BREMERTON — Growing up in rural Ohio, Richard LeMieux didn’t see a homeless person until he was 9 years old when his father took him to Cleveland to see the Indians play Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees. As they approached Cleveland Stadium, a man sitting on a bench wearing an old coat and hat stopped them to chat. They came to learn he slept under the eaves of the stadium at night because no one bothered him there. He asked LeMieux’s father if he could help.
Attendees at the Whaling Days festival in Silverdale take shelter at Waterfront Park as heavy rain falls July 26.
BREMERTON — Much has been made about teamwork in the District 6 City Council race, by media and the candidates themselves. Challenger Richard Huddy sees himself as a collaborator and missing link in an effective city council. “I really believe in collaborating with people to achieve results,” Huddy said. “I think teamwork will get us where we want to go.” Incumbent Roy Runyon was first elected to council in 2007 and resigned 2013 when he moved to another district. He was elected to his current position later that year. He views himself as the council’s watchdog, its enforcer of the Bremerton Municipal Code. He thinks Huddy’s definition of teamwork means going with the flow, contrary to the U.S. style of government.
Barbershop, Eagles team up to help students, Whaling Days July 24-26, ‘Breakfast at Sally’s’ author to speak, Solar power workshop set for Aug. 6
Several new alcohol and marijuana related laws became effective today. Among the new laws is a section of Senate Bill 5052, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, which changes the name of the former Liquor Control Board.
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND – USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) successfully completed its Board of Inspection and Survey – or "INSURV" – evaluation, July 23.
SILVERDALE – A man armed with a rifle and a shotgun who decided to sit outside military recruiting stations near Bucklin Hill Road July 20 was asked by law enforcement officers to keep the weapons out of sight.
PHILIPPINE SEA – Navy Cmdr. Harlon Dorey, from Bremerton, discusses patient handling on board hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during a mass casualty drill as part of Pacific Partnership 2015.
PORT ORCHARD – Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of motor vehicle crashes. That’s why the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has joined with the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot vehicles.
There was a time when wine connoisseurs looked with distain on wines produced in the United States. Then, when California wines gained popularity, those made in Washington were viewed with skepticism. Wines fermented in Chile, Argentina and Australia were dismissed for years before finally being stocked on store shelves.
The votes, which are nonbinding, provide an opportunity for voters to express their support or opposition to revenue provisions in bills that passed in the recent legislative sessions.
SILVERDALE – The Whaling Days festival will be held at Silverdale Waterfront park From July 24-26. Throughout the weekend there will be carnival rides, a beer and wine garden, local music and family oriented events.
BREMERTON—For most of the afternoon July 18, Evergreen Rotary Park looked like the beginning and end of a dozen rainbows. Kitsap’s Pride festival rang in its 19th year with drag performances and dancing. Over 500 people RSVP’d on Facebook.
H&M, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Qdoba plan grand openings this Fall
The driver of a Toyota Corolla that crashed on Seabeck-Holly Road NW on Jan. 11, killing three young passengers, was not under the influence of marijuana at the time of the wreck, Kitsap Sheriff's Office Deputy Scott Wilson said.
For the past year, residents of Kitsap County have been informally requesting the Kitsap Public Utility District explore whether the PUD could extend its high capacity fiber network to residences in the county.
Two Bremerton City Council members known for their demonstrative clashes with each other found some common ground at a recent council study session. Dino Davis and Roy Runyon sided with each other in regard to the city’s spending of 2016-2020 grant money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Both were upset that their districts weren’t going to see much of the $390,000 Community Development Block Grant.
District 6 City Council candidate Richard Huddy wants to differentiate himself from incumbent Roy Runyon. “My motto is basically winning through collaboration,” Huddy said.
Bremerton City Councilman Mike Sullivan was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer about a month ago. He went through a round of chemotherapy recently. Sullivan, 65, is in his first term as a councilman. The treatment is taking its toll.
Statewide, however, 19 of 157 recreational marijuana stores sold to minors