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Friday, May 2, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 17 | www.northkitsapherald.com | 50¢

Fishline is hooked on its new location By KIPP ROBERTSON

krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

POULSBO — On a wall of North Kitsap Fishline’s new home is a relic from the past. A mural of an RV in a scenic landscape is all the remains of the former Poulsbo RV, once an anchor of the former auto row on

Plane’s nose wheel falls off

Viking Avenue. North Kitsap Fishline began moving to the site on May 2 and will open for business May 6, a new beginning for that part of Viking Avenue and for the food bank and emergency services non-profit. The building’s remodel is

almost done, according to Fishline Director Mary Nader. There are small fixes to be done, such as an outlet not working, for example. But for the most part, it’s ready. “By the time the weekend comes, we’re done with our remodel,” Nader said. “Shouldn’t

be any major areas.” The move will span two days. The first day, everything but the coolers will be moved. The second day, May 3, Hill Moving will move the coolers, Nader said. Nader expects stocking of goods will be under way by May 4.

180 sites in Kitsap on slide map

By KEVAN MOORE

kmoore@soundpublishing.com

See plane, Page A3

See FISHLINE, Page A3

Treaty rights at risk Tribal leaders say efforts often hampered by bureaucracy

But pilot lands safely BREMERTON — Port Orchard resident Clarke Coulter is the kind of guy you want to be your pilot in the event of an emergency. About 40 minutes after taking off from Bremerton National Airport in his homemade Pulsar XP Series 1 aircraft on April 30, Coulter got a radio call from folks on the ground informing him that they found a nose wheel that looked a lot like his. “In talking to them, I knew it was mine,” Coulter said. “They had me do a flyby and [they] said, ‘You don’t have nose gear.’ ” Coulter didn’t panic. In fact, he didn’t seem to have broken a sweat. “I knew I’d step out of it and walk away,” he said. “I also knew the airplane was gonna get some damage and I tried to minimize it the best I could. I wasn’t the least bit

“We should be pretty darn close on [May 5],” she said. “[May 6], we’ll open up the market, bright and early.” The non-profit agency was located in a 3,000-square-foot building on narrow 3rd Avenue. The new space is double that,

By MELINDA WEER

North Kitsap Herald correspondent

A landslide killed a family of four at Rolling Bay in 1997. Landslides destroyed other homes at Rolling Washington state Department of Ecology Bay that year and in 1996.

Ecology: ‘Avoid slide-prone areas in the first place’ By RICHARD WALKER

rwalker@northkitsapherald.com

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OULSBO — When Marianna Mears bought what is now Poulsbohemian café in 1999, she was charmed by the 50-year-old former two-bedroom house with its uninterrupted view of Liberty Bay. One could walk out on the overlook on the bay side of

the building and soak in the view and salt air. That was before the night of Dec. 13, 2004. Fortunately, no one was in the building when the slope calved, moving its edge closer to the building. The city banned people from going beyond the Poulsbohemian’s front counter for a year until a geotechnical engineer could

determine whether the slope could be stabilized and, if so, how to do it. Turned out, water from the building’s roof drains had slowly chewed away at the slope. A seawall was built at the toe of the slope, the hillside was rebuilt and planted, and the drains were undergrounded. Mears bought the See landslide, Page A9

SUQUAMISH — Tribes are sovereign, or self-governing, nations. But federal and state bureaucracies often slow or inhibit their ability to respond to needs on their lands, Tribal leaders told federal officials at a Tribal Summit at the Suquamish Tribe’s House of Awakened Culture, April 24. Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, said the commission has not received a response from the White House three years after the commission presented a white paper offering solutions to salmon habitat degradation. And that’s putting treaty rights at risk (http://treatyrightsatrisk.org/). “We ceded land to the U.S. under treaties. The U.S. needs to recognize those treaties,” he said. “Our people depend on the natural resources. We need to restore the habitat that has been See SUMMIT, Page A4

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