High winds downed trees and power lines and caused outages that hampered ferry arrivals and slowed traffic to a crawl on signal-less streets, Nov. 24. The National Weather Service expects northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts of up to 45-55 mph, to continue through 6 a.m. Nov. 25 in Kitsap.
Two men were displaced by two separate home fires late Nov. 21 and early Nov. 22, and one man was fortunate to have escaped with his life, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. Fighting the fires was complicated by arcing powerlines, a heavy tile roof, and no nearby hydrants.
GORST – A 71-year-old Belfair man was killed and two other people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on State Route 16 Nov. 19.
More lead donors are coming forward to support and help launch the Morrow Manor project’s Campaign for Brighter Tomorrows.
City Council members approved spending requests for 2016 from a number of city departments Nov. 18. In order to meet those requests, the city will have to use $374,246 from its reserve accounts. The finance department was slated to get the largest increase, including $116,578 to hire a budget analyst.
Morrow Manor is proposed long-term supportive housing for domestic violence survivors and their children, where they can live while they rebuild their lives. Morrow Manor will be built in Poulsbo and is named in honor of Ardis Morrow, a longtime advocate for the rights of domestic violence survivors and their children.
A Best Western Hotel is proposed on Forest Rock Lane. The city will dip into its reserves to cover spending requests from city departments. A Poulsbo woman wins a restored 1920s bungalow in Asheville, North Carolina. Those are the top stories in the Nov. 20 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.
Developers are hoping to bring a five-story, 59,500-square-foot Best Western Hotel to Forest Rock Lane near Central Market. The proposed site is a forested 2.5-acre parcel on a steep slope adjacent to Poulsbo Reliable Storage. It has a 10,000-square-foot wetland that would require an 80-foot buffer between it and any buildings.
As of 6 a.m. Nov. 18, the following roads are reported closed. Most roads involve trees down with wires entangled, the Kitsap County public information office reported. Puget Sound Energy crews are responding and roads will be reopened as the wires are cleared.
As you know, a storm is blowing through Kitsap County. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning until 6 p.m. Nov. 17. In the forecast: south or southwest winds, 25 to 40 mph, with 60 mph gusts expected. The strongest winds are expected between now and 4 p.m.
Brenda Prowse and Hugh Nelson are longtime Poulsbo residents now living in Paris. The night of the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, they were dining near the Eiffel Tower with a friend from Poulsbo, Randi Strong-Petersen. In this interview with the Herald two days after the attacks, Prowse recounts the events of that evening – and how life in Paris, while solemn, is returning to normal.
A Poulsbo resident and two former residents in Paris report via social media that they are safe. Authorities there say at least 150 people were killed in several terrorist attacks in Paris Nov. 13.
The day before her 32nd birthday, dental assistant Crystal Harriman of Poulsbo received a phone call notifying her that she was the recipient of a very special birthday gift.
North Kitsap and Kingston swimmers prepare for state championships as they celebrate their team success.
Fragments from Poulsbo’s past, buried for decades and long forgotten in Raab Park, have been discovered. They are the capstones from the original North Kitsap Union High School, the gateway to the future for Poulsbo students from 1930 to 1986.
A vehicle passenger was killed in a collision with a Waste Management truck on Sawdust Hill Road near Pimlico Place Nov. 10.
Poulsbo City Clerk Nicole Stephens resigned Nov. 9, effective Nov. 13. Stephens, a certified municipal clerk who worked for the city since 2008, cited stress and health issues as reasons for stepping down.
Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend said the female officer wanted to show him her “cool fingernails,” which she had painted with glow-in-the-dark polish. She then gave him a hug to thank him for trying to help her with a shift change, he said. It was about 3 a.m. and his office lights were off. In retrospect, “I could have handled it better,” Townsend said Nov. 6.
Jay Humphries stood before the crowd of students and staff members at Gateway Christian School’s Peterson Hall and told of his experience as a military gunner, sniper and medic in Iraq. In April 1991, while deployed there, he stepped on a land mine. “I lost both legs, one eye, the other eye was badly injured,” he said.
Doors open at 9 a.m. for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds pavilion, Nov. 11. The event is reportedly the largest Veterans Day program in Washington.