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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.

Whether you're arrested could depend on where you are

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 9:44AM

Intoxicated and in a parked car? Whether you are arrested depends on where you are.

Motorcyclist injured in crash at Bond and Pugh roads

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 8:52PM

A motorcyclist was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton after his motorcycle was rear-ended on Bond and Pugh roads at about 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

Pop-up bookstore becomes a permanent Bremerton feature

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 2:49PM

Suzanne Droppert, owner of Liberty Bay Books, is responding to customer feedback in a great way: the pop-up location of her bookstore is sticking around in Bremerton.

Townsend defends department's handling of alleged DUI; mayor will issue report Jan. 6

  • Jan 4, 2016 at 8:47AM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson will report Jan. 6 on her findings into how Poulsbo police handled a Kitsap County Sheriff’s sergeant’s alleged DUI. Erickson said her report will be the first agenda item at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.

Cruz arrested in South Kitsap

  • Jan 1, 2016 at 11:31AM

SOUTH KITSAP – Arnold Mafnas Cruz, a man wanted by sheriff's detectives in connection with the robbery and disappearance of 87-year-old Robert Archie Hood, surrendered to deputies Jan. 1.

Bremerton man charged with murder in missing man case

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 6:27PM

BREMERTON – There will be no happy new year for a Bremerton man who now faces first-degree murder charges related to the case of a missing Tracyton-area man.

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.

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