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Herald North K itsap

Friday, June 21, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 25 | | 50¢

kitsap week: KITSAPweek New skate park Buc Field: Never intended for games / A8 park Grads: Photos Skate takes flight / A12-14

Breidablik School closes

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Grand opening June 22 in South Kitsap— page 2

South Skate Kitsap Park


nity to see the Bears as a whole. The school board voted earlier this year to close Breidablik in an effort to

POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo Board of Commissioners is looking at how the port’s marina can better accommodate larger vessels Students and bring more tourists wave goodto the area. bye to their The port has quite teachers as a bit of space to work school buses with. The Department depart from of Natural Resources Breidablik extended the port’s outElementary er-harbor boundaries in one last time 2005 and the port isn’t June 17. using 70 percent of its available space, accord ing to Shane Phillips, engineer with Coast and Kipp Robertson / Harbor Engineering. Herald Phillips gave a presentation at the June 6 port meeting, which close a budget deficit. Students and Commissioner Jim the staff remaining in the school Rutledge called a “brain-

Long-time Poulsbo police officer resigns; chief says he likely faced discipline By RICHARD WALKER

POULSBO — Officer Ricki Sabado is retiring from the Poulsbo Police Department effective June 26. Sabado submitted an intent-toretire letter to Police Chief Alan Townsend 10 days after he was

placed on paid administrative leave. The officer was placed on leave while the department determined whether he knew anything about his wife and son’s alleged behavior before their separate arrests for DUI and trafficking in stolen property. See SABADO, Page A3

The concert is open to ages 21 and older; tickets are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Point ( is located on 7989 NE Salish Lane, off Hansville Road, in Little Boston. Notorious 253 — billed as “the honey badger of cover bands” — comes to Clearwater Casino Hotel Resort’s Beach Rock Lounge for two nights of pop and R&B, June 28 and 29, 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Michael Knight as Michael Jackson. Courtesy photo

Clearwater Casino Hotel Resort (www. is located on Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge.

Grab Some Fresh Air at the grand opening of the new South Kitsap Skate Park-June 22

storming” session. The port is looking for public input on potential expansion plans. Phillips gave the board four alternatives, each with two phases; all alternatives extend the current docks west into the bay, and many alter the current breakwater. The expansion would allow for larger vessels to dock; ships like the American Cruise Line and Argosy Cruise need a minimum 12-foot depth to dock, currently unavailable at the port’s commercial dock. When the American Cruise Line sailed into Poulsbo in May, the ship anchored just south of Liberty Bay Marina and used a smaller boat to transport passengers into downtown Poulsbo. The cruise line will be returning in the fall. Miller is continuing the work of previous manager Kirk Stickels, who began inquiring how to bring Argosy Tours into Poulsbo.


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Duggal hearing moved to January; doctor maintains his innocence By MEGAN STEPHENSON

mstephenson@northkitsapherald. com

Officer Sabado

this week

Michael Knight rocks The Point Casino Event Center stage with “Unbreakable: The Faces of Michael Jackson,” June 22, 8 p.m.

Poulsbo Port studies expansion

Students watch as Breidablik Elementary Interim Principal Gary Stebbins is handed the retired U.S. flag from the closing elementary June 17. Kipp Robertson / Herald

OULSBO — The students and staff of Breidablik Elementary School said goodbye for the last time as Breidablik Bears June 17. A closing ceremony was held during the last day of school. Speakers from the community gave words of encouragement to the students. And those present had one last opportu-

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Congratulations to Kitsap County & South Kitsap Skate Park Association


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Take a look at one of the largest and most impressive skate parks on Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas and the entire West Puget Sound-Tacoma areas!




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POULSBO — Dr. Narinder Duggal, accused of medical misconduct, again denied all wrongdoing in a recent Amended Statement of Charges against him.

Duggal is suspended from practicing as a physician until the charges are resolved. His hearing, similar to a trial, before the state Medical Quality Assurance Commission is scheduled to begin Jan. 27 and will take See DUGGAL, Page A6

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