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Union Bank's Kitsap branches among 20 to close in Washington

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 11:43AM

Union Bank has announced that it is closing its Kitsap and North Olympic Peninsula branches as part of a move to shut 20 locations in the state. The bank will close its Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim and Poulsbo branches Feb. 20, followed on Feb. 27 by closures of branches in Bremerton, Silverdale and Gig Harbor, according to Union Bank spokesman Alan Gulick.

Holiday season comes to Kitsap Humane Society

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 11:37AM

Black Friday "Adopt till You Drop" planned along with Santa pet pictures on Dec. 6

Harrison one of eight hospitals preparing for ongoing treatment of Ebola patients

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 11:30AM

These hospitals are preparing to care for a person with Ebola for the duration of the illness

Prosecutor says Bremerton human trafficking tied to drug operation

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 10:06AM

The alleged leaders of a human trafficking ring busted in Bremerton on Nov. 13 have been charged by the Pierce County prosecutor with several human-trafficking related charges.

No decision reported regarding July 4 fatal crash

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:57AM

All reports related to the July 4 fatal collision between a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine and a Yamaha scooter were forwarded by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office to the prosecutor’s office in October. What will happen next was not known on Nov. 17.

Poulsbo-area home fire contained to living room area, family pets saved

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 8:06PM

The family’s two pet birds survived and, after some searching, firefighters were able to find a small dog huddled in a back bedroom.

Vikings take second at State | Volleyball

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 2:46PM

It took the 2A state volleyball champions to finally break the North Kitsap Vikings' unbeaten record.

Vikings finish season 23-1 | Volleyball slideshow

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 3:01PM

A photo slideshow of the North Kitsap varsity team's State run Nov. 14-15. Photos by Harry McConnell.

Puget Sound Energy has $40 for you

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 2:17PM

Residential electric customers will each receive $40 from sale of Jefferson County system

New osprey nest platform will be installed on Nov. 18 at Strawberry Field

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 11:52AM

Construction will start around 9:30 a.m., with the pole and platform being raised between 1-2 p.m., Puget Sound Energy spokesman Ray Lane reported. It will replace a nest located on an 80-foot tall light pole which presents a fire hazard.

Kitsap County salutes its veterans | SLIDESHOW

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 10:29AM

More than 2,000 people attended the event the 11th annual Kitsap County Veterans Day ceremony at the Kitsap County fairgrounds.

Vikings volleyball advance to semifinals, Bucs eliminated by Burlington-Edison

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 7:15PM

The North Kitsap Vikings advanced to the semifinals of the 2A State Volleyball Tournament, after defeating Woodland 3-1 in the quarterfinals Nov. 14. The Vikings were scheduled to play Sehome at 1 p.m., Nov. 15 at Pierce College.

November is Native American Heritage Month | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 4:40PM

You may not know much about Native American culture or history, but it’s there, in many parts of your daily life. November is Native Heritage Month.

Group of NK swimmers, one KHS swimmer at State

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:38PM

A group of North Kitsap swimmers, and a single swimmer from Kingston, are heading to the 2A State Swim & Dive Championships.

Vikings win in first round of 2A State Tournament | Volleyball

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:38PM

During the tiebreaker, the Cougars took an early 2-0 lead. However, the Vikings tied and then took a commanding 10-4 lead. The Vikings allowed the Cougars three more points before finishing the match 15-7.

Commissioner-elect Wolfe names transition team

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 4:29PM

District 3 County Commissioner-elect Ed Wolfe has organized a transition team of community and industry leaders to assist him in the weeks ahead as he prepares to begin his commission term. “My years of experience in government, law and the private sector have prepared me to serve as a county commissioner,” Wolfe said in the announcement. “Part of that preparation includes surrounding myself with those who can provide the best guidance and advice on how to get to work quickly and efficiently.”

CVS pharmacy opens in Poulsbo on Nov. 23

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 1:09PM

The latest addition to Poulsbo's growing number of retail stores will open its doors on Nov. 23. CVS pharmacy has quickly put up four walls and a roof on the corner of Highway 305 and Hostmark Street since the demolition of the former Northwest Design Center in June. The building is now complete and shelves are being stocked.

Former North Kitsap teacher celebrates his 100th birthday

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 11:01AM

The interview on Nov. 14 had to be cut short because Russ Heald, 100, had a Skype conversation scheduled with his brother, Erv, 98. The elder Heald, a teacher at North Kitsap High School from 1952 to 1967, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends this week on Bainbridge Island. He looks younger than his 100 years, a credit to his active outdoor lifestyle.

Child gun protections are reasonable

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:20AM

Discussion of I-594 details is now a moot point, however I found Art Ellison’s rejection comments superficial, and questioning of wealthy funders’ intents demonizing and without basis (“I-594: Some things to think about,” page A15, Oct. 31 Herald).

Conflicts between directives, living will

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:19AM

Planning for end-of-life care with a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care is necessary in order to let your family, doctors, and hospital know what care you want at the end of life.

Expect more austerity, not prosperity

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:18AM

About 20 percent of 38 percent of eligible voters, a small minority of Americans, voted for Republican legislators who said our country is moving in the wrong direction. All but the top 2 percent of elitists should prepare themselves not for more prosperity, but for more austerity, as we begin moving in the right direction.

No team has more heart than the Bucs

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:17AM

No football team this year has more heart than the Kingston Buccaneers. Thanks to the senior players who made it happen.

Volunteers improve section of trail at Village Green Park

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:16AM

Thanks to the combined generosity of REI, North Kitsap Trails Association, Logan Hammon of Eglon Landscaping, and some wonderful Bayside Church volunteers, there’s an improved section of trail at Village Green Park in Kingston.

Love and support for North Kitsap Fishline

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:16AM

North Point Church would like to send a heartfelt “Thank you” to the many businesses and individuals for their generous support of our Let’s Swing into Giving fundraiser for Fishline, Nov. 8.

Those who served deserve better from us | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 10:15AM

During times of war, we hear the common call to support the troops, but we need to remind ourselves and our leaders that supporting the troops demands more than a bumpersticker; it’s a lifelong commitment we make to those who serve and sacrifice.

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