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COVID-19 may come back to Kitsap in future waves, health officer warns

Though there are strong signs that social distancing and other preventative measures have helped slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kitsap Public… Continue reading

Kitsap Public Health District confirms eight new cases, 88 in the past two weeks

Kitsap Public Health District reported eight new positive tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the overall case total to 119. Over the past two weeks,… Continue reading

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses at the end of a news conference Monday at the Capitol in Olympia. He announced that schools will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that public and private school students will continue distance learning through June. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

1.2 million students won’t return to classrooms anytime soon

The governor has extended a statewide closure through June 19 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses at the end of a news conference Monday at the Capitol in Olympia. He announced that schools will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that public and private school students will continue distance learning through June. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kitsap County to launch a limited drive-up testing site Wednesday in Bremerton

Testing is currently limited to healthcare workers and first responders, but could eventually be expanded

The Bremerton Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge longship makes its way through Poulsbo’s Front Street during the 2019 Viking Fest parade. Brian Judge / Kitsap News Group.

Viking Fest, Poulsbo’s Scandinavian celebration, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

POULSBO — One of Kitsap County’s biggest events of the year, Viking Fest held each May in Poulsbo, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19… Continue reading

The Bremerton Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge longship makes its way through Poulsbo’s Front Street during the 2019 Viking Fest parade. Brian Judge / Kitsap News Group.

Kitsap Public Health District confirms first death due to COVID-19

The Kitsap Public Health District confirmed Monday that Kitsap County has seen its first death due to the coronavirus outbreak. Officials said in a press… Continue reading

NK Schools to begin remote learning April 13

Class will be back in session for students of the North Kitsap School District next week … well, sort of. Though the district’s schools will… Continue reading

Port of Bremerton donates $2,500 to Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition

The Port of Bremerton has decided to donate $2,500 to the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition to help the members of its community during the… Continue reading

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise to 104 in Kitsap County

Kitsap County now has 104 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, against 1,840 negative results according to a Sunday update from the Kitsap Public Health District.… Continue reading

Kiwanis scholarship applications due April 11

By Pat Bennett-Forman At this time of year, high school seniors anxiously await news that they have been accepted by their schools of choice. They… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2020

Rotary Club of Silverdale donates food to hungry students

The Rotary Club of Silverdale recently used funds raised from its annual Duck Race to purchase food for distribution to the Central Kitsap School District.… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2020

Port of Poulsbo gets its first female commissioner

The Port of Poulsbo recently appointed Jamie Green, as the first female port commissioner to serve the district. Green will fill the seat left vacant… Continue reading

Diesel heater sparks blaze that scorched sailboat in Kingston

A Kingston couple living aboard their sailboat were displaced after a diesel heater sparked a blaze aboard the vessel moored at the Port of Kingston… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2020

Kitsap County moves closer to opening isolation and quarantine sites

A clearer picture has begun to form as to what Kitsap County’s emergency isolation and quarantine sites would look like, which county officials are hoping… Continue reading

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise to 95 in Kitsap County

Kitsap County now has 95 total positive cases against 1,670 negative results according to a Friday update from the Kitsap Public Health District. A total… Continue reading

Governor Inslee extends stay-home order to May 4

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended his statewide stay-home order through 11:59 p.m. on May 4, saying it is proving to be an… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Poulsbo Police blotter

Incident and arrest listing for March 23 — March 29, 2020

  • Apr 3, 2020

Despite strong start, Rodeo Drive-In Theatre closes due to coronavirus

Gov. Inslee’s March 23 order prompted the previously-operating theater to close

Rep. Kilmer to host Facebook Live Town Hall on resources for small businesses

Congressman Derek Kilmer will hold a Facebook Live town hall Thursday with U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Jeremy Field. The event will be hosted… Continue reading

Kitsap added six new cases in Thursday afternoon update

As officials clear through the backlog after a high volume of tests caused reporting delays, Kitsap Public Health District added six more positive cases to… Continue reading