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Olympic College students profiled in 'Scholarship Stories' film

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 8:53PM

A video, “Scholarship Stories,” profiling 2015 scholarship recipients at Olympic College, was shown at the 20th annual Olympic College Community Luncheon, Oct. 12, before an audience of 300 guests.

Election ballots are in the mail

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 3:31PM

KITSAP – Ballots and the Local Voters’ Pamphlet for the November 2015 General Election are in the mail and all Kitsap voters should receive them this weekend.

Building on a classic: Local author writes a sequel to ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 1:46PM

Author TJ Hoisington has brought the original “Swiss Family Robinson” adventure story, written by Johann Davis Wyss, back to life with a new book that picks up where Wyss’ tale left off.

Birkenfeld Trust invests $500,000 in Morrow Manor project

  • Oct 14, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Oct 16, 2015 at 1:16PM

Morrow Manor is a collaboration between the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club and the YWCA of Kitsap County to build eight units of much-needed affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence. The two organizations have been long-time partners to ensure services effectively exist for domestic violence victims and survivors, and this joint effort is an expansion of those services. Morrow Manor will double the YWCA’s housing availability in Kitsap County.

Unions, tight budget the focus of CKFR debate

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 11:13AM

BREMERTON – Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue commission candidates Ralph Rogers and Nate Andrews faced off in a collegial debate at the Norm Dicks Government Center this week.

Man charged with armed robbery of Silverdale clothing store

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 5:01PM

SILVERDALE – Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives served a search warrant at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening at a residence on Sherman Hill Road in North Kitsap county where they took a 20-year-old man into custody for an armed robbery that occurred in Silverdale Tuesday night.

State looks at replacing gas tax with per-mile usage charges

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 3:43PM

OLYMPIA – Replace the gasoline tax with per-mile charge for use of roads? That's a possibility the state Transportation Commission will explore soon.

Washington’s unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 3:37PM

OLYMPIA – While Washington experienced a loss of 2,200 jobs in September, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, the state’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.3 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Petri Dish: Sen. Murray and Rep. Ryan show respect for one another

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 7:00PM

These days, Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray isn’t surprised to get a text from the man who may be the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

9,000 county addresses may be corrected

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 3:02PM

KITSAP - Beginning next week, residents in unincorporated areas of Kitsap County may receive letters from the Kitsap County Department of Community Development notifying them their address is scheduled to be corrected.

As cold weather comes, beware of carbon monoxide

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 2:49PM

Fall has begun bringing rain and a chill to the air, and furnaces and household heaters will soon be coming on. However, with the warmth comes the potential for carbon monoxide exposure.

Down we go!

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 2:50PM

Merribeth Thorpe, of Bremerton, holds on to her son, Jack, 16 months, on a slide at Silverdale Waterfront Park on Oct. 13.

Birds on a wire

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

A flapping pigeon gets ready to land on a utility wire along Bucklin Hill Road near Old Mill Park in Silverdale Oct. 14. More than 100 of the birds were sitting quietly on the wire and nearby light pole.

Bucklin Bridge, regional plan topics at next CK council meeting

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 1:47PM

The Central Kitsap Community Council meeting will be held at the Jenne-Wright Administration Building gym, 9210 Silverdale Way, in Silverdale, on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Sarah Smiley: The Draft: Don’t worry, your daughters are still safe

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

If the words “Selective Service System” don’t ring a bell for you, it might be because you’re female. Maybe you have all daughters, too. For American boys and young men, however, “Selective Service” means “the draft,” and, yes, they still have to sign up for it.

Accused man didn’t aim at deputies

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 5:00PM

The story of a suspect in the media back in January, 2014, (“Deputies who returned fire and shot man have encountered armed suspects before” Bremerton Patriot goo.gl/PjzMns) who was involved in a police shooting in Port Orchard is being falsely accused of firing multiple shots at police officers.

Accused man has generous heart

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 4:00PM

I want to address the incident dated Dec. 31, 2013, reported by Q13 Fox News

Letter: Questions about CK fire requests

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Central Kitsap Hire Department will soon, and likely very quietly, ask its constituent property owners to approve two separate new bond levies that together would increase its operating revenue by about 25 percent – an increase that would be added to the already programmed regular increase resulting from increased property values.

Letter: Silverdale Lions aim to serve others

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 2:00PM

The Silverdale Sunrise Lions Club has a need for volunteers who want to give back and enrich their community by their efforts. The local Silverdale club is part of the Lions Club International, serving in over 180 countries with more than 1.5 million members.

Editorial: Senate panel gets an earful on school funding

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 10:37AM

The state Senate’s Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee was in Bremerton on Oct. 8 to hear from teachers, school officials, parents and students, all who wanted to make sure legislators understand how important it is to fix the way public schools are funded in Washington.

Starting to look like a bridge

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

A loud, repetitive banging sound fills the air as construction workers continue to assemble the new Bucklin Bridge in Silverdale Oct. 14. The first set of girders for the mid span of the bridge arrived Oct. 6 and were installed that day. The bridge is expected to be complete by Fall 2016.

Patriot, Reporter, other papers win awards in Better Newspaper contest

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 10:09AM

The Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter won six awards in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

Bremerton driver cited after car hydroplanes and crashes

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 10:08AM

An 86-year-old Bremerton man was injured after the car he was driving hydroplaned Oct. 10.

Kennedy to resume prayers with football team

  • Oct 14, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:40PM

BREMERTON — Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy announced Oct. 14 that he will resume prayer at the 50-yard line after games. Kennedy was expected to be accompanied to a press conference at Seattle Center by Hiram Sasser, deputy legal counsel for the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based non-profit devoted to religious freedom.

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave | Slideshow

  • Oct 12, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 4:44PM

Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds' theme of a haunted hotel brings you to the dark side of travel.

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