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<em>From left, John D. Careaga, Johnathan Higgins, Christale Careaga and Hunter Schapp were murdered in late January. The case is still under investigation.</em>	 Careaga family/Courtesy

10 Most-Read Stories of 2017 | Central Kitsap Reporter

Readers closely followed the Careaga murder case and investigation

<em>From left, John D. Careaga, Johnathan Higgins, Christale Careaga and Hunter Schapp were murdered in late January. The case is still under investigation.</em>	 Careaga family/Courtesy
Bartlett family photo of the Bucklin Hill Bridge. (Contributed photo)

Clear Creek Estuary | Past & Present

Clear Creek is located within the traditional territory of the Suquamish Tribe. The Suquamish knew Clear Creek as Duwe’iq (“mouth of a creek way back… Continue reading

Bartlett family photo of the Bucklin Hill Bridge. (Contributed photo)
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project update

SILVERDALE — Here’s what to expect through Jan. 3 on the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project. Scheduled work: Crews will focus on completing the water… Continue reading

The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

Wolfe seeking another term as county commissioner

Ran in 2014 on a platform promising to “Bring Balance Back”

Central Kitsap’s Zion Archer and Colby White battle Gig Harbor’s Malik Livingston for a loose ball in a Dec. 8 league contest. The Tides won 58-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap overcomes early deficit, falls to Gig Harbor | Boys basketball

SILVERDALE — Early on in a Dec. 8 matchup with Gig Harbor, it looked as though Central Kitsap would be on the receiving end of… Continue reading

Central Kitsap’s Zion Archer and Colby White battle Gig Harbor’s Malik Livingston for a loose ball in a Dec. 8 league contest. The Tides won 58-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colleen Smidt

Community activist Colleen Smidt dies at 48

Served on county, school district committees; wrote column for Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter

Colleen Smidt
Bremerton Mayor-elect Greg Wheeler talks issues with Kitsap News Group’s Richard Walker.

Bremerton Mayor-elect Greg Wheeler | Kitsap Conversations

BREMERTON — Bremerton’s new mayor, Greg Wheeler, sat with Kitsap News Group managing editor Richard Walker prior to the Nov. 7 general election to talk… Continue reading

Bremerton Mayor-elect Greg Wheeler talks issues with Kitsap News Group’s Richard Walker.
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project Update

SILVERDALE — Here’s what to expect through Dec. 13 on the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project. According to Kitsap County Public Works: Crews will continue… Continue reading

The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)
Dr. Marty Cavalluzzi was offered the presidency of Olympic College Dec. 4.
                                (Photo: courtesy of Olympic College)
Dr. Marty Cavalluzzi was offered the presidency of Olympic College Dec. 4.
                                (Photo: courtesy of Olympic College)

Olympic girls bowling | Winter Sports Preview

Olympic girls bowling Head coach: Dave Jamrog 2016-2017 record: 9-3 Top returning bowlers: Samantha Stump, Emilee Steele, Heather Huskinson, Niua Hager. Key newcomers: Madison Bonk,… Continue reading

Collaboration in Old Town Silverdale | In Our Opinion

The room on the second floor of Monica’s Waterfront Cafe was buzzing with conversation Nov. 28, the volume level loud as participants made sure questions… Continue reading

David Mitchell joined Olympic College as president in 2002. At the end of the year, he’s retiring.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Olympic College’s Mitchell: Supportive community made being president ‘a lot of fun’

BREMERTON — “I’ve had a great time working at this college,” said David Mitchell, who retires at year-end as president of Olympic College. “The community… Continue reading

David Mitchell joined Olympic College as president in 2002. At the end of the year, he’s retiring.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)
North Kitsap guard Raelee Moore drives the lane against Central Kitsap. Moore scored 23 points in her team’s Opening Day victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap guard Raelee Moore drives the lane against Central Kitsap. Moore scored 23 points in her team’s Opening Day victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909. (Central Kitsap History Club)

Old Mill Park/Westfall-Schneebeck Lumber Company | Past & Present

The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909.… Continue reading

The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909. (Central Kitsap History Club)
<em>Klahowya’s Gabrielle Mercoux and Rylee Radford chase down a loose ball during an early season game against Port Angeles. Radford was one of four Eagles players to be named to the All-League team.	 </em>Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Webb named Coach of the Year; Hudson, Troy, Sargent MVPs | Girls Soccer

Another season has wrapped up on the pitch in Kitsap County. Klahowya and Olympic both captured league championships, with North Kitsap and Central Kitsap also… Continue reading

<em>Klahowya’s Gabrielle Mercoux and Rylee Radford chase down a loose ball during an early season game against Port Angeles. Radford was one of four Eagles players to be named to the All-League team.	 </em>Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Those extra toiletries can make a difference

AAA’s Soap for Hope drive benefits YWCA’s ALIVE Shelter

Strachan plans to stay in Bremerton after leaving department

Will become executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs