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Mayor writes about land transactions | Guest column

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 11:06AM

Recently, I have received a couple of inquiries about a decision in my private life. It has nothing to do with my job, but in the spirit of openness and candor, I’ve decided to share what happened.

Marines help prepare fairgrounds for the Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 10:24AM

About 30 past, present and future Marines and their spouses came together July 30 to weed and prune the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in preparation for the Kitsap County Fair.

Dirty Hairy’s: New owner, new look for Jensen Way salon

  • Aug 22, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Aug 23, 2016 at 10:38AM

Like her business's namesake, Emily Kramer is packing some serious heat. But her's is a pair of scissors. But her's is a pair of scissors. And the atmosphere of Dirty Hairy's is more like Boston's "Cheers" than Inspector Harry Callahan's gritty San Francisco streets.

James Street beach trail in Suquamish reopened

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 9:29AM

A nonprofit organization is reportedly making progress in improving a beach access path located on county property at the end of James Street in Suquamish.

Poulsbo man's body recovered in waters off Whidbey Island

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 9:02AM

The body of a Poulsbo man was recovered in the water off the western shore of Whidbey Island Aug. 20. Marine rescue units from the Island County Sheriff’s Department and Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a sailboat operator who spotted a body floating in the water northwest of Fort Casey State Park.

Bremerton National Airport hosts West Coast Fly-In Aug. 19-20 | Kitsap Weekly

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 3:42PM

Nearly 500 aircraft will descend on Bremerton National Airport for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s West Coast Fly-In on Aug. 19-20.

‘Northwest Mermaid’ nears her goal

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 4:16PM

On Aug. 22, 2015, 11-year old Lena Bowen made up her mind to completely submerge herself in a natural body of water every day for a year. Despite school studies, chilly Pacific Northwest weather, and a fear of sea creatures, Lena is expected to accomplish her goal in two days.

Best of North Kitsap, Fair Guide in Aug. 19 Herald

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 9:00AM updated at 3:26PM

The 2016 Best of North Kitsap and the Kitsap County Fair Guide are included in the Aug. 19 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores. With four sections and 80 pages, it’s one of the largest editions of the year.

Sámi celebrate their culture, heritage in local gathering

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 3:26PM

It was the first gathering in Poulsbo of Sámi people from North American since 1998. And there was a lot to celebrate here at the latest gathering, called Siddastallan, Aug. 12-14.

Rallying around NKSD worker injured in collision

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 3:23PM

Richard Keyes reported in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center

Poulsbo man reportedly jumps from ferry, missing near Whidbey Island

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 11:00AM updated at 3:22PM

Coast Guard crew members and local agencies are searching for an 81-year-old Poulsbo man who went overboard from a state ferry near Whidbey Island, late Aug. 18.

Congratulations, Nathan Adrian | In Our Opinion

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 3:15PM

You’ve made us all proud, Nathan. Congratulations on showing us how to reach beyond our grasp, and how to do it with grace.

Solution exists for affordable-home crunch

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 3:14PM

There is no question that Kitsap, along with many other communities in the nation, are faced with a severe shortage of affordable housing.

Reconsider assisted-living proposal

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 3:13PM

or years, it has been rumored that the last undeveloped parcel of Poulsbo Place might include an assisted-living facility. Many of us “older” Poulsbo citizens looked forward to having that option when it comes time to downsize from our single-family residences.

The Great Reindeer Project and an interview with its award-winning author

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 2:16PM

With the Sami gathering in Poulsbo, it seems fitting to recount the story one of the greatest Sami heroes, Anders [or Andrew] Bahr. No Texas trail drive can begin to compare with the distance and hardships he faced during his epic reindeer drive across the frozen arctic. Bahr is buried in Poulsbo.

Title holder today, dentist tomorrow

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 2:03PM

Miss West Sound, Brittney Brown, is working on a degree in cellular and molecular biology with a minor in communication studies at Western Washington University. Her goal: to become a dentist or dental specialist.

KHS graduate, literacy advocate awarded top honor in Girl Scouts

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 1:53PM

Martha Rabura, a 2016 graduate of Kingston High School, was awarded Girl Scouts’ top honor — the Gold Award — for her efforts to create a library for the Mallory Jansen Memorial School in Sierra Leone.

Nathan Adrian finishes Rio Olympics with four medals

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 9:40AM

Bremerton's Nathan Adrian medals in all four events he competed in to bring home two gold and two bronze.

Noted poet, teacher Edward Everett Thompson | Passages

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 6:00AM updated at 9:17AM

Longtime English teacher and poet Everett Thompson passed away unexpectedly Aug. 5 at his island home. He was 76.

How to select a President

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 4:06PM

There are so many issues swirling around both candidates, coupled to the inevitable spin of confusion generated by all the mainstream media. One thing for sure: whatever our personal perception, we all want a fine, upstanding President who will be loyal and patriotic for our nation and “We the People.”

Note to Trump: The election can't be rigged

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 4:04PM

“The election is going to be rigged!” What is Mr. Trump trying to do? Bring down the Republic, destroy faith the democratic process, foment rebellion?

Rompers and runners to love, or despise | Garden Life

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 1:02PM

There are many, great garden-worthy plants that spread out over a garden. I’ve grown quite a few of them. Then there are the garden thugs — plants that romp around overtaking anything not big enough to stand up to them. I’ve grown too many of those bullies.

An introduction to author Karen K. Brees | Bookends

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 12:58PM

For writers, writers’ conferences are a wonderful source of information. Besides meeting fellow writers, you can meet, talk to and present your work to agents, publishers, editors and generally submerge yourself into WRITING.

Mission to get ‘the next best shot’ pays off | Kitsap Weekly

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 12:55PM

During the latter part of May, that’s when eagles and herons come out to play. That’s according to Kingston-based nature photographer Bonnie Block, explaining the story behind a photograph she submitted to the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards for consideration.

Poulsbo police chief search may take another month

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 11:53AM

Deputy Police Chief Andy Pate says it will probably take "as much as a month” for Poulsbo to name its new chief of police. “They’re not taking any chances this time,” he said.

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