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Suquamish Elementary alumnus is now the school’s principal

  • May 18, 2015 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2015 at 8:47AM

Andra Murray, who attended Suquamish Elementary School before going on to graduate from North Kitsap High School and University of Washington, is returning to her old elementary school as the principal.

Port of Poulsbo union talks, liveaboard proposals moving forward

  • May 20, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 7:36PM

Port of Poulsbo union talks, liveaboard proposals are moving forward. Board of Commissioners meeting May 21.

Viking Fest Notebook | News and notes from Poulsbo's annual celebration

  • May 16, 2015 at 9:00AM updated May 18, 2015 at 5:15PM

In her Viking Fest welcome May 15, Mayor Becky Erickson said Viking Fest “speaks to our heritage, it speaks to our roots.” Viking Fest celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day and honor Poulsbo’s earliest Norwegian settlers, who arrived beginning in the 1880s.

Viking Fest Parade is a rousing hit | Slideshow

  • May 18, 2015 at 1:17PM

Hundreds of people flocked to Front Street in Poulsbo for the 46th annual Viking Fest Parade, May 16.

Armed Forces Day photo gallery

  • May 18, 2015 at 11:34AM

Photos from the 67th Armed Forces Day Parade hosted May 17 in downtown Bremerton.

Some early winners in 2015 election

  • May 16, 2015 at 8:00AM updated May 17, 2015 at 3:30PM

The election isn’t until fall but, barring any write-in candidacies, there are already some winners.

1 million Norwegians immigrated to U.S. between 1820 and 1920 | Viking Fest

  • May 16, 2015 at 1:01PM

Although Sweden sent more emigrants to the United States than any other Scandinavian country, Norway sent a greater percentage of its population — nearly 1 million people between 1820 and 1920.

Viking Fest continues through weekend with parade, entertainment, contests | Viking Fest

  • May 16, 2015 at 7:31AM

The 47th annual Viking Fest got under way on May 15 and continues through the weekend with the carnival, contests, live entertainment and, on May 16, the downtown parade. Here’s the schedule.

Get to know the candidates in the 2015 election | In Our Opinion

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:37PM

The winners of the Nov. 3 election will work for you. Get to know the candidates. Your vote will empower them to make level-of-service and spending decisions on your behalf in city hall, school district offices, fire district headquarters, and park, port and utility district offices. Make sure your vote is an informed one.

Next stop for Vikings tennis team: Regionals | Road to State

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:30PM

After finishing first in conference, it’s clear to see that the North Kitsap girls tennis team is filled with skilled competitors. More important than that, however, the team is filled with friends who like having fun with each other.

This team reminds coach of 1988 | Road to State

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:25PM

North Kitsap Vikings baseball coach Jeff Weible has seen the big stage. And he’s preparing his team to make it there.

Viking Fest: A lot of new in old festival

  • May 14, 2015 at 1:52PM

This year’s Viking Fest is the 47th annual, but there is a lot that’s new to this celebration of Poulsbo’s Norwegian heritage. The Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap has teamed with Viking Fest to present the Viking Tour, an event designed to be more than a simple bike race.

Terrorism threat level raised at NBK

  • May 14, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 1:37PM

BREMERTON — If lines to enter Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) have seemed a little long than usual lately, there’s a reason. On May 7, the Department of Defense raised the terrorism threat level to Force Protection Condition Level Bravo, the third level of a five tier scale. It’s defined as “An increased and predictable threat of terrorism.”

US Coast Guard to release boating safety app

  • May 14, 2015 at 1:35PM

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App May 16 as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week.

North Kitsap's Wallis advances to second round of league meet | Road to State

  • May 14, 2015 at 11:05AM

No. 1 singles Danya Wallis of North Kitsap handily beat Tessa Johnson of Kingston 6-0, 6-0 before beating Ryoko Kumei from Kingston and Hannah Gauthun by the same scores, May 12 in the Olympic League 2A Girls Tennis Tournament. Willis was to face Sarah Casias of Bremerton in the final May 14.

Oil-drilling ship's passage: Little notice here, but protests in Everett

  • May 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated May 14, 2015 at 6:42AM

The oil-drilling ship Noble Discoverer passed Point No Point around 2 p.m. May 12, generating little interest. But at the Port of Everett, where it is to be parked for an undisclosed period before proceeding to Seattle, 10 protesters in kayaks greeted the Discoverer's arrival.

Candidate filing period ends May 15; primary election Aug. 4

  • May 14, 2015 at 6:28AM

Seventy-nine candidates had filed for 57 public offices countywide as of May 13. Expect more. Candidate filing ends at 4:30 p.m. May 15. The primary election is Aug. 4; the general election is Nov. 3.

Downtown Poulsbo is getting a new museum

  • May 13, 2015 at 12:26PM

Downtown Poulsbo will soon have a maritime heritage museum, adding to the cultural flavor of the historic district and providing a home for a growing collection of maritime artifacts, including a restored codfish dory and a Poulsbo boat.

Repairs require Agate Pass Bridge lane closures May 30-31 | Update

  • May 12, 2015 at 2:06PM

o accommodate special events in Poulsbo and Bremerton, and next weekend’s Memorial Day holiday, the state Department of Transportation has revised earlier announced dates for repair work on Agate Pass Bridge north of Bainbridge Island.

Gelder gives 'State of the County' address at chamber luncheon May 13

  • May 12, 2015 at 7:14AM

Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder will give a "State of the County" address at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave., Poulsbo.

Olympic College hosts a Tribute to Veterans and Active Duty Military on May 13

  • May 11, 2015 at 3:45PM

Leaders from Kitsap’s military bases will gather at Olympic College to honor veterans and active duty military members. The event celebrates the strong ties to the military in our community and at Olympic College as we near Memorial Day.

Know your Norse: Test your knowledge of Poulsbo and the cultural ties that bind | Kitsap Week

  • May 11, 2015 at 2:44PM

As Viking Fest nears — it’s May 15-17 — we present some things you should know about Nordic culture (and, perhaps, dispel some myths along the way).

Three big wins for the North Kitsap Vikings | Road to State

  • May 10, 2015 at 12:04PM

The Vikings baseball team defeated Franklin Pierce 9-1 and River Ridge 5-0 May 9 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds to advance to the semifinal game of the 2015 District 2/3 2A Baseball Tournament. At home that day, the Vikings track and field team posted strong finishes – including first in five events – to win the meet. The boys finished with 128 points, ahead of Sequim with 121.5; the girls finished with 160.5, ahead of Olympic with 126.5.

North Kitsap wins first-round playoff game | District 2/3 2A Baseball Tournament

  • May 9, 2015 at 4:15PM

Handily defeats Franklin Pierce 9-1 at fairgrounds

It's on to districts: Baseball begins May 9 at Kitsap County Fairgrounds | District schedules

  • May 8, 2015 at 12:00PM updated May 9, 2015 at 6:51AM

The North Kitsap Vikings won five Olympic League titles: baseball, boys soccer, boys track, girls tennis, and girls track. The next step on the road to state begins May 9, when several district tournaments begin.

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