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Bainbridge Island woman drowns, body found near Agate Pass Bridge

  • Jan 31, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Feb 1, 2011 at 12:54PM

A body found on a beach in Suquamish Saturday has been identified as a 42-year-old Bainbridge Island woman. Kitsap County Coroner Greg Sandstrom said Monday his office identified the body as Elizabeth Kaltreider. Her next of kin have been notified.

Final decision on court in Poulsbo’s hands

  • Feb 3, 2011 at 9:00PM updated Feb 7, 2011 at 11:21AM

Six apply for seat on county commission

  • Feb 11, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Feb 14, 2011 at 9:38AM

Granato joins Moriwaki as county commissioner applicant

  • Feb 14, 2011 at 5:45PM

Two Bainbridge Island Democrats, Clarence Moriwaki and Sam Granato, are among the five applicants seeking appointment to the Kitsap County Commissioner (District 1) position being vacated by Democrat Steve Bauer of Kingston in early March.

Profits from Tour of Architects will help Japan disaster relief | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 5:07PM

Profits from Day 2 of the Tour of Architects, March 19-20, will be given to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Japan. The Tour of Architects includes a tour of homes on Bainbridge Island March 19 (including the one above, by BC&J), and a screening of the film, “My Architect, A Son’s Journey,” by Nathaniel Kahn.

Girls lacrossers survive Issaquah upset bid; make another state title game appearance

  • May 18, 2011 at 11:00PM updated Dec 19, 2011 at 9:52AM

Rockefeller leaving Senate; Rolfes will seek position

  • May 25, 2011 at 12:38PM

State Rep. Christine Rolfes, a Bainbridge Island Democrat from the 23rd District, said Wednesday that she will seek an appointment to replace Sen. Phil Rockefeller, a fellow islander who has been appointed to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Mercer Island boys lacrosse beats Bainbridge for first title since 2006

  • May 28, 2011 at 10:00PM updated May 31, 2011 at 9:37AM

For the first time since 2006, the Mercer Island boys lacrosse team reigns supreme in the state. The Islanders beat Bainbridge on Saturday evening 5-3 in the division I state championship.

Osprey nest, electrical problem sparked Poulsbo cell tower fire

  • Jun 21, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 6:22PM

POULSBO — An osprey nest and an electrical malfunction ignited the cell phone tower fire that closed down State Route 305 for 12 hours Monday in the Lemolo area. Kitsap County Deputy Fire Marshal Tina Turner said an electrical malfunction at a lighted beacon on top of the 150-foot tower caught the bird's nest on fire before 4 a.m. Monday. Turner said the birds likely damaged the beacon or its 110-volt power wire while building their nest, contributing to the fire.

Male ‘friends’ Kitsap boys on Facebook

  • Jun 24, 2011 at 9:31AM

Bainbridge Police detectives have investigated the actions of a 29-year-old man who has made contact with more than 50 boys from 12 to 16 years old in Kitsap County – including four Sakai students – by claiming to know mutual friends through the social networking site Facebook.

Mora Ice Creamery goes national with new stores

  • Jun 24, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 1:59PM

The husband and wife duo plan to ramp up production at their Miller Road factory to supply enough ice cream for 20 to 25 new locations. They’ve tackled the legal hurdles required for a franchise, and are now looking for investors ready to take their sweet treat to the rest of the continental U.S.

Inslee to announce candidacy for governor

  • Jun 24, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Jun 28, 2011 at 3:15PM

Jay Inslee, Bainbridge resident and 1st Congressional District representative since 1999, will officially announce a 2012 bid for governor on Monday.

District Democrats say Rolfes likely a shoo-in

  • Jun 28, 2011 at 6:14PM

A decision still has to be made, but don’t be surprised if third-term state Rep. Christine Rolfes becomes Sen. Rolfes later this summer.

Rolfes is Democrats' top choice to succeed Rockefeller in state Senate

  • Jul 13, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2011 at 9:40AM

State Rep. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge, is the No. 1 choice of Kitsap County Democratic Party precinct committee officers for appointment to the Senate seat vacated by Phil Rockefeller, who is now on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. On the first ballot, Rolfes received 34 votes, county Planning Commissioner Jim Sommerhauser received six, and Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern received three.

Sworn to serve: New reserve deputies, officers commissioned

  • Jul 19, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 4:19PM

They met the stringent requirements during the application and selection process. They worked, studied and practiced through more than 230 hours of classroom and practical training in the field. And with raised hands and the requisite administered oath of office, 19 candidates reached their goal of becoming commissioned reserve police officers or reserve sheriff’s deputies during graduation ceremonies for the West Sound Regional Reserve Academy, Class 2011-1, July 16 in Suquamish’s House of Awakened Culture.

Ask Erin: Response to airline woes; Experiences shared and a clarification about airplane air

  • Aug 12, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Aug 15, 2011 at 5:12PM

Response to airline woes; Experiences shared and a clarification about airplane air.

Bainbridge slips past North Kitsap 13-7 in football opener

  • Sep 2, 2011 at 11:33PM

Fullback Jake Brigham shed a couple of tacklers to score from five yards out in overtime to lead Bainbridge Island to a 13-7 victory at home over rival North Kitsap Friday in the season opener for both teams.

Lawyer, author Drew Hansen is top choice for appointment to state House

  • Sep 12, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Sep 13, 2011 at 9:16AM

Lawyer Drew Hansen of Bainbridge Island was the top choice of Democratic Party precinct committee officers for appointment to the 23rd District state House seat, Sunday. Legislative aide Holly Mortlock placed second, Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern placed third. There were six applicants for appointment.

Diesel spill contained after fish-pen fire

  • Nov 3, 2011 at 4:01PM

Environmental officials believe the amount of diesel fuel that flowed into Rich Passage late Wednesday and Thursday was less than 100 gallons after a small but hot fire destroyed a shed and an air compressor at the fish-rearing pens off Bainbridge Island’s Beans Point.

Olsen: Sewer district race was warm-up to 2012 campaign

  • Dec 2, 2011 at 4:00PM

James Olsen says his unsuccessful campaign for Kitsap County Sewer District 7 on Bainbridge Island has not derailed his campaign for 23rd District state House of Representatives in 2012.

State transportation budget includes funds for Highway 305/Suquamish Way improvement planning

  • Mar 13, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 1:43PM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson knows gridlock, and just not the political kind. Before she was mayor, she was chief financial officer of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a commuter. During rush hour “it could take 45 minutes to get across the island,” she said. Since joining the City Council and then becoming mayor, she’s been involved with leaders from the state, county and Suquamish Tribe in trying to improve the flow of traffic and eliminate snags, particularly at the 305/Suquamish Way intersection near the Agate Pass Bridge. Their work, and patience, are paying off.

Fred Hill Materials closes with Chapter 7 bankruptcy

  • Apr 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Apr 27, 2012 at 9:20AM

In the front office of Fred Hill Materials, display cases reveal decades of public service: Sponsorship ribbons from prize-winning livestock at the Kitsap County Fair, certificates of appreciation, and Little League team photos of the many teams sponsored by the company. The 66-year-old company at one time had 130 employees. Now, Fred Hill Materials, a three-generation concrete materials supplier to the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, has closed.

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