Nick Twietmeyer

UPDATE | Pope Resources postpones Hansville spraying ahead of community meeting

Pope Resources announced today that it would be postponing plans to spray several herbicides on lands around Hansville. Officials with Pope also said the group… Continue reading

Petition opposes aerial spray of herbicides near Hansville

Olympic Resource Management was recently given permission to spray herbicides via aerial spray on more than 330 acres around Hansville, and an online petition has… Continue reading

Former Poulsbo police officer who allegedly stole drugs could see case dismissed

POULSBO — Stacey Lee Smaaladen, the former Poulsbo police officer caught on surveillance footage apparently stealing prescription medications from a drop box at City Hall,… Continue reading

UPDATE | Herbicides approved to be sprayed from the air near Hansville

HANSVILLE — Herbicides will soon be sprayed from the air onto 333 acres of recently harvested timberlands. Pope Resources’ timberland management company, Olympic Resource Management,… Continue reading

Poulsbo PD looks into developing a drone program

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Police Department will be looking to acquire funds for a drone program during a city council meeting scheduled for Wednesday at… Continue reading

Pope Resources receives go-ahead from DNR for aerial spraying

Pope Resources was recently given approval by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to conduct an aerial spray more than 400 acres in Kitsap… Continue reading

Taking a shot over at Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Photo by Travis Gershaneck.

Reporter’s Notebook | Spending a week with the Marines

Having returned from covering the 2018 Marine Corps Educators Workshop, I find that I have been left with a few impressions. While my capacity may… Continue reading

Taking a shot over at Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Photo by Travis Gershaneck.
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 24, 2018, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca whale is being pushed by her mother after being born off the Canada coast near Victoria, British Columbia. The new orca died soon after being born. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research says the dead calf was seen Tuesday being pushed to the surface by her mother just a half hour after it was spotted alive. Balcomb says the mother was observed propping the newborn on her forehead and trying to keep it near the surface of the water. (David Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research via AP)

Plan to save emaciated juvenile orca takes shape

POULSBO — NOAA Fisheries held a discussion on the emergency response to support J50, an emaciated southern resident killer whale seen traveling with J-Pod, the… Continue reading

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 24, 2018, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca whale is being pushed by her mother after being born off the Canada coast near Victoria, British Columbia. The new orca died soon after being born. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research says the dead calf was seen Tuesday being pushed to the surface by her mother just a half hour after it was spotted alive. Balcomb says the mother was observed propping the newborn on her forehead and trying to keep it near the surface of the water. (David Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research via AP)

Increase to Poulsbo judge’s hours means eligibility for retirement benefits

POULSBO — Poulsbo Municipal Judge Jeffrey Tolman will see an increase to his hours retroactively starting Jan. 1, 2018, making the judge eligible for the… Continue reading

Commissioner Gelder to host Walk & Talk events througout North Kitsap

POULSBO — Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder recently announced that he will be holding a series of 15 “Walk & Talk” community conversations throughout Kitsap… Continue reading

UPDATE | Explosion caused Kingston boat fire

KINGSTON — An early morning explosion and ensuing fire completely consumed a boat moored about 200 yards south of the Kingston Marina aon Wednesday at… Continue reading

Poulsbo man finds his creative spark

Local blacksmith creates one-of-a-kind pieces

Sci-fi short wraps filming in Kitsap

POULSBO — Scenes from the upcoming short film LIONS may feature some familiar locations to viewers from Kitsap County when it premieres on Jan. 19,… Continue reading

To bee or not to bee: Insects drive play from Raab Park

POULSBO — A recorded message for the Jewel Box Theater’s information line states that the reason for a recent change of venue is attributable to… Continue reading

South Kitsap teachers reflect on time with Marines

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – On the final day of the workshop, Brigadier General Ryan P. Heritage, commanding general at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego,… Continue reading

South Kitsap teacher wounded, in good spirits at Marine Corps recruit training

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The last full day of the Marine Corps educational workshop saw the educators take a trip to Marine Corps Base Camp… Continue reading

Trips on a Tank | Taking in the view at Dungeness Spit

Living here on the Kitsap Peninsula means a couple of things. The seafood is fresh. In the winter, Vitamin D supplements are an imperative. And,… Continue reading

South Kitsap educators learn about Marine Corps history

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – South Kitsap High School educators attending a workshop hosted by the United States Marine Corps took a trip out to Marine… Continue reading

Kitsap County sues opioid manufacturers

POULSBO — Kitsap County filed suit today against the makers and distributors of opioids, stating that it is seeking to hold the drug companies “responsible… Continue reading

South Kitsap educators get a taste of Marine Corps life

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Six South Kitsap School District educators and counselors are off to a boot camp of sorts after traveling to San Diego… Continue reading