Poulsbo, North Kitsap fire crews all fired up

The number of brush blazes and fireworks-related incidents over the holiday weekend set records for both fire districts in North Kitsap. Blazes included a roof fire at the Fjord Drive home of North Kitsap Commissioner Chris Endresen.

Citizens to hold their own KHS meeting tonight

INDIANOLA — Citizens who oppose the North Kitsap School District’s selection of land for Kingston High School — or those who just want more answers — will meet tonight to discuss the site.

Why doesn’t anyone listen?

The two PIOs went above and beyond in the week preceding the Fourth to ensure that, once again, the message of staying safe and sane on the holiday was spread.

National celebration gets a global theme

KINGSTON — Weather favored the Little City by the Sea on Independence Day and Mount Rainier provided the scenic backdrop for the town’s old-fashioned holiday festivities July 4.

Independence Day gets jump start in Poulsbo

POULSBO — Blue sky and a festival atmosphere ushered in the Independence Day weekend with Poulsbo’s annual July 3 festivities.

Editorial-Will Kingston’s show still go on?

Poulsbo did it for years. Last-minute pleading, outright begging, numerous fund-raisers and calls for community support.

Nations the pick as NKHS hoops coach

POULSBO — This winter, Aaron Nations wants to prove that you can learn a lot from the slow end of a bench.

Tribe honors its high school graduates

SUQUAMISH — Retaining the spirituality of the Native American people while continuing an education inside and outside of the classroom is what tribal elders and others stressed to the Suquamish Tribe’s most recent class of high school graduates last weekend.

Kingston fireworks show funds are fizzling

KINGSTON — It’s the last week before the pyrotechnics fly in the sky in the Little City By the Sea — or will they?

Public will get to weigh in on fate of Heritage Park

KINGSTON — The issue isn’t whether there should be a Heritage Park in the North End, but where it should be developed.

Flying fish featured at Saturday’s Fest

POULSBO — Despite threatening rain clouds and a chilly breeze off Liberty Bay, Midsummer Fest still managed to bring a crowd.

NK camp a challenge, but not a chore

POULSBO — It may include Nerf baseball and frisbee football, but Five Star Sports Academy’s challenge camp is more than fun and games.

Babe Ruth 16s warm up with win over Central Kitsap team

POULSBO — A scary thought for opponents: Could the undefeated North Kitsap 16-year-old Babe Ruth team actually be getting better?

Boys & Girls Club ‘bank’ is finally open

KINGSTON — After two years of meetings, the idea of a Boys and Girls Club in North Kitsap is taking another step toward becoming a reality.

OC contractor moves to head of class on schedule

POULSBO — While the community’s been debating retailers at the Olhava property, the Olympic College Poulsbo branch campus has been quietly making strides toward completion.

Poulsbo Fire’d up over new station

PIONEER HILL — Poulsbo Fire Department’s newest station is now officially ready to serve District 18’s growing emergency needs.

Editorial-Midsummer fun has arrived

It’s hard to believe but summer has officially arrived and with it flying dogfish, a roaring bonfire, strawberry shortcake and of course Vikings.

Public comment begins for high school site plan

KINGSTON — As the North Kitsap School District prepares its site plan for the Kingston High School for environmental review, several North End residents still have concerns about that plan.

Editorial-What’s the big deal with PSE?

This one has us scratching our heads to be sure. Puget Sound Energy is looking to offer improved emergency electrical service for the good people of Hansville and... they don’t seem to want it?

Energy company seeks advice from Hansville

HANSVILLE — When Puget Sound Energy was advised to meet with residents in May about a temporary winter generator, the company was met with many questions and some strong opposition to installing such a machine.