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Letter to the Editor: Incorporating Silverdale would not lead to higher taxes

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 12:00PM

In a recent article regarding the Future of Silverdale, it was reported that some members of the audience attending a county sponsored meeting to gather input on Silverdale's future in order to "update" (or revise) the county sub-area plan for the next 20 years, reacted negatively to the phrasing "Within the 20-year planning horizon, Silverdale will be a self-governing city".

Failing business a sign of weak economy

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 12:06PM

For the first time in American history, entrepreneurship is in decline.

Editorial: Harrison, Regence agreement would affect thousands in Kitsap County

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 12:02PM

As this editorial was being written, CHI Franciscan – parent company of Harrison Medical Center – and Regence BlueShield were working on a new agreement that would restore Harrison Medical Center as an in-network provider for Kitsap residents covered by Regence BlueShield.

Host families sought for international students

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 5:00PM

Kitsap County families are invited to host international students through the Aspect Foundation. Interested families can participate by volunteering to host an international high school student for a semester or academic year

Babies to benefit with March of Dimes fundraiser

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 11:00AM

"Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality," said Jackie Koopman, community director for March of Dimes. She was one of several people gathered at Harrison Medical Center's Silverdale campus on Feb. 10 during a "kick-off" for the fundraising season.

Prepping for summer work

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 11:53AM

A construction crew works to install power poles on Bucklin Hill Road that will provide the necessary power for bridge work there this summer beginning July 1. At that time Bucklin Hill Road will close and remain closed for about a year. For more information about the Bucklin Hill project visit

Silverdale RadioShack set to close by March 31

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 11:47AM

The company-owned Silverdale RadioShack is set to close by March 31, as RadioShack Corp. sells up to 2,100 of its 4,100 stores across the country as a result of Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring.

Bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 11:00AM

Senate Bill 5232 tackles one of the fastest-rising costs for county governments — the cost of providing legal defense to indigent defendants who cannot afford a lawyer.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula to host tourism outlook, annual meeting March 12

  • Feb 16, 2015 at 7:00AM

Visit Kitsap Peninsula will host its annual meeting on March 12, at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates and highway safety key items at Transportation Commission meeting

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 9:31AM

New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will be among the topics of discussion when the Washington State Transportation Commission meets Feb. 18-19 in Olympia.

GIRLS BASKETBALL | Cougars win thriller at home against Kelso

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 9:12AM

Four players scored in double figures as the Central Kitsap girls got a thrilling 57-54 win at home over Kelso in the Class 3A West Central District/Southwest bi-district playoff game on Feb. 11.

Harrison, Regence contract talks 'on the goal line'

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 2:38PM

In the wake of last year's failed negotiations on medical reimbursements, Regence BlueShield and Harrison Medical Center have returned to the table and are expected to finalize a new contract soon.

Harrison, Regence could announce new agreement soon

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Feb 11, 2015 at 1:21PM

Thompson said Harrison and Regence are working on a joint press release that could possibly be released this week

WRESTLING | Cougars claim five sub-regional championships

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 2:44PM

Central Kitsap finishes fourth at 3A Narrows League meet

Three injured in crash near Fairgrounds

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 1:46PM

Three Bremerton residents were injured in a three-vehicle crash on State Route 303 near the Fairgrounds Road intersection on Feb. 9 at 3:46 p.m.

Sheldon bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 12:19PM

Senate Bill 5232 tackles one of the fastest-rising costs for county governments — the cost of providing legal defense to indigent defendants who cannot afford a lawyer.

1A/2B BASKETBALL | Crosspoint girls, boys advance; Klahowya teams in action this week

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 11:43AM

The Crosspoint girls defeated Northwest Yeshiva, 57-43, to advance to the championship finals of the Sea-Tac League 1B tournament on Feb. 9.

Bus route changes on President’s Day

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 9:00AM

Regular weekday service on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16, with limited service to Puget Sound Routed and ACCESS buses and the Foot Ferry will operate normally scheduled weekday service on Presidents’ Day.

Day 1 of Agate Pass Bridge work: ‘Traffic was manageable’ | Slideshow

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 4:51PM

Kitsap commuters’ Y2K moment was anticlimactic Feb. 9, with no reported problems as the Agate Pass Bridge was reduced to one lane for part of the day.

Local basketball teams begin trek to state tournaments.

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:49PM

District and league tournaments tipoff this week for local Class 3A, 2A, 1A and 1B teams looking to reach their respective state tournaments.

Senator seeking answers: Fish and Wildlife enforcement splintered by internal conflict | 2015 Session

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 12:42PM

Controversy surrounding the department’s administration — including internal investigations, allegations of cronyism and a federal civil-rights lawsuit — has been circulating among Washington’s game wardens and marine officers for years. But what was once an internal affair has now boiled over into the Legislature, and the level of dysfunction is becoming undeniable.

Salmon in the Classroom needs volunteers, lists field trip schedule

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 11:49AM

The Salmon in the Classroom program at Clear Creek in Silverdale needs volunteers to staff field stations at the elementary school salmon release field trips in March. Volunteers will be trained for each of the four stations that students rotate through at the field trip including water quality, stream bugs, tree planting, and salmon release.

Pinot Noir drives the Oregon wine industry | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 10:00AM

Great Northwest Wine: When someone says, “Oregon wine,” the automatic thought often is “Pinot Noir.” This is because the noble red grape of France’s Burgundy region drives everything about the Oregon wine industry.

2015 CVG winners | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 10:42AM

The winners of the 2015 CVG Show have been announced. All the juried work will be on display through February at Bremerton's Collective Visions Gallery.

Health, labeling concerns erupt in wake of governor’s e-cigarette tax proposal

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 2:33PM

Proposed legislation focusing on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products would tighten the state’s control over the legal smoking age, labeling and advertising requirements and retailer licensing.

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