Ken Park

2020 Census final deadline extended to Oct. 31

The U.S. Census Bureau has extended the 2020 census deadline, originally set for the end of July, to Oct. 31 in the wake of the… Continue reading

 

Washington lifts flavored vape ban, but for how long?

Despite the lifting of the temporary flavored vape ban on Feb. 3, vapor product shops across the state are cautious to celebrate as a legislative… Continue reading

 

Coronavirus concerns mean empty shelves in local stores

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has sent consumers to emptying the shelves of stores and pharmacies of their hand sanitizer, cleaning products and cold… Continue reading

 

Poulsbo Library to close until June

The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library is set to close temporarily from March 9- May 31. According to a press release from branch… Continue reading

Parents and students of the NKSD Options Program packed the district office Feb. 27.

Parents voice concerns over plans to move NK Options program

Parents and students of the North Kitsap School District’s Options program flooded the district’s main office for its Feb. 27 board of directors meeting. Those… Continue reading

Parents and students of the NKSD Options Program packed the district office Feb. 27.
David Wolfle Elementary School. (courtesy of NKSD)

NKSD to move Options Program from Gordon to Wolfle Elementary

A recent decision by the North Kitsap School District to move its Options program from Richard Gordon Elementary School to David Wolfle Elementary has got… Continue reading

David Wolfle Elementary School. (courtesy of NKSD)

Kitsap Transit cracks down on fast ferry ‘no-shows’

Riders of Kitsap Transit’s Fast Ferries could have their reservations canceled if they consistently bail on previous reservations. Kitsap Transit announced in a Feb. 27… Continue reading

Dr. Berit Madsen, Dr. Faroush Abar, Dr. Jennie Crews, Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, Miss Poulsbo Minako Todd and SCCA Vice President Aaron Crane pose for a photo during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the SCCA’s recently expanded clinic in Poulsbo. Ken Park / Kitsap News Group.
                                Dr. Berit Madsen, Dr. Faroush Abar, Dr. Jennie Crews, Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, Miss Poulsbo Minako Todd and SCCA Vice President Aaron Crane pose for a photo during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the SCCA’s recently expanded clinic in Poulsbo. Ken Park / Kitsap News Group.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance celebrates expansion of Poulsbo clinic

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance celebrated the expansion of its Poulsbo oncology clinic with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Peninsula Medical Building… Continue reading

Dr. Berit Madsen, Dr. Faroush Abar, Dr. Jennie Crews, Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, Miss Poulsbo Minako Todd and SCCA Vice President Aaron Crane pose for a photo during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the SCCA’s recently expanded clinic in Poulsbo. Ken Park / Kitsap News Group.
                                Dr. Berit Madsen, Dr. Faroush Abar, Dr. Jennie Crews, Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, Miss Poulsbo Minako Todd and SCCA Vice President Aaron Crane pose for a photo during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the SCCA’s recently expanded clinic in Poulsbo. Ken Park / Kitsap News Group.
Chris Quinn has taken over as Poulsbo Fire Commissioner following the retirement of Conrad Green. (Poulsbo Fire)

Quinn takes over for Green as Poulsbo fire commissioner

Newly elected Poulsbo Fire Commissioner Chris Quinn has officially taken over following the retirement of Commissioner Conrad Green. Quinn is a Navy veteran that earned… Continue reading

Chris Quinn has taken over as Poulsbo Fire Commissioner following the retirement of Conrad Green. (Poulsbo Fire)
Executive Director for WSPS Tricia Benson and Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder testified in front of the Senate Human Services, Reentry, and Rehabilitation Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. (WA Legislature)

Olympia considers legislation on SVP’s and LRA’s

Multiple bills concerning the placement and treatment of Washington’s Sexually Violent Predators, have been making their way through the House and Senate that could have… Continue reading

Executive Director for WSPS Tricia Benson and Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder testified in front of the Senate Human Services, Reentry, and Rehabilitation Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. (WA Legislature)
<em>Patricia Ferguson-Bohnee, Director of Indian Legal Clinic, ASU Law; Chair Marcia Fudge, US House Subcommittee on Elections; Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; Chairman Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe; Elvis Norquay, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Member; and Jacqueline De Leon, Attorney, Native American Rights Fund.									 </em>Photo courtesy Suquamish Tribe

Suquamish chairman urges Congress to expand Native American voting rights

Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman has called upon U.S. Congress to adopt a Native Voting Rights Act similar to that which was recently passed by… Continue reading

<em>Patricia Ferguson-Bohnee, Director of Indian Legal Clinic, ASU Law; Chair Marcia Fudge, US House Subcommittee on Elections; Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; Chairman Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe; Elvis Norquay, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Member; and Jacqueline De Leon, Attorney, Native American Rights Fund.									 </em>Photo courtesy Suquamish Tribe

NKSD votes to restrict transfers to certain schools

As the population of the North Kitsap School District grows, the harder it is becoming to accommodate new and transfer students. The district has recently… Continue reading

Kingston theater gathers $190,000 through fundraiser

Donations continue to flow in for Kingston Firehouse Theater

Poulsbo task force makes affordable housing recommendations

The Affordable Housing Task Force, the which has been tapped to help the City of Poulsbo decide how to spend funds allocated for the development… Continue reading

Jersey Mike’s had a busy opening week often with lines out the door. (Kitsap Daily News)

Jersey Mike’s opens in Poulsbo with hit promotion for NKHS

All the way from the shores of New Jersey to the shores of Liberty Bay comes Jersey Mike’s Subs. Jersey Mike’s began as a mom… Continue reading

Jersey Mike’s had a busy opening week often with lines out the door. (Kitsap Daily News)

Turf replacement to cost NKSD over $1 million

The North Kitsap School district will be re-turfing the fields at the North Kitsap High School athletic field and Strawberry Field, a project which is… Continue reading

Properties could be rezoned as part of Poulsbo’s comprehensive plan amendments

Two applicants have requested that their properties be rezoned to fit the City of Poulsbo’s comprehensive plan. Part of the City of Poulsbo’s Feb. 5… Continue reading

New ownership takes the reins at Liberty Bay Books

Book lovers in Poulsbo can put down their pitchforks, Liberty Bay Books isn’t going anywhere, it will continue operating under new ownership. Suzanne Droppert, who… Continue reading

Rep. Kilmer hosts Suquamish town hall

Before heading back to Washington D.C., Washington’s 6th District Representative Derek Kilmer — along with his 13-year-old daughter in tow — held a town hall… Continue reading

<em>Craig Smith calls himself a concessionaire rather than a movie theater owner.</em>
                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group

Kingston’s Firehouse Theater: 10 years later

Ten years ago people told Craig Smith that opening a movie theater during an economic recession and at the early stages of streaming services was… Continue reading

<em>Craig Smith calls himself a concessionaire rather than a movie theater owner.</em>
                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group