Central Kitsap

Klahowya Secondary School ‘nest’ is growing

Klahowya Secondary School ‘nest’ is growing

SILVERDALE — The community broke ground on April 14 on the Klahowya Secondary School improvement project. “This is an exciting day for all of us,”… Continue reading

Klahowya Secondary School ‘nest’ is growing
Bremerton Police arrest Craig W. Miller, 45, on April 12 on suspicion of murder. Miller was jailed at the Kitsap County Jail; bail was set at $1 million.                                 Bremerton Police Department

Bremerton man arrested on suspicion of murdering Floyd Zumwalt

BREMERTON — Craig W. Miller, 45, of Bremerton was arrested at 3 p.m. April 12 on suspicion of murdering his neighbor, 87-year-old Floyd Zumwalt, on… Continue reading

Bremerton Police arrest Craig W. Miller, 45, on April 12 on suspicion of murder. Miller was jailed at the Kitsap County Jail; bail was set at $1 million.                                 Bremerton Police Department
Kitsap Rocks members paint rocks to hide in local parks for others to find. Note: Kitsap Rocks request items such as googly eyes not be attached to the rocks to be hidden outside, since they could be harmful to the environment.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group file photo

Kitsap Rocks celebrates one year with park cleanup

BREMERTON — If you’ve been to a local park or just walked down a street in Kitsap in the last year, you might have spotted… Continue reading

Kitsap Rocks members paint rocks to hide in local parks for others to find. Note: Kitsap Rocks request items such as googly eyes not be attached to the rocks to be hidden outside, since they could be harmful to the environment.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group file photo
Motel 6 reopening after lengthy rebuilding journey

Motel 6 reopening after lengthy rebuilding journey

BREMERTON — An acrid smell of smoke filled the air near Motel 6 in Bremerton after an explosion partially destroyed the building around 8:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Motel 6 reopening after lengthy rebuilding journey

Kitsap Soccer Club signs seven for upcoming season

BREMERTON — Kitsap Soccer Club signed seven players last week to continue filling out the team’s 2017 National Premier League roster. KSC signed attacking midfielder… Continue reading

No injuries were reported but the second floor of a two-story home was destroyed in a fire early April 16 in the 5700 block of Eldorado Place NW, Bremerton. (Ileana LiMarzi/Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue)

Second floor destroyed, but no injuries in house fire

BREMERTON — No injuries were reported but the second floor of a two-story home was destroyed in a fire April 16 in the 5700 block… Continue reading

No injuries were reported but the second floor of a two-story home was destroyed in a fire early April 16 in the 5700 block of Eldorado Place NW, Bremerton. (Ileana LiMarzi/Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue)
Chanel Caulfield, a representative of Damsel in Defense, is hosting a free pepper spray training event 5-8 p.m. April 15 at Evergreen Park.  Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Free pepper spray training helps people be confident in their self-defense items

BREMERTON — When it comes to self-defense, education is one of the most important aspects, according to Chanel Caulfield, an independent damsel pro for Damsel… Continue reading

Chanel Caulfield, a representative of Damsel in Defense, is hosting a free pepper spray training event 5-8 p.m. April 15 at Evergreen Park.  Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
The Kitsap County Public Works Department purchased two automated flagger assistance devices for $34,000. The devices are supposed to increase safety for public works employees, and increase efficiency throughout the department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

County purchases flagger devices to increase safety, efficiency in public works

BREMERTON — Kitsap County has purchased a new tool to help improve safety in construction zones. The county recently purchased two automated flagger assistance devices… Continue reading

The Kitsap County Public Works Department purchased two automated flagger assistance devices for $34,000. The devices are supposed to increase safety for public works employees, and increase efficiency throughout the department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
A contract was awarded to Johansen Excavating, Inc., April 5 for the Lebo Boulevard Improvement Project.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo

$4.9 million contract awarded for Lebo Boulevard Improvement Project

BREMERTON — The Lebo Boulevard improvement project will cost $4.9 million and is expected to start before the end of the month. The Bremerton City… Continue reading

A contract was awarded to Johansen Excavating, Inc., April 5 for the Lebo Boulevard Improvement Project.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo
First Friday Art Walk in Bremerton | Slideshow

