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Small dog had a big heart; inspires effort to help others | Kitsap Weekly

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Jan 16, 2016 at 10:09AM

Starr was such a people dog, her owner Toni Houck decided to do something for people.

Poulsbo city prosecutor resigns; will become assistant city attorney of Bremerton

  • Jan 15, 2016 at 5:04PM

Poulsbo City Prosecutor Kylie Purves has resigned to accept a position with the Bremerton City Attorney’s office. The Bremerton city attorney’s office confirmed she will serve as assistant city attorney. Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, who was interviewing candidates for city prosecutor Jan. 15, said Purves has agreed to stay on until a new prosecutor is hired.

Wilson v. Newton: Top ranked NFL quarterbacks to face off Jan. 17

  • Jan 15, 2016 at 2:24PM

When the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers meet in the NFL divisional playoffs on Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina, the game will be a knock-down, drag-out affair between the two players who arguably have been the league’s best this season.

Port of Brownsville will maintain Keyport's docks

  • Jan 14, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Jan 15, 2016 at 10:50AM

Port of Brownsville staff will provide maintenance to the Port of Keyport’s marina under an interlocal agreement approved and signed by commissioners Jan. 13. The two port districts are neighbors, located midway between Bremerton and Poulsbo.

Navy says training proposal still in 'early stages of development'

  • Jan 14, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Jan 15, 2016 at 10:24AM

A Navy spokesman says a plan to use beaches, marinas and parks in the Puget Sound region, including Poulsbo, for special warfare training is only proposed, and that the public will be engaged “at the appropriate time” before any plan is implemented

'We can find the hope necessary to begin to feel safe again'

  • Jan 14, 2016 at 6:30PM

Sheriff Gary Simpson writes about the search for murder victim Robert Hood

Funding issues haunt Legislature’s response to court-ordered basic education reforms

  • Jan 14, 2016 at 5:22AM

Teachers’ compensation, teacher shortages, the educational opportunity gap and school districts’ operating levies are all on state legislators’ agenda this session as the state Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate — along with the court’s $100,000-per-day contempt citation — looms.

Shining a light on local history

  • Jan 12, 2016 at 10:23AM

Bainbridge Island artistic duo take part in regional history exhibition.

Cabin destroyed by fire, man injured

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 4:48PM

An 800-square-foot waterfront cabin was destroyed and a man was transported to a local hospital after a fire of undetermined origin early Jan. 11 on the northernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula.

Human needs likely to be impacted this year | 2016 Forecast

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 1:59PM

Looking back is easier, and we can surely report that, as we close out 2015, we are making progress. Fishline is seeing a slow, gradual decrease in the number of households needing help when compared to our peak in 2012. Folks are working again, access to affordable healthcare is increasing because of recent reforms and households are getting by through sharing resources and expressing a resilience that is inspiring to see.

Remembering, and celebrating, the dream | Kitsap Weekly

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 1:51PM

For many peoples, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream is still alive. And his leadership of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s continues to inspire movements around the world.

A touch of divine intervention on Seahawks' side?

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 7:48AM

It's hard not to think some higher power intervened in Seattle's 10-9 wild-card playoff victory over Minnesota on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

While it wasn't pretty, any victory in the playoffs looks good

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 7:42AM

Now the Seahawks head to top-seeded Carolina next Sunday for the divisional round with the notion that fate is on their side.

Anderson, Knode, Walker featured poets | Bookends

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Jan 10, 2016 at 10:57AM

Finnish-Sami poet Gary Anderson, street poet Shane Knode and local journalist Richard Walker will read some of their works at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse.

10 Most-Read Online Stories of 2015 |

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 2:24PM

The 10 most-read stories of 2015 on

$25,235: Neighbors help neighbors through Lions/Raab fund

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 2:28PM

Poulsbo-area residents donated $25,235 to the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund this season. While that’s less than the $28,349 donated during the 2014-15 campaign, the funds will help neighbors put food on tables, keep their lights and heat on, keep a roof over their heads, and get to medical appointments and work.

The Top 10 Stories of 2015 | North Kitsap Herald

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 2:18PM

Here are the top 10 stories of 2015, as selected by the staff of the North Kitsap Herald

Appreciates the North Kitsap Herald

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 2:00PM

I have lived in Poulsbo since 2004 and have enjoyed reading the Herald ever since I can remember.

Be responsible for your own actions

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 1:58PM

Very sad, what has happened in Poulsbo these past few days concerning the Poulsbo Police and Sheriff’s Department. Now, Mayor Becky has to spend time explaining things to the public, and I am sure she does not like doing this.

Poulsbo needs a tree-retention ordinance

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 1:57PM

It was ironic that the evening I was ready to write this, I read a quote by Mayor Becky Erickson: “Yes, look for more houses being built — a lot more. But watch for more stringent rules on tree retention.” (“Expect steady growth in 2016,” page A1, Jan. 1 Herald.) Well, this is coming too late for two areas I am directly involved in.

Not the right time for raises for mayor, council

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 1:56PM

To the mayor and City Council members: You should be ashamed of yourselves! How in the name of Poulsbo can you vote yourselves a raise in salary at this time?

Departments must restore public trust | In Our Opinion

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 1:52PM

The Poulsbo Police and Kitsap County Sheriff’s departments are pointing fingers regarding a sheriff’s sergeant found impaired in his vehicle at the Regal Cinemas parking lot and, later that same night, in the driveway of his home. Look at the facts, though, and it’s clear both agencies mishandled this.

Vikings block win from Roughriders

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 12:35PM

The last two undefeated teams in the Olympic League, the Roughriders, (2-0, 6-4) and the Vikings (3-0, 8-2), met on Jan. 5 at North Kitsap High School to compete for top spot.

Police chief: Policies are being examined, but it was up to KCSO to call State Patrol

  • Jan 7, 2016 at 2:22PM

Poulsbo officials say several police policies and procedures are being examined after a Kitsap County Sheriff’s officer, found intoxicated in his vehicle at Regal Cinemas and later at home on Clear Creek Road, was not cited.

Charges pending in Motel 6 explosion case

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 11:12AM

Third-degree assault charges against a 32-year-old man are pending in connection with the Motel 6 explosion Aug. 18, 2015.

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