Coronavirus

Majority of OC classes will be online in the summer and fall quarters

BREMERTON — With registration for summer and fall quarters coming in the near future, Olympic College has announced that its courses will be predominantly online.… Continue reading

 

Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that more counties are now eligible to apply for a variance under an expanded criteria to move directly to phase… Continue reading

 

Council moves forward with PERC feasibility study; mayor addresses economic recovery

The Poulsbo City Council moved forward with the next step in the proposed Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center as officials approved a contract for a… Continue reading

 

Some park amenities, off leash dog parks set to return at month’s end

With the reopening of Kitsap County parks earlier this month, county officials have had to modify operations in order to stay within state and federal… Continue reading

COVID-19 expected to complicate wildfire season for state officials

Wildfire season has already started in Washington and relatively dry and warm conditions expected this summer combined with the COVID-19 pandemic could cause complex problems… Continue reading

Poulsbo council to discuss multi-million dollar events center, business recovery plan

POULSBO — The mayor and city council will meet Wednesday night to discuss the latest on the Poulsbo Events and Recreation Center (PERC) and a… Continue reading

Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless… Continue reading

Unemployment claims still at record levels in Washington

Despite a drop from the week before, the claims for unemployment benefits in Washington state have stayed at record levels according to the most recent… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Kilmer discusses CARES Act 2.0 and other relief in Monday town hall

U.S. Congressional Rep. Derek Kilmer checked in with constituents Monday evening in a telephone town hall where he discussed updates on the federal government’s response… Continue reading

Port of Poulsbo officials discuss reopening

POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo discussed its phased-in reopening at a commissioner’s meeting last Thursday, which would see the port follow along with the… Continue reading

Health care authority receives over $4 million in grants to respond to mental health issues from COVID-19

Adjusting to the terms of a post-COVID-19 world has been difficult for people the world over. Social distancing and staying at home often means losing… Continue reading

West Sound Academy prepares for the possibility of an online summer program

Poulsbo’s West Sound Academy has had to cancel its popular June term and TREC travel opportunities for the year of 2020 due to the COVID-19… Continue reading

County to extend restaurant permits for at least 30 days

Food permits have been temporarily extended for restaurants in Kitsap County in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Each May, the Kitsap Public Health Department… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall meeting with constituents on Monday evening and provide information about Congress’s efforts to respond to… Continue reading

No new COVID-19 cases in KPHD’s Friday update

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Kitsap Public Health District after adding one new case on Thursday. The countywide number of… Continue reading

Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today

Beginning today, the Silverdale and Olalla Recycling and Garbage Facilities will open to the public. The Silverdale facility will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

First COVID-19 case in the month of May reported Thursday

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Kitsap Public Health District, including the first in the month of May, which brings the… Continue reading

No early reopening for Kitsap yet, says KPHD

While there have only been a handful of new positive cases of the disease in recent weeks, the county does not yet meet the criteria… Continue reading

Kitsap County goes five days without any new cases of COVID-19

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Kitsap Public Health District since one case was confirmed last Friday, leaving the tally of… Continue reading

Additional money now available for Bremerton’s rental assistance program

BREMERTON — Additional money for the Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program has been made available, said Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler in a press release Tuesday.… Continue reading