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More response to Viking statue letter III

  • May 22, 2015 at 5:03PM

I just want to make a comment about the Norseman being adorned in different array. I think it’s wonderful!

More response to Viking statue letter II

  • May 22, 2015 at 5:02PM

Our Norseman statue, in full decor, celebrating one holiday or another — sports events and, yes, even the bunny ears, to say nothing of the horns on his head — is a strong and uplifting figure. A real man, not afraid to wear pink! He welcomes all into this beautiful, exciting and fun Little Norway by the sea.

More response to Viking statue letter

  • May 22, 2015 at 4:59PM

If you were to remember, I was the one, in a Letter to the Editor, that pointed out when the statue was in place that Scandinavian Vikings didn’t wear horns; it’s a German thing. However, what would she suggest? We knock the horns off?

NBK is a 'growth industry,' Zwolfer says

  • May 22, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 10:18AM

CENTRAL KITSAP –In an era of shrinking military budgets, Naval Base Kitsap is a growth area. That's what Capt. Thomas Zwolfer, commanding officer for NBK, told attendees at a Bremerton Chamber of Commerce meeting May 19.

Sara Miller is Herald's new sports, ports, environment reporter

  • May 22, 2015 at 9:20AM

Sara N. Miller is the North Kitsap Herald’s newest reporter, covering sports, ports and environment. Miller, 22, is a 2014 graduate of Linfield College, where she played soccer and wrote for the athletic department.

At Suquamish Tribe, signs of times to come —and of the journey traveled

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:39AM

For many people who attended the celebrations on May 18 and 21, the events were more than signs of economic times to come for the Suquamish Tribe. They were signs of just how far the Tribe has journeyed economically.

2015 Discover Kitsap: Big, beautiful and entertaining

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:35AM

The 2015 edition, published by Sound Publishing, is 152 pages and features bold and beautiful graphic design, colorful photography, and numerous short stories that tell all that is wonderful about living and recreating on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Olympic College CEO Mitchell honored

  • May 22, 2015 at 2:00PM

Dr. David Mitchell, CEO of Olympic College, was among five people and one organization named as Washington State Association of College Trustees’ 2015 ACT Award winners. The annual award recognizes dedication to Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges and the nearly 388,000 students they serve each year.

Three women honored with Silver Plate Awards

  • May 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

KITSAP COUNTY — They have all given hours and hours to help others. They all consider volunteering something that’s an important part of their lives. And they’re all in the senior years of their lives.

North Kitsap falls to Fife in baseball district final | Road to State

  • May 18, 2015 at 11:00AM updated May 21, 2015 at 10:53AM

The North Kitsap baseball team lost to Fife in the 2A district title match on May 16 to finish in second place.

Vikings fall to Scots in state playoff | Road to State

  • May 21, 2015 at 9:16AM

The North Kitsap Vikings fell 3-0 to the Shorecrest Scots on May 20 at North Kitsap High School.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to add workers

  • May 21, 2015 at 2:00PM

PORT ORCHARD — The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to add jobs to meet demand for scheduled maintenance and emergent repairs of U.S. military vessels. That was perhaps the most significant message Capt. Stephen Williamson, commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, delivered during a 20-minute presentation May 14 to the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Port Orchard Eagles’ club.

Suquamish Elementary alumnus is now the school’s principal

  • May 18, 2015 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2015 at 8:47AM

Andra Murray, who attended Suquamish Elementary School before going on to graduate from North Kitsap High School and University of Washington, is returning to her old elementary school as the principal.

Port of Poulsbo union talks, liveaboard proposals moving forward

  • May 20, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 7:36PM

Port of Poulsbo union talks, liveaboard proposals are moving forward. Board of Commissioners meeting May 21.

Viking Fest Notebook | News and notes from Poulsbo's annual celebration

  • May 16, 2015 at 9:00AM updated May 18, 2015 at 5:15PM

In her Viking Fest welcome May 15, Mayor Becky Erickson said Viking Fest “speaks to our heritage, it speaks to our roots.” Viking Fest celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day and honor Poulsbo’s earliest Norwegian settlers, who arrived beginning in the 1880s.

Viking Fest Parade is a rousing hit | Slideshow

  • May 18, 2015 at 1:17PM

Hundreds of people flocked to Front Street in Poulsbo for the 46th annual Viking Fest Parade, May 16.

Armed Forces Day photo gallery

  • May 18, 2015 at 11:34AM

Photos from the 67th Armed Forces Day Parade hosted May 17 in downtown Bremerton.

Some early winners in 2015 election

  • May 16, 2015 at 8:00AM updated May 17, 2015 at 3:30PM

The election isn’t until fall but, barring any write-in candidacies, there are already some winners.

1 million Norwegians immigrated to U.S. between 1820 and 1920 | Viking Fest

  • May 16, 2015 at 1:01PM

Although Sweden sent more emigrants to the United States than any other Scandinavian country, Norway sent a greater percentage of its population — nearly 1 million people between 1820 and 1920.

Viking Fest continues through weekend with parade, entertainment, contests | Viking Fest

  • May 16, 2015 at 7:31AM

The 47th annual Viking Fest got under way on May 15 and continues through the weekend with the carnival, contests, live entertainment and, on May 16, the downtown parade. Here’s the schedule.

Get to know the candidates in the 2015 election | In Our Opinion

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:37PM

The winners of the Nov. 3 election will work for you. Get to know the candidates. Your vote will empower them to make level-of-service and spending decisions on your behalf in city hall, school district offices, fire district headquarters, and park, port and utility district offices. Make sure your vote is an informed one.

Next stop for Vikings tennis team: Regionals | Road to State

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:30PM

After finishing first in conference, it’s clear to see that the North Kitsap girls tennis team is filled with skilled competitors. More important than that, however, the team is filled with friends who like having fun with each other.

This team reminds coach of 1988 | Road to State

  • May 15, 2015 at 3:25PM

North Kitsap Vikings baseball coach Jeff Weible has seen the big stage. And he’s preparing his team to make it there.

Viking Fest: A lot of new in old festival

  • May 14, 2015 at 1:52PM

This year’s Viking Fest is the 47th annual, but there is a lot that’s new to this celebration of Poulsbo’s Norwegian heritage. The Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap has teamed with Viking Fest to present the Viking Tour, an event designed to be more than a simple bike race.

Terrorism threat level raised at NBK

  • May 14, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 1:37PM

BREMERTON — If lines to enter Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) have seemed a little long than usual lately, there’s a reason. On May 7, the Department of Defense raised the terrorism threat level to Force Protection Condition Level Bravo, the third level of a five tier scale. It’s defined as “An increased and predictable threat of terrorism.”

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