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KITSAP WEEK: Remembering Chevy’s ultimate sacrifice — In this edition

Friday, June 6, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 22 | | 50¢

An ‘open-minded, fun’ group Members of the Class of 2014 talk about what they’ll remember most




OULSBO — What members of the Class of 2014 take away from, and remember most about, their time in North Kitsap School District schools will likely be different for every student. One of the more important lessons North Kitsap High School salutatorian Abigail Baldwin learned was keeping a positive attitude. “Not stressing about the small things,” she said. Despite all the work to finish public school and prepare for college, “I still really enjoyed senior year.” Of course, Baldwin will also remember the Vikings varsity volleyball team’s fifth-place finish at the state tournament in the fall — she was part of the team. The 2014 North Kitsap class is “pretty athletic” and gets along well, according to Baldwin and valedictorian Katrina Weinmann. “I feel like we’re a close-knit group. We all kind of mesh together,” Baldwin said, adding

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POULSBO — Poulsbo’s old city hall on Jensen Way, vacant since November 2010, has a buyer. “We have sold the old city hall property to a gentleman on Bainbridge Island for $1.2 million,” Mayor Becky Erickson said June 4. “It’s a contingency sale. We have to perform certain things and he has to perform certain things, but we have every expectation that the (property) is being sold.” The City Council voted June  4 in favor of sellinside ing the property, after n American discussing Cruise Lines the proand the local posed sale in economy. — an executive session after Page A9 its regular meeting. The vote was 5-0 in favor of allowing the mayor to sign the purchase and sale agreement. The buyer, Mike Burns, and the mayor signed paperwork for the purchase and sale June 5. One contingency for the city is that the old city hall building will be demolished. The city also has to seek approval from Kitsap County, which at one time had offices in the building and owns 25 percent of the property. In the past, Erickson has said proceeds from the sale of the old city hall property will be used to defray the debt from construction of the new city hall on Moe Street. The old city hall was at one time a fire station. The


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From left, soon-to-be North Kitsap High School graduates Emily Neer, Tianna Giffey, Shannon Sandy, and Maddy Zawlocki sign yearbooks during the end-of-year barbecue at Raab Park June 4. Right, the Herald’s salute to the Class of 2014, on pages A13-23. Above: Kipp Robertson / Right: John Rodriguez that large groups of students often studied together. No matter what they’re doing, Baldwin and Weinmann said they never felt like they didn’t belong and “never felt out of

place.” Baldwin said everyone is welcoming. North Kitsap’s Class of 2014 goes out of its way to have fun, Baldwin said. During the senior See GRADUATION, Page A3

Ecology: Reduce landslide risk by avoiding slide-prone areas LANDSLIDE series n May 2: 180 sites in Kitsap on slide map, page A1, Herald. n May 9: Uphill battle for proposed slope project, page A1, Herald n Today: Ecology says reduce risk by avoiding slide-prone areas

Old city hall sold for $1.2 million

POULSBO — On May 2, the North Kitsap Herald reported that the U.S. Geological Survey had identified 180 areas at risk for landslide in Kitsap County, and what happened when development occurred in some of those areas. On May 9, the Herald reported on a Poulsbo condominium project that is proposed on a slope with a history of recent slides. Today, the Herald shares the

Engineering fixes to landslides often result in serious impacts to shorelines and habitat. This project buried the beach and eliminated a forested slope. Washington Department of Ecology / Courtesy state Department of Ecology’s recommendations on ways you can minimize your risk. According

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