

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 4:07PM

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue personnel found what they believe to be debris from a plane off the coast of Seabeck in Hood Canal, about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 26.

Plane crash report: 'We’re doing our best to cover the area' | Update

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 3:49PM

Two hours after the first report was made that a small plane crashed into Hood Canal near Seabeck on Jan. 26, emergency responders had not been able to locate an airplane or debris in the water. But while several agencies involved in the search were hopeful, they were not presumptuous.

Emergency crews investigate report of plane crash in Hood Canal

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:29PM

Emergency crews have been dispatched to Hood Canal near Seabeck following reports that a small airplane crashed into the canal. Fire engines from Central Kitsap have responded to the scene and are expected to launch a boat from a private residence off of Old Holly Hill Road. A Coast Guard helicopter is also en route to the scene.

Search continues for possible crashed airplane in Hood Canal | Update

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 2:19PM

Emergency crews were dispatched Jan. 26 to Hood Canal near Seabeck following reports that a small airplane crashed into the canal. Crews had not located any airplane or debris in the water as of 2 p.m.

Delay implementation of Common Core

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 3:17PM

Hold on to your wallet: the Legislature is in session and the big debate is whether to raise taxes or to impose new ones.

Not even a cobweb in his wallet

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 3:16PM

That, my friend, is why we need more taxes — there just is not enough dust to take care of city business. They sure have cleaned all of the dust out of my wallet.

Gov. Inslee’s pollution control proposal | 2015 Session

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 3:08PM

At the core of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plea for stricter remedial climate legislation is an attempt to put a cap on Washington’s pollution. Inslee, who has made climate change his signature issue since his time as a congressman, and now as governor, has introduced the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which would direct the Department of Ecology to set a statewide cap-and-trade market for regulating carbon emissions.

Poulsbo goes it alone on funding wastewater plant improvements

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 2:58PM

"It's not about whether we are going to do it or not going to do it," Mayor Becky Erickson said before the council's Jan. 21 meeting. "We have to have a sewer plant — it's in Brownsville — and we have to pay our fair share. The issue is if we should bond out or go in with the county to pay for it."

Commissioners try to balance boathouse policy with private owners' interest

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 2:57PM

It was a small meeting, but the issue was quite large for those in attendance: What is the Port of Poulsbo going to do about its boathouse policy? "Regulations are really meant for boats, and not boathouses," Port Commission President Mark DeSalvo said. "We don't have anything that relates to boathouses."

Sculpting tiny trees into works of art is the goal of Bonsai Club

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:33PM

Mark Stephens said he dabbles in bonsai. He’s been doing it for 25 years, but he only dabbles. Stephens, 56, sits before a juniper bonsai tree, or “shimpaku.” It’s jagged and unkempt, the result of a season spent shaded by a wisteria plant

Thefts spike in Kitsap; Poulsbo police arrest suspect in local thefts

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 2:53PM

A suspect has been arrested after a string of thefts in Kitsap. Detectives across the county joined forces to track down the suspect, believed to have targeted homes and cars for theft.

Berry-Maraist applauded for her work on behalf of Poulsbo

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

Linda Berry-Maraist joined the Poulsbo City Council in 2008. She left Jan. 21 to a standing applause from a full council chambers. "One of my goals for tonight was to get through this without getting teary," Berry-Maraist said from the dais. "I appreciate all the kind words. It has been a pleasure to serve, and maybe a few times it was boring, but it's always been interesting. Thank you all."

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