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‘Cap’n Safety’ had roles in two films, TV program | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:49PM

If you’ve ever watched “Master and Commander,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Once Upon a Time,” you’ll think the man in charge of safety for the Kitsap Water Trails Festival Paddles looks familiar. His name is Captain John Morrison — “JB” to his friends — and he is the safety captain for the Brownsville Brownie Challenge Paddle on June 27 and the Keys to Keyport Fun Paddle and Raffle on June 28.

Northwest BeechBoys, paddling app, and glamping | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:42PM

A group of private pilots based at Bremerton Airport who have taken precision flying to a higher level will perform at the Water Trails Festival on June 27.

Play it safe, see a fireworks show | In Our Opinion

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:33PM

Here are some good reasons to enjoy a professional fireworks show this Fourth of July (and, in some cases, 3rd of July), instead of buying and lighting off fireworks. One, fireworks were responsible for two deaths, 277 injuries, and more than 150 fires and $320,000 in property loss in Washington in 2014, according to the State Fire Marshal.

FootGolf is the new way to play for par

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 8:38AM

What happens when the World Cup and the U.S. Open meet? FootGolf, the new sport combining two old favorites is being played on 257 golf courses across America.

Felix is King | Fans on the Ferry

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 8:36AM

Melissa Bates and Patrick Lewis, two Bremerton residents, love the Mariners. Especially Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls increase July 1

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 2:32PM

OLYMPIA – Drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge are reminded that toll rates will increase next week. New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge take effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.

Local woman walking overnight for suicide prevention

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:21AM

Nicole Tong of Poulsbo will participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Overnight, an 18-mile walk from sunset to sunrise to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention, June 27-28.

Kingston apartment fire caused no injuries, little damage

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 9:44AM

A fire started at the back of a dryer Wednesday morning in Kingston.

Median cost of home in Kitsap: $265,000

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 9:30PM

Fueling the market: Low interest rates, a growing economy, improving consumer confidence

More delays in trial of murder suspect David Kalac

  • Jun 11, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jun 24, 2015 at 1:58PM

The trial of suspected murderer David Kalac, supposed to begin June 9 in Kitsap County Superior Court, has been rescheduled for June 26 after the defense team requested a continuance.

Olympic College hires its first vice president for equity and inclusion

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:32AM

Cheryl Nuñez is Olympic College’s first vice president for equity and inclusion. She served in similar positions at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University.

Healthy Youth Survey: Increase in student depression, suicide attempts

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 5:00AM updated at 9:31AM

An increasing number of Washington teens say they feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts of suicide, and have attempted suicide, according to the state Healthy Youth Survey.

Dunbar, Pixton named Teachers of the Year

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jun 24, 2015 at 5:50AM

North Kitsap High School teacher Peggy Dunbar and Poulsbo Elementary School teacher Barbara Pixton and have been chosen as the Rangvald Kvelstad Teachers of the Year. The two were selected by the Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award Foundation based on nominations from the community. Each receives $500.

Seeing unusual birds in your area? Here's why | Kitsap Week

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jun 24, 2015 at 5:48AM

Over the last 50 years, more than 60 percent of our bird species have shifted their winter ranges further north with the warming climate.

DNR expands burn ban to include western Washington

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 5:35AM

With heat and drought rapidly increasing fire danger in western Washington, the state Department of Natural Resources expanded last week’s burn ban from DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington to include those west of the Cascades

Police chief: Consider public fireworks displays over lighting your own

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jun 24, 2015 at 5:30AM

Higher temperatures and no rain make for a dangerous combination, especially when fireworks are mixed in.

County Commissioners issue emergency ordinance banning sky lanterns

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 5:16AM

The Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance June 22 banning the use of sky lanterns.

Shellfish harvesting closed in north Hood Canal

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 5:07AM

Kitsap Public Health District and the state Department of Health have closed shellfish harvesting in the north Hood Canal from Foulweather Bluff south to the Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor, including all bays and inlets, because of high levels of marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP

North Kitsap high schools ranked nationally

  • Jun 22, 2015 at 4:56PM

Kingston High School was ranked in the top 6 percent nationwide. North Kitsap High School was ranked in the top 20 percent.

Midsommarfest kicks off lodge’s centennial | Sons of Norway 100th

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 1:25PM

The Sons of Norway’s Midsommarfest on June 20 kicks off the lodge’s year-long centennial celebration. But first, some things you need to know, courtesy of Sons of Norway lodge member Phil Swenson ...

Many lodge activities are open to the public | Sons of Norway 100th

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 1:47PM

A good way to get to know the lodge — and boost your knowledge of Scandinavian culture — is to participate in activities offered by the lodge.

City on track to double its number of construction permits

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 4:40PM

In a good year, the city of Poulsbo will approve an average of 60 to 100 residential building permits by the year’s end. About halfway through 2015, the city has already approved 63 single-family residential building permits.

Inexpensive whites and pinks add to summer fun | Northwest Wines

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 4:35PM

As temperatures creep toward — even into — triple digits, we think more and more about refreshing wines to enjoy in the Great Northwest. And with summer’s arrival, so too shall we load up with bright white and crisp rosé wines.

How to keep your dog calm on the Fourth | Being Humane

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 4:28PM

I have nothing against fireworks on the Fourth of July. It’s tradition, after all, and a fitting way to commemorate our country’s independence. What does concern me — mainly because the extended celebration is pure torture for my three dogs — is the launching of firecrackers weeks before the Fourth and in the weeks following.

'Spacecraft' presents a concert series that is out of this world | Kitsap Week

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 4:26PM

The latest otherworldly personas to touch down on the Kitsap concert landscape courtesy of the Bainbridge organization Spacecraft are a wonderfully motley mix of slick, sexy, gutsy, vintage and timeless acts — and they all come to rock.

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