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The Central Kitsap Reporter, published every Friday since 1983, was a winner of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association General Excellence award in 2013. The Reporter is the community newspaper of Silverdale, Bangor, Keyport and Seabeck. Silverdale, an unincorporated community adjacent to Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, is home to many active duty personnel, veterans and their families. While Silverdale is a major commercial hub in Kitsap, you'€™ll still find a landscape with pastures, barns and roaming deer -- and you can still find a solitary, tree-lined avenue or a quiet park, and a relaxing spot at Waterfront Park, on the Clear Creek Trail, and at Island Lake County Park. With a circulation of more than 15,000, the Reporter is popular with readers in each of the communities that make up Central Kitsap.


Your Community News Team

Donna  Etchey Advertising director
Donna Etchey
360-308-9161, ext. 5831
Donna Etchey is advertising director of the Central Kitsap Reporter and Sound Publishing Co.'s other Kitsap newspapers: Bainbridge Island Review, Bremerton Patriot, North Kitsap Herald, and Port Orchard Independent.
Chris  Tucker Editor
Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker is editor of the Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter. He covers Silverdale, Central Kitsap School District, the police blotter and the Central Kitsap Community Council.
Bryon  Kempf Creative services manager
Bryon Kempf
360-308-9161 ext. 4052
Terry  Ward Publisher
Terry Ward
(360) 452-2345
Ward is Sound Publishing's regional publisher. Publications under Ward's leadership include the Bainbridge Island Review, Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter, Forks Forum, Kingston Community News, Kitsap Military Times, North Kitsap Herald, Peninsula Daily News, Peninsula Homes-Land Magazine, Port Orchard Independent and Sequim Gazette.
Michelle Beahm
Michelle Beahm is a reporter for the Bremerton Patriot and the Central Kitsap Reporter. She writes about the Bremerton City Council, writes features stories, and covers breaking news stories.
Specialty publications editor
Leslie G. Kelly
Regional editor
Richard Walker
Multimedia sales representative
Jessica Martindale
Sarah Smiley

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