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Five more Retsil residents, two staffers, test positive for COVID

Total cases now at 41 for residents, 10 for staff

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The conservation easement is located just across the bay from the PGST reservation. (courtesy photo)

PGST and Rayonier strike a deal

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe reached a deal with Rayonier, and its subsidiary Raydient, purchasing 18.4 acres of a conservation easement on the Pope &… Continue reading

The conservation easement is located just across the bay from the PGST reservation. (courtesy photo)
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Inslee: Get shots or lose job

Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced a vaccination requirement for employees working in K-12, most childcare and early learning, and higher education, as well as an… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2021
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Kingston to shift its annual Wine walk to a more inclusive festival. (courtesy photo)

Kingston Wine Walk to become more festival like

Kingston has hosted a “Wine Walk” for years, but this year the walk will be transformed into more of a festival atmosphere and include breweries… Continue reading

Kingston to shift its annual Wine walk to a more inclusive festival. (courtesy photo)
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WSU Extension sponsoring programs at fair, Kitsap Harvest

Extension program also involved with court-ordered garden project

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125 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap Wednesday

Kitsap way above “high level” of activity

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Area leaders coalesce to seek a fix for the Gorst Corridor

Gorst Coalition asking Legislature for $457 million to fund project

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Brushfire season is near-normal — but fire chiefs are concerned

Fuel for ‘serious’ fires is tinder-dry and waiting

  • Aug 17, 2021
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Houston-based Waste Management is experiencing a shortage of drivers and other workers, which impacted yard-waste pickup schedules in Bremerton. (Waste Management photo)

Labor shortage causes delays in yard waste pickup

Waste Management is actively recruiting drivers to close the labor gap

Houston-based Waste Management is experiencing a shortage of drivers and other workers, which impacted yard-waste pickup schedules in Bremerton. (Waste Management photo)
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Retsil resident dies of COVID-19; 39 at facility test positive

Almost all residents are vaccinated, but just 52% of employees are, according to media reports

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City holds back approval for Fathoms events through Labor Day

Fathoms organization cancels grand parade, Seagull Splat 5K, and crafts show

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Brewer Mark Hood cans Echoe’s first batch of Monks Indiscretion. Courtesy Photos

Echoes Brewing brings back Sound beer, family vibes

Creating a family-friendly space while bringing back one of Kitsap’s favorite breweries (under a new name) and brewer (same guy) is the ultimate goal for… Continue reading

Brewer Mark Hood cans Echoe’s first batch of Monks Indiscretion. Courtesy Photos
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Breakwater bidding to go forward despite permit delays

The Port of Poulsbo will go forward with bidding for breakwater replacement despite agency approval delays. Recently the Department of Ecology approved the project, but… Continue reading

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N. Kitsap man killed in hit and run; suspect at large

A 36-year-old North Kitsap man was found dead at the side of the road, a victim of a hit and run incident. The Kitsap County… Continue reading

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Singers performed a few opening songs blessing the new medical center last week. Tribal Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomed everyone to the event. Gov. Jay Inslee was given a tour of the facility. The aim of the health center is to provide comprehensive health care services to the S’Klallam and other tribal communities in Kitsap County, with a goal of having as many services under one roof. The two-story 22,500-square-foot facility will provide medical, dental and mental health services in addition to wrap-around services such as nursing care, health advocacy, addiction treatment and much more. “You have created the new way of providing healthcare, by integrating physical with mental health…You don’t divide the mind the soul, and the body. They’re all one thing. This is really the new way to provide healthcare in the state of Washington,” Inslee said. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

New tribal health center blessed

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Singers perform a few opening songs blessing the new medical center there last week. Tribal Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomed everyone… Continue reading

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Singers performed a few opening songs blessing the new medical center last week. Tribal Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomed everyone to the event. Gov. Jay Inslee was given a tour of the facility. The aim of the health center is to provide comprehensive health care services to the S’Klallam and other tribal communities in Kitsap County, with a goal of having as many services under one roof. The two-story 22,500-square-foot facility will provide medical, dental and mental health services in addition to wrap-around services such as nursing care, health advocacy, addiction treatment and much more. “You have created the new way of providing healthcare, by integrating physical with mental health…You don’t divide the mind the soul, and the body. They’re all one thing. This is really the new way to provide healthcare in the state of Washington,” Inslee said. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
Hannah Ronning watching the sunset over Poulsbo on her Concept2 Rowing machine. Courtesy Photo

Poulsbo woman breaks records in rowing

While records were shattered at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, other records are being broken right here in Poulsbo. Hannah Ronning, 22, of Poulsbo had never… Continue reading

Hannah Ronning watching the sunset over Poulsbo on her Concept2 Rowing machine. Courtesy Photo
Now retired Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson presents John Gese with a new sheriff’s badge following the announcement of Gese’s appointment as interim sheriff. Gese was appointed Kitsap County sheriff Monday by the Board of Commissioners. (File photo)

County Commissioners appoint Gese as new sheriff

They pass on Democrats’ choice of Myers

Now retired Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson presents John Gese with a new sheriff’s badge following the announcement of Gese’s appointment as interim sheriff. Gese was appointed Kitsap County sheriff Monday by the Board of Commissioners. (File photo)
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Downtown businesses: a guide to mask and vaccine requirements

As cases surge in the county, KPHD recommends wearing masks indoors

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Mellow mood, summer skies at Manchester Festival

It was a perfect day at Stormwater Park for a festival and flea market

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State license plates are in short supply

Some residents purchasing cars will be getting 60-day paper registrations

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