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Escaped inmate apprehended; school's lockdown procedure put to test

  • Feb 8, 2016 at 12:26PM

Two weeks ago, West Sound Academy students and staff members practiced going into lockdown. Feb. 8, they put that lockdown procedure to a real test.

Poulsbo Historical Society codfish dinner/auction March 19

  • Feb 8, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Feb 10, 2016 at 7:29AM

Many good ideas have been hatched over a morning cup of coffee in the Trolls’ Den at the Sons of Norway. But little did the hardy souls concerned over the loss of Poulsbo artifacts to the Kitsap County Historical Museum realize what they were proposing one morning in 1991 when they decided to do something to stem the tide of artifacts south.

Conditions ended, credentials reinstated for two health care providers

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:58AM

The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in Kitsap.

Vikings surprise Trojans on Bulldogs' court 57-48

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2016 at 11:59AM

The official Olympic League 2A boys basketball title shared between the North Kitsap Vikings (16-4 overall, 10-2 league) and the Olympic Trojans (14-6 overall, 10-2 league) is no longer precisely equal.

Poulsbo has a new deputy police chief | City Council Summary

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 10:36AM

Pate, a native Texan, served at Bangor when he was in the U.S. Navy, then returned to the area and joined the Poulsbo Police Department in 1993. “He has always been there for his city and his fellow officers,” Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson said in her introductory remarks.

Viking City taken over by Vikings | Slice of Life

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 10:39AM

Vikings temporarily took over the Poulsbo City Council Chambers before the Feb. 17 meeting

Bomb threat at Poulsbo Middle School deemed ‘not credible’; student arrested

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 1:59PM

A Poulsbo Middle School student was arrested Feb. 18 after he allegedly said he had a bomb in his possession.

One game away from state: Boys, girls advance to basketball regionals

  • Feb 21, 2016 at 8:26AM

The North Kitsap Vikings defeated Liberty 76-68 to win the 2016 West Central / SeaKing 2A Boys Basketball Tournament, Feb. 20 at Foss High School. The Viking girls basketball team defeated River Ridge 51-41 to place fifth in the 2016 West Central / SeaKing 2A Girls Basketball Tournament, Feb. 20 at Curtis High School.

Easing parking, vehicle speed in Caldart Heights

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:52PM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and Caldart Heights residents were meeting to talk about an experimental parking plan for the neighborhood when talk turned toward vehicle speed. At that moment, two cars sped around the blind corner and whipped through the crosswalk and into the curve beyond. “We-e-e-ell, yes,” Erickson drawled, watching them go. “I think I see your problem.”

Welcome to an America based on facts

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:16PM

I feel sorry for those who live in Alan Jackson’s America (“We must not be blind to risks that surround us,” page A4, Feb. 12 Herald).

Response to letter about boundaries

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:17PM

Mick Sheldon’s letter (“All persons benefit from traditional boundaries,” page A4, Feb. 12 Herald) makes note of the value of “common sense” when thinking of “traditional boundaries” in some connection with equal rights in this state — in this case, a recent extension of equal rights to use of restrooms for the transgender citizen.

'The Guardian Stone' — Poulsbo's latest cultural art piece unveiled at waterfront park

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 11:47AM

Artist Lisa Stirrett unveiled her latest public artwork, “The Guardian Stone,” at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.

Classic performance for a classic place: guitarist Craig Alden Dell in benefit for Port Gamble Theatre

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 2:41PM

The historic Port Gamble Theatre welcomes world-renowned acoustic guitarist Craig Alden Dell, a 45-year veteran of the guitar, on March 12.

Annual North Kitsap Almanac in this week’s Herald

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 2:40PM

The Feb. 26 North Kitsap Herald includes the 2016 North Kitsap Almanac, our annual 66-page magazine on all things North Kitsap; and the West Sound Education Consortium’s annual “It’s Your Future” education guide. The Herald is available now at newsstands and in stores.

Port of Poulsbo may propose annexing to city limits

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 4:15PM

The port commission is scheduled to discuss the annexation measure when it meets at 7 p.m. March 3 in the floating dock at the Port of Poulsbo Marina. The meeting is open to the public.

NK girls and boys basketball players, coaches honored

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 4:22PM

North Kitsap’s boys and girls basketball teams were honored by the Olympic League for their 2016 play.

State to errant pharmacist: Write an essay

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 4:21PM

Pharmacist Nicholas Wyatt failed to ensure that a patient received safe and appropriate medication therapy while serving as director of pharmacology at the now-defunct Liberty Bay Internal Medicine, the state Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission ruled Feb. 27.

Improvement of Suquamish Way/305 intersection begins March 7

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 4:15PM

Soon, planners promise, traffic flow will be smoother at the intersection of Highway 305 and Suquamish Way. Park-and-ride parking will be safer and more secure. And the intersection will be more bicyclist- and transit user-friendly.

NK boys swim celebrates successful season

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 5:00PM

“We had a terrific season,” North Kitsap head boys swim coach Greg Braun said.

Be prepared, not scared: ‘Map Your Poulsbo Neighborhood’ seminars April 19, 23 | Video

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 2:17PM

Following a natural disaster, such as a major earthquake, you and your neighbors can expect to be on your own for up to seven days. That’s according to many emergency-response agencies. In other words, your neighbors will be your first responders.

Poulsbo Piranha Swim Team performs strongly at March Madness Meet

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Mar 9, 2016 at 11:37AM

Although facing some stiff competition, the Poulsbo Piranhas delivered a strong performance in their first day, taking home 16 first-place ribbons.

Port of Poulsbo will propose annexing to UGA limits

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Mar 14, 2016 at 12:12PM

The Port of Poulsbo will ask voters to expand the district’s boundaries to the city limits, as well as Poulsbo’s Urban Growth Area. The port commission voted March 3 to place the measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. Port Manager Brad Miller said Lemolo and Scandia — two areas that overwhelmingly opposed an annexation measure in 2014 — will not be included in the proposed port district.

Poulsbo’s urban village dream: Housing, park, trails, YMCA fitness center envisioned at College Market Place

  • Mar 14, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 5:16PM

Imagine living in a place where the shops, parks, medical offices, work, restaurants and schools are all within easy walking distance — a multigenerational neighborhood that offers a range of living choices and costs, a place with trees, walking trails and bike paths, and a park.

What is an urban village? Walkability, connectivity, and diversity

  • Mar 14, 2016 at 2:20PM

There was a time, at the beginning of the 20th century, when most Americans lived in villages or village-like neighborhoods within a city. Residents could walk to work, their children walked to a nearby school, and most of life’s needs — the butcher, the baker and candlestick maker, if you will — were also within easy walking distance.

Poulsbo Police Chief Alan Townsend resigns; 'I have become a distraction'

  • Mar 14, 2016 at 4:00PM updated at 6:01PM

Poulsbo Police Chief Alan Townsend resigned March 14, writing in a statement released by the mayor's office that "I have become a distraction to the city and more specifically the police department."

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