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Rep. Kilmer to host telephone 'town hall' Dec. 2

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Nov 25, 2015 at 11:11AM

To connect with constituents while in Washington, D.C., Rep. Derek Kilmer will host his 10th telephone town hall with callers at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Kilmer a question or leave a message with their comments.

Severe weather shelters will be open night of Nov. 24

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 2:03PM

KITSAP – Due to below freezing temperatures at night, the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management will activate the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan.

Sarah Smiley: In defense of not-so-smooth husbands

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

This weekend I danced in the local Dancing for the Stars charity event. My husband, who was in the audience with my three sons, didn't bring flowers, and it sort of made me fall in love with him all over again. No, you didn't read that incorrectly.

Fire guts Bremerton home at 20th and Cambrian

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 12:25PM

BREMERTON – Thick smoke filled the air as more than a dozen firefighters responded to a residential structure fire at the intersection of 20th Street and North Cambrian Avenue around noon Nov. 24.

Clothing retailer H&M to open at Kitsap Mall Dec. 17

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 10:33AM

SILVERDALE – H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices, has officially announced a new 23,000-square-foot location at Kitsap Mall. At noon on Dec. 17, the new location at Kitsap Mall will join the eight other H&M destinations in the state of Washington.

Shopping locally makes a difference locally

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

If there’s one enduring lesson of the Great Recession of the last decade, it is how important we are to each other. A community is like a ship at sea; in the stormiest economic times, we can count only on each other to get through it. We sail or sink together.

City of Bremerton considers 2016 budget proposal

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 10:22AM

The total proposed revenue and total proposed expenditures are $152,931,712. In 2015, the total budget was $136,082,276. The proposed budget is increased by $16,849,436.

Belfair man killed in four-vehicle Gorst crash

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 4:33PM

GORST – A 71-year-old Belfair man was killed and two other people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on State Route 16 Nov. 19.

Community briefs (Nov. 20, 2015 edition)

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 1:13PM

'Nutcracker' set for Nov. 28-29, Skating Through Time Ice Show, Local Program Delivers Holiday Spirit to Area Seniors

The Petri Dish: State Democrats are complacent

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 8:00AM

There’s never been a figure in Washington politics quite like Frank Chopp.

Sarah Smiley: Week three of Lindell's dramatic loose-tooth watch

  • Nov 22, 2015 at 8:00AM

There are two types of kids: those who eagerly rip out each loose tooth, even before its time, and those who let loose teeth live in their mouth until the skin attaching them to the gums mostly shrivels up. The crown is left spinning on its axis with each thrust of the tongue or even the slightest breath, and every father everywhere is compelled to ask, "Want me to tie a string around that thing?"

Editorial: Restore land, water conservation fund

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 1:07PM

The Land and Water Conservation Fund expired at the end of September when Congress failed to reauthorize the program.

Motorcyclist injured after being struck by alleged drunk driver

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 10:43AM

BREMERTON – A 58-year-old Port Orchard man was injured after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a another motorist Nov. 19.

Tis the season: Community strives to ensure no stomach goes unfilled, no need goes unmet | Kitsap Weekly

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 4:14PM

As temperatures get colder and nights grow longer, Kitsap residents are not only looking forward to holiday festivities, but also ensuring they’ve got each others’ backs.

Haselwood Auto Group to acquire Parr Auto Group

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 11:19AM

Haselwood, a leading new- and used-car dealer on the Kitsap Peninsula announced a definitive acquisition agreement with Parr Auto Group, a new- and used-car auto group in Bremerton.

Motorist killed in Gorst crash

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 9:59AM

GORST – One person was killed in a four-vehicle traffic collision on eastbound State Route 16 Nov. 19.

PSE working to restore power to Kitsap customers

  • Nov 18, 2015 at 5:06PM

Puget Sound Energy stated in an email that crews were making good progress with efforts to restore power. As of 3 p.m., roughly 45,600 PSE customers in the Puget Sound region were without power. At the peak of the storm Tuesday night, 220,000 customers were impacted about outages.

Downed trees force several road closures | Updated

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:34PM

KITSAP – The wet, windy weather today has shut down several roads across the area.

Local Firefighters to provide 'Coats For Kids'

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 11:43AM

CENTRAL KITSAP - On Nov. 18 there will be three classes of local second graders feeling a whole lot warmer.

Opioid epidemic continues in Washington

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 11:29AM

Data from 2014 state vital-statistics records show that heroin killed 293 people in Washington last year, about twice as many as in 2008. At the same time, the number of deaths from prescription narcotics has steadily dropped from a peak of 512 deaths in 2008 to 319 in 2014. Overall, the number of deaths from opioid overdose in Washington remains at about 600 a year.

My Turn: The third side of the County vs. KRRC coin

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 10:32AM

As a resident of the county who does NOT belong to the Kitap Rifle and Revolver Club, I am not technically a part of the ongoing legal dispute. I am however affected by it, as is every citizen.

Superior Court commissioner Lowans to retire

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 10:22AM

PORT ORCHARD – Kitsap County Superior Court Commissioner Thurman W. Lowans has announced his retirement from the Court, effective June 1, 2016.

Local firefighters bring coats to kids

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 12:22PM

The Kitsap Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund will be distributing new winter coats at View Ridge Elementary in Bremerton as part of the National Firefighter’s Coats for Kids campaign.

WSP reports many calls about phone scams

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 12:07PM

Over the past four months, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous phone calls from the public indicating they have been contacted by our agency soliciting donations. Based on the information received from the public, the phone calls have been from individuals attempting to scam the public for money.

Public comments on public prayer

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 2:52PM

On Nov. 12, the school board held their first meeting since that game Oct. 29. The room was, unsurprisingly, packed. The public comment section at the beginning of the meeting was, predictably, long.

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