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Suquamish Tribe readies 526-foot dock

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:08PM

SUQUAMISH — In an effort to begin building up its heritage in a big way, the Suquamish Tribe took the first step in a series of projects by applying for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits that will allow for a new 526-foot community dock. While the tribe is emphasizing the community aspects of the structure, concerned residents are already questioning its potential for commercial use as outlined in the project design.

City hall proposals enter crucial decision-making phase

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

POULSBO — Any bets about where Little Norway’s new city hall will be located remain a mystery as some council members held their cards close to their vests at Monday night’s city hall presentation. The final three candidates in the latest attempt to build a new municipal government building put their best foot forward before the entire council as several council members got their first crack at the details of the most recent ideas.

NKSD is expected to OK high school renovations bid

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

POULSBO — Despite receiving only one bid that was $3.2 million more than expected, the North Kitsap School District Board didn’t balk at Hilger Construction’s June 21 bid of $15.2 million for the renovation and modernization of North Kitsap High School.

City’s dangerous dog ordinance gets teeth

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

POULSBO — Before the Poulsbo City Council unanimously passed a new dangerous dog ordinance June 20, former city employee Colleen Smith had a few words to say. Her healing scars spoke louder, though. Smith, who is recovering from a May attack by a pit bull, an incident which spurred city officials to update Poulsbo’s dangerous dog regulations, was brief in her remarks.

911 Briefs

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

Three teens busted after last day of school KINGSTON — A 17-year-old East Bremerton resident, a 17-year-old Poulsbo resident and an 18-year-old Bremerton resident were taken into custody for underaged drinking at about 11:20 p.m. June 20 at the Miller Bay Estates clubhouse, at the intersection of Sunridge Way and Beachwood Avenue, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office...

Man survives electrocution in Poulsbo

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

Power knocked out in city for several hours.

KHS Buccaneers to March in Kingston Fourth of July parade

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

KINGSTON— Kingston High School will show its community spirit, marching at the annual Kingston Fourth of July parade. Students and staff members are expected dress in Buccaneers (the school mascot) garb as KHS introduces themselves to the entire community during a historical celebration. The parade is expected to begin between noon and 12:30 p.m.

County struggles to reign in White Horse golf course

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

INDIANOLA — With a lengthy list of permits still needed before receiving its certificate of occupancy, the White Horse golf course galloped ahead of Kitsap County regulations and opened its doors to the public June 15.

Weekend closures announced for SR 305

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

POULSBO — If one thinks the $14.7 million State Route 305 widening project is a nightmare now, just wait. There’s more to come as two weekend road closures are planned for July and August.

Herald welcomes three new employees

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:07PM

POULSBO— The North Kitsap Herald is pleased to announce the addition of three new employees to its fold. On the advertising side of the house, Ann Manning is the new Kingston area marketing representative, and Grace Ramiscal is the new creative consultant. Jennifer Morris was named the new Poulsbo beat reporter to complete the Herald’s editorial staff.

City forges ahead with comprehensive plan

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

POULSBO— Project Poulsbo emerged from the shadows Wednesday night as the Poulsbo City Council got a glimpse of the potential vision statement that will form the framework for the city’s future. Consultants from Seattle-based Berk and Associates announced the results of the two community conversations held earlier this year along with input received through the city’s Web site.

Third of July plans on track

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

POULSBO— With only three days to go, there is just one more ingredient co-organizer Sandra Peterson needs to make Tuesday’s Third of July celebration a success: sunshine. “We are just really excited about the weather,” Peterson said. “With sun and a great turnout, it will be a blast.”

Fourth colors Kingston red, white, blue

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

KINGSTON — The timeless Kingston celebration is blasting off again this year to celebrate Independence Day the only way North Enders know how. Boasting the state’s longest running parade, Tiny Town, a special Kingston Farmers Market and enough fireworks to light up the Kingston Marina, residents and visitors are ready to party for America’s birthday.

Panel ready to flush out passenger-only plans

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

ALKI POINT — Passenger-only ferry advocates from around the Puget Sound will congregate at Alki Point near Seattle July 2, and Kingston is no different. A handful of representatives have already committed to attend the panel hosted by Cascadia Discovery Institute to float the possibility of service connecting all of western Washington.

Apple Tree Point begins clearing

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

KINGSTON — Smoke has blanketed parts of Kingston during the past week since work began on the much anticipated and disputed, Apple Tree Point development, fanning the flames of further concerns regarding outdoor burning.

KJH Honor Society to continue at KMS

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

KINGSTON — With the newly reconfigured grade levels transforming Kingston Junior High into Kingston Middle School next fall, 2006-07 marked the final year for the illustrious Junior Honor Society. It won’t be the end of the road for the program though as an honor society will be established at KMS during the 2007-08 school year.

Trail plan comes through loud and clear

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

KINGSTON — Despite a faulty microphone and the noises and whispering of about 528 people, Olympic Property Group president Jon Rose’s speech resounded loud and clear Wednesday night — if everyone is interested and will support the effort, they can help preserve roughly 8,000 acres of open space in the North End.

NKSD green lights NKHS renovations

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:06PM

POULSBO — After receiving just one bid for the renovation and modernization of North Kitsap High School June 21, the North Kitsap School District Board’s options were somewhat limited. They became even more so when the sticker shock settled in.

Farmers Market growing economics in Kingston

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

KINGSTON — Since the late 1980s, Kingston has bloomed with vendors every Saturday during a spring, summer and fall tradition — the Kingston Farmers Market. In preparation for the special Fourth of July market, several residents shared their favorite memories and how they feel the market has changed economics in the North End.

Viking Fest still on city council’s radar

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

POULSBO — Viking Fest may be over for the year, but when it comes to Poulsbo’s annual Norwegian celebration, the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t seem to apply. After years of quiet grumbling, business owners will have a chance to publicly voice their opinions on it and the downtown presence of other festivals in a Poulsbo Community Services Committee meeting slated for 4 p.m. July 11 at the Sons of Norway Viking Room.

Teachers’ supplies being moved into KHS

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

KINGSTON — The first domino regarding the move into the new Kingston High School has fallen. This Thursday, Hill Worldwide Moving Services, based out of Poulsbo, will be transporting various items belonging to KHS faculty into the brand new facility from July 5-13.

Marine Science Center on course

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Marine Science Center has struggled to gain enough financial momentum for a reopening since its closure in February 2005. With funding from the state now reaching just $150,000 over the next two years — half of its expected cost — its need for monetary support has never been greater.

Tour de Duck splashes to Indianola

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

INDIANOLA — Thousands of ducks flew the coop Saturday afternoon after being swept away in a strong current, causing Indianola residents to groan and take a two hour break from their revelry to herd them all together. It was quite a scene.

Kitsap Navigators help blind ‘see’

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

POULSBO — In 1989, a small group of Kitsap County residents took aim at a lofty goal: helping the blind see. They’ve been succeeding to varying degrees ever since and, although the volunteers of the Kitsap Navigators work tirelessly to assist those in need, the group is always on the lookout for new members to take up the torch — or leash as the case may be.

Mural paints new link between tribal members

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:05PM

LITTLE BOSTON — As always, master carver Joe Ives Sr. was more than happy to share his stories — though Friday morning they were special tales of a 10-foot wide by 8-foot high mural and its creation. The mural was dedicated to the elders of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.

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