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Let the pros light 'em up this Fourth of July

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 3:05PM

Here’s a rundown of all the ways you can have a memorable Independence Day weekend.

Sailing is back in Poulsbo, and it's time to try it

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 2:47PM

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation has reintroduced sailing lessons out of the Port of Poulsbo. There are both adult and kids classes.

Local swimmer is making her mark | Special Olympics

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 2:42PM

Allison Stough competed in the 50 backstroke, 25 backstroke and 25 freestyle at the Special Olympics held at The King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

USA heading for the final | Fans on the Ferry

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 2:38PM

Anna Fairchok loves the U.S. Women's National Team and is rooting for them to beat Japan in the World Cup final on July 5.

Why I Relay: A Relay for Life journal

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 12:35PM

On June 27-28, I took part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at Bremerton High School. I’ve participated in three Relays before — in Everett and on Whidbey Island. This was my first Relay in Kitsap County.

Local firefighters help Central Washington

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 10:50AM

Three firefighters from North Kitsap — two from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and one from Poulsbo Fire Department — are helping fight wildfires in the state.

Fishline, Port of Kingston may get funds for projects

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 7:47AM

North Kitsap Fishline may receive $625,000 for capital projects, and the Port of Kingston may receive $400,000 for development of its park property overlooking the ferry landing, in the 2015-16 state budget, according to officials from those agencies.

Planning Commission hearing on proposed Ag Code July 7

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 8:59AM

Kitsap County's Department of Community Development will host an open house regarding a proposed agricultural code at 4:15 p.m. July 7 in the Commissioners Chambers, Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St.

Viking Avenue business owner will replace trees he cut down

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 3:48PM

A Viking Avenue business owner will replace city-owned trees he removed between the curb and sidewalk in front of his business on June 27. In fact, Darren Hudson, owner of Hudson Auto Center, plans to go one step further — according to Mayor Becky Erickson, Hudson is working with city staff on a landscaping plan and will install irrigation so the new plantings will be watered regularly.

NAVFAC Northwest to hire 200 new employees

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 2:15PM

The positions range from engineers and contract specialists to skilled trades such as maintenance mechanics, electricians, and utility system operators. These positions are located at Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor, Naval Base Kitsap — Bremerton, Naval Station Everett, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Port of Poulsbo will discuss boathouse policy July 2

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 12:54PM

Currently, boathouses moored in port-owned boat slips at the Port of Poulsbo Marina are owned by owners other than the port. The port contends that a boat slip — for which there is a waiting list — increases a boathouse's value, and a seller makes money he or she otherwise wouldn't make if the boathouse were located elsewhere.

Century of service to community, heritage | Sons of Norway 100th

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jun 28, 2015 at 9:13AM

Back in the day, chances were good you worked either as a fisherman or a logger, a job that put you at high risk of being injured or worse. The Sons of Norway was founded to offer financial tools — insurance and annuities — to help protect members and their families from financial hardship during times of injury, sickness or death.

Byrnes: Back to basics in education | North Kitsap School Board, District 4

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:12AM

Loretta Byrnes is used to life at an energetic pace: training farmers for CARE in Bangladesh; helping women in Rwanda build up seed supplies for food crops; and distributing commodities to displaced peoples in Sierra Leone. So it was only natural, perhaps, that she consented to an interview in the parking lot of a bank as she was walking to her car.

Festival marks years of work to put Kitsap's waters on national map | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:58PM

Come Saturday, chances are you’ll be able to see Kitsap County Commissioners Ed Wolfe, Rob Gelder and possibly Charlotte Garrido on the water in kayaks. They say it’s the perfect way for them to celebrate the three to five years of work by the county and volunteers to ensure that the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails happened.

Schedule of events June 27-28 | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 4:15PM

Schedule of events for the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival

Designation puts Kitsap’s waters on center stage | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:47PM

When most people hear the term “water trails,” they might think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more.

Polynesian outrigger canoe club will be in festival | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:39PM

They’re on the water at least three times a week from March to October. Some are natives of Hawaii. Some are folks who have traveled to Hawaii and love the culture. Others just like to paddle. They are the Hui Heihei Wa’aa Polynesian outrigger club of Kitsap County, and they are more than 60 members strong.

There’s more underwater than you think | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:21PM

There’s no doubt in Jim Gunderson’s mind that the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails and its national status is bringing new divers to the area. “It’s bringing more attention to what is under water in Kitsap County,” said Gunderson. “It’s an absolute treasure and most people don’t know that.”

39 cars, 200 visitors to fifth annual classic car show | Slideshow

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:37PM

Brookdale Montclair's annual classic car show was held June 26

‘Cap’n Safety’ had roles in two films, TV program | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:49PM

If you’ve ever watched “Master and Commander,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Once Upon a Time,” you’ll think the man in charge of safety for the Kitsap Water Trails Festival Paddles looks familiar. His name is Captain John Morrison — “JB” to his friends — and he is the safety captain for the Brownsville Brownie Challenge Paddle on June 27 and the Keys to Keyport Fun Paddle and Raffle on June 28.

Northwest BeechBoys, paddling app, and glamping | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:42PM

A group of private pilots based at Bremerton Airport who have taken precision flying to a higher level will perform at the Water Trails Festival on June 27.

Play it safe, see a fireworks show | In Our Opinion

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:33PM

Here are some good reasons to enjoy a professional fireworks show this Fourth of July (and, in some cases, 3rd of July), instead of buying and lighting off fireworks. One, fireworks were responsible for two deaths, 277 injuries, and more than 150 fires and $320,000 in property loss in Washington in 2014, according to the State Fire Marshal.

FootGolf is the new way to play for par

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 8:38AM

What happens when the World Cup and the U.S. Open meet? FootGolf, the new sport combining two old favorites is being played on 257 golf courses across America.

Felix is King | Fans on the Ferry

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 8:36AM

Melissa Bates and Patrick Lewis, two Bremerton residents, love the Mariners. Especially Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls increase July 1

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 2:32PM

OLYMPIA – Drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge are reminded that toll rates will increase next week. New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge take effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.

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