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Naval Base Kitsap to conduct Sinclair Inlet training exercises Sept. 21

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 9:32AM

Expect some noise or increased activity Sept. 21, courtesy of Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton.

Public invited to celebrate dedication of Petersen Farm

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 4:54PM

A community celebration of the preservation of Petersen Farm and dedication of a donor plaque will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 9-11 a.m. at the farm, 12450 Petersen Lane NW, in Silverdale. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a farm tour. All are welcome to attend.

Naval training exercise could be noisy

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 4:28PM

BREMERTON – Naval Base Kitsap will hold training exercises that may involve noises and/or activity visible to the public Monday, Sept. 21.

Community briefs (Sept. 18, 2015 edition)

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 12:17PM

Dyes Inlet beach seine Sept. 26, Chico Alliance Church homecoming, Bremerton figure skating exhibition

Stand Down offers free services for vets

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 8:00AM

PORT ORCHARD – Veterans and their families are invited to the Fall 2015 Veterans Stand Down, which takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road in East Bremerton.

Sarah Smiley: The mistakes of motherhood are inevitable

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 7:00AM

Last month, Cherish Peterson, 27, left her 2-month-old son in a shopping cart outside an Arizona grocery store. According to Peterson, it was an accident. Her routine was off, and her three other children had distracted her. Also, you know, she just had a baby two months ago.

The Petri Dish: Dems ponder a Bryant run for governor

  • Sep 20, 2015 at 8:00AM

The decision of state Sen. Andy Hill to not take on Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016 forced the Democratic Party attack machine to brake hard and return to the shop.

Carjacking suspect arrested

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 12:06PM

POULSBO – A suspect who was wanted in connection with a carjacking robbery is now in custody.

Two found dead in Rhododendron Mobile Park near Poulsbo

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 11:53AM

POULSBO — Two people found dead in a 30-foot travel trailer at Rhododendron Mobile Park Sept. 15 were saving money to buy a house in the area and had lived there for less than six months, the site manager said Sept. 16.

Live music, classic cars, kids show to be featured at Keyport Fest on Saturday, Sept. 19

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 11:48AM

The community of Keyport will host a small-town celebration 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Music, food and craft booths, a car show, and 15 free activities for kids will stretch from the Naval Undersea Museum to the Keyport Dock.

Kitsap Humane Society founder passes at age 101

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 11:47AM

SILVERDALE – Almeda (Harris) Wilson was responsible for saving the lives of thousands of animals by establishing Kitsap Humane Society in the early 1960s. And although she passed away at age 101 on Sept. 5, her legacy lives on in the current efforts of KHS to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals throughout Kitsap County and beyond.

Suquamish tribe will enter retail marijuana market this fall

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 10:00AM

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Tribe has signed a marijuana compact with the State of Washington, with the intent of entering the retail marijuana market as early as this fall. “Our decision to enter into retail operations comes after careful consideration,” Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman said in an announcement released by the Tribe’s communications office. “With the passage of I-502, we knew we needed to adapt to the changing environment surrounding our reservation and saw an opportunity to diversify our business operations.”

Area students make Washington State University president’s summer honor roll

  • Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

PULLMAN – Students from Bremerton, Seabeck and Silverdale have earned spots on the Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2015 summer semester.

Local students named to University of Washington Dean’s List

  • Sep 20, 2015 at 9:00AM

Students from the Bremerton, Silverdale, Seabeck area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the Spring 2015 quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4). Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens at Kitsap Mall

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Sep 17, 2015 at 11:39AM

SILVERDALE – There’s a new sandwich shop at Kitsap Mall: Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened at Kitsap Mall Sept. 7 with a soft-open, and the store had its grand opening the following day, Sept. 8.

It’s Time ... to break the cycle of poverty

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 11:00AM

After any sort of turmoil, when danger and fear have passed, we realize it’s time to put the event behind us and move forward. For us as a community, after the past several years of economic tension, turmoil, uncertainty and emotional setbacks: It’s Time!

Fireworks-ban authority only makes sense

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

There were 432 fireworks-related emergencies in Washington in 2014. Some $320,240 in damage was caused to property, 277 people were injured, and there were 155 fires.

Olympic earns shut-out win against rival Central Kitsap

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 11:20AM

Geordyn Shinard scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Olympic to a 29-0 win in the Battle for Bucklin Hill rivalry game Sept. 11 against Central Kitsap at Silverdale Stadium. Shinard scored on a 5-yard run and a 20-yard interception return to help the Trojans to their second consecutive win against the Cougars (0-2). That marked the first time Olympic has won consecutive games in the series since 1998-99.

Post-game prayers at center of controversy

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 4:19PM

BREMERTON — An assistant football coach at Bremerton High School is under investigation for leading post-game prayers at the 50-yard line. Joe Kennedy, who served 20 years in the Marine Corps, has led the prayers for almost a decade. On Sept. 11, Kennedy said on his Facebook page that someone told him he could be fired for doing so.

Hood Canal Bridge could close to vehicles up to three hours Wednesday morning

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 8:29PM

SHINE – Drivers planning to cross the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge should be prepared for long delays and consider alternate routes tomorrow. Beginning at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, the bridge will close to vehicular traffic while the drawspan opens for marine traffic. The bridge could remain closed to vehicles for up to three hours until 12:30 p.m.

Four puppies rescued at house fire

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 8:08PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – Four puppies are safe after a Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue crew carried them from a residential structure fire in the 1200 block of Camp Sundown Road NW Sept. 15.

Bremerton man charged with assault after firing shotgun at van

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 12:11PM

BREMERTON – A Bremerton man who allegedly fired a shotgun because he was upset that his non-functional van was being moved from a mobile home park was charged with assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Have your child booster seat checked Sept. 19

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:15AM

OLYMPIA – Child car seats can be confusing. Data show that 80 percent of them are used incorrectly. This is why nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are gearing up to provide resources to educate caregivers on how to safely transport children in their cars during Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 13-19.

Fourth charge brought against DeJesus

  • Sep 14, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 5:11PM

Prosecutors had advised the court during Geraldo Castro DeJesus' Aug. 21 arraignment that additional charges might be brought against the defendant as more evidence became available. They delivered on that promise Sept. 11 during a pretrial hearing presided over by Judge Kevin Hull at Kitsap County Superior Court.

Back-to-school food drive Sept. 12 at grocery stores

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 5:58PM

Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids will hold back-to-school food drives at four area grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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