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Severe-weather shelters open; evening temps below freezing

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 12:26PM

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management is activating the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan because of below-freezing evening temperatures.

Sculpting tiny trees into works of art is the goal of Bonsai Club

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:33PM

Mark Stephens said he dabbles in bonsai. He’s been doing it for 25 years, but he only dabbles. Stephens, 56, sits before a juniper bonsai tree, or “shimpaku.” It’s jagged and unkempt, the result of a season spent shaded by a wisteria plant

Infraction recommended in July 4 fatality

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 3:05PM

A Kitsap County Sheriff’s investigator found the driver of a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue fire engine “failed to give right of way” to the driver of a Yamaha scooter who was killed July 4, and is recommending the driver of the engine be cited for failure to “keep right except when passing, etc.”

Majority of positions on Poulsbo City Council, North Kitsap School Board on 2015 ballot

  • Jan 1, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jan 2, 2015 at 11:19AM

But wait, you say — we just finished a big election and, heck, it’s only New Year’s Day. Well, the 2015 election season is closer than you might think.

Expect an improved graduation rate in North Kitsap School District | 2015 Forecast

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 10:34AM

School board chairwoman: 'Looking to the future, the district adopted three strategic directions after a process that involved secondary students, district leadership and 110 community members. The strategic directions are: success for all students, stakeholder support and satisfaction, and effective and efficient operations.'

Bucs bested by Breakers | Girls basketball

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:33PM

The Mornington Breakers traveled to Kingston to face one of the better girls basketball teams in the area Dec. 31. The Kingston Buccaneers, however, fell short of the expectation.

The Point Casino raises more than $46K for ALS Association

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 3:31PM

The Point Casino presented a check for $46,816.93 to the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter Dec. 18.

Kreidler, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 9:40AM

Mixing too much booze and driving can really wallop your wallet.

Bucs defeat 4A Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 11:27AM

The nearly unbeatable South Kitsap Wolves lost to the Kingston Buccaneers Jan. 3.

Man believed dead in Hood Canal plane crash was experienced jetliner pilot

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 11:41AM

SHINE — The man believed to be flying the plane that crashed into Hood Canal on Monday was an experienced pilot who was certified to fly jumbo jets such as the Boeing 747.

Two school district budget forums scheduled for January

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jan 9, 2015 at 6:26AM

Residents will have two opportunities to learn and ask questions about the 2015-16 North Kitsap School District operating budget.

Pertussis outbreak occurring in Kitsap County

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 9:00AM

There have been 55 cases of pertussis reported to Kitsap Public Health since June 2014.

North Kitsap School District will offer free full-day kindergarten in 2015-16

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 4:23PM

Free full-day kindergarten will be offered at all elementary schools in the North Kitsap School District for the 2015-16 school year. The North Kitsap School Board approved free full-day kindergarten at the Jan. 8 school board meeting.

Congressman will serve soup at annual Fishline fundraiser

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:14PM

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Bremerton, will help serve soup at North Kitsap Fishline’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Gateway Fellowship.

An American in Paris: Prowse retires from real estate

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 6:52PM

Brenda Prowse, managing broker of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty on Bainbridge Island, has retired after 35 years as a real estate agent in the Poulsbo area.

Salmon recovery: The time to act is now | Being Frank

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:06PM

We have already developed recovery plans and identified barriers to salmon recovery in western Washington’s watersheds. Now we need a commitment from the White House to tackle the most pressing obstacles in each watershed and provide the leadership necessary to put those salmon recovery plans into action. If salmon are to be in the future of this region, we must act now before it is too late.

Super Fans: 12s treated to thrilling game

  • Feb 1, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Feb 3, 2015 at 10:30AM

Super Bowl fans kept on edge of seats in Seahawks' 28-24 loss to the Patriots

Kingston's Drew Clark signs with University of Puget Sound

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 2:50PM

The senior post signed to the Loggers' women's basketball team recently.

Gymnastics teams skip WOWI Invite to save money

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 1:56PM

The Kingston and North Kitsap gymnastics teams opted out of the optional Washington Open Winter Invitational to save money towards more equipment.

NK's Seferos wins 3 events, KHS' Yamane wins 1 during inner-district meet | Gymnastics

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 3:44PM

North Kitsap's Chloe Seferos won three events and all-around during the inter-district meet against the Kingston Buccaneers Jan. 13.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Child Welfare Program wins Honoring Nations Award

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 10:40AM

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Child Welfare Program has been named an Honoring Nations award winner by The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. Honoring Nations recognizes outstanding examples of Tribal self-governance.

Beer and cheese on the line in senators’ NFC Championship wager

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 1:04PM

Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of Washington and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., wagered beer and cheese from their respective states as the Seattle Seahawks prepare to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game Jan. 18, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

A slice of life aboard the USS John C. Stennis | Slideshow

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:28PM

Photographer Genna Martin of the Daily Herald in Everett joined the crew of the John C. Stennis as the ship traveled north from Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton to Naval Magazine Indian Island to pick up munitions before heading to San Diego for training, Jan. 12.

He’s got the home in Kingston, but pain lingers

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:08AM

Almost five years after he paid $65,000 cash for it, Peter Miele has the manufactured home he bought from Golden Homes of Poulsbo. Golden Homes had refused to deliver the house unless it received more money for site preparation, a condition Miele alleges was not in his contract. So the house sat on Golden Homes’ Viking Avenue lot, in two pieces, with plastic sheeting separating the interior from the elements. But plastic sheeting can only do so much.

Free all-day kindergarten, but no more half-day K

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:03AM

Full-day kindergarten will be free and half-day kindergarten will be eliminated in the North Kitsap School District beginning next school year. Some parents are concerned that six hours of school is too long for a 5-year-old, and without a half-day option one parent said she may opt to homeschool her child.

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