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Shop locally and make a difference locally | In Our Opinion

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 10:48AM

By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be a memory and holiday shopping will be on the top of your priority list. Allow us to make a recommendation: Shop locally.

Family displaced by house on fire on Rova Road; no injuries

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 5:07PM

A young family is without a home after a fire heavily damaged their house on NE Rova Road, Nov. 30. At 11:40 a.m., Poulsbo Fire Department was dispatched to the home after the 25-year old homeowner reported flames in the basement.

Rite-Aid acquired by Walgreens; will keep name for the time being

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:45PM

Rite-Aid, including those in Poulsbo and elsewhere in Kitsap County, have been acquired by Walgreens. The $17.2 billion acquisition was approved Oct. 26 by the boards of directors of Rite-Aid and Walgreens, but it must still be approved by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

First donations, pledges come in for Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund; goal $30K

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:40PM

The woman was well-coiffed and well-dressed, but she had seen tougher times. And she appreciated the help she received from the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund. “She told me, ‘I just wanted to thank you for your participation,’” Mike Brooks, owner of Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo, said.

Discussion scheduled on SR 104, 307 road closures

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:37PM

Replacement of culverts will result in traffic reroutes

Agreement with county would clear way for Suquamish Police to enforce state law

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:34PM

On the Port Madison Indian Reservation, which has Native American and non-Native residents, the issue of law enforcement jurisdiction is often a challenge. Policing may soon become easier.

Poulsbo police chief warns of phone scams

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:20PM

Townsend: "These may seem like obvious scams, but when you aren’t prepared or are busy with other things going on, people can fall victim to these."

Viking Avenue tree-lighting wows hundreds

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 5:23PM

Santa in a monster truck, the Grinch on a hay ride, Vikings on the loose ... wide-eyes and smiles were commonplace at the fifth annual Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony Nov. 27.

City wants to put a trail on Olhava

  • Nov 26, 2015 at 9:00AM

City officials are exploring the possibility of adding a trail park near Olhava Way and NW Olympic College Way. Tentatively called Vista Park, the proposed quarter-mile long trail would sit behind undeveloped commercial lots directly across from Home Depot.

Today's blowdown is tomorrow's mulch

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 3:04PM

Have you found yourself with tree limbs, leaves, and other windblown material? Much of this material is usually recyclable and can be managed at composting and soil blending facilities in the area. I

Thanksgiving weekend will be clear and chilly

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 12:10PM

Winds will lighten, but the temperatures will get colder, Thanksgiving weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting sunny skies with high temperature near 44 and north wind of 5-8 mph Thanksgiving Day. Overnight, expect freezing fog and clear skies with a low around 34 and north wind around 9 mph. expect much of the same Nov. 27-29.

Rep. Kilmer to host telephone 'town hall' Dec. 2

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Nov 25, 2015 at 11:11AM

To connect with constituents while in Washington, D.C., Rep. Derek Kilmer will host his 10th telephone town hall with callers at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Kilmer a question or leave a message with their comments.

Hansville home damaged in electrical fire; no injuries

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 11:03AM

A woman and her teenage daughter were temporarily displaced but, due to early reporting and the first-arriving fire crew’s quick work, damage was limited after an apparent electrical fire broke out in a home late Nov. 22.

Bright moon on a windy evening | Slice of life

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 10:27AM

A bright moon on a windy evening enhanced the night sky on Nov. 24.

Overnight high-wind advisory for Kitsap County

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 7:26PM

High winds downed trees and power lines and caused outages that hampered ferry arrivals and slowed traffic to a crawl on signal-less streets, Nov. 24. The National Weather Service expects northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts of up to 45-55 mph, to continue through 6 a.m. Nov. 25 in Kitsap.

Clothing retailer H&M to open at Kitsap Mall Dec. 17

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 10:33AM

SILVERDALE – H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices, has officially announced a new 23,000-square-foot location at Kitsap Mall. At noon on Dec. 17, the new location at Kitsap Mall will join the eight other H&M destinations in the state of Washington.

Silverdale Harrison project aiming for 2019 opening

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 5:15PM

KITSAP - Harrison Medical Center provided a preview of what its expanded Silverdale campus might look like, and also indicated its plans for a downtown Bremerton campus, during a presentation to the Central Kitsap Community Council Nov. 19.

Belfair man killed in four-vehicle Gorst crash

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 4:33PM

GORST – A 71-year-old Belfair man was killed and two other people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on State Route 16 Nov. 19.

Two residents displaced in separate house fires

  • Nov 22, 2015 at 10:16AM

Two men were displaced by two separate home fires late Nov. 21 and early Nov. 22, and one man was fortunate to have escaped with his life, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. Fighting the fires was complicated by arcing powerlines, a heavy tile roof, and no nearby hydrants.

A photographic look at the end of a great season | 2A State Football Quarterfinal

  • Nov 22, 2015 at 9:30AM

North Kitsap was in control in the first half of the 2A State Football Championship quarterfinal game Nov. 21. The Vikings held undefeated Archbishop Murphy to one score -- and blocking the extra point kick -- in the first half. And the Vikings' own 12s were making enough noise to rival those at CenturyLink.

Show off your Viking pride; share your best game selfie

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 5:51PM

The North Kitsap Vikings (5-1, 8-3) host the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats (7-0, 11-0) for the quarterfinal game of the 2A State Football Championships, 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Show off your Viking pride and post it using #vikingpride and we’ll include your photo in our weekend online slideshow and Nov. 27 photo page.

Clash of the Titans: 2A state football quarterfinal comes to Poulsbo

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Nov 21, 2015 at 11:47AM

North Kitsap Vikings (5-1, 8-3) meet Cascade Conference champ Archbishop Murphy (7-0, 11-0) in the 2A football quarterfinal Nov. 21 in Poulsbo. If the Vikings win, they advance to the semifinal for the first time since 1996.

Donor support growing for Morrow Manor project

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

More lead donors are coming forward to support and help launch the Morrow Manor project’s Campaign for Brighter Tomorrows.

Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry presents $10,000 check to Morrow Manor

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 5:25PM

Morrow Manor is proposed long-term supportive housing for domestic violence survivors and their children, where they can live while they rebuild their lives. Morrow Manor will be built in Poulsbo and is named in honor of Ardis Morrow, a longtime advocate for the rights of domestic violence survivors and their children.

Tree lighting ceremony to be ‘bigger, brighter, louder’

  • Nov 22, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony is relatively brief. People show up, cider is sipped and carols are sung, Miss Poulsbo flicks the lights on and everyone goes home. But under the guidance of a tattooed 27-year-old entrepreneur, this year’s ceremony is shaping up to be about as subdued as Santa Claus in a monster truck. Because Santa will actually be riding in a monster truck.

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