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Poulsbo City Council declares intent to appoint city administrator in 2022

The City of Poulsbo signed a resolution of intent to hire a City Administrator in 2022. Last April the city began looking into possibly creating… Continue reading

Family, Friends and community members of Stonechild Chiefstick celebrated his 40th Birthday, which coincided with the Poulsbo Christmas Tree Lighting. (photos by Ashley Ann)

Friends and community mark Chiefstick’s birthday with vigil

Late last month, some 60 people gathered for a peaceful vigil during Poulsbo’s Christmas Tree Lighting in honor of Stonechild Chiefstick on what would have… Continue reading

Family, Friends and community members of Stonechild Chiefstick celebrated his 40th Birthday, which coincided with the Poulsbo Christmas Tree Lighting. (photos by Ashley Ann)
Gary McVey was sworn into his position on the Poulsbo City Council on Dec. 4.

McVey sworn into Poulsbo City Council Position 7

Gary McVey was sworn into his position on the Poulsbo City Council during its Dec. 4 council meeting. McVey ran unopposed during the 2019 election… Continue reading

Gary McVey was sworn into his position on the Poulsbo City Council on Dec. 4.

Poulsbo approves new position within behavioral health program

During its first meeting of December, the Poulsbo City Council approved a new position within the Behavioral Health Outreach Program, better known as the “navigator”… Continue reading

Task force talks affordable housing in Poulsbo

The Affordable Housing Task Force along with members of the Poulsbo City Council and Mayor Becky Erickson met last week to begin discussing ideas for… Continue reading

Mike Desmond was sworn in as a member of the North Kitsap School District by Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson on Dec. 12, 2019.

New NKSD board members sworn in

The newly elected members of the North Kitsap School District were sworn into their positions by Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson during the district’s Dec. 12… Continue reading

Mike Desmond was sworn in as a member of the North Kitsap School District by Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson on Dec. 12, 2019.
Senator Christine Rolfes and Mayor Becky Erickson held an open forum during Mayor Erickson’s Saturday office hours.

Sen. Rolfes shares office hours with Poulsbo mayor

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson was joined by Washington State Senator Christine Rolfes during her “office hours” last Saturday, in order to hear what Poulsbo would… Continue reading

Senator Christine Rolfes and Mayor Becky Erickson held an open forum during Mayor Erickson’s Saturday office hours.
<em>A head-on collision occurred on Friday, Dec. 6, in Indianola.	 	 </em>Photo courtesy of KCSO

Head-on collision in Indianola injures two

A head-on collision occurred at around 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 in Indianola injuring two. A 68-year-old Bainbridge Island woman was headed northbound on… Continue reading

<em>A head-on collision occurred on Friday, Dec. 6, in Indianola.	 	 </em>Photo courtesy of KCSO

Poulsbo City Council will return to public comment period rules

New year will see return of old rules, allowing 15 minutes of public comment at the top of meetings

Poulsbo’s Julefest draws a crowd

The Vikings came ashore once again and took over downtown Poulsbo for the Viking City’s annual Julefest Celebration. On Saturday the St. Lucia Bride was… Continue reading

Keyport man arrested in connection with death of two-month-old son

A Keyport man was arrested by Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies Dec. 6 in connection with the death of his two-month-old son. Damien Charles McCarter,… Continue reading

<em>Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Peninsula is at 19917 Seventh Ave. in Poulsbo.</em>
                                Photo courtesy of SCCA

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance expanding services in Poulsbo

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is expanding its services and care options at its Poulsbo location. SCCA Peninsula began as a state of the art radiation… Continue reading

<em>Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Peninsula is at 19917 Seventh Ave. in Poulsbo.</em>
                                Photo courtesy of SCCA
Vikings await the Lucia Bride’s lighting of the Julefest bonfire at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. File photo

Poulsbo holiday tradition returns Saturday

While for many, Thanksgiving is the mark of the start of the holiday season, for Poulsbo its Scandinavian bazaar, Julefest bonfire, and the procession of… Continue reading

Vikings await the Lucia Bride’s lighting of the Julefest bonfire at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. File photo

Poulsbo Lighted Ships Parade celebrates 50 Years

The City of Poulsbo and Mayor Becky Erickson have declared Dec. 14, “Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Ships Parade Day,” in honor of the 50 years… Continue reading

Suquamish Tribe celebrates 150th Anniversary of the founding of Seattle

The Suquamish Tribal Council adopted a proclamation recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Seattle on Dec. 2, 1869. The proclamation… Continue reading

Poulsbo swim team expands to Olympic Aquatic Center

The Poulsbo Piranhas swim team has expanded its competitive swim program to the Olympic Aquatic Center in Bremerton. The Piranhas is a USA Swimming year-round… Continue reading

A notice map shows all of the business and areas informed about the potential construction of the Vanaheimr building ( Photo courtesy of Poulsbo Economic Development Department)

Poulsbo Hearing Examiner approves site plan for Vanaheimr building

On Nov. 18, Poulsbo Hearing Examiner Gary McLean officially approved a site plan review for the Vanaheimr mixed-use building, which will be located at the… Continue reading

A notice map shows all of the business and areas informed about the potential construction of the Vanaheimr building ( Photo courtesy of Poulsbo Economic Development Department)
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Sharenet helps North Kitsap residents prepare for holidays and more

ShareNet food bank in Kingston is restoring some dignity to its clients through its new holiday meal shopping program. ShareNet has been serving folks in… Continue reading

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Cybersecurity in Kitsap is done by students thanks to Pisces program through WWU

Local college programs are working to fill the gaps in the cyber security industry. According to a CNBC article published Nov. 1, cybersecurity firms are… Continue reading

Representatives from DSHS, SCC, and DOC held a forum at the Poulsbo Library to address public concerns regarding the SVP house on Viking Way

DSHS hosts forum on sex offender housing alternatives

Following up on their quick exit from a community notification meeting on Oct. 21, officials from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services… Continue reading

Representatives from DSHS, SCC, and DOC held a forum at the Poulsbo Library to address public concerns regarding the SVP house on Viking Way