Schools invite your opinion

"If you're one of those people who feel strongly your school district should spend money and make decisions, now's your chance to have a say-so. The North Kitsap School District is hosting a series of community forums at each school over the next few weeks (the forums for Vinland and Breidablik will both be held at Vinland). The forums are designed to get your reaction to a series of facilities recommendations developed by a task force of citizen volunteers. We'll also be running a series of articles in the Herald that highlight what some of the issues are with the school district's facilities. "

District asks community to help design future of North Kitsap schools

"Series of meetings planned to gather ideas, reactions. "

Skatepark proposal gaining momentum

Wednesday meeting to decide park's location.

“Tribal council, gaming commissioners at odds”

Monday night meeting could result in ouster.

Local water hookups now down to a trickle

"Lawmakers, DOE, PUD seeking solutions to unclog system. "

How big did your garden grow?

"Fat zucchini, pumpkins, tall corn, sunflowers and dahlias make for great fun at Valley Nursery. "

Port fills vacant commissioner spot

Gilbert chosen from boar interviews.

New business a shoe in on Front Street

"POULSBO - There's an old saying in the business: If the shoe fits, wear it. This saying may very well have dual meanings for Brian Ballestrasse of Lemolo and could also read: If the shoe business fits, buy it. So, when Sluys Shoes was put up for sale, the seven-year veteran manager from Nordstrom's simply couldn't pass the opportunity up. Ballestrasse had visited Little Norway before and said, I always really liked the town and community here. While searching for a home here though, he was forced to make the dreaded Edmonds-Kingston commute each morning. Although traffic backups for the ferry are notorious, Ballestrasse said they weren't unbearable in his case. At least I was going in the right direction, he explained with a smile and a shrug. "

Check out the latest addition to the Kingston Library

New manager brings ideas for improvements.

Join the Kingston clean team

Volunteers needed to pick up trash.

Suquamish Elders bless Olympic College site

"POULSBO - Gray skies and rain gave way to warm weather Wednesday afternoon as officials from Olympic College and the Suquamish Tribe made a path through scrub brush and felled trees at the proposed campus site on Poulsbo's northwestern edge. It was a good omen. The sun is coming out, Olympic College president Carl Jonietz observed quietly. This is auspicious. Arriving at the chosen spot, new Suquamish Elder Gene Jones led the group through the ritual blessing of the land. Six candles were lit, one placed on the ground, the others distributed to members of the tribe. "

Bringing two cultures together

Wednesday's gathering of Suquamish Tribal members and officials from Olympic College in Poulsbo was just another sign that two different cultures can grow in understanding of one another without trampling on each other's traditions.

Poulsbo Place okay put on hold

Split vote keeps Poulsbo Place off council agenda for next two weeks.

Ward defends Poulsbo Place

Stephenson backs city's position to postpone plat discussion.

Kitsap voters say no way to sales tax hike proposal

Transit officials looking ahead to ways to sustain service.

Contract awarded to build fire stations

M J Shockley wins with bid of $3.8 million.

North end gets 60 day water hookup freeze

KPUD suspends issuing new water connections until Nov. 14.

Districts get hitched

"Voters approve Fire District 14, NKF&R merger. "

NK grads return to teach

"POULSBO - Megan Watson just couldn't do it. Watson, in her first year as a teacher at Suquamish Elementary, found that one of her old teachers, Fran Shields, was now a colleague. Shields said, You can call me Fran. I was like, 'Uh ... no.' Watson said. Watson is just one of many North Kitsap-area graduates to find herself working alongside her childhood friends, neighbors, and teachers. Watson's tie to the North Kitsap School District is even stronger than most; her grandfather, Dick Endresen, is the school board president. "

Commissioners purchase largest chunk of forest in county history

Officials to preserve Banner forest from development for at least three decades.