Kitsap County

State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2

The Washington State Department of Health has quickly approved Kitsap County’s variance application to move on to Phase 2 of the governor’s “Safe Start” plan.… Continue reading

Commissioners, Public Health Board approve move to phase two

Kitsap County is moving forward with an application to enter phase two of Washington’s “Safe Start” plan as both the Kitsap Board of Health and… Continue reading

Kitsap County coroner asks public for help with unclaimed remains

Kitsap County Coroner Jeff Wallis has announced that his office is in possession of the unclaimed remains of ten individuals considered indigent or abandoned. The… Continue reading

State expands its roster of contact tracers

As the state slowly moves through phases to reopen, the Washington State Department of Health is quickly training new personnel to help with contact tracing,… Continue reading

Rayonier takes the reins from Pope Resources in Kitsap County

Rayonier’s acquisition of Pope Resources earlier this month marked the end of the latter’s 167-year history in North Kitsap, but officials said in a conference… Continue reading

KEDA Executive Director John Powers

KEDA Executive Director to retire

SILVERDALE — The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance has announced that Executive Director John Powers will retire this year. Powers, who had held the post for… Continue reading

KEDA Executive Director John Powers

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

Two Kitsap 911 employees win Public Safety Communications Awards

Two Kitsap 911 employees were singled out for special recognition this year, winning Public Safety Communications Awards and Technology Leadership Awards from the Association of… Continue reading

Bremerton to present affordable housing study virtually

A study of affordable housing in Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton was set to be presented to the public earlier this year, but… Continue reading

Kitsap candidates file for 2020 elections

Kitsap County will have a number of competitive primary elections in 2020, with several candidates filing for open seats in both the U.S. Congress and… 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

County to open Olympic View Transfer Station on Memorial Day

Kitsap County has released its Memorial Day schedules for waste facilities, with the Olympic View Transfer Station remaining open on Monday, May 25, while Silverdale… Continue reading

Stabbing victim summoned police during domestic violence attack

A Bremerton police officer interrupted a stabbing in progress in the early morning hours on Tuesday after the victim was able to activate her iPhone’s… Continue reading

Bremerton man charged with shooting his wife in the leg

In yet another domestic violence case, a Bremerton man was charged with several offenses after shooting his wife in the leg during an argument in… 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

WIAA approves seeding committees for all team sports beginning in the fall

The WIAA began an experiment two years ago when it approved the use of seeding committees to rank teams for state tournament matches, and it… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit will not operate services on Memorial Day

Kitsap Transit will not operate any service on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25. Buses and ferries will not operate in order to help… 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