Mark Krulish

BISD Board adopts reopening plan

The Bainbridge Island School District Board of Directors affirmed at their regular meeting on July 30 its commitment to starting the school year remotely. As… Continue reading

 

Root, Garrido pull ahead in close County Commissioner District 2 race

Republican challenger Oran Root and Democrat incumbent Charlotte Garrido have pulled to the head of the six-candidate pack in the Kitsap County Commissioner District 2… Continue reading

 

County health officials: Kitsap seeing big spike in COVID-19 cases

The news wasn’t good at Tuesday’s Kitsap Board of Health meeting, as county health officials laid out the latest data on the rise of local… Continue reading

 

Kitsap records small declines in unemployment claims the past 2 weeks

Initial claims fell for a second-consecutive week in Kitsap County after a small spike in weeks prior and declined slightly statewide as well, the latest… Continue reading

Port of Poulsbo application deadline for open commissioner seat is Aug. 7

Prospective candidates are expected to be interviewed on Aug. 20

Krulish: Release the Kraken

What’s in a name? When it comes to professional sports teams, not much, provided it isn’t offensive to or doesn’t make light of any particular… Continue reading

Girls swimming will be moved to season 3 in the spring after the WIAA received further guidance from the Department of Health (Review file photo)

Moving fall sports to spring provides a glimmer of hope for coaches and athletes

There’s nothing quite like combining the crisp, damp Autumn air of the Pacific Northwest with the bright lights of the gridiron. The fall weather here… Continue reading

Girls swimming will be moved to season 3 in the spring after the WIAA received further guidance from the Department of Health (Review file photo)

Inslee, Department of Health issue new orders in response to COVID-19 surge

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health have issued a number… Continue reading

BISD to pivot to online learning for at least the first nine weeks

Back to school won’t actually mean going back to a school building this fall. Bainbridge Island students who opted to return to school in person… Continue reading

Nathan Adrian joined the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable in July for a talk on swimming in the Olympics, battling cancer, and growing up in Kitsap. (Kitsap Athletic Roundtable video screengrab)

Nathan Adrian talks Olympics, cancer and training during COVID-19 in Kitsap Athletic Roundtable chat

Every year Kitsap County sends a significant number of swimmers to state. The area is in a renaissance period. The Bainbridge boys won three consecutive… Continue reading

Nathan Adrian joined the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable in July for a talk on swimming in the Olympics, battling cancer, and growing up in Kitsap. (Kitsap Athletic Roundtable video screengrab)

BIPD Chief Joe Clark reviews use of force protocols, council discusses defunding the police

Police use of force is a hot topic in the U.S. right now in the wake of the death of George Floyd, which touched off… Continue reading

The Bainbridge football team, shown here celebrating their 2019 Agate Cup win over North Kitsap, will have to wait until March of 2021 to get a chance to defend the cup. (Review file photo)

WIAA to move most fall sports to March 2021

Friday night lights won’t be returning in 2020 for high school sports fans in Kitsap. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association made it official Tuesday that… Continue reading

The Bainbridge football team, shown here celebrating their 2019 Agate Cup win over North Kitsap, will have to wait until March of 2021 to get a chance to defend the cup. (Review file photo)

State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties

All counties that had pending applications to move on to the next phase of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” reopening plan will likely have to… Continue reading

Initial unemployment claims see resurgence in early July

Initial unemployment claims continued somewhat of a resurgence for the week of July 5 through July 11, the most recent week for which data is… Continue reading

Poulsbo City Council agrees to make Fjord Drive one-way, gives nod to Summer Fair

As part of the city’s COVID-19 response plan, the Poulsbo City Council approved this month changes to Fjord Drive and Mayor Becky Erickson’s voluntary “Summer… Continue reading

Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place

Schools are not islands — that’s the conclusion scientists at the Bellevue-based Institute for Modeling Disease came to in a recently released study of the… Continue reading

Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap

For the moment, Kitsap County is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but worries on the horizon, from outbreaks in long-term care facilities and increased movement among… Continue reading

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

The WIAA Executive Board voted this month to delay the start of the fall sports season to Sept. 5 for football and Sept. 7 for… Continue reading

Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week

Initial unemployment claims rose ever-so-slightly in Kitsap County for the third consecutive week during the week ending on June 27, the most recent week for… Continue reading

Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications

With a spike in COVID-19 case counts across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a statewide order mandating businesses to require face coverings for… Continue reading