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Doctor’s malpractice trial postponed until April 26; appeal of state decision filed

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 3:22PM

Trial for a malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Narinder M. Duggal has been rescheduled for April 26 in Kitsap County Superior Court. According to the plaintiff, trial was rescheduled from Dec. 8 because the judge, Jay B. Roof, is retiring “and took himself off our case and nobody could hear the case in time.”

Kitsap is party central on New Year’s Eve | Kitsap Weekly

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Dec 31, 2015 at 2:13PM

Still making plans for New Year’s Eve? Here’s what’s scheduled in Kitsap. How about a dive adventure? Or a retro 1980s dance? Or an indoor beach party? Take a look at this sampling of events. These are just some of the reasons to celebrate the new year close to home.

Detectives find body of elderly person near Belfair

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Dec 31, 2015 at 12:41PM

BELFAIR – The body of an unidentified elderly person was found inside a container in the back yard of a residence south of Belfair Wednesday morning.

Local celebrities share their New Year’s resolutions | Kitsap Weekly

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 9:19AM

It’s a new year, which means, of course, it’s time to recommit ourselves to accomplishing a resolution that will improve ourselves or our community. Need some inspiration? We asked some local notables to show us the mountains they plan to scale in 2016.

M.V. Coho out of service Jan. 4 through Feb. 28

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 10:00AM

Black Ball Ferry Line’s M.V. Coho will be out of service from Jan. 4 through Feb. 28 during construction of a new wharf at Black Ball’s Victoria, B.C. terminal. The M.V. Coho’s last sailing from Port Angeles prior to the break will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 3, with the last sailing from Victoria at 4 p.m. on the same day.

Severe weather shelters open through Jan. 3

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 9:26AM

Both shelters will be open 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. Dec. 31 through Jan. 3. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m. The locations are: The Salvation Army, 832 6th St., Bremerton; Kingston Community Center, 1212 NE Highway 104, Kingston.

A ride 'round the 'P'bo Loop' | Video

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 5:01PM

If you've ever wondered what it's like to ride a bus around Poulsbo, now's your chance to do so without leaving your screen.

Increase in leisure travelers spurs growth in Kitsap’s tourism sector | Forecasts

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 5:15PM

For the past several months, Kitsap County hoteliers have led Washington counties — including King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane — in posting record increases in lodging sales, occupancy and demand. It’s a trend that Visit Kitsap Peninsula expects to continue in 2016 and for the next several years as Kitsap’s tourism industry expands to support current and projected demand, as reflected in Smith Travel Reports.

Sheriff warns against warm-up thefts

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 4:25PM

Unattended vehicles left with motors running are quick targets to car thieves. Drivers are warned to not leave their vehicles unattended while they warm up.

Morrow Manor: $100K fundraising challenge reached; Ryan Properties matches

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 4:16PM

In fall, Tim Ryan Properties of Poulsbo issued a challenge: it would match all funds raised, up to $100,000, for the Morrow Manor project. Just before Christmas, thanks to an anonymous donor who supplied the final $9,000, that challenge was met.

WSP troopers will be out in force for New Year’s weekend DUI patrols

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 4:22PM

More than 1,200 impaired drivers arrested since Thanksgiving weekend

Bob Hogan worked nearly 49 years at PSNS | Passages

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 3:31PM

A memorial celebration of Bob's life is scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 2 at the North Kitsap Eagles Aerie, 4230 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. The Rev. Dr. Paul Ellis of Northwest Chaplaincy will officiate. Stone Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Café Jacamoe closed, could reopen elsewhere

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 3:05PM

Café Jacamoe is closed but its owners hope to reopen the New Orleans-style restaurant and nightclub elsewhere in Poulsbo. Café Jacamoe, 8990 Front St., Poulsbo, closed Dec. 26, leaving its fans consoled by the stardust of the final song — and by the cafe’s possible relocation.

Bellringer Fund is $12K from goal with one week left

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 2:58PM

The Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund total as of Dec. 29 was $17,125, matching last year’s to-date total.

Firefighter falls through floor in Arbutus Court house fire

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 2:33PM

A North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighter sustained minor injuries when he fell through the floor of a house during a fire that broke out at 3 a.m. Dec. 29 in Poulsbo. The firefighter was treated at Harrison Medical Center and released, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. A young woman who was housesitting when the fire broke out suffered minor smoke inhalation, was examined by firefighters but refused transportation to the hospital, Matson reported. Two cats were found deceased.

North Kitsap will lead county's economic growth | Forecasts

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 12:00PM

2015 was a good year for our local and regional economy. 2016 will see continued growth throughout Kitsap, with North Kitsap leading the way on many fronts.

Sons of Norway donates $7,500 to ShareNet

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:55PM

Pictured from left, Shorty Garoutte, David Rice, Mark Ince, Glen Robbins and Jan Saenz display donated toys and a $7,500 check donated by Sons of Norway to ShareNet, Dec. 22. The funds were raised at Sons of Norway's annual auction the day prior.

Conquering MS and Ironman

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:36PM

56-year-old Brian Whelan, grandfather of six, completes 140-mile race, Nov. 29, 2015.

State Parks says, ‘Hey, you, take a hike’ | Kitsap Weekly

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:20PM

Free — now, that’s a good reason to get out and usher in 2016 in the great outdoors

Expect steady growth in 2016 | Forecasts

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:49PM

We use this time of year to reflect on our successes, learn from our challenges, and look ahead to what we might accomplish as the calendar turns the page. I reviewed my 2015 forecast, and was pleased to see much of it came true.

Father Christmas delivers cash, goods to Fishline

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:59PM

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he resides, at least in December, in a small house on Front Street in Historic Downtown Poulsbo.

Kitsap Transit driver was speeding at time of bike accident

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:00PM

The Kitsap Transit bus driver who hit a bicyclist on Highway 305 in early November was speeding at the time of the accident, according to documents recently released by Kitsap Transit.

Full steam ahead: WSF to add fourth Olympic Class ferry

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 10:43AM

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries is starting off the New Year with construction of a new Olympic Class ferry.

McClure sworn in as Port of Kingston commissioner

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Dec 28, 2015 at 10:10AM

Mary McClure was sworn in as Port of Kingston commissioner Dec. 23. McClure succeeds Pete DeBoer, who did not seek re-election. DeBoer was elected to the commission in 2004. McClure ran unopposed in the November election.

Celebration of life Jan. 9 for educator, director Sharon Ferguson

  • Dec 26, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 1:07PM

Led North Kitsap High School’s English Department, started the school’s AP English program, and as drama coach had led thousands of students through more than 60 successful stage productions

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