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Leads holding in council, school board races | 2015 Election

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 2:35PM

In the latest vote count, incumbent Bill Webb extended his lead over Deborah Simon in the race for North Kitsap School Board, District 5

Doubles champs have been best friends since fifth grade

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 2:42PM

North Kitsap seniors Nick Butler and Josh Benson won the District Doubles Tournament Oct. 31 at the Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center in Bremerton.

Low-income residents getting priced out as subsidized apartments convert to market-rate

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:45AM

In September, Woodcreek Apartments began asking some tenants to leave so renovations could be made to the property. Woodcreek provided affordable housing and had long participated in a USDA Rural Development voucher program called Section 515. Some renters paid as little as $50 a month, according to Jeff Miller, CEO of Pacific Living Properties, which manages Woodcreek.

Good time for mediation at Port of Kingston | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:15AM

Congratulations to all of the candidates in the general election. Even those who didn’t win raised issues and contributed ideas that could help make for a better community. This is the first in a series of editorials on what needs to be accomplished post-election.

Support Robbins for North Kitsap School Board, District 4

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 1:04PM

We endorse Glen Robbins for North Kitsap School Board director, District 4. Glen’s dedication to providing an opportunity for all students to succeed spans a lifetime, with over 30 years of service to schools and the community.

Supports Christen as write-in for North Kitsap School Board, District 2

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 1:03PM

On your ballot for North Kitsap School District director, District 2, write “Bruce Christen” on the blank line and select his box. As Election Day gets closer, I’ve looked for information about Jim Almond, the unopposed candidate for NKSD director, District 2. I did not find any.

Bockelie celebrates 25th year as owner of Gallery of Hair Design

  • Nov 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

Sheri Bockelie is celebrating 25 years as owner of the Poulsbo Gallery of Hair Design, in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. In early 1990, the salon’s owner decided to downsize from two salons to one, and to sell the Poulsbo Village salon so she could focus on the salon in Port Orchard.

Kathleen Sutton Fund attributes its success to you

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 1:00PM

There are truly not enough words to express our gratitude to the many supporters who contributed so generously to the Kathleen Sutton Fund’s 13th annual auction on Oct. 4. During this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we raised $52,941.

Read Harvard study about U.S. and guns

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 1:00PM

In his letter (“Supports gun ownership, and background checks,” page A4), Mr. Shelbourn stated that he was a member of the NRA in his youth. Perhaps he still is. He is correct in observing that this organization has changed over the years. While it still promotes gun safety, training and conservation, it has had to respond to all the anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment groups who would disarm the country.

Gulf War veteran presented with ‘Quilt of Valor’ | Veterans Day feature

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 12:55PM

Jay Humphries stood before the crowd of students and staff members at Gateway Christian School’s Peterson Hall and told of his experience as a military gunner, sniper and medic in Iraq. In April 1991, while deployed there, he stepped on a land mine. “I lost both legs, one eye, the other eye was badly injured,” he said.

The United States Marine Corps: A 240-year tradition | Veterans Day feature

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:03PM

The Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775 approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore, as the war for independence from Britain neared.

There’s a lot that’s new in old downtown

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:02PM

New shops upgrade spaces, contribute to eclectic feel

Celebration of Life for Richard Ham Nov. 22 | Passages

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 9:11AM

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Vinland Elementary School teacher Richard Ham at 2 p.m. Nov. 22, at Vinland Elementary. The celebration is open to the public.

Poulsbo police chief received reprimand from mayor in August

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:13PM

Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend said the female officer wanted to show him her “cool fingernails,” which she had painted with glow-in-the-dark polish. She then gave him a hug to thank him for trying to help her with a shift change, he said. It was about 3 a.m. and his office lights were off. In retrospect, “I could have handled it better,” Townsend said Nov. 6.

Poulsbo City Clerk Nicole Stephens resigns

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 4:32PM

Poulsbo City Clerk Nicole Stephens resigned Nov. 9, effective Nov. 13. Stephens, a certified municipal clerk who worked for the city since 2008, cited stress and health issues as reasons for stepping down.

Pieces of school history unearthed in Raab Park

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 2:03PM

Fragments from Poulsbo’s past, buried for decades and long forgotten in Raab Park, have been discovered. They are the capstones from the original North Kitsap Union High School, the gateway to the future for Poulsbo students from 1930 to 1986.

Safety on our roads: It starts with you | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 2:58PM

It’s been another deadly year on Kitsap’s roads. With winter weather nearing, it could get worse. But it doesn’t have to.

It’s never too late to thank a veteran | My View

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 3:01PM

Today, most of us have family members, friends or acquaintances that served in Vietnam. It is never too late for us to undo the disservice done to many veterans who returned home and were disdained or ignored 40 years ago.

Happy birthday to you: Poulsbo woman wins ‘HGTV Urban Oasis’

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 9:57AM

The day before her 32nd birthday, dental assistant Crystal Harriman of Poulsbo received a phone call notifying her that she was the recipient of a very special birthday gift.

Three Poulsbo residents in Paris report they are safe

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 7:06PM

A Poulsbo resident and two former residents in Paris report via social media that they are safe. Authorities there say at least 150 people were killed in several terrorist attacks in Paris Nov. 13.

Supports Christen for school board, District 2

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 10:05AM

There is a critical need for community members to become invested in what is happening in our schools, regardless if you have children or not.

NKEA endorses Robbins, Simon for school board

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 10:03AM

The North Kitsap Education Association Endorsement Committee supports Glen Robbins for school board District 4 and Deborah Simon for District 5.

Change is needed in North Kitsap School District

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 12:39PM

One teacher described the relationship between the central administration and staff as of a monarchy and peasants. This “Us” vs. “Them” attitude, the lack of cooperation, the “my way or the highway” philosophy of past and present superintendents, seems to be part of the district’s calcified DNA. Unfortunately, this relationship existed when I was hired 20 years ago and when I quit 10 years ago.

Robbins, Simon, Christen for school board

  • Oct 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

As a former Poulsbo City Council member, I respect the elector process and appreciate intelligent candidates that fully understand their civic duties.

Ask more questions about downtown project

  • Oct 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

You have no objectivity whatsoever. You are nothing but a mouthpiece for Mayor Becky Erickson and the entrenched special interests that care nothing about anything than their own greedy self interests.

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