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NK Boosters ‘band’ together for teen driving safety

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:45PM

Reverberations of two fatal teenage car accidents occurring three weeks apart in February and March are still commonplace throughout the North Kitsap community. They come in the form of conversations between parents and their children, the former of whom advise the latter to drive safely.

WSA hears tale of the ultimate culture clash

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:45PM

SUQUAMISH — When Washington native Broughton Coburn brought 84-year-old Aama — a Nepalese woman who lived in an rural mountain village her entire life — to the United States in 1992, the experience was sure to be a clashing of old civilization and new. But when those clashes occurred between Aama, on her end-of-life pilgrimage, and ordinary Americans, Coburn was often placed in an awkward moment.

State DOE pours up a stiff penalty for oil spill

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:45PM

INDIANOLA — The weather conditions at the Doe-Kag-Wats estuary Tuesday morning were similar to what they were like 15 months ago when disaster struck the beach. This time though, while again windy, rainy and cold, there was no oil washing upon the shores of Kitsap and the estuary’s grasses were green, not brown.

NKSD’s new boundaries will leave students divided

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School District’s Attendance Boundary Task Force, whose goal is to balance enrollment at all of NK’s public schools by the time a new high school in Kingston is built, has made many compromises in what has become a heated issue. But there is one conundrum that no compromise can overcome.

History is planted at local base

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

KEYPORT — Visiting the battlefields of Gettysburg in 1900, Brigadier General Hollon Richardson reminisced about his part in the historical battle. He recalled standing in the presence of President Abraham Lincoln. And he brought home a legacy that grows to this day.

Dollars, cents and community relations

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO – For Poulsbo’s Colleen Smith, it’s all about the money. City money that is. After 25 years of holding the title as the city’s first utility billing clerk, Smith is not ready to let it go. Now, 57 years old, the Accounts Receivable Technician can’t walk away from the residents and merchants she has grown attached to or the job of managing their utility money.

Farmers’ market comes to Hansville in June

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

HANSVILLE — The former fishing community may be growing in population, but this summer, residents will be taking a step back to the area’s old farming days. The Kingston Farmers’ Market will be operating a Hansville Wednesday Market from 4-7 p.m., starting June 1, in the Hansville Grocery and Provisions parking lot and will run through September.

One man’s junk could be a profit for Africa

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

PORT GAMBLE — As the saying goes, one man’s junk tends to be another man’s treasure and Godwin Selembo hopes it holds true for his new nonprofit effort that will help raise money for a much needed hospital in Tanzania, Africa.

Family testifies before the senate for traffic light

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

OLYMPIA — There was peace of mind for the Turner family April 4. The family and friends of the late Elaine Turner testified before the state Senate Committee on Transportation regarding the proposed biennium 2005-07 transportation budget. It includes $342,000 for a traffic light to be installed at the Bond Road and Gunderson Road intersection.

Kingston High construction nears

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

KINGSTON — Depending upon a judge’s decision over an ongoing site appeal, the Little City by the Sea may soon begin to witness the entrance of its newest neighbor — a high school.

41 years on, Gausta remains king

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — Ask Chester “Chet” Gausta what the biggest accomplishments of his life are, and he’ll give you three answers: leaving Papa, New Guinea after serving there in World War II, marrying his wife Barbara, and “catching the whopper which didn’t get away.” The lifetime Poulsbo resident has held onto the record for the largest Chinook salmon ever caught in the state — a 70-pound behemoth that has seen him the reigning king of kings for more than four decades.

Ten women compete for Viking Fest crown

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — Two years ago, Miss Viking Fest Pageant organizer Kari McKinsey was hoping and praying for at least six contestants. This year, too few vying for the crown won’t be a problem.

Poulsbo Garden Club sale helps grow more than plants

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — Three years ago, Madeline West dreamed of a garden for Alzheimer’s patients at Liberty Shores and Harbor House. Today, West and the staff at the center have created not one, but three, growing areas where residents can sit under fruit trees, pick fruits and veggies and even get their hands dirty. While there’s still much to be done, West said the project has already accomplished one large goal.

Author to bring Nepalese tale to WSA

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

SUQUAMISH — When author Broughton Coburn gives presentations in the Puget Sound area this week, he won’t just be speaking of an experience so powerful that he wrote two books on the subject. He’ll also be coming home.

City Council flips a switch for camera equipment purchase

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo City Council meetings may begin with a rap of a gavel today. But it is conceivable that down the road, they will begin with “lights, camera, action.” At its April 6 meeting, the Poulsbo City Council unanimously approved a $37,986 contract with SPL Integrated Solutions of Redmond for a video production system for City Hall.

Appleton’s passage is truly a whale of a bill

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

OLYMPIA — During last year’s legislative session, a bill that would have made the Orca whale the official state marine mammal failed to pass, primarily due to time constraints of the biennium.

When you’re a firefighter, you’re family

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — Volunteer firefighter Ken Wickert has donated his time and labor for 18 years in various ways to Little Norway — as a firefighter, an ambulance driver, a Nordic Viking and a member of various civic groups. Now, during a time of personal struggle with cancer, the community he has helped for so long is giving back.

Olympic College catches wave of growth

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44PM

POULSBO — The newly paved roads and sidewalks of Olhava currently bisect bare hills that are now awaiting construction of one of the state’s largest new developments. There is, however, one area there already bustling with activity.

Celebrating Earth Day the Kingston way

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

KINGSTON — The Little City by the Sea will be filled with a plethora of Earth Day events next weekend, from learning about organic lifestyles and enjoying the work of local artists to eating the year’s first harvest of produce.

City of Poulsbo Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

10th Ave. work may wrap up next week Weather pending, renovation work on Poulsbo’s 10th Avenue could finish late next week. ...

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

Ground Zero facility burns in April 6 fire POULSBO — Four regional fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the Ground Zero facility on Clear Creek Road around noon on Wednesday.

Snelson leaves legacy of leadership

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

POULSBO — Honoring the memory of the beloved Ruby Watland, three former Miss Poulsbos sang “Happy Days are Here Again” at the Miss Poulsbo/Kitsap Pageant last Saturday evening.

Schools reach fork in the road at MSC

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

POULSBO — More than one-third of all of North Kitsap School District’s students currently learn, whether on a field trip or in a class, at the Marine Science Center. But due to the Marine Science Society of the Pacific Northwest’s (MSSPNW) pullout of the center — and the dismantling of the majority of exhibits there — that number is guaranteed to change. The district is faced with two main options.

Clearwater Casino to expand in 2006

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

SUQUAMISH — In an effort to make the Clearwater Casino a major destination spot in Kitsap, the Suquamish Tribe is moving forward in its goal to bring plans for its much-rumored hotel to fruition.

County steps forward on Kingston boardwalk project

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:43PM

KINGSTON — When Kitsap County Facilities, Parks and Recreation planner Dennis Oost talks about Carpenter Lake, people often respond with, “There’s a lake in Kingston?” The 7-acre lake, which is part of a 38-acre county park property located off Barber Cut Off Road, is surrounded by a large bog, making it difficult to access unless one is wearing really high waders.

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