First Friday Art Walk in Bremerton | Slideshow

Downtown Bremerton’s First Friday Art Walk on April 7 featured art from many local artists. The above photos show some of the featured art. Photos… Continue reading

First Friday Art Walk in Bremerton | Slideshow
Volunteers wanted for community garden
Volunteers wanted for community garden

The Coffee Oasis launches a youth crisis line: 360-768-2076

SILVERDALE — The Coffee Oasis is expanding the services it offers to Kitsap County’s youth in crisis. On March 20, The Coffee Oasis launched a… Continue reading

Become a ‘wildlife champion’ as a habitat steward

BREMERTON — Being a habitat steward means being a “wildlife champion.” Sarab Bruemmer, Washington Habitat Steward Program coordinator, said the Habitat Steward program began in… Continue reading

Bill the sign spinner and Larry the sign waver | Sunday feature

Bill the sign spinner and Larry the sign waver | Sunday feature

SILVERDALE — Drive along Silverdale Way and you can’t miss them: smiling people, some of them in costume, waving arrow signs promoting local businesses. Sometimes… Continue reading

Bill the sign spinner and Larry the sign waver | Sunday feature
Tudor Roses Meeting House was built in 1936 and is registered as a historical site by the Kitsap Historical Society. The house reopened as a coffee shop March 27.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Tudor Roses Meeting House opens after long renovation period

BREMERTON — If you’ve driven by the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Bremerton anytime in the last year and a half,… Continue reading

Tudor Roses Meeting House was built in 1936 and is registered as a historical site by the Kitsap Historical Society. The house reopened as a coffee shop March 27.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Bremerton Police Chief Steven Strachan addresses the public at the special City Council meeting March 29 regarding a resolution declaring Bremerton to be a “welcoming city.” The Bremerton Police Department has had a policy for about three years that states, “Officers should not attempt to determine the immigration status of crime victims and witnesses or take enforcement action against them … The immigration status of individuals alone is generally not a matter for police action.” This policy was adopted in an effort to make undocumented immigrants feel safe reporting crimes to the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Bremerton Police Chief Steven Strachan addresses the public at the special City Council meeting March 29 regarding a resolution declaring Bremerton to be a “welcoming city.” The Bremerton Police Department has had a policy for about three years that states, “Officers should not attempt to determine the immigration status of crime victims and witnesses or take enforcement action against them … The immigration status of individuals alone is generally not a matter for police action.” This policy was adopted in an effort to make undocumented immigrants feel safe reporting crimes to the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
There are 68 plots rented out to the community in the Blueberry Park P-Patch community garden in Bremerton.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Grow a sense of community, and plants of your choice, at Blueberry Park P-Patch

BREMERTON — Spring has arrived, and with it comes the blooming beauty of the Blueberry Park P-Patch Garden. The community garden, located at 737 Sylvan… Continue reading

There are 68 plots rented out to the community in the Blueberry Park P-Patch community garden in Bremerton.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Classes at iLoveKickboxing are high energy, high intensity workouts, which up to about 30 people can participate in at a time. Throughout the classes, instructors go around helping people correct their form and encouraging them to keep pushing.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

iLoveKickboxing gives clients great workout — and great community

Owner Dan Fish says it changed his life; now he wants to change others’ lives at Silverdale franchise

Classes at iLoveKickboxing are high energy, high intensity workouts, which up to about 30 people can participate in at a time. Throughout the classes, instructors go around helping people correct their form and encouraging them to keep pushing.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Logan Cole scored the winning goal for North Kitsap lacrosse in the team’s 12-11 overtimewin over Klahowya, March 27 at Strawberry Field. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

Cole’s OT goal puts North Kitsap over Klahowya, 12-11| Lacrosse

POULSBO — Logan Cole scored the winning goal for North Kitsap lacrosse in the team’s 12-11 overtime win over Klahowya, March 27 at Strawberry Field.… Continue reading

Logan Cole scored the winning goal for North Kitsap lacrosse in the team’s 12-11 overtimewin over Klahowya, March 27 at Strawberry Field. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)