Mark Briant

A bouquet was given to the Bremerton Police to show support after the Dallas shooting.

Local law enforcement officials grieve their fellow officers

The events of last week will not be forgotten, here or anywhere else. But for law enforcement agencies in Kitsap County, they were greeted with a response that might have taken some a bit by surprise: almost universal support, compassion and sympathy.

A bouquet was given to the Bremerton Police to show support after the Dallas shooting.

500 aircraft descend on Bremerton

Nearly 500 aircraft will descend on Bremerton National Airport for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s West Coast Fly-In. Pilots and families will be coming in all day Friday, Aug. 19 and depart Saturday, Aug. 20.

A firework in a 2014 July 4 celebration.

Public safety officials gear up for Independence Day celebrations

Safe and sane they may be, but the hazards facing residents from fireworks leaves the county’s first responders dreading the events that inevitably arise from inattentive or impaired handling of illegal and even legal fireworks on this Independence Day weekend.

A firework in a 2014 July 4 celebration.

Saying goodbye to Maggie Hen

Margaret Kelli Parnell, widely known among her friends as “Maggie Hen,” was waiting at a bus stop at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Auto Center Way when a car suddenly smashed into the bus stop.

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker: A history of Bremerton mayors

This week, the Bremerton Patriot is kicking off a series of articles that peek into Bremerton’s 125 eventful years as a city. This first article looks back at Bremerton’s colorful mayors.

Corrections agencies struggle with placement of sex offenders

For those who get a slightly queasy feeling at the idea of a convicted sex offender moving in on your street, Chief Steve Strachan feels your pain.

Veterans once stationed on the USS Independence bid the ship farewell.

Farewell to USS Independence

But each of the 89 veteran sailors who were, at one time or another, stationed aboard the legendary aircraft carrier USS Independence, made it to the Bremerton Naval Shipyard to bid farewell one last time before the “Indy” is scrapped.

Veterans once stationed on the USS Independence bid the ship farewell.
A returning sailor is greeted with hugs.

USS John C. Stennis returns to Bremerton

USS John C. Stennis returned home late Sunday night with its complement of 3,000 crew members following a successful seven-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

A returning sailor is greeted with hugs.

CK hopes to learn from past to improve in tough conference

Central Kitsap Coach Mark Keel would be the first to admit that his team has some growing to do in this rebuilding season.

Talent agent Pat Wilson

A star maker visits Bremerton, local comics respond with their best

Pat Wilson paid a visit to Bremerton on Thursday evening, Sept. 22, at the request of Mike “Smitty” Smith, the owner of Mobster Mike’s Comedy Club. The club, located on 4th Avenue in downtown Bremerton, is the only full-time comedy venue on the Kitsap Peninsula, and for a nationally-known booker and talent agent, this is an ode to a three-decade friendship.

Talent agent Pat Wilson

Olympic wins battle, and game, in the trenches

There is an old saying: If you can’t beat them in the alley, you won’t beat them on the gridiron.

Cary Bozeman speaks to a group of public sector planning professionals about upcoming opportunities in Bremerton.

Opportunity is coming for the City of Bremerton

Cary Bozeman’s growing sense of urgency pushed him to invite a group of public sector planning professionals, plus a number of Bremerton’s high-powered real estate folks, to gather at the Port Commissioners’ public meeting hall at the Bremerton Airport to discuss what they saw coming and the opportunity it presented to everyone in that room.

Cary Bozeman speaks to a group of public sector planning professionals about upcoming opportunities in Bremerton.
The original Grumpy flew 125 missions before being retired back to the States

Bremerton bids farewell to record-breaking AOPA Fly-In

Under towering blue skies and calm, clear weather, the Aviation Owners and Pilots Association on Saturday wrapped up the most successful Fly-In that the AOPA has ever organized.

The original Grumpy flew 125 missions before being retired back to the States
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1918 Spanish Flu pandemic hit Bremerton hard

For Bremerton, the worst impact from the Spanish flu hit Bremerton in September 1918, as the Great War was winding down and people (and the Navy) were preparing for the Armistice.

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Gaeta, Kalac murder trials pushed back to March, October

The trial dates of two high-profile Kitsap County murder cases have been pushed back, despite the judges’ reluctance to do so, to give the defense teams time to refine their strategies.

Port of Bremerton enjoys fruitful marketing efforts

The economic footprint the port leaves in this area is massive indeed, and growing larger as efforts to market the Ports of Bremerton and Port Orchard pay serious dividends. The Port is also involved in many economic development initiatives that don’t directly involve either the airport or the marina.

At 70

Ex-POW’s power of perseverance

Reeder will give a reading from his book, “Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 on board the USS Turner Joy. Of that time, Reeder estimates he’ll devote approximately 20 minutes to readings from the book. The rest of the time will be open for people to chat with the man, ask questions, get a book autographed and find out what it’s like to rub elbows with an honest-to-goodness American war hero (he’s also an inductee of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame).

At 70

BHS Knights face rebuilding year, but carry high hopes

There isn’t much about this year’s football landscape that looks familiar to first-year Bremerton High Coach Paul Theriault.

Level 3 sex offender moves to Bremerton

Jonathan Margart is 26 years old, 5 foot 7 inches, 166 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Margart has registered with Kitsap County to reside in the 900 block of Washington Avenue in Bremerton.

Mike “Mobster” Smith stands in front of his comedy club Mobster Mike's.

For Kitsap County, comedy is no laughing matter

Mobster Mike’s is located on the Fourth Avenue entertainment strip of downtown Bremerton between the Quarters Arcade and the Horse and Cow Pub. Smith has made it his mission in life to preserve an uplifting art form that he finds sadly lacking in modern culture.

Mike “Mobster” Smith stands in front of his comedy club Mobster Mike's.