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LIFE

2014

Herald North K itsap

the SPRING Time of Your Time of your Life A celebration of aging and ideas to keep Older Americans you active

YOUR GUIDE TO MATURE LIVING, HEALTH, FINANCES AND LIFESTYLE

FITNESS VOLUNTEERING HOME CARE HEALTH CARE DENTAL CARE LOCAL SERVICES FAMILY ISSUES AGING IN PLACE RETIREMENT

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Friday, April 25, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 17 | www.northkitsapherald.com | 50¢

In the Herald

Port, business dispute marina float Residents ask Kingston port to allow float to be used by outdoor business By RICHARD D. OXLEY

roxley@northkitsapherald.com

Kitsap week Code talker exhibit at Suquamish Museum

— Inside this edition

KINGSTON — Residents eagerly await a statement from the Port of

Kingston after a crowd swarmed its April 23 meeting in defense of a local business. “A few years ago, the cove was not used by kids or people or anybody, and now during the summer you can come here any day, and see people paddleboarding, kayaking,” said Kingston resident Amy Anderson. “They’ll go late into the night and do a phosphorescent

paddleboard. People come from Seattle — families — all because of Kingston Adventures.” Kingston Adventures rents kayaks, paddleboards and more, and holds functions related to outdoors activities. At the core of the issue that Anderson, and other supporters of Kingston Adventures, are concerned about is a single float located

death determined accidental Farm stand owner was found in ditch near Bangor in Feb. By KIPP ROBERTSON

krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

— Pages A6-7

— Pages A10-11

OPINION Feds should revise drug schedule — Page A4

See Float, Page A3

Forest & Bay purchase celebrated Woman’s

sports NK student will represent US in orienteering

Crossfit Tailored workout targets older athletes

at the Port of Kingston’s marina. The float was tied to another that is leased by Kingston Adventures for paddleboards and kayaks, and was used to launch vessels and accommodate larger groups, until recently. The float was moved to another portion of the marina for the City of Poulsbo’s Parks and Recreation Department to use for its sailing

Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder, right, leads a tour through the recently purchased Shoreline Block, as part of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. Richard D. Oxley / Herald

More than 500 acres preserved By RICHARD D. OXLEY

roxley@northkitsapherald.com

PORT GAMBLE — Kitsap comes in a range of green, gold and blue stretched across its landscape; a land-

scape that sustains its community. It’s something that outdoor and wildlife enthusiast, and anyone who uses a well for water, aptly knows. An effort waged by local partners aims to keep it that way. “This is a celebration of many years coming to fruition,” County Commissioner Robert Gelder said. “It’s the first domino to fall into place.” That first domino is the county’s $4.6 million purchase of 564 acres,

including 1.5 miles of shoreline, bordering Port Gamble. The area is referred to, simply, as the Shoreline Block. It is just one piece of a much larger endeavor to conserve nearly 6,700 acres of land in North Kitsap, known as the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project.

The project

On the afternoon of April 18, counSee Shoreline, Page A5

SILVERDALE — The Kitsap County Coroner's Office determined the death of Pamela Lorraine McNeil, whose body was found in a ditch near Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Feb. 27, was accidental. Alcohol was in McNeil's system as the time of her death, according to the Coroner's Office. McNeil's body was found in a drainage ditch on the west side of NW Clear Creek Road, near Gate 1 of Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor. The Coroner's Office confirmed McNeil drowned, and had alcohol in her system, but would not provide more detail into McNeil's death. A county employee conducting maintenance in the area called 911 to report finding McNeil’s body, Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy See McNeil, Page A2

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North Kitsap Herald, April 25, 2014