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Byrnes announces candidacy for 23rd District state rep, position 2 | 2016 Election

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 9:23AM

Loretta Byrnes of Poulsbo has announced her candidacy for 23rd District state representative, position 2.

Bremerton man injured, charged with DUI, in crash near Poulsbo

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:16AM

Washington State Patrol reported that Benjamin A. Harp, 26, was driving a Ford Ranger pickup southbound on State Route 307/Bond Road when it left the roadway to the right at Big Valley Road, struck a guardrail, and came to rest in the ditch.

Driftwood Keys man faces charge of second-degree assault

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 5:22PM

It was about 8 p.m. Jan. 26 when Mark John Nielsen and a neighbor saw what they believed to be suspicious behavior going on down near the Driftwood Key boat ramp, so they drove down together to check it out. He said he showed three subjects there that he had a handgun. The three say he pointed the gun at them and ordered them to lay on the ground.

Objections and support voiced for proposed vaping ordinance

  • Mar 17, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Mar 22, 2016 at 5:04PM

The Kitsap Public Health Board hosted its first of three “listening” meetings to hear public comment on the proposed vaping ordinance.

Former Poulsbo deputy police chief returns as public safety director

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 2:04PM

Former deputy police chief Shawn Delaney, who left the department amid cutbacks in 2010, is serving as public safety director until a new police chief is hired.

Map Your Neighborhood program helped Point No Point become disaster-ready

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 3:31PM

There’s no way to know if or when a disaster will strike. But you can be prepared. “People always want to know what do you do first after an earthquake or disaster,” said Billie Dunford, volunteer disaster preparedness coordinator for Point No Point View Estates. “I tell them, you don’t know what’s going to happen."

Strong opener for North Kitsap lacrosse

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:13PM

Strong opener for North Kitsap lacrosse, but state champ Bainbridge prevails 11-9

Take steps now to protect your pet | Pets & People

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:41PM

Last spring, I learned my chocolate Lab mix can jump very high. I let her out one morning and before I could finish yelling her name, “Ellie,” she had chased a family of deer out of our yard, over the fence and into the woods.

Cultural events put you in touch with Kitsap’s Norwegian roots | Kitsap Weekly

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:04PM

2016 marks landmark anniversaries for some of the organizations that they founded to help each other survive and thrive in their new home: The Sons of Norway Lodge in Poulsbo celebrates its 100th; Martha & Mary celebrates its 125th; the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church is 130 years old.

Poulsbo Beer Run makes a splash

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:07PM

Despite the rain, the annual Poulsbo Beer Run brought over 600 participants to run the 5k for charity — and beer on March 13.

Public hearings scheduled on proposal to create new Kitsap 911 system

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 9:00AM updated Mar 18, 2016 at 1:23PM

The North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners will have a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. March 28 on transferring the department’s interests and liabilities in the assets of CenCom to Kitsap County for the reorganization and re-establishment of CenCom as a separate legal entity.

Newest Washington state ferry: M/V Suquamish

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 3:00PM updated at 5:52PM

“The Suquamish have a rich cultural and maritime history in the Salish Sea with their ancestral heartland encompassing the north end of Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula to Indian Island, the Kitsap Peninsula, and both sides of Admiralty Inlet to the Tacoma Narrows in the south,” Commission Chairman Anne Haley said in an announcement of the naming.

Transportation budget funds ferry construction

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 3:47PM

The state Legislature passed a supplemental transportation budget that provides a boost to the Puget Sound ferry service, while funding pay raises to state troopers and providing some fixes to the traffic messes of Interstate 405.

Sheriff's sergeant found intoxicated in car faced discipline, demotion

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Mar 16, 2016 at 5:47AM

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Porter, who drove his car home while intoxicated in October, faced demotion to deputy, suspension without pay for 30 working days, and suspension from his duties as a SWAT team tactical supervisor.

Local executive hired as the director of operations for the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 3:09PM

After a 26-day hiring process, the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of E. Daniel Barry as its director of operations on March 16. Barry will oversee all elements of board governance, external marketing, strategic event planning, and staff management.

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."

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.

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.

No rest for the weary: Power crews on alert for another wind storm Sunday

  • Mar 12, 2016 at 9:41PM

Keep your flashlights and candles handy: A major windstorm accompanied by heavy rains is expected to hit the Pacific Northwest, including Kitsap County, Sunday afternoon and evening, which could once again send residents in darkness for the second time in a week.

Remains, taken from burial site in 1841, being returned home

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 4:08PM

After 175 years, the ancestor is returning home. The National Museum of Natural History plans to repatriate to the Suquamish Tribe the remains of a person removed in 1841 from his or her burial site in what is now Port Orchard.

Silverdale Total Wine & More celebrates grand opening

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 12:14PM

SILVERDALE – Customers sampled wine and meandered through dozens of aisles full of a dazzling selection of liquor, wine and beer during Total Wine & More’s grand opening at The Trails at Silverdale March 10.

Portion of Brownsville Highway closed because of erosion, flooding

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 9:46AM

Brownsville Highway about one mile south of the Keyport turnoff remained closed at 9:30 a.m. March 11

Legislature and school districts continue seeking solutions to teacher shortage, school funding

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 3:36PM

A teacher shortage is slamming school districts in Washington and, as the Legislature reaches the end of its regular session, lawmakers are still looking for ways to relieve the strain.

Sewer and stormwater overflows lead to no-contact advisories for Liberty Bay, others

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 4:24PM

The Kitsap Public Health District issued no-contact advisories for several bays March 10 because of sewer and stormwater overflows in Poulsbo and Lemolo, and a combined sewer overflow in Bremerton.

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