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New Kitsap County emergency management director named

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 3:58PM

The Kitsap County Emergency Management Council, made up of the mayors from the four cities and one county commissioner, unanimously appointed Michael Gordon as the new Director for the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.

29th Annual Kitsap Community Prayer Breakfast Oct. 2

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 3:57PM

The committee for the Kitsap Community Prayer Breakfast has announced plans for its 29th Annual Prayer Breakfast, to be held from 6:30-8:30 a.m. on Oct. 2, at the Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 Golf Club Hill Road in Bremerton.

Kitsap Democratic Women meet on Sept. 24

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 3:56PM

Kitsap County Democratic Women will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24, at Red Lobster, 3420 NW Randall Way, Silverdale

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County District Court judge | 2014 Election

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 2:41PM

Kitsap County District Court judges are elected at-large and serve four-year terms. They are paid $144,544 a year. The District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanors and gross misdemeanor crimes which carry a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. The court also has jurisdiction over unlawful harassment petitions, protection orders, and traffic infractions. District Court services include probation, small claims not exceeding $5,000, and civil actions not exceeding $75,000.

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County auditor | 2014 Election

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 2:16PM

This is part of a series of Q&As with candidates for local office in the Nov. 4 general election. This Q&A: Kelly Emerson and Dolores Gilmore, candidates for Kitsap County auditor. The Kitsap County auditor serves a four-year term and receives $112,211 a year and benefits provided to other county employees.

Q&A: Candidates for 23rd District state House, position 1 | 2014 Election

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 11:16AM

This is part 2 in a series of Q&As with candidates for local office in the Nov. 4 general election. This Q&A: Sherry Appleton and Scott Henden, 23rd District state House of Representatives, position 1. Members of the state House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms, are paid $42,106 a year plus per diem, and receive the same benefits provided to other state employees. Their salaries are set by the Washington Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Suspicious package closes part of Bremerton's Fourth Avenue

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 1:16PM

A suspicious package found near Naval Sea Systems Command in downtown Bremerton closed Fourth Street between Park and Warren Avenues Monday morning and brought out a team from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Detachment. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

A boy’s familiar voice emerges from the past

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 11:08AM

Lindell and I were driving to and from errands, me lost in my thoughts about the day, and Lindell playing with my phone in the backseat. The car streamed music over Bluetooth, but because Lindell had the phone and it was on shuffle, I had no control over which tracks would come on next. The smartphone was shuffling through all 300-something songs in my library, many of them I hadn’t heard in years.

Senior Life 101: friendships make our lives worthwhile

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 11:06AM

I was recently reminded just how precious a long-term friendship is, and how it can bring joy and great memories to life.

Pawzii, Inc. wins bank’s $20,000 award

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:44PM

At a packed Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton last week, Kitsap Bank selected Pawzii, Inc. as the winner of a $20,000 cash prize in the bank’s first edg3 FUND competition.

NBA star comes home for a visit

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:36PM

Bremerton native Marvin Williams was set to come home this week to give a boost to the center that will bear his name.

Central Kitsap schools go wireless

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:28PM

The Central Kitsap School District is embarking on the final leg of its journey to wireless education.

Admiral Theatre preps for 75th anniversary

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:19PM

Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre will be 75 years old in 2017 and a $1 million fund-raising drive is underway to finance critical updates and repairs to the building.

Stennis welcomes 20 new chiefs

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:15PM

Several weeks of intense training cumulated in a morning of celebration as 20 new chief petty officers assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) received their anchors during a pinning ceremony Sept. 16.

Adventerous Alcatraz swim was a big success

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:10PM

It took just about an hour, but Silverdale’s Bruce Waterbury and his daughter, Kristi Balant, swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco last Sunday.

Free ice skating event slated at Bremerton rink

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 1:03PM

The Bremerton Figure Skating Club is hosting a free ice skating exhibition Sept. 20 which will feature local figure skaters, including six skaters who will perform their solo ice routines in preparation for the upcoming 2015 Northwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships Wenatchee, October 5-7.

Q&A: Candidates for 23rd District state House, position 2 | 2014 Election

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:44AM

Members of the state House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms, are paid $42,106 a year plus per diem, and receive the same benefits provided to other state employees. Their salaries are set by the Washington Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Pitching in around Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

As the Baby Boomer generation increasingly moves into retirement, its members bring with them a concentration of diverse and transferable professional skills they can leverage toward causes they care about.

Keeping up with the Joneses ... and their wines | Kitsap Week

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00PM

Great Nowrthwest Wine: In the arid Columbia Basin, a winery is crafting beautiful and affordable wines from some of the warmest and coolest regions in Washington’s wine country.

Stars Over Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 1:00PM

Personal development moves off stage and social skills step into the spotlight in Libra where development of the group becomes the focus during this new moon starting on Sept. 23.

The book end | Kitsap Week

  • Sep 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

The top 10 best-selling books in August at Eagle Harbor Book Co., an independent book shop on Bainbridge Island.

RockIt Roost seeks online support | Kitsap Week

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Downtown Bremerton's retro-inspired RockIt Roost has turned to crowdfunding for expansion support, and to stay open during tough times.

Time may be running short for ‘Whit’s End’ | Kitsap Week

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03PM

Where we live: The trailer on Poulsbo's Fjord Drive has become a fixture along the waterfront. Soon, though, it may move to make way for developers.

Central Kitsap woman hit and killed by car

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 4:37PM

Central Kitsap resident Alana Kemppainen-Cartwright, 23, was killed early in the morning Wednesday, Sept. 10, after being struck by vehicle in the 5500 block of Tracyton Boulevard. A 25-year-old man she was walking with was also hit by the car and was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries.

Dad, daughter plan to escape from Alcatraz

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 3:59PM

Silverdale’s Bruce Waterbury will turn 55 years old on Sept. 17. His daughter, Kristi Balant, will turn 28 on Sept. 13. But the dad-daughter duo has special plans for a joint celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14. They’re going to swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.

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