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KRCC rejects Bremerton voting structure changes

  • May 6, 2015 at 3:54PM

BREMERTON — Your move, Bremerton. The Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) rejected Bremerton’s proposed voting structure changes seven votes to four May 5. Bremerton representatives have clamored for changes to the voting structure after rejecting an interlocal agreement in March.

$1.14 million raised for 230 nonprofits in Kitsap Great Give

  • May 6, 2015 at 6:57AM

More than 5,700 donations totaling more than $1,017,000 were made on May 5 to 230 nonprofits in the Kitsap Great Give, a day of giving organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation and its presenting sponsor, United Way of Kitsap County

Port of Bremerton explores business opportunities with Taiwanese delegates

  • May 1, 2015 at 4:00PM updated May 6, 2015 at 6:48AM

Taiwanese businesses might one day ship Washington products from Bremerton's industrial park via railroad to waiting cargo ships at the Grays Harbor deep-water port. The products would then be distributed to Asian markets. Bremerton port commissioners hosted a delegation of nine officials from Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, for a discussion of economic development opportunities April 30 at Bremerton National Airport.

Man charged with DUI in road rage incident

  • May 5, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 1:17PM

BROWNSVILLE – A Quilcene man was charged with DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment after he brake-checked a another driver in a road rage incident May 4 near Brownsville according to a Washington State Patrol report.

Women who rock: Month-long series of tribute bands at The Point | Kitsap Week

  • May 2, 2015 at 2:00AM updated May 3, 2015 at 8:03PM

In May, The Point Casino is hosting a month-long feature of tribute acts to some of rock’s most distinguished bands: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest.

Keep discussions of public business in City Hall

  • May 1, 2015 at 4:45PM

We like our pancakes and eggs as much as anyone. And we think the Family Pancake House is a fine establishment. But two City of Port Orchard committees need to move their meeting locations from the Family Pancake House to City Hall.

Bigfoot conference gets weird

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 2:00PM updated May 1, 2015 at 4:22PM

BREMERTON — Bigfoot’s real. They’ve seen it. But, why aren’t there any clear photos of Bigfoot? Because Bigfoot has a cloaking capability. It can be visible or invisible, if and when it wants. OK, but why hasn’t anyone found bones or fossils? Because Bigfoot is interdimensional — it lives in another dimension, but sometimes comes to ours.

Changes to Marine Drive upsets residents

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated May 1, 2015 at 3:36PM

BREMERTON — Recent road changes to turn lanes at Marine Drive and Kitsap Way has caused some displeasure amongst residents. The road was re-striped and reduced from four lanes to three to allow more room for incoming vehicles. But now wait times have increased for those leaving Marine Drive.

Governor signs ‘ticket bot’ consumer protection law

  • May 3, 2015 at 12:00PM

OLYMPIA — Governor Jay Inslee signed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to ban “ticket bot” software into law April 28.

Explosion sounds may be heard as base performs training exercise

  • May 2, 2015 at 10:00AM

SILVERDALE – Navy Region Northwest and Naval Base Kitsap will be conducting a security exercise May 5-8 that is designed to implement installation capabilities in reporting, preventing, defending, and responding to security matters on and near the base.

Learn about the spring foods of the Suquamish

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 4:53PM

The presentation will include a tasty food demonstration incorporating Stinging Nettles. Information about the Suquamish Traditional Plants Program and current projects and activities about traditional plants and foods in the community will also be discussed.

Community briefs (May 1, 2015 edition)

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 4:26PM

Harrison offers free skin cancer screenings, Olympic College job fair set for May 6 at Bremerton campus and more

Sen. Murray introduces act that would raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2020

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 4:03PM

The Raise the Wage Act would give nearly 38 million working Americans a raise

May 5 road closure: Sixth Street at Washington Avenue

  • May 4, 2015 at 9:00AM

Contractors will reopen Fifth