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Our wishes for the new year | In Our Opinion

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

We have reason to be optimistic about 2015. But the year brings with it new challenges as well as new opportunities. Here are some things we would like to see accomplished this year.

Top 10 Stories of 2014

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Here’s a look at the top 10 stories of 2014, as selected by the staff of the North Kitsap Herald.

Infraction recommended in July 4 fatality

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 3:05PM

A Kitsap County Sheriff’s investigator found the driver of a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue fire engine “failed to give right of way” to the driver of a Yamaha scooter who was killed July 4, and is recommending the driver of the engine be cited for failure to “keep right except when passing, etc.”

No applicants yet for Poulsbo City Council vacancy

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 12:42PM

Poulsbo City Council member Linda Berry-Maraist said on Dec. 10 that her last day on the council would be Jan. 21. After she made that announcement, the council set an application period for residents who might be interested in completing Berry-Maraist’s term. But as of the last day of 2014, there were no applicants.

Severe-weather shelters open; evening temps below freezing

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 12:26PM

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management is activating the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan because of below-freezing evening temperatures.

Where to celebrate in Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Dec 31, 2014 at 11:48AM

From pubs to theaters, dinners to casinos, party locally on Dec. 31.

Drop the Weapon | Cartoon

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 3:33PM

The cartoon for Dec. 30 is by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune.

A fresh start to a new year | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 8:00AM

Tips on quitting smoking, a common yet difficult New Year's resolution.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 3, 2015 at 8:00AM

Horoscopes for the Jan. 4 full moon to the Jan. 20 new moon.

Silver City brings you a Cold One | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 1:56PM

Kitsap’s Silver City Brewery is greeting the post-winter ale season with a new spring brew apt to give enthusiasts a chill: The Cold One.

Delicious whites from the 15th Platinum Judging | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 1:00PM

Great Northwest Wine: We recently reviewed some of the top red wines from the 15th annual Platinum Judging, conducted by Wine Press Northwest magazine. This week, we take a look at some of the top white and dessert wines.

The life and adventures of rodents in art | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Bainbridge Public Library will showcase the work of artist Rachel Fisher throughout January, featuring the adventures of rats and their feathered friends.

Driver airlifted to Seattle hospital after car collides with van carrying 10 people

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 9:34AM

One person was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and another transported to Jefferson General after a collision near the west entrance to the Hood Canal Bridge the evening of Dec. 29.

Hobbit House is up for rent | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 5:47PM

Where We Live: The cottage on Bainbridge Island's High School Road is now a vacation rental for visitors to the island.

Poets' Corner | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

This week’s poem is by Mike Dillon of Indianola and was originally published in his 2008 book of poetry, “That Which We Have Named.” It is his second published book of poetry.

Author reads, plays kora music at Liberty Bay Books | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00AM

Author Patrick Loafman will read from his 2013 novel, “Somewhere Upriver,” at Liberty Bay Books on Jan. 4, at 2 p.m.

Zen and bird watching | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Devotees of pursuits ranging from stamp collecting to rock climbing can relate to his “zen-like” connection with those who share their passion. Bird watching is similar.

Kingston severe weather shelter open Dec. 29

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 2:13PM

The Kingston severe weather shelter will be open Dec. 29 due to cold temperatures.

Kingston business district is being studied

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 1:29PM

The Greater Kingston Area Chamber of Commerce is thinking of ways to pull businesses together.

2014 Year in Review | Cartoon

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 1:24PM

The cartoon for Dec. 29 is by David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star.

Law enforcement career comes to a close for Sheriff Steve Boyer

  • Dec 27, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Dec 28, 2014 at 11:02AM

If you ask Steve Boyer how he ended up in law enforcement, he’ll tell you about an incident he saw as a boy. “There was a house fire down the street,” Boyer said. “Two little girls were burnt very badly. I remember watching the firemen and the police working so hard to help. A couple of days later I went over to look at the house and I thought ‘I’d like to know what to do in an emergency like that,’” Boyer said.

Family escapes from house fire; no injuries

  • Dec 28, 2014 at 8:40AM

A family escaped from a fast-moving house fire late Dec. 27, just after 11 p.m., near Pioneer Way and the Hilltop gas station. Working smoke alarms and a quick response by parents saved the sleeping children, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. Two dogs and a cat also managed to escape, but one cat is missing.

City's fees, a place of renewal, helping others, fund update among top stories

  • Dec 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Dec 27, 2014 at 8:28PM

The Dec. 26 Herald is 40 pages in two sections, in addition to USA Weekend magazine, and lots of additional savings in our local and regional advertising circulars. The news section features a 2015 wall calendar. The Kitsap Week cover story is about New Year's Eve events in Kitsap.

Poulsbo's permit fees may halt port’s liveaboard expansion plans

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Dec 27, 2014 at 8:27PM

The Port of Poulsbo began an effort to increase its liveaboard numbers in March 2014. Since then, it has engaged the City of Poulsbo to find a process to do so.

Attendance at 'The Interview' lags at movie's second showing on Bainbridge

  • Dec 27, 2014 at 11:05AM

Whatever cultural moment the local moviegoing public may have shared at the sold-out premier of the controversial comedy "The Interview" at Bainbridge Cinemas Thursday night, the time has apparently come and gone.

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