Kitsap County

The health of our waters in Kitsap County is improving. But we still have a long way to go — for our benefit, and for the benefit of all who are sustained by our environment. (Johanna Buxton/File photo)

‘We must preserve the gains we’ve made’ | State of our Waters

We shouldn’t reverse course after more than 20 years of hard work to update Washington’s water quality standards. Today, our state’s standards for protecting human… Continue reading

The health of our waters in Kitsap County is improving. But we still have a long way to go — for our benefit, and for the benefit of all who are sustained by our environment. (Johanna Buxton/File photo)
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
Naval Base Kitsap here to stay

Naval Base Kitsap here to stay

PORT ORCHARD — “Our missions, the importance of what we do (means) we’re going to be here for decades,” Naval Base Kitsap Commanding Officer Edward… Continue reading

Naval Base Kitsap here to stay
Kate Daniels, manager of Liberty Bay Books in Bremerton, shows off one of her favorite books in the store. Daniels said Independent Bookstore Day is “a day of celebration and for people who love reading and books and talking about books and all of the things that are nerdy and fun like that.”                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Celebrate independent bookstores April 29

Indie Bookstore Day celebrates small businesses in “a place of fellowship with fellow book lovers.”

Kate Daniels, manager of Liberty Bay Books in Bremerton, shows off one of her favorite books in the store. Daniels said Independent Bookstore Day is “a day of celebration and for people who love reading and books and talking about books and all of the things that are nerdy and fun like that.”                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
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

Spring break proves to be productive time for SK sports
Spring break proves to be productive time for SK sports
Can you name that bird? | Kitsap Birding

Can you name that bird? | Kitsap Birding

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but knowing its name makes it uniquely yours. There is latent power in names because… Continue reading

Can you name that bird? | Kitsap Birding
Kailey Colombo experiences dream ride to school, sets sights on future

Kailey Colombo experiences dream ride to school, sets sights on future

By SARA MILLER Kitsap News Group Sixth-grader Kailey Colombo of Mullenix Ridge Elementary in Port Orchard got the ride of a lifetime on her way… Continue reading

Kailey Colombo experiences dream ride to school, sets sights on future
Cascadia Wine Competition helps identify region’s best

Cascadia Wine Competition helps identify region’s best

That miserable winter has transitioned into a slow start to spring in the Pacific Northwest, but the wines in our region have never been better,… Continue reading

Cascadia Wine Competition helps identify region’s best
Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Did you know that April is Autism Month? Cindy Rasmussen wrote a book, “Autism, a Family Journey.” It is available through Amazon and was… Continue reading

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers
Brass Ring Salon in PO raises $6,150 for VFW

Brass Ring Salon in PO raises $6,150 for VFW

By SARA MILLER Kitsap News Group A flurry of snips, cuts and clips April 9 helped raise more than $6,000 for the Port Orchard Veterans… Continue reading

Brass Ring Salon in PO raises $6,150 for VFW
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

Our lives are better because of their work | In Our Opinion

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards. Our lives are better because of their work. They will be honored on… Continue reading

Wolves knock Eagles off their perch in 3-0 rout

Wolves knock Eagles off their perch in 3-0 rout

By SARA MILLER Kitsap News Group The South Kitsap Wolves boys soccer team topped the Graham Kapowsin Eagles 3-0 in a chilly battle March 11… Continue reading

Wolves knock Eagles off their perch in 3-0 rout
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
System of property assessment is flawed

System of property assessment is flawed

For 2017, we were hit with a large property assessment increase. We challenged and discovered that the assessor made an $84,000 mistake. The challenge took… Continue reading

System of property assessment is flawed