Silverdale

What kind of community is Silverdale?

It was 130 years ago that the first plat map for Silverdale was filed with the county

11-year-old Mya Wiley is a Level 9 gymnast at the Olympic Gymnastics Center in Silverdale. She is part a small, elite group of gymnasts that is headed to a national camp in Texas. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

11-year-old gymnast has Olympic goals

Invited to U.S. national team’s A camp in Texas

11-year-old Mya Wiley is a Level 9 gymnast at the Olympic Gymnastics Center in Silverdale. She is part a small, elite group of gymnasts that is headed to a national camp in Texas. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

A lot of history within these four walls

Kitsap News Group ‘morgue’ contains local newspapers dating as early as 1901

Guitar Café offering culinary and auditory treats

Patrons fill their bellies with food and their souls with music

Ray and Holly Tee celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary — and their 91st birthdays — Jan. 3 with family and friends at the Clearbrook Inn in Silverdale. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Lord of the Ring: Tees celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

Raymond and Holly Tee celebrate their 91st birthdays, 70th anniversary

Ray and Holly Tee celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary — and their 91st birthdays — Jan. 3 with family and friends at the Clearbrook Inn in Silverdale. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)
<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
Klahowya senior Karli Eberhard calls out the play for her team during a 61-11 victory over Chief Kitsap Academy on Dec. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya hoops teams take momentum into New Year

SILVERDALE — The 1A Olympic League as we know it may be gone after this school year, but the ride to the finish this winter… Continue reading

Klahowya senior Karli Eberhard calls out the play for her team during a 61-11 victory over Chief Kitsap Academy on Dec. 19. (Mark Krulish/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)

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)
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
                                South Kitsap freshman Xavier Eaglin wrestles with Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan in the 106 finals at the HammerHead Invitational on Dec. 16.
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
                                South Kitsap freshman Xavier Eaglin wrestles with Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan in the 106 finals at the HammerHead Invitational on Dec. 16.
Klahowya junior Gabe Garlit scored 18 points for the Eagles in the team’s first victory of the season, a 73-26 win over Chimacum on Dec. 15. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya cruises past Chimacum, 73-26 | Boys basketball

SILVERDALE — There was very little that didn’t go Klahowya’s way in its first victory of the season. Seemingly ever pass was crisp, every jumper… Continue reading

Klahowya junior Gabe Garlit scored 18 points for the Eagles in the team’s first victory of the season, a 73-26 win over Chimacum on Dec. 15. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
About 150 stuffed animals were donated to Harrison Hospital’s ER by the Olympic Vintage Auto Club.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

150 bears swarm Harrison ER to bring joy to children

SILVERDALE — Bears are normally solitary animals, but on Dec. 7, about 150 teddy bears and their friends gathered at the emergency room entrance of… Continue reading

About 150 stuffed animals were donated to Harrison Hospital’s ER by the Olympic Vintage Auto Club.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
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
<em>Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts.	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts.	 </em>Mark Krulish/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)

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)
Central Kitsap High School (Wikimedia Commons)

Central Kitsap High School student arrested for possessing explosive device

SILVERDALE — A Central Kitsap School District ninth-grade student was arrested Dec. 8 and booked into the juvenile detention center on charges of threats to… Continue reading

Central Kitsap High School (Wikimedia Commons)
Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Klahowya senior Tim Coots (3) drives into the paint during his team’s practice on Nov. 27.</em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Klahowya boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya boys basketball Head coach: Bryan Thoemke 2016-2017 record: 4-15 Top returning players: Garrett Betzing, senior; Lucas Becker, junior; John Hartford, junior; Jacob Keppert, junior;… Continue reading

<em>Klahowya senior Tim Coots (3) drives into the paint during his team’s practice on Nov. 27.</em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Central Kitsap’s Olivia Krog (12) sets up the offense against North Kitsap on Nov. 25.
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap girls basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap girls basketball Head coach: Keri Collett 2016-2017 record: 9-12 Top returners: Vanessa Davies, guard, senior; Olivia Krog, guard/forward, senior; Ilasa Sousou, forward, senior;… Continue reading

Central Kitsap’s Olivia Krog (12) sets up the offense against North Kitsap on Nov. 25.
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap girls bowling | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap girls bowling Head coach: Melissa Clewis 2016-2017 record: 12-0 Returning bowlers: Meghan Dunn, senior; Madeline Grundt, senior; Dakota Martin, senior; Ruth McLaughkin, senior;… Continue reading