Paladin nets big grant for Puget Sound

Software will be first to link health care data.

Native art benefits tribe in many ways

LITTLE BOSTON — They are a quiet, peaceful people, but their powerful artwork speaks louder than words.

Three Sisters Buffet goes belly up while wage investigations continue

POULSBO — Another local eatery has been claimed by a location that apparently fails to keep businesses for long.

Vikings ransack the Knights in Bremerton

BREMERTON — The North Kitsap girls’ volleyball team knew they had their work cut out last week, needing to win all three games to advance to the Narrows League Tournament.

Behind the scenes of ‘The Laramie Project’

My first play was a little known musical called, “Alice in Oz.” I was 9 years old and played a jitterbug. That “acting bug” has been with me ever since, and I’ve performed onstage (and sometimes off) whenever the opportunity has arisen. So, of course, I leaped at the chance to be in “The Laramie Project.”

Boat capsizes in Foulweather winds

HANSVILLE — U.S. Coast Guard and North Kitsap Fire & Rescue worked together to save three boaters after their 58-foot fishing boat capsized on Hood Canal near Foulweather Bluff Oct. 28.

Family hopes teen’s death can be lesson for others

POULSBO — Most people have heard the adage that drinking and driving kills. Whitney Wells’ friends and family just never thought he’d be the person to bring that lesson home to them.

Cavs put classic end to battle of the junior highs

POULSBO — In their final drive, the Kingston Cavaliers lost their quarterback to an injury, had four penalties against them within the 15 yard-line, and nearly lost possession with a fumble.

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POULSBO — North Kitsap High School junior Mallory McAfee believes she is not just acting when she performs on stage. She likes to think that she can fill the shoes of the person she is portraying.

Poulsbo nears end of 2004 number crunch

POULSBO — With just two months left before it must pass a 2004 budget, the City of Poulsbo will soon give the public the opportunity to weigh in on its finances.

When duty calls

We don’t want to hear them. Non-voter complaints about the results of next Tuesday’s election, that is.

County pushes White Horse a step closer to starting gate

KINGSTON — Owners of White Horse leaped a few more obstacles this week, taking a strong lead in their personal race to get final approval for their 450-acre development.

Spectrum student dies

KINGSTON — A 16-year-old Spectrum Community School Student died of a self-inflicted gun wound Oct. 29 in his Indianola residence, law enforcement officials said. A medical aid crew and Suquamish Police responded the 911 call, which was made at 4:15 p.m.

Vikings survive Cougar attack in Poulso

POULSBO — Senior Nic Stearns scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than five minutes to go and the North Kitsap defense held Central on its final drive as the Vikings escaped with another close win, 28-21.

North End set for night of fright

It’s that time of year for the spooky ghosts and wee goblins of North Kitsap to come out of hiding for their annual haunting among the communities. From carnivals and music to tunnels of terror, everyone from Harry Potter to Winnie the Pooh shouldn’t have a problem finding a sweet trick or treat Oct. 31.

Five elected seats face general election Nov. 4

By CARRINA STANTON Staff Writer POULSBO — Elected positions across North Kitsap will be decided by voters during the general election Nov. 4. Poulsbo area voters will join residents across the county in determining the fate of Kitsap Transit’s Proposition 1. If passed, the measure will raise sales and the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax to support a new fleet of Kitsap Transit foot ferries. Four city council positions and one Port of Poulsbo seat are also up for grabs — although only three of the five are contested races. Incumbents Mike Regis and Jim Henry are unopposed for Poulsbo City Council positions 1 and 3 respectively. For Poulsbo City Council position 2, incumbent Jackie Aitchison faces former councilwoman Connie Lord. Aitchison has served on the council since 1991. Lord previously held council position 7 from 1998-2001. Incumbent Jeff McGinty faces Elizabeth Hutley in the race for Poulsbo City Council position 4. McGinty has held his position since 1991 and has been Deputy Mayor since 1999. Hutley has been a Poulsbo resident for about one year and previously worked in Marine Science and hospital management. For the Port of Poulsbo, sitting commissioner Glenn Gilbert has been challenged by Gary Hoskins for position 2. Gilbert was appointed to fill a vacancy on the commission in 2000 and then ran for and won the unexpired term in 2001. Hoskins is currently the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce interim director and a former officer of the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association board. Additional voter pamphlet information is available on the Internet at or by calling the Kitsap County Auditor’s Office Elections Division at (360) 337-7128.

Cougars kick past Vikings’ defense on way to 4-0 rout

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Vikings were having an off day. And the Central Kitsap Cougars took them to the cleaners for it.

Getting tricky in Poulsbo

POULSBO — As sure as a caramel apple will stick to your fillings, Halloween will once again make an appearance in Little Norway Friday.

The quickest way to catch a fast buzz

MILLER BAY — The name of the newest espresso stand “Catch A Buzz!” is ironic in that it’s located on the 50 mph turn of Miller Bay Road, in front of Bay Marine.

Initiative 841 makes sense

Ergonomics are an important part of the workplace, as any worker who has a repetitive job can attest, but should Labor & Industries’ be able to enact stricter regulations at the expense of the jobs themselves?