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Naval Hospital Bremerton Change of Command set for Aug. 14

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 2:30PM

BREMERTON – Capt. Christopher S. Quarles will hand over responsibilities as commanding officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton to Capt. David K. Weiss, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 14. Quarles leaves for his upcoming duty assignment in Bahrain as Force and Fleet Surgeon for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet.

New Silverdale Starbucks features drive-thru; beer and wine

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 12:44PM

After 15 years, the Starbucks coffee shop on Mickelberry Road closed their doors for the last time, on July 26. But those who depend on a cup of Joe to start the day had no cause for alarm – two days later, store manager Heather Peterson Higgins opened the doors to a brand new Starbucks drive-thru "reserve" store on the corner of Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road.

Legacy of the Journey | Kitsap Weekly

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 10:49AM

Annual gathering of indigenous nations is preparing a new generation to carry on their cultures

Leibold joins Sound Publishing as ad director

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 8:00AM

Lori Maxim, Sound Publishing vice president and regional publisher, has named marketing veteran Dawn Leibold as advertising director for the Central Kitsap Reporter, Bremerton Patriot and Port Orchard Independent newspapers.

Easy access to nature at Clear Creek Trail | Photo Gallery

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Aug 7, 2015 at 10:57AM

SILVERDALE – With a mix of tall forest trees, dense wetland plant life, a burbling creek and the regular views of featureless rear walls of retail box stores, hikers walking along Clear Creek Trail are treated to a study in contrast between the beauty of the natural world as well as some of the less attractive aspects of a modern economy.

Kitsap Humane Society to upgrade facilities with $90,000 state grant

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 10:05AM

SILVERDALE – Rep. Sherry Appleton petted several affectionate cats and dogs in their pens while on a tour at Kitsap Humane Society on Aug. 3. She was at the shelter that day to celebrate a $90,000 state grant to renovate its puppy room and fund other capital projects. Appleton presented KHS directors with an oversized check to mark the occasion.

Television crew plans to broadcast a community profile of Silverdale

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:40PM

If you see lights, cameras and a little more action on the streets of Silverdale Thursday, Aug. 6, it’s because Comcast is filming this month’s “Neighborhoods” TV program about the community.

Community briefs (Aug. 4, 2015 edition)

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 12:52PM

AARP smart driver course Aug. 19-20, Veterans motorcycle run Sept. 5, Seventh annual Kitsap Wine Festival Aug. 8

The Obliteride is 'awesome'

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 12:45PM

Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm. Never heard of it? Neither had I. Nor had doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital who had never seen this rare form of blood cancer when Ian Gunnell was diagnosed with it in 2013. He was 6 years old at the time.

Round and Round

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

Motorists zoom around a new roundabout being constructed at the intersection of Seabeck Highway NW and NW Holly Road on Aug. 4.

Olympic Bancorp records 22 percent earnings gain

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 6:00PM

PORT ORCHARD – Olympic Bancorp, the parent company of Kitsap Bank, reported strong earnings for the first half of 2015. The bank holding company recorded net income of $3.8 million year to date compared to $3.2 million one year ago.

Sub headed to PSNS & IMF

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 12:03PM

INDIAN ISLAND – Sailors assigned to the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) Blue crew arrive at Naval Magazine Indian Island following a 20-month deployment.

USS John C. Stennis sailors tested during major exercise

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 11:49AM

USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At sea. – Nearly 10,000 Sailors from the John C. Stennis Strike Group – or JCSSG –, also known as Carrier Strike Group 3, were underway last week off the coast of Southern California, beginning the final phase of pre-deployment certifications: Composite Training Unit Exercise / Joint Task Force Exercise, or COMPTUEX/JTFEX.

Gese appointed undersheriff

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 1:00PM

PORT ORCHARD – Following a selection process that began 45 days ago, Sheriff Gary Simpson announced the selection of a final candidate when he named Chief of Division John J. Gese as undersheriff of Kitsap County.

Kitsap United Way does not directly support Planned Parenthood

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 11:00AM

There is an article floating around about United Way and Planned Parenthood Funding. An Article in Forbes Magazine lists 68 United Ways across the country that seemingly support Planned Parenthood; however, what the article does not tell you is that most of these United Ways, including United Way of Kitsap County do not directly support Planned Parenthood. In reference to United Way of Kitsap County, the only dollars that have gone to Planned Parenthood are dollars that donors have designated to Planned Parenthood. As Paul Harvey used to say, “For the rest of the Story” read on:

‘Cosmic Kitsap’ coming to History Museum

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

BREMERTON – As Bremerton prepares for a mid-August visit from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope science team, Kitsap History Museum prepares to open an astronomy exhibit. “Cosmic Kitsap” will open to the public on Friday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. with a special guest speaker from Olympic Astronomical Society.

Get to know the candidates in the general election

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 10:00AM

The general election is Nov. 4. Deadline for mail and online voter registrations, updates and changes is 29 days before the election. Deadline for new Washington state voter registrations is eight days before the election. Ballots will be mailed by Oct. 16, according to the Kitsap County Auditor Elections Division. Go to for more information.

Northwest Derby Company jamming in new venue

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 12:00PM

BREMERTON — She acknowledges it is a unique contrast. Port Orchard’s Aimee Durgan, who coaches and competes with the Northwest Derby Company, works as a head server at best-selling author Debbie Macomber’s Victorian Rose Tea Room. “I spend my day in a pink dollhouse waiting on little old ladies, feeding them tea and sandwiches,” Durgan said with a laugh. “Then I come here and knock people down at night.”

The Petri Dish: Will ‘The Donald’ assist state Republicans during primary?

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

Whether The Donald gets a chance to make good on his campaign’s Make America Great Again motto won’t be known for a seeming eternity.

Sarah Smiley: Are you a cool lake person or a hot beach person?

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 8:00AM

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who like beaches, and those who prefer lakes. Well, actually, there are also those people who mouth the words of someone who is speaking to them (how do they do that?), and those who do not. But for the purpose of this column, you are either a lake person or beach person.

Rogers, Andrews lead in primary

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 11:05AM

Primary elections on Aug. 4 yielded the lowest voter turnout since at least 1998, as only 20 percent of voters completed their ballots. (The county auditor only provides election records online back to 1998.)

Warning for Dyes Inlet issued after sewage leaks

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 11:04AM

Leaks on July 30 and Aug. 4 result in estimated 56,000 gallons of sewage spilled

Primary shows Huddy, Runyon, Rogers, Andrews in lead

  • Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:34PM

Next update Aug. 5 by 5 p.m.; About 2,000 ballots left to count

Night thief caught in the act by homeowner, but escapes in stolen Prius

  • Aug 5, 2015 at 5:00PM updated at 8:55PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A residential burglary was thwarted by a homeowner when he confronted a person inside his home in the early morning hours on Aug. 5.

Second sewage spill unrelated to last week's event

  • Aug 4, 2015 at 8:44PM

SILVERDALE – A failure of a mechanical rubber plug installed in the sewer force main to stop the sewer flow while creating a bypass line around the construction site failed Aug 4., causing a second spill of sewage into Dyes Inlet in the past week. It is estimated that 16,000 gallons of sewage was spilled into the inlet.

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