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My View | Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Apr 1, 2016 at 8:16AM

Only four in 10 Kitsap County residents have heard of Kitsap Transit’s proposed passenger-only ferry service connecting Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth to downtown Seattle. If voters approve a sales-tax measure this year, all three routes would be in service by 2020. As envisioned, the service would cut at least by half the time it now takes to reach downtown Seattle using existing transit options.

Community briefs (April 1, 2016 edition)

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 10:00AM

Walk MS Kitsap County takes place April 9, Rose society meets April 11, Safe boating classes

Court report (April 1, 2016)

  • Apr 3, 2016 at 8:00AM

The following cases were filed in Kitsap County District Court:

Report: Bremerton's water is excellent

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 9:00AM

The City of Bremerton has released its annual Drinking Water Report to let customers know where their water comes from; what is and isn’t in the water; how Bremerton protects the water from lead; and who customers should call with questions about their water.

Take water pledge, says Bremerton Mayor Lent

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 2:00PM

Mayor Patty Lent announced the City of Bremerton’s participation in the fifth year of the National Mayor’s Water Pledge Challenge, a program committed to improving the environment by using a national contest to engage citizens’ conservation efforts in various cities.

Kitsap Bank promotes Moore, Peterson and Ruckman

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 11:00AM

Kitsap Bank announced the promotions of Cindy Moore, Kim Peterson and Jennifer Ruckman. All three will serve as the assistant vice president, branch manager II at their respective branches.

Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00PM

Only four in 10 Kitsap County residents have heard of Kitsap Transit’s proposed fast foot-ferry service connecting Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth to downtown Seattle. If voters approve a sales-tax measure this year, all three routes would be in service by 2020.

The Parks Department will use crowdfunding campaign to fix the Fairgrounds tennis courts

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 2:00PM

The campaign, hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association on, will be shared over social media, allowing anyone who wants to donate to do so.

No joke: Scavenger hunt on April Fool’s Day

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 10:17AM

The Kitsap History Museum in Bremerton is holding a scavenger hunt for April Fool’s Day. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, visitors to the museum can wander through galleries and find what doesn’t belong.

Chancellor helps enforce a fitness lifestyle

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 5:00AM

Seahawks’ strong safety Kam Chancellor and FormXForce held a fitness boot camp at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor March 28.

Sarah Smiley: A surprising lack of home video footage of youngest sons

  • Apr 2, 2016 at 8:00AM

It was a not-so-dark and stormy night before Easter. A rash purchase, fueled by emotions and a day full of laundry (that will make sense later), had me lugging a box that was too big to be bagged out of Best Buy.

26th District lawmakers secure funding in supplemental capital budget for repairs to military vessel USS Turner Joy

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 3:22PM

BREMERTON – 26th District lawmakers, Reps. Jesse Young and Michelle Caldier have acquired $300,000 in the supplemental capital budget to assist in necessary hull repairs to a retired Navy destroyer vessel, the USS Turner Joy, in Bremerton.

Putting down the beast of human trafficking

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 7:00AM

What industry is thought to be the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world — second to the drug trade — at $32 billion a year? The answer: human trafficking, and it’s happening here in Kitsap County.

State Transportation Commission suspends plans to increase toll rates on SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 1:06PM

OLYMPIA – There’s good news for drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The Washington State Transportation Commission recently voted to suspend a planned 50-cent toll rate increase on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, scheduled to take effect July 1, 2016.

Attendees at Women’s History Month event hear stories of success, struggle

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:38PM

The Shipyard’s Professional Women’s Employee Networking Group hosted the event, which featured three leading women from the Olympic Peninsula region. The speakers shared their experiences in government and community leadership positions, some of which had never before been held by women.

Washington drivers reminded to remove studded tires by March 31

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:09PM

OLYMPIA – With spring’s arrival, the Washington State Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that studded tires must be removed by the last day in March.

Kitsap Pumas announce preseason match against Sounders 2

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 9:22AM

Kickoff the 2016 soccer season with a match up in Kitsap County.

Coffee stand builds customer service — sip by sip

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 9:18AM

Brewed Awakening is one coffee shop that will go the extra mile for their customers.

Updated: Seabeck shooting determined to be suicide

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Mar 24, 2016 at 2:40PM

SEABECK – The Kitsap County Coroner determined that a 27-year-old Seabeck man who died during some sort of domestic dispute March 22 had committed suicide.

Community briefs (March 25, 2016 edition)

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00PM

Bigfoot researchers to speak April 22-24; Kids get to visit History Museum for free

Court report (March 25, 2016)

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 11:00AM

• A 49-year-old Silverdale woman was charged with two counts of theft in the first degree. The woman worked at a Bremerton automobile dealership in the finance department and she allegedly wrote 69 bogus “customer referral checks” to customers who had referred future customers to the dealership.

Sarah Smiley: LaRoche reminds us why celebrities shouldn’t be parenting ‘examples’

  • Mar 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

There is so much wrong with the Adam LaRoche situation that I don’t even know where to begin.

Transportation Commission names state’s next ferry ‘Suquamish’

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 11:00AM

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Transportation Commission chose “Suquamish” as the name of the state’s fourth Olympic-class ferry at its March 16 meeting.

New boat launch 'looks great'

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 5:00AM

The City and Port of Bremerton celebrated St. Patrick’s Day a little differently this year: by holding a ribbon cutting for a new boat launch and float at Evergreen Rotary Park.

Clear the way for justice

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 1:00PM

President Obama’s constitutional duty and right is to nominate a justice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

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