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Grammy winners Tingstad & Rumbel perform Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in the Island Music Guild, 10598 NE Valley Road, Bainbridge.

TINGSTAD & RUMBEL IN BI JAN. 26

You can see the region’s best art in an exhibit that continues through Feb. 23 — Story and photos, pages 2-3

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Kitsap week Local artists among winners in CVG Show

By RICHARD WALKER

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PORT GAMBLE — Sixtythree days. That’s how much time the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition has left in its option agreement to purchase up to 7,000 acres of North Kitsap

INSIDE n Building of ‘new’ Port Gamble not likely for up to four years. — Page A3.

timberland and shoreline from Pope Resources.

Jon Rose, president of Pope Resources’ Olympic Property Group, said he doesn’t think the coalition will raise enough money by the March 28 deadline to buy all of Pope’s North Kitsap land. But transactions are likely as the coalition and Pope con-

sider a complex package of price offsets and funds from a variety of sources. Pope Resources agreed in fall 2011 to keep the land off the market while the coalition raises money to purchase the land for conservation, public open space, trails

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and non-motorized access to the water. The agreement expires March 28. After that, Pope Resources officials have said they plan to sell the unpurchased acreage, which is See LAND, Page A3

Five finalists for Poulsbo police chief Residents can meet them at reception Jan. 30

sports Vikes control Wolves on the wrestling mat — Page A6

OPINION Little Norway is becoming a wired city — Page A4

Members of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe raise an honor pole in front of the new early childhood education center in Little Boston, Wednesday. The 5,100-square-foot education center is being built on the site of the former education center, which was built in 1939 and was smaller and outdated. The pole, which stood in front of the old education center, honors educator June Jones’s commitment to children. The pole was carved by her husband, Jake Jones. Kipp Robertson / Herald

POULSBO — The field of candidates for Poulsbo police chief has been narrowed from 33 to five. And residents can meet the finalists at a public reception Jan. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall. The finalists are Robert Griffiths, police chief of Cordova, Alaska; Stephen MacKinnon, most recently police chief of Santa Paula, Calif.; Stephen Mauer, a lieutenant with the Lakewood Police Department; Julius “Phil” Schenck, acting police chief of Sunnyside; and C. Stephen Sutton, Washington State Patrol captain and division commander. The finalists will be interviewed Jan. 31 by a panel consisting of Mayor Becky Erickson, department heads and police. Erickson will appoint the chief, to be confirmed by the City

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Event raises awareness, and money for N.K. Fishline By RICHARD WALKER

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POULSBO — Months of work ended quickly — in only an hour and a half — with lots of full, warm bellies

and awareness of hunger in our community. In a way, the Empty Bowls fundraiser for North Kitsap Fishline, at Gateway Fellowship, began last fall, with people of all ages making bowls at the Americana Music Festival and Indi Studio to be given away at the Jan. 20 lunch. See EMPTY BOWLS, Page A9

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Councilwoman Linda BerryMaraiast serves soup at the Empty Bowls fundraiser for Fishline, Jan. 20 at Gateway Fellowship. Richard Walker / Herald


North Kitsap Herald, January 25, 2013