Mark Krulish

State expands its roster of contact tracers

State expands its roster of contact tracers

As the state slowly moves through phases to reopen, the Washington State Department of Health is quickly training new personnel to help with contact tracing,… Continue reading

State expands its roster of contact tracers
Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan

Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that more counties are now eligible to apply for a variance under an expanded criteria to move directly to phase… Continue reading

Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan
Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery

Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery

The Poulsbo City Council moved forward with the next step in the proposed Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center as officials approved a contract for a… Continue reading

Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery
COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials

COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials

Wildfire season has already started in Washington and relatively dry and warm conditions expected this summer combined with the COVID-19 pandemic could cause complex problems… Continue reading

COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials
Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan

Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan

POULSBO — The mayor and city council will meet Wednesday night to discuss the latest on the Poulsbo Events and Recreation Center (PERC) and a… Continue reading

Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan
WIAA approves seeding committees for all team sports beginning in the fall

WIAA approves seeding committees for all team sports beginning in the fall

The WIAA began an experiment two years ago when it approved the use of seeding committees to rank teams for state tournament matches, and it… Continue reading

WIAA approves seeding committees for all team sports beginning in the fall
U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall

U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall

U.S. Congressional Rep. Derek Kilmer checked in with constituents Monday evening in a telephone town hall where he discussed updates on the federal government’s response… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall
A screen capture of the map available on the state Department of Commerce’s website showing hot spot areas in Kitsap County as well as nearby counties.

Public “drive-up” WiFi hot spots now available across the state, including Kitsap County

A statewide effort is underway to ensure all Washingtonians, whether they live in urban or rural areas, have access to broadband WiFi while maintaining appropriate… Continue reading

A screen capture of the map available on the state Department of Commerce’s website showing hot spot areas in Kitsap County as well as nearby counties.
Bremerton junior Te’Caela Wilcher is one of two remaining members of the two-time defending 2A 4x100 relay champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Krulish: What the spring sports season might have brought us

It’s early May, and the high school sports scene in Kitsap is usually buzzing with activity as teams get ready for the postseason. But this… Continue reading

Bremerton junior Te’Caela Wilcher is one of two remaining members of the two-time defending 2A 4x100 relay champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening

Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening

POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo discussed its phased-in reopening at a commissioner’s meeting last Thursday, which would see the port follow along with the… Continue reading

Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening
West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program

West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program

Poulsbo’s West Sound Academy has had to cancel its popular June term and TREC travel opportunities for the year of 2020 due to the COVID-19… Continue reading

West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program
County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days

County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days

Food permits have been temporarily extended for restaurants in Kitsap County in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Each May, the Kitsap Public Health Department… Continue reading

County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days
No early reopening for Kitsap yet, says KPHD

No early reopening for Kitsap yet, says KPHD

While there have only been a handful of new positive cases of the disease in recent weeks, the county does not yet meet the criteria… Continue reading

No early reopening for Kitsap yet, says KPHD
Johnson Parkway Project could begin as soon as late August or September

Johnson Parkway Project could begin as soon as late August or September

The City of Poulsbo has provided flexibility for the project to start anytime between the end of the summer and March of 2021.

Johnson Parkway Project could begin as soon as late August or September
Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler announced beginning May 5, trails and paths in city parks would reopen. (File photo)

Bremerton to reopen trails and paths in city parks May 5

BREMERTON — All parks in the city of Bremerton will be partially reopened this week, coinciding with the recent decision made by Gov. Jay Inslee… Continue reading

Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler announced beginning May 5, trails and paths in city parks would reopen. (File photo)
Work on Poulsbo library progresses despite shipping delays

Work on Poulsbo library progresses despite shipping delays

POULSBO — While COVID-19 hasn’t brought work at the Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library to a halt, there have been some shipping delays.… Continue reading

Work on Poulsbo library progresses despite shipping delays
Formation flight will pay tribute to area hospital workers Friday afternoon

Formation flight will pay tribute to area hospital workers Friday afternoon

Make sure to look up to the skies Friday afternoon if you’re in or near Silverdale and Bremerton. The Northwest BeechBoys Formation Demonstration Team will… Continue reading

Formation flight will pay tribute to area hospital workers Friday afternoon
Frank Wilson, Kitsap Regional Manager for John L. Scott, helps collect donations for the John L. Scott Poulsbo office’s recent food drive. In all, the five-hour drive amounted to 1,485 pounds of food and $2,710 in cash donations. (Photo courtesy of John L. Scott)

John L. Scott collects over 8,000 pounds of food, $15,000 in local food drives

What started as a small way to collect money and food for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic has snowballed into a much greater… Continue reading

Frank Wilson, Kitsap Regional Manager for John L. Scott, helps collect donations for the John L. Scott Poulsbo office’s recent food drive. In all, the five-hour drive amounted to 1,485 pounds of food and $2,710 in cash donations. (Photo courtesy of John L. Scott)
Ducks float along during the annual Silverdale Rotary Duck Race at Whaling Days on the Silverdale water front. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Silverdale Rotary Duck race canceled for 2020

Silverdale Rotary Club will pivot to COVID-19 relief efforts

Ducks float along during the annual Silverdale Rotary Duck Race at Whaling Days on the Silverdale water front. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Paul Robinson from the Home Made Cafe delivers meals to the Retsil Veterans Home, received by staff members Debbie Narducci (center) and Kelly Vickers (right). (Photo courtesy of Steve Sego)

Full Circle Meals project is feeding the community and the economy, one delivery at a time

The COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything this country has seen in generations. Take a walk down Main Street; any one will do. Traffic, both car… Continue reading

Paul Robinson from the Home Made Cafe delivers meals to the Retsil Veterans Home, received by staff members Debbie Narducci (center) and Kelly Vickers (right). (Photo courtesy of Steve Sego)