Ken Park

<em>Leo Fried stands among the bright yellow signs that announce the retirement sale at his shop, Blue Heron Jewelry.</em>
                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group

Poulsbo’s Blue Heron Jewelry owner retiring after 40 years

After 40 years of building relationships in Poulsbo and the greater parts of western Washington, Blue Heron Jewelry will be closing its doors at the… Continue reading

<em>Leo Fried stands among the bright yellow signs that announce the retirement sale at his shop, Blue Heron Jewelry.</em>
                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group

Fourth sex offender to arrive at Viking Way residence

A controversial house on Viking Way near Poulsbo which houses convicted sexually violent predators (SVP’s) will be gaining a fourth resident in the days to… Continue reading

Gallery | Downtown Poulsbo lights up for the holidays

Santa’s elves were busy helping the Downtown Poulsbo Historical Association decorate for the Holidays. Here a few photos of the Viking City all lit up… Continue reading

(l-r) Lt. Bryson Eader, Capt. Brain Ramey, Lt. Bruce Lowrie, Capt. Kevin Vay, Battalion Chief Craig Becker. (photo courtesy of Poulsbo Fire Department)

Poulsbo firefighters receive awards and honors

On Nov. 20 Kitsap County Fire Protection District 18 also known as the Poulsbo Fire Department presented awards, honors, recognitions and promotions to several of… Continue reading

(l-r) Lt. Bryson Eader, Capt. Brain Ramey, Lt. Bruce Lowrie, Capt. Kevin Vay, Battalion Chief Craig Becker. (photo courtesy of Poulsbo Fire Department)

Poulsbo Police and Legal Departments request budget funds to aid in increasing efficiency

Children may be writing lists for Santa this time of year, but the various departments within the City of Poulsbo are writing lists as well… Continue reading

Washington state bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

On Monday, Nov. 18 the Washington State Board of Health expanded its emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products containing THC to include… Continue reading

Inside Smiley Scout Hall in Kingston 1961 (photo courtesy of Troop 555)

Restoration planned for Kingston Boy Scout Hall

The Robert P. Smiley Boy Scout Hall in Kingston is set to receive a facelift this spring after years of fundraising efforts. Additionally, the Kingston… Continue reading

Inside Smiley Scout Hall in Kingston 1961 (photo courtesy of Troop 555)

Heart bassist Steve Fossen talks new ‘spin-off’ band

Steve Fossen and Michael DeRosier, the founding bassist and drummer for the 1970s rock band Heart, have formed what they call a “spin-off” band called… Continue reading

Family, public respond to footage from fatal police shooting

On Nov. 12 the North Kitsap Herald received another release of documents and body camera footage from the investigators of a July 3 police shooting… Continue reading

Poulsbo approves surplus goods, ILA and lease for cell tower

Multiple items on the Poulsbo City Council’s consent agenda were approved by the council during its Nov. 6 meeting. Among the agenda items was the… Continue reading

<em>Kaliope (Marin Snelson), Tilly (Esther</em>
                                <em>Gleeman), Lillith (Remy Furchtenicht), and Agnes (Grace Schmitt) pose during a rehearsal of “She Kills Monsters.” </em>
                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group

West Sound Academy to open “She Kills Monsters”

West Sound Academy students will be presenting their production of “She Kills Monsters” a play by Qui Nguyen Nov. 15-17 at the William D. Harvey… Continue reading

<em>Kaliope (Marin Snelson), Tilly (Esther</em>
                                <em>Gleeman), Lillith (Remy Furchtenicht), and Agnes (Grace Schmitt) pose during a rehearsal of “She Kills Monsters.” </em>
                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group
Fire damage due to the stove being left on accidentally. (photo courtesy of NKF&R)

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue handles three preventable fires in two days

A bedroom was charred, and the rest of the home inundated with smoke and water after combustibles stored too close to a wall heater apparently… Continue reading

Fire damage due to the stove being left on accidentally. (photo courtesy of NKF&R)

Bosnian family returning to Poulsbo for holidays

After fleeing Bosnia in the 1990s the Durakovic family will return to Poulsbo for the holidays

Leading North Kitsap candidates emerge after first tally of votes

As the first round of votes across Kitsap County were tallied Tuesday evening, some clear leaders in North Kitsap races emerged. Contested candidate races: In… Continue reading

Kitsap nonprofits receive grants from First Federal Community Foundation

Three Kitsap County nonprofits were recently named as beneficiaries of the First Federal Community Foundation’s fall grant awards. The Kathleen Sutton Inspirational Fund received a… Continue reading

Gallery | Gobblefest 2019

Poulsbo’s Slippery Pig Brewery was rocking until the wee hours of the morning for a good cause on Saturday. Gobblefest, a charity music event saw… Continue reading

Gallery | Ghoulsbo 2019

North Kitsap Herald Reporter Ken Park was among the ghouls and goblins haunting Front Street in downtown Poulsbo on Halloween. Ghoulsbo is the annual trick… Continue reading

A crowd of about 40 gathered in the Poulsbo City Council Chambers for an informational meeting regarding the release of an SVP back into the community.

Questions left unanswered after DSHS officials walk out on Poulsbo meeting

Crowd disappointed by lack of response from DSHS at a sex offender notification meeting in Poulsbo

A crowd of about 40 gathered in the Poulsbo City Council Chambers for an informational meeting regarding the release of an SVP back into the community.
During a Struggle with Chiefstick, Officer Craig Keller lost his body camera which was later recovered at the scene, footage from the camera has yet to be released. (photo courtesy of KCIRT)

Witness statements describe Chiefstick’s final moments

Recently released investigation materials outline the moments leading up to fatal July 3 shooting

During a Struggle with Chiefstick, Officer Craig Keller lost his body camera which was later recovered at the scene, footage from the camera has yet to be released. (photo courtesy of KCIRT)
(photo courtesy of Michael Wright)

Gobblefest: a rocking good show for a good cause

Kick off the season of giving right at Poulsbo’s Slippery Pig for Gobblefest on Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds from the… Continue reading

(photo courtesy of Michael Wright)