For many people who attended the celebrations on May 18 and 21, the events were more than signs of economic times to come for the Suquamish Tribe. They were signs of just how far the Tribe has journeyed economically.
CENTRAL KITSAP –In an era of shrinking military budgets, Naval Base Kitsap is a growth area. That's what Capt. Thomas Zwolfer, commanding officer for NBK, told attendees at a Bremerton Chamber of Commerce meeting May 19.
Photos from the 67th Armed Forces Day Parade hosted May 17 in downtown Bremerton.
PORT ORCHARD — The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to add jobs to meet demand for scheduled maintenance and emergent repairs of U.S. military vessels. That was perhaps the most significant message Capt. Stephen Williamson, commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, delivered during a 20-minute presentation May 14 to the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Port Orchard Eagles’ club.
Dr. David Mitchell, CEO of Olympic College, was among five people and one organization named as Washington State Association of College Trustees’ 2015 ACT Award winners. The annual award recognizes dedication to Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges and the nearly 388,000 students they serve each year.
KITSAP COUNTY — They have all given hours and hours to help others. They all consider volunteering something that’s an important part of their lives. And they’re all in the senior years of their lives.
The historic destroyer USS Turner Joy will host a public Memorial Day ceremony on the ship's fantail at 10 a.m. May 25.
Additional summer foot ferry service has been lined up by the City of Port Orchard, Port of Bremerton and City of Bremerton. Runs also have been extended for special events and holidays.
Andra Murray, who attended Suquamish Elementary School before going on to graduate from North Kitsap High School and University of Washington, is returning to her old elementary school as the principal.
Hundreds of people flocked to Front Street in Poulsbo for the 46th annual Viking Fest Parade, May 16.
Port of Poulsbo union talks, liveaboard proposals are moving forward. Board of Commissioners meeting May 21.
In her Viking Fest welcome May 15, Mayor Becky Erickson said Viking Fest “speaks to our heritage, it speaks to our roots.” Viking Fest celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day and honor Poulsbo’s earliest Norwegian settlers, who arrived beginning in the 1880s.
The election isn’t until fall but, barring any write-in candidacies, there are already some winners.
The 47th annual Viking Fest got under way on May 15 and continues through the weekend with the carnival, contests, live entertainment and, on May 16, the downtown parade. Here’s the schedule.
Although Sweden sent more emigrants to the United States than any other Scandinavian country, Norway sent a greater percentage of its population — nearly 1 million people between 1820 and 1920.
This year’s Viking Fest is the 47th annual, but there is a lot that’s new to this celebration of Poulsbo’s Norwegian heritage. The Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap has teamed with Viking Fest to present the Viking Tour, an event designed to be more than a simple bike race.
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App May 16 as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week.
BREMERTON — If lines to enter Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) have seemed a little long than usual lately, there’s a reason. On May 7, the Department of Defense raised the terrorism threat level to Force Protection Condition Level Bravo, the third level of a five tier scale. It’s defined as “An increased and predictable threat of terrorism.”
Seventy-nine candidates had filed for 57 public offices countywide as of May 13. Expect more. Candidate filing ends at 4:30 p.m. May 15. The primary election is Aug. 4; the general election is Nov. 3.
The oil-drilling ship Noble Discoverer passed Point No Point around 2 p.m. May 12, generating little interest. But at the Port of Everett, where it is to be parked for an undisclosed period before proceeding to Seattle, 10 protesters in kayaks greeted the Discoverer's arrival.