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Sheriff warns against warm-up thefts

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 4:25PM

Unattended vehicles left with motors running are quick targets to car thieves. Drivers are warned to not leave their vehicles unattended while they warm up.

Morrow Manor: $100K fundraising challenge reached; Ryan Properties matches

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 4:16PM

In fall, Tim Ryan Properties of Poulsbo issued a challenge: it would match all funds raised, up to $100,000, for the Morrow Manor project. Just before Christmas, thanks to an anonymous donor who supplied the final $9,000, that challenge was met.

WSP troopers will be out in force for New Year’s weekend DUI patrols

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 4:22PM

More than 1,200 impaired drivers arrested since Thanksgiving weekend

Bob Hogan worked nearly 49 years at PSNS | Passages

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 3:31PM

A memorial celebration of Bob's life is scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 2 at the North Kitsap Eagles Aerie, 4230 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. The Rev. Dr. Paul Ellis of Northwest Chaplaincy will officiate. Stone Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Café Jacamoe closed, could reopen elsewhere

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 3:05PM

Café Jacamoe is closed but its owners hope to reopen the New Orleans-style restaurant and nightclub elsewhere in Poulsbo. Café Jacamoe, 8990 Front St., Poulsbo, closed Dec. 26, leaving its fans consoled by the stardust of the final song — and by the cafe’s possible relocation.

Bellringer Fund is $12K from goal with one week left

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 2:58PM

The Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund total as of Dec. 29 was $17,125, matching last year’s to-date total.

Firefighter falls through floor in Arbutus Court house fire

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 2:33PM

A North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighter sustained minor injuries when he fell through the floor of a house during a fire that broke out at 3 a.m. Dec. 29 in Poulsbo. The firefighter was treated at Harrison Medical Center and released, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. A young woman who was housesitting when the fire broke out suffered minor smoke inhalation, was examined by firefighters but refused transportation to the hospital, Matson reported. Two cats were found deceased.

North Kitsap will lead county's economic growth | Forecasts

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 12:00PM

2015 was a good year for our local and regional economy. 2016 will see continued growth throughout Kitsap, with North Kitsap leading the way on many fronts.

Sons of Norway donates $7,500 to ShareNet

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:55PM

Pictured from left, Shorty Garoutte, David Rice, Mark Ince, Glen Robbins and Jan Saenz display donated toys and a $7,500 check donated by Sons of Norway to ShareNet, Dec. 22. The funds were raised at Sons of Norway's annual auction the day prior.

Conquering MS and Ironman

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:36PM

56-year-old Brian Whelan, grandfather of six, completes 140-mile race, Nov. 29, 2015.

State Parks says, ‘Hey, you, take a hike’ | Kitsap Weekly

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:20PM

Free — now, that’s a good reason to get out and usher in 2016 in the great outdoors

Expect steady growth in 2016 | Forecasts

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:49PM

We use this time of year to reflect on our successes, learn from our challenges, and look ahead to what we might accomplish as the calendar turns the page. I reviewed my 2015 forecast, and was pleased to see much of it came true.

Father Christmas delivers cash, goods to Fishline

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:59PM

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he resides, at least in December, in a small house on Front Street in Historic Downtown Poulsbo.

Kitsap Transit driver was speeding at time of bike accident

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:00PM

The Kitsap Transit bus driver who hit a bicyclist on Highway 305 in early November was speeding at the time of the accident, according to documents recently released by Kitsap Transit.

Full steam ahead: WSF to add fourth Olympic Class ferry

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 10:43AM

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries is starting off the New Year with construction of a new Olympic Class ferry.

McClure sworn in as Port of Kingston commissioner

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Dec 28, 2015 at 10:10AM

Mary McClure was sworn in as Port of Kingston commissioner Dec. 23. McClure succeeds Pete DeBoer, who did not seek re-election. DeBoer was elected to the commission in 2004. McClure ran unopposed in the November election.

Celebration of life Jan. 9 for educator, director Sharon Ferguson

  • Dec 26, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 1:07PM

Led North Kitsap High School’s English Department, started the school’s AP English program, and as drama coach had led thousands of students through more than 60 successful stage productions

Two more suspects sought in case of missing Silverdale-area man

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00PM updated at 10:38PM

SILVERDALE — A Bremerton man was arrested in connection to the case of an 89-year-old Silverdale man who is missing under suspicious circumstances.

Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund almost halfway to year’s goal

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 4:34PM

A week of individual donations totalling $2,750 boosted the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund total to $14,775 by morning Dec. 22, edging the fund to the halfway mark in this year’s fundraising goal of $30,000. Annually, the fund helps more than 300 local households, fund manager John MacDonald, CPA, said. MacDonald hopes the goal can be exceeded so the fund can meet more needs in the community.

Ho-ho-home for the holidays | Stars Above Kitsap

  • Dec 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

What do you want for Christmas? Really, truly, deeply. Whatever it is, it probably is not for sale at the mall, in a catalog or online. And therein lies the yearning, angst and general unrest of the Season. The outer world demands more of our time and attention at a time our inner world needs more of both.

Two players, one heart: Bobby Schmidt plays prep football for a buddy who didn’t get the chance

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Dec 23, 2015 at 3:41PM

Bob and Carrie Schmidt sat with their son Bobby at Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas, waiting for the results of a bone marrow biopsy performed the day before. They followed their doctor down a hallway, walked into a small office and shut the door. The walls were beige under the dimly lit fluorescent light.

'Guardian Stone' will be newest art installation at Waterfront Park

  • Dec 19, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Dec 23, 2015 at 3:41PM

Silverdale artist Lisa Stirrett has something in store for Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park: Three steel and glass swords embedded in a rock. She calls it “The Guardian Stone.” It’s an art installation and Poulsbo’s newest tribute to its Norwegian and nautical heritage.

Merry Christmas from the North Kitsap Herald

  • Dec 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

We wish you "Merry Christmas" in the languages of the cultures of Poulsbo: Lushootseed, Norwegian, Spanish, and English.

It's time we admit we're at war

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 3:26PM

I do not know specifically the point of the editorial page cartoon (reference the huge bomb over a lone terrorist surrounded by, what, innocent people?). But I do feel it is time that people in this country realize and admit that we are in fact at war.

Inaccurate message in cartoon

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 3:25PM

Referring to the cartoon in the Nov. 20 edition of the North Kitsap Herald, you show conservative governors preventing Joseph and Mary from having a room at the inn, and equate that prevention with pausing the uncontrolled admission of Syrian refugees into the U.S. until the security risks can be sorted out.

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