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Day trips: Make Port Gamble your playground

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 10:14AM

Traditionally, summertime in Port Gamble means big festivals like June Faire and Old Mill Days. Although Port Gamble will not be hosting large festivals this year, the quaint historic town is expecting a busy summer.

The joys of backyard bird watching

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 9:51AM

it’s a relaxing pastime that makes us feel more in touch with nature. For others, it’s a rewarding hobby filled with seasonal surprises. You never know what might show up at your feeders.

Kitsap Pumas fall 2-0 to Seattle Sounders in fourth round of Open Cup

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 9:34AM

Pumas net $15,000 as farthest-advancing Open Division team.

New assistant Public Works superintendent named | The Poulsbo Beat

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Jun 16, 2016 at 8:49AM

Keith Svarthumle, who was one of Lund’s foremen and a long-time PW employee, had been unofficially serving as his assistant, Lund told council members, and he wanted to make it official. And they agreed.

Bremerton 'cheerleader' H. Emily Moshay dies; was once called the 'Queen Mother of Positive Bremerton'

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 7:00PM updated Jun 16, 2016 at 8:48AM

A well-known supporter of Bremerton died June 14. H. Emily Moshay died about 10 p.m. under the care of hospice and the watchful eyes of her son and daughter.

City sets schedule for hiring new police chief

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 4:53PM

The city will have completed a job description by June 15. Starting June 20, the city will conduct a job search. The plan calls for interviewing the finalist for the position Aug. 15.

Homes near Centennial Park closer to demolition

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 4:50PM

The city has let a contract to have the two condemned houses on 8th Avenue and above Centennial Park surveyed for hazardous materials so they can be torn down.

City Council agrees to give two-year budget process a try

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 4:48PM

The City Council has voted to replace the city's annual budget planning with a two-year budget process. At the June 8 meeting, Finance Director Deborah Booher presented the pros and cons of the a two-year, or biennial, budget planning process.

Mike Ramos goal lifts Kitsap Pumas over Portland Timbers U23

  • Jun 13, 2016 at 3:38PM

Hamza Haddadi equalizes in first half after early Timbers goal, before Ramos led the Pumas to a win, 2-1.

BlueJackets late rally propels them to first win

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Jun 10, 2016 at 7:36PM

BlueJackets earn first win of the season with a 3-1 game over the Bend Elks.

Passing the torch: Law enforcement torch run went through Kitsap June 2

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 5:00AM

The torch used to kick off the 2016 Special Olympics Washington was carried through Kitsap County Thursday, June 2, thanks to the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies.

Fire officials: Wildfire can happen here

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 11:38AM

The Poulsbo Historical Society, Poulsbo Fire Department, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, and the Suquamish Tribe are partnering to host a series of free 50-minute wildfire safety information seminars in North Kitsap.

Agencies, businesses test their disaster response June 7-8

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 11:21AM

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management hosted a seminar June 1 describing the potential impact of a 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Washington State. June 7-8, the seminar participants — 62 leaders from local governments, fire protection, law enforcement, public utilities, military and businesses — will put what they learned to the test in Cascadia Rising, an exercise that will be carried out in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Cooperation helps us survive | Being Frank

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 11:10AM

We know our relationship will be tested again in the years to come. But this year has shown us that we can survive those challenges as long as we keep cooperation at the heart of co-management.

Fatal Fourth of July crash: Trial set for Jan. 17 in negligence lawsuit

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 10:55AM

Trial has been rescheduled for Jan. 17 in a lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed in a collision with a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine on July 4, 2014.

Summer reading bag drive helps ‘level the playing field’ for foster children

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 5:44PM

According to Nicole Halvorson, studies have shown that summer learning loss hugely impacts the achievement gap of low-income children, including foster children. Halvorson has organized a Summer Reading Bag Drive, partnered with Kitsap Foster Care Association (KFCA), to help counteract summer learning loss.

NKF&R’s Smith named Fire Chief of the Year

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 3:14PM

Dan Smith, chief of North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, is Washington Fire Chiefs’ Chief of the Year. Smith received the Dan Packer Award on May 25 at the association’s annual conference. The award is named for the East Pierce Fire & Rescue fire chief killed in 2008 when he was overrun by flames while deployed on a wildland fire in Northern California.

Tickets on sale for Kitsap Pumas’ Open Cup match at Seattle Sounders

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 10:37AM

Fans can buy tickets for $16 in Pumas supporters section.

Suspect arrested for kidnapping, sex offenses

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 2:15PM

Bail has been set at $1 million for a 48-year-old Kingston man on charges of first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape of a child. Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives received information earlier this week that a missing 15-year-old girl from Florida was with the suspect, whom she met on a social media site.

'Evening' in Bremerton: Longtime feature news show spends the day touring Bremerton businesses

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 5:52PM

King 5 "Evening" crew spent the day in Bremerton June 2, visiting local attractions and businesses to highlight them for a Bremerton-centric piece for their popular feature news show.

Auditors: evidence of theft, missing funds at Kingston port

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 2:55PM

State auditors identified $767 in lost receipts, 12 deletions of port transactions, and the theft of $79 in its review of Port of Kingston finances from December 2014 to Aug. 11, 2015.

Search for new Poulsbo police chief begins June 15

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 3:11PM

Search for a new chief will take a new approach; officials will involve local police chiefs

280 sign teacher-support petitions; demand change in leadership

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 3:13PM

As of 10 a.m. June 2, almost 280 residents signed the “Support Change in NKSD Leadership” petition created by parents just days before. The petition supports North Kitsap School District teachers, a vast majority of whom recently expressed they have “no confidence” in Superintendent Patty Page.

County commissioner rescued during 'hostage' training exercise | Video

  • May 27, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Jun 2, 2016 at 2:32PM

SILVERDALE — Kitsap County Commissioner Ed Wolfe was taken hostage during a training exercise at the Billie Eder Community Center May 27. Fortunately for Wolfe, law enforcement officers were able to rescue him.

Martha & Mary CEO Solvie leaving on June 1

  • May 31, 2016 at 4:55PM

Chad Solvie was in his 20s when he joined the staff of Martha & Mary. In the ensuing 14 years 9 months, he rose from administrator of health and rehab to CEO, oversaw expansion of the agency’s mission to include home care, care management, assisted living, and affordable independent senior apartments.

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