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Workforce development in Kitsap gets a boost from Congress

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 3:48PM

An overhauled public workforce development program will be signed into law by President Barack Obama after overwhelming passage by both the House of Representatives and Senate, routing funding to Kitsap County to provide job training and employment support services.

Boy, 12, found in Island Lake dies

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 2:54PM

The 12-year-old boy found unresponsive earlier this week in the water at Island Lake Park dock died Wednesday, according to Marce Edwards, spokesperson for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. He passed away at 9:05 a.m. with his family by his bedside in the ICU.

Washington Chardonnay evolves with times, styles | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 20, 2014 at 11:00AM

Great Northwest Wine: This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chardonnay being planted in Washington, with some of the earliest grapes going into the ground on Snipes Mountain near the Yakima Valley town of Sunnyside.

The book end | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

Literary news in Kitsap: The top 10 best-selling books in June at Eagle Harbor Book Co., and independent book store on Bainbridge Island.

The book end | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Literary news in Kitsap: The top five best-selling comic books and trade paperbacks/graphic novels in June at The Comics Keep, an independent comic book store, and more, in Bremerton.

Ale House opens kegs, doors on Bainbridge | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Ale House on Winlsow is Kitsap's newest home for brewing aficionados, aiming to be the region’s capital of beer with 16 taps, and up to 25 bottled varieties.

Arts and crafts festival returns to Kingston | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival is July 25-27 in Kingston's Kola Kole Park.

Investigation continues in local man found dead inside detention center

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The investigation is continuing into the apparent suicide of a convicted sex offender from Port Orchard, who was caught taking photos of young girls while working on a Washington state ferry.

Free KHS baseball clinic is July 19

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 8:09AM

A free baseball clinic for people entering eighth through 12th grade is scheduled for July 19.

Crisis Intervention Officer program initiated to improve police response to mental illness

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 5:23PM

A new Crisis Intervention Officer program will be introduced to the public on July 30, 3-4:30 p.m., in the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers. The event will showcase improvements in how law enforcement will respond to incidents involving those with mental health problems, such as drug addiction and mental illness.

Shellfish harvesting closure covers west shoreline of Bainbridge Island

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Kitsap Public Health District has closed waters to shellfish harvesting on the west shoreline of Bainbridge Island from the Agate Pass Bridge south to Point White after marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning were detected in high levels in shellfish samples from the Brownsville Marina in Port Orchard Narrows.

Poulsbo home burns, resident displaced

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:14AM

Fire crews responded to a call for a brush fire but found a Poulsbo home on fire instead.

Pageant title holder using year to promote teen suicide prevention

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 9:31AM

Miss Viking Fest Natalie Myers is an active North Kitsap High School student and always seems to have a smile on her face. Unless she tells you about it, you wouldn’t know that she was depressed and suicidal for about a month during her sophomore year. She sought help, and wants others to talk openly about depression and suicide so they aren’t afraid to seek help too.

Fire destroys Poulsbo garage, defunct auto shop

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 11:00AM

Investigators are searching for the cause of a Poulsbo fire that destroyed a large garage and damaged an out-of-service auto shop the morning of July 14.

Helicopter crashes in water near Kingston; one injured

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:12AM

A group of men working on summer cabins nearby were the first on the scene. “Upon departure, the helicopter was observed by witnesses as flying erratically,” sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson reported. “While at an altitude of approximately 30 feet, the aircraft dropped into a depth of about six feet of water approximately 20 yards from the shoreline.”

City’s land acquisition boosts Fish Park to 40 acres

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:13PM

On July 9, the Poulsbo City Council approved the purchase of 3.77 acres along Bond Road and bordering Fish Park. The acquisition will increase the park’s size to 40 acres

It's going to be a hot weekend

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 3:20PM

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of Puget Sound, including North Kitsap, from July 12, 11 a.m., to July 14, 6 a.m. Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-80s to lower-90s this weekend.

July 4 scooter crash investigation continues

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Kitsap County Sheriff’s investigators had not completed their investigation late this week of a fatal collision on July 4 between a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine and a Yamaha scooter, at Miller Bay and West Kingston roads.

NKSD developing new method of superintendent evaluation

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:22PM

There’s work being done improve the way the superintendent is evaluated in the North Kitsap School District.

Fatal crash, teen suicide prevention, candidate forums, campaign slip among top stories

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 9:54AM

An investigation continues into a fatal crash in Kingston. Miss Viking Fest is calling public attention to the issue of teen suicides. Two series of candidate forums are scheduled. A candidate for county prosecutor is changing his campaign materials so they conform to election laws. Those are among the top stories in the July 11 North Kitsap Herald, available at newsstands and in stores.

Port of Poulsbo won’t seek annexation until 2015; focuses on fuel dock, adding slips

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 2:06PM

Port commissioners decide to wait until 2015 to consider next annexation effort, while port eyes variety of projects around marina.

By sea or by land, making the long trek to Bella Bella | Video

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:51PM

The distance to Bella Bella, B.C., more than 500 miles away, prompted most indigenous nations on the Olympic Peninsula to modify their plans for this year’s Canoe Journey/Paddle to Bella Bella. But pullers in the Quileute’s Seawolf canoe set out more than a month ago for the remote community north of Vancouver Island on Campbell Island halfway up the coast of mainland British Columbia, where the Heiltsuk Nation is hosting the week-long celebration for this year’s journey from July 13-19.

Eglon man charged with July 2 hit and run in Suquamish

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 4:39PM

Marcus G. Croman bought a retired ambulance in 2010 and outfitted it into a different kind of aid vehicle: A vehicle for his Kingston Rescue Mission, with which to deliver food to people in need. Witnesses say that same vehicle struck a pedestrian on Suquamish Way near Highway 305 and fled the scene late July 2.

Waldo is hiding in downtown Poulsbo

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

A four-inch-tall Waldo figure has been given to each of the 27 downtown Poulsbo businesses to hide in their stores. Waldo hunters are welcome to tour downtown to find as many of the Waldos as they can in July.

Reauthorize federal land, water conservation fund | My View

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 2:43PM

Over the past few years, Kitsap County has preserved more than 11 miles of stream banks to keep our water clean and protected 534 acres of wildlife habitat and recreation lands as part of the ongoing Kitsap Forest and Bay Project, with funds to acquire another 500 acres by the close of 2014. The scale of this project is nearly unprecedented, but even with all this success, we can’t stop now.

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