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- Jul 23, 2014 at 9:25AM
Bluegrass is the music of America. Bluegrass is the ultimate blending of the traditional folk tunes brought to this country in the 1600s by immigrants from Scotland, Ireland and England — an occurrence only possible in the burgeoning new world; it was the pop music of the Great Depression; it was one of the first musical genres to inspire festival concert events and, in proof of the massive revival of interest in the genre today, the International Bluegrass Music Association now claims members in all 50 states and more than 30 different countries.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:17AM
A civilian employee of Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor was struck and killed by a truck that went off the road and onto the sidewalk when the driver lost control of the vehicle during a turn, Washington State Patrol reported July 23.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:42PM
A memorial fund has been set up for the family of a 12-year-old boy who died in a Tacoma hospital after he was found floating in the water at a Poulsbo lake dock last week.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 11:20AM
Washington public school instructors spend most of the school day teaching, though as much as an hour of their time is devoted to preparing students for state tests.
- Jul 2, 2014 at 12:55PM
Once again, Poulsbo’s 3rd of July celebration neared and, once again, the Viking Fest Corporation, which presents the event, was short on cash for the fireworks spectacular over Liberty Bay.
- Jul 24, 2014 at 1:33PM
Bloedel Reserve will give summer one last hurrah with an old-fashioned outdoor party from 5:30 p.m. to dusk on Saturday, Aug. 30.
- Jul 25, 2014 at 1:43PM
Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation has commissioned Jane Landstra, a local music teacher and fiddler, to write an original song for the schooner, Fiddler’s Dream.
- Jul 28, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 29, 2014 at 9:03AM
A driver on the Hood Canal Bridge called 911 on July 28, after an encounter with someone they thought was a law enforcement officer.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:22PM
There’s work being done improve the way the superintendent is evaluated in the North Kitsap School District.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 10:00AM
A 48-year-old Kingston man died after the scooter he was driving, and a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue fire engine, collided in the intersection of Miller Bay Road and West Kingston Road, July 4
- Jul 29, 2014 at 1:17PM
The ferry MV Tacoma has dropped anchor — a rarity for a state ferry on a sailing in Puget Sound — as the crew grapples with a propulsion power failure during the 12:20 p.m. run from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.
- Jul 7, 2014 at 2:40PM
Fire investigators determined an unattended cooking is the likely cause of a July 4 fire that destroyed a Kingston home, and killed a 7-month-old dog.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 3:15PM
The ferry MV Tacoma slowly made its way into Eagle Harbor by 3 p.m. Tuesday with the help of two tugboats.
- Jul 29, 2014 at 8:19PM
The Bainbridge Island to Seattle ferry route will resume two-boat service with the 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 sailing from Bainbridge, according to Washington State Ferries.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 11:56AM
After receiving her first primary election ballot, Lucy Copass, a new resident in a Washington town, wondered, “How can I come up to speed on local issues quickly?” A friend suggested she try Vote411.
- Jul 9, 2014 at 11:44AM
Two series of primary election candidate forums are scheduled this month. The primary election is Aug. 5, and the forums feature those races with two or more candidates. All forums are open to the public.
- Jul 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:51PM
The distance to Bella Bella, B.C., more than 500 miles away, prompted most indigenous nations on the Olympic Peninsula to modify their plans for this year’s Canoe Journey/Paddle to Bella Bella. But pullers in the Quileute’s Seawolf canoe set out more than a month ago for the remote community north of Vancouver Island on Campbell Island halfway up the coast of mainland British Columbia, where the Heiltsuk Nation is hosting the week-long celebration for this year’s journey from July 13-19.
- Jul 10, 2014 at 1:03PM
A basketball camp for girls entering grades 4-9 is scheduled on July 14-17 in the Kingston High School Gymnasium.
- Jul 10, 2014 at 4:39PM
Marcus G. Croman bought a retired ambulance in 2010 and outfitted it into a different kind of aid vehicle: A vehicle for his Kingston Rescue Mission, with which to deliver food to people in need. Witnesses say that same vehicle struck a pedestrian on Suquamish Way near Highway 305 and fled the scene late July 2.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 1:00PM
Fresh out of high school, Gabbi Garcia has landed a spot on the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders softball roster for the 2015 season.
- Jul 11, 2014 at 3:20PM
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of Puget Sound, including North Kitsap, from July 12, 11 a.m., to July 14, 6 a.m. Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-80s to lower-90s this weekend.
- Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00AM
Kitsap County Sheriff’s investigators had not completed their investigation late this week of a fatal collision on July 4 between a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine and a Yamaha scooter, at Miller Bay and West Kingston roads.
- Jul 12, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:12AM
A group of men working on summer cabins nearby were the first on the scene. “Upon departure, the helicopter was observed by witnesses as flying erratically,” sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson reported. “While at an altitude of approximately 30 feet, the aircraft dropped into a depth of about six feet of water approximately 20 yards from the shoreline.”
- Aug 7, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:56PM
Despite finishing second behind Democrat Nathan Schlicher in the Aug. 5 primary election, State Rep. Jesse Young is optimistic about his changes of winning in the November general election.
- Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 8:09AM
A free baseball clinic for people entering eighth through 12th grade is scheduled for July 19.