Opinion

<em>The sparrow-sized Northern Pygmy Owl, an aggressive hunter with large feet and big eyes, has false eye spots at the back of its head that confuse predators.	 </em>Photo by Paul Bannick

The owl’s year and Christmas cheer

With their haunting calls, yellow, unblinking eyes, and the startling whoosh they make as they glide invisibly in the dead of night, it’s no wonder… Continue reading

<em>The sparrow-sized Northern Pygmy Owl, an aggressive hunter with large feet and big eyes, has false eye spots at the back of its head that confuse predators.	 </em>Photo by Paul Bannick
<em>Visitors explore Ueland Tree Farm where waterfalls, canyons, rich forests and a variety of trails await. </em>
                                Photo by Nancy Sefton.

What is a tree farm?

Soon after moving to the Northwest from a very different landscape, I encountered the term “tree farm” and wondered what it meant. Since then, I’ve… Continue reading

<em>Visitors explore Ueland Tree Farm where waterfalls, canyons, rich forests and a variety of trails await. </em>
                                Photo by Nancy Sefton.

Edwards for port commissioner

I agree with Port of Bremerton Commissioner Larry Stokes and former Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent in their endorsement of Jack Edwards to fill Commissioner Stokes’… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2019

A stable genius indeed

I am not sure Mr. Driscoll appreciates that Mr. Trump is a very stable genius, the best president in the history of the U.S., who… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019

Anderson will put South Kitsap first

Any idea what South Kitsap will look like in the next six years? Six years is the term of office for our next Port of… Continue reading

Moffatt and Martinez for North Kitsap School Board

I strongly endorse Nancy Moffatt and Breane Martinez for NK School Board. Both have been strong supporters of our schools and understand that the function… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019

Something for Nothing

Don Brunnel’s opinion piece on feeding the government monster is likely dead wrong about our elected officials being oblivious to taxes and other burdens weighing… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019

Anderson for Port Commission

I’m writing to share my strong support for Gary Anderson for Port of Bremerton Commissioner. I had the pleasure of working with Gary on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Downtown alley woes

As a fan of everything downtown Poulsbo, supporting local businesses by shopping like a tourist for unique items here instead of online, we take our… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

When it comes to health, patients must advocate

I would like to encourage readers to be their own advocates when it comes to their health and in particular to be willing to ride… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

Support Webster-Martinson

As a life-long resident of North Kitsap, an educator and school board member, I endorse the re-election of Cindy Webster-Martinson to the NK School Board.… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

Dangerous deadly decisions

Dangerous documented deceptions foster foolishness, flagrant felonies, and fatal falsehoods. Present Presidential policies kill Kurds with witless wisdom and withdrawal. Kids in cages cry. Trump’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

Limp competitive (boring?) election season in Olympia

Interest is low in challenging entrenched state officials

Sitting Ducks

— Rick McKee, CagleCartoons.com

Daily: A reasonable alternative to a second high school

Candidate for South Kitsap School District director offers his plan

Wall: ‘Mega’ high school not the answer

Evidence does not support increasing size of the school, SKSD director says

Community newspapers your key source for local news

It matters where you get your news

Vapid vaping

— Dave Granlund, DaveGranlund.com… Continue reading

A livable world for our children

A “carbon footprint” refers to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the greenhouse gas (GHG) most responsible for the present climate crisis. It’s created by our consumption… Continue reading

Stillwaters founders, Naomi Maasberg and Joleen Palmer, in the estuary on the day the first bridge opened in 2012. Photo courtesy Beth Berglund.

Stillwaters’ 20th anniversary of education, book sales, frog suits

If you’ve been around this area for a few decades you may have attended Stillwaters’ very first EcoFest in 2000. You or your adult children… Continue reading

Stillwaters founders, Naomi Maasberg and Joleen Palmer, in the estuary on the day the first bridge opened in 2012. Photo courtesy Beth Berglund.