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City will prosecute minor offenses, end contract with county prosecutor

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 9:00AM

The City of Poulsbo will end its contract with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution services in Municipal Court, in favor of bringing the job closer to home.

Staying young with a tune | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 9:00AM

Webb, 72, is a Bainbridge Island resident who spends his days singing folk music locally. Before settling into his current lifestyle, Webb took to the road to entertain thousands of school children with his repertoire of American folk tunes.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 9:00AM

Horoscopes for Feb. 18 through March 5. "We are in the midst of a shift in ages...graduating from the Age of Pisces and taking on the Age of Aquarius’ mission of innovation and inclusion."

The Book End | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 9:00AM

The 10 best-selling titles in January for adults and kids/teens at Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo.

Band of birds | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

Kitsap Audubon: Why do birds around Kitsap, and the world, group together?

Bushel & Barrel rolls out its first kegs of cider | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 1:00PM

Imbibe: Bushel & Barrel Ciderhouse boasts itself as the first ciderhouse in Kitsap. It rolled out its first kegs in January and its cider has slowly filled local markets and pubs.

Deadline Feb. 15 for open enrollment in health plan

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 10:25AM

As of Jan. 31, Kitsap County has enrolled 1,362 new Qualified Health Plan enrollees and 3,127 Qualified Health Plan renewals. Statewide, more than 132,000 residents have enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan.

Harrison, Regence contract talks 'on the goal line'

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 2:38PM

In the wake of last year's failed negotiations on medical reimbursements, Regence BlueShield and Harrison Medical Center have returned to the table and are expected to finalize a new contract soon.

Harrison, Regence could announce new agreement soon

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Feb 11, 2015 at 1:21PM

Thompson said Harrison and Regence are working on a joint press release that could possibly be released this week

The house that nobody wants: Mayor hopes to acquire property for creek restoration | Slideshow

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 4:50PM

Here’s the vision: The old house would be removed and the land made part of Centennial Park. Dogfish Creek would be allowed to delta here just like it did historically (recent residents have probably called it “flooding”). A culvert, listed on a city survey as the most problematic in all of Poulsbo, would be replaced to ease the streamflow.

Poulsbo's new deputy police chief 'a well-rounded guy'

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 3:19PM

Sgt. John Halsted, a 20-year law enforcement veteran, was promoted to deputy chief by Police Chief Alan Townsend, Feb. 10. The appointment will take effect on Feb. 16. Townsend said there’s a “99.9 percent chance” Halsted’s replacement as sergeant will be promoted from within the ranks, followed by the hiring of a new officer.

Day 1 of Agate Pass Bridge work: ‘Traffic was manageable’ | Slideshow

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 4:51PM

Kitsap commuters’ Y2K moment was anticlimactic Feb. 9, with no reported problems as the Agate Pass Bridge was reduced to one lane for part of the day.

Glogg Fest adds a Scandivanian punch to Winter Rendezvous | Slideshow

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 2:05PM

The Boat Guy’s Winter Rendezvous — and Glogg Fest — drew crowds to downtown Poulsbo and gave a jolt to the local economy Feb. 6-8.

Senator seeking answers: Fish and Wildlife enforcement splintered by internal conflict | 2015 Session

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 12:42PM

Controversy surrounding the department’s administration — including internal investigations, allegations of cronyism and a federal civil-rights lawsuit — has been circulating among Washington’s game wardens and marine officers for years. But what was once an internal affair has now boiled over into the Legislature, and the level of dysfunction is becoming undeniable.

Pinot Noir drives the Oregon wine industry | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 10:00AM

Great Northwest Wine: When someone says, “Oregon wine,” the automatic thought often is “Pinot Noir.” This is because the noble red grape of France’s Burgundy region drives everything about the Oregon wine industry.

2015 CVG winners | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 10:42AM

The winners of the 2015 CVG Show have been announced. All the juried work will be on display through February at Bremerton's Collective Visions Gallery.

Health, labeling concerns erupt in wake of governor’s e-cigarette tax proposal

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 2:33PM

Proposed legislation focusing on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products would tighten the state’s control over the legal smoking age, labeling and advertising requirements and retailer licensing.

Noted Yakama artist, students transform gym wall into a cultural masterpiece | Slideshow

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 6:02PM

Artist Toma Villa of the Yakama Nation explains the movement of the bears in the canoe to Chief Kitsap Academy students, Feb. 6, as work continues on a 30-foot by 30-foot mural in the school’s gym.

Sign up now for North Kitsap girls lacrosse

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

Lacrosse engages all players on the field. This team is open to girls in grades 9-12 who attend school in the North Kitsap, Bremerton and South Kitsap districts.

Suquamish Elementary fifth-graders to Seahawks : ‘We’re Still In’

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 2:22PM

There’s nothing wrong with second place. And good sportsmanship and fair play are more important than a trophy. Those are two of the lessons that Suquamish Elementary School fifth-graders took away from the Seahawks’ loss in the Super Bowl. And they shared the lessons they learned in a letter from their teacher, Kristy Dressler, to Coach Pete Carroll and the team.

Join in on the ‘Boat Guy’s’ Winter Rendezvous this weekend | The Scuttlebutt

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 2:40PM

Come down to the marina and welcome the “Boat Guy” on Feb. 6-8. The port — and the entire city — have hoped to make Chip Hanauer’s visit an annual event, which is happening.

Vikings fall to hot-shooting Wolves; North Kitsap drops into tie with Sequim

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 3:03PM

North Kitsap senior Calvin Dennis was dominant Feb. 3 with 19 points and a half-dozen blocks, nearly willing his team to a win at Sequim’s Rick Kaps Gymnasium. But foul trouble kept the 6-foot 10-inch post off the court for much of the first and third quarters, and by the time Dennis fouled out with 40 seconds left, the host Wolves were celebrating a big Olympic League victory.

North Kitsap High School students make Valentines for children in quake-devastated city

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 1:33PM

The pile is quite large, and it isn’t known how many Valentines are in it. But one thing is for certain, there’s at least 88. That’s the number, at least, of children that Dr. Lyle Beck will be serving in Haiti when he travels there on Feb. 6. He will spend a week in the island country before returning on Feb. 14.

Olsen’s positions are ‘outdated’

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 1:54PM

Mr. Olsen now wants to take us back to 1915, a time when men made all the decisions for women (“No on Senate Bill 5026, yes on Senate Bill 5289,” page A4, Jan. 30 Herald). He has lost several elections for his outdated positions.

Family appreciates officer’s response

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 1:53PM

On behalf of the family of Nicholas Brooke, we would like to thank the Bremerton Police Department and especially Officer J.D. Miller for going above and beyond his duty in his involvement with our son, Nicholas Brooke.

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