North Kitsap

Aerial image of Royal Valley Farm and area of rezone. Courtesy photos

Kitsap OKs law to downzone 14 parcels of Royal Valley Farm

Kitsap County commissioners approved an ordinance Monday to downzone 14 parcels south of Keyport to preserve the natural environment and critical areas. It also makes… Continue reading

 

Local oil painter Robin Weiss (right) at work during a previous year’s Art in the Woods studio tour. Courtesy Photos

Art in the Woods studio tour showcases variety of local artists

3-day event features 18 studios across N. Kitsap

 

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Incumbents retain seats in NK elections

In the few contested races in North Kitsap, all incumbents retained their elected positions. In the lone North Kitsap School District board race, incumbent Richard… Continue reading

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The area that was cleared of selected trees. Courtesy photos
The area that was cleared of selected trees. Courtesy photos
Greater Hansville Community Center will be hosting a drive-in trick-or-treating event Halloween evening. Courtesy illustration

Many COVID-conscious Halloween events in N. Kitsap

With Halloween coming this weekend, many COVID-19-conscious events will be occurring in North Kitsap to keep everyone safe while trying to give kids as much… Continue reading

Greater Hansville Community Center will be hosting a drive-in trick-or-treating event Halloween evening. Courtesy illustration
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The scene of the crash on Columbia Street early Saturday morning. Courtesy photo

Alleged drunken driver injures 4 in crash

Four people were taken to the hospital Saturday after an 18-year-old Bremerton woman suspected of being drunk crashed her car in North Kitsap. Kitsap County… Continue reading

The scene of the crash on Columbia Street early Saturday morning. Courtesy photo
A close-up look at one of the hate signs. Courtesy photos

Hate symbols against COVID vaccines seen in N. Kitsap

Hate symbols protesting COVID-19 vaccines were displayed on signs this week in parts of North Kitsap. The signs show a backward swastika design with syringes… Continue reading

A close-up look at one of the hate signs. Courtesy photos
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Singers performed a few opening songs blessing the new medical center last week. Tribal Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomed everyone to the event. Gov. Jay Inslee was given a tour of the facility. The aim of the health center is to provide comprehensive health care services to the S’Klallam and other tribal communities in Kitsap County, with a goal of having as many services under one roof. The two-story 22,500-square-foot facility will provide medical, dental and mental health services in addition to wrap-around services such as nursing care, health advocacy, addiction treatment and much more. “You have created the new way of providing healthcare, by integrating physical with mental health…You don’t divide the mind the soul, and the body. They’re all one thing. This is really the new way to provide healthcare in the state of Washington,” Inslee said. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

New tribal health center blessed

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Singers perform a few opening songs blessing the new medical center there last week. Tribal Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomed everyone… Continue reading

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Singers performed a few opening songs blessing the new medical center last week. Tribal Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomed everyone to the event. Gov. Jay Inslee was given a tour of the facility. The aim of the health center is to provide comprehensive health care services to the S’Klallam and other tribal communities in Kitsap County, with a goal of having as many services under one roof. The two-story 22,500-square-foot facility will provide medical, dental and mental health services in addition to wrap-around services such as nursing care, health advocacy, addiction treatment and much more. “You have created the new way of providing healthcare, by integrating physical with mental health…You don’t divide the mind the soul, and the body. They’re all one thing. This is really the new way to provide healthcare in the state of Washington,” Inslee said. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
Jaynie Davis (3) makes the grab coming over from leftfield as Layla Baker backs her up. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK can’t flush away final 2 losses to Gig Harbor

The North Kitsap Little League Majors Softball All Stars had an unusual tradition this year. After a bad play, the player would write it down… Continue reading

Jaynie Davis (3) makes the grab coming over from leftfield as Layla Baker backs her up. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Best of Central Kitsap 2020

The winners of the Best of Central Kitsap 2020 contest have been announced in a special publication. Click here to read through the online version… Continue reading

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Best of North Kitsap 2020

The winners of the Best of North Kitsap 2020 contest have been announced in a special publication. Click here to read through the online version… Continue reading

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Democrat Tarra Simmons (left) and Republican April Ferguson (right) are the two candidates hoping to fill the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Sherry Appleton.

Simmons, Ferguson vying for Rep. Appleton’s 23rd LD position 1 seat

Two newcomers will square off in the Nov. 3 general election for the 23rd Legislative District’s position 1 representative seat currently held by longtime Rep.… Continue reading

Democrat Tarra Simmons (left) and Republican April Ferguson (right) are the two candidates hoping to fill the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Sherry Appleton.
Mark Krulish | Bainbridge Island ReviewKingston resident Jon Claymore is hoping to win the World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin competition in his age group.

Kingston’s Claymore has top World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin mark so far

At 55 years old, after millions of throws and thousands of competitions, Jon Claymore’s passion for the javelin burns as bright as ever — and… Continue reading

Mark Krulish | Bainbridge Island ReviewKingston resident Jon Claymore is hoping to win the World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin competition in his age group.
Virgil Taylor celebrates with his son, David, who served as the bat boy for North Kitsap’s 1988 state championship team. (Contributed photo by the Taylor Family)

N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He’s been a fixture at prep baseball, football games

Virgil Taylor celebrates with his son, David, who served as the bat boy for North Kitsap’s 1988 state championship team. (Contributed photo by the Taylor Family)
Contributed photo                                Virgil and his wife, DiAnn, who were together for 63 years and married for nearly 58.

N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He was a longtime fixture at high school baseball, football games

Contributed photo                                Virgil and his wife, DiAnn, who were together for 63 years and married for nearly 58.
White Horse, Meadowmeer seeing an uptick in golf interest during pandemic

White Horse, Meadowmeer seeing an uptick in golf interest during pandemic

Many have gravitated toward the game to supplement other COVID-restricted activities

White Horse, Meadowmeer seeing an uptick in golf interest during pandemic
NK Soccer Club holding food drive Saturday for Fishline

NK Soccer Club holding food drive Saturday for Fishline

Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Strawberry Field in Poulsbo

NK Soccer Club holding food drive Saturday for Fishline
A small shed caught fire in Kingston on Monday afternoon, but crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. (Photo courtesy of North Kitsap Fire & Rescue)

House saved from shed blaze in Kingston; damaged battery sparks fire in Suquamish

KINGSTON — The quick actions of the homeowners and the response of the fire department kept a blaze in a small outbuilding on a property… Continue reading

A small shed caught fire in Kingston on Monday afternoon, but crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. (Photo courtesy of North Kitsap Fire & Rescue)