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The art and joy of bird watching | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 21, 2015 at 12:00PM

Surveys in the report found that one in five Americans has an active interest in bird watching. For most, it starts with the simple aesthetic pleasure of enjoying the grace and beauty of birds and sharing the experience with family and friends.

Kitsap's own cycling event | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 9:55AM

Inaugural Viking Tour cycling event planned for 2015 Viking Fest, with three routes offered up to 65 miles. It will be the first locally organized event of its kind.

Downtown landmark is now ‘Austin-Kvelstad Pavilion’

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 3:35PM

Downtown Poulsbo's Kvelstad Pavilion will be renamed the Austin-Kvelstad Pavilion.

The rise of Yoga Mosaics | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 9:00AM

Port Orchard woman turns meditative art into mosaic business.

Officer to be posted at Poulsbo schools

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Poulsbo City Council has approved a plan to place a police officer in North Kitsap schools.

Pump track coming to Little Valley Road

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 3:42PM

Little Valley field will become a pump track for bikes, but the Diamond Dusters softball league that was vying for the site didn't walked away empty handed.

Pho T&N: Popular Poulsbo Vietnamese restaurant expanding

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 18, 2015 at 12:43PM

When Trinh Nguyen agreed to help her parents in their restaurant for a year after she graduated from high school, she never thought she'd still be there 10 years later. And she never dreamed that the restaurant would be expanding.

NKSD hires new principal for Poulsbo Middle School, director of learning support, director of student support

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 18, 2015 at 10:46AM

The North Kitsap School Board hired a new principal for Poulsbo Middle School on March 12, as well as a district director of learning support and a director of student support.

Purser, Mabe elected to Suquamish Tribal Council; Mills reelected

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 6:17PM

Rich Purser was elected to the position 1 council seat, vacated by Irene Carper, who chose not to run. Sammy Mabe defeated incumbent Bardow Lewis and other candidates for the position 2 seat in the March 15 election. Council member Luther "Jay" Mills, position 3, was reelected.

Task force studying region's transportation future

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 12:09PM

Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman has been named to the Transportation Futures Task Force, which is studying the central Puget Sound region's long-term transportation needs and funding for solutions.

Kvelstad Pavilion may become Bill Austin Pavilion

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 10:20AM

A group of residents has proposed renaming Kvelstad Pavilion in honor of Bill Austin.

State’s largest wildfire disaster captures lawmakers' attention | 2015 Session

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 9:33AM

A bill would allow private citizens to enter onto private or public land to fight wildfires if they believe the fire poses an immediate danger and their efforts would stop or slow its spread

COURT: County violated former deputy fire marshal's veterans employment rights

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 17, 2015 at 9:22AM

A jury for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington found Kitsap County liable for violating the rights of a returning service member

A way to honor education’s best and brightest | In Our Opinion

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 3:16PM

So the story goes, the Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award Foundation was founded in the 1980s after several local school levies failed at the polls. The idea behind the foundation: Let voters know about the good work that teachers do, what they are doing to prepare young people for life, how they meet the challenges of teaching amid economic, political and social changes, their place in the circle of American life: that well-educated students means a more competitive workforce and engaged citizenry, which means a healthier economy and stronger communities.

Students help school foundation spread the word about grants

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 12:13PM

When thinking of ways to share the work the North Kitsap Schools Foundation helps fund, Shannon Singleton thought a video showcasing the projects would be a good idea. And who better to produce the video than two students the foundation helps support?

Crash victims recovering; daughter discharged from hospital

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 11:52AM

The condition of two people injured in a car crash March 11 is improving. James Norberg, 53, of Kingston, and his 14-year-old daughter were admitted to Harborview Medical Center after a head-on-collision on Highway 104 and Parcells Road.

Youth suicide: Seminar will teach prevention methods

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 11:24AM

There have been two reported suicides among North Kitsap School District students this year, and four in the past five years, according to the school district. The district will host seminars on March 24 to, hopefully, prevent future youth suicides.

Poulsbo city officials supports legislation limiting access to body camera footage

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Mar 15, 2015 at 7:35AM

The bill has proved controversial, creating a debate between transparency in government, and what can be reasonably provided. It also questions if the tapes should be available given the rights of victims displayed on them.

Sewage spills into Liberty Bay; health district issues advisory

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 4:26PM

Sewage overflowed out of a sewer manhole and flowed down a hill onto the Liberty Bay bank during the morning of March 12.

Volunteers help remove graffiti from 15 buildings at fairgrounds

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 10:14AM

More than 42 spray-painted tags were discovered covering 15 buildings. After contacting the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and taking photos of the vandalism, staff immediately got to work removing the offensive graffiti and putting out an e-mail SOS to volunteers for assistance. Responses came in quickly.

Driver of car in fatal crash identified

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 3:59PM

The driver of a car killed in a head-on collision on March 11 at Highway 104 and Parcells Road has been identified. The driver was Benjamin MacQueen, 28, of Sequim, the Washington State Patrol reported March 12. MacQueen was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin were notified by the Kitsap County Coroner.

Port funds permits for expansion of liveaboard slips

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 2:02PM

The Port of Poulsbo has spoken plenty about increasing the number of boat slips for liveaboards for more than a year. Now it’s putting money toward the effort. The port’s three-member commission approved funding for its permit application fees with the City of Poulsbo, March 5. The money will go toward permit fees as the city considers the port’s request.

Boathouse case: Port of Poulsbo awarded legal fees

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:59PM

A Kitsap County court awarded the Port of Poulsbo legal fees resulting from the eviction of a boathouse from its marina. "We didn't get as much as we asked for, but they did grant us some," Port Manager Brad Miller said.

Sonic Drive-In still under construction

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:46PM

A Sonic Drive-In has been expected in Poulsbo ever since its construction was announced in March 2014. But progress on the new fast-food restaurant was stalled as the city's permitting process continued and changes were made in the construction plan.

Through his lens | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 9:00AM

Photographer Raymond Gendreau is featured at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art through June 7.

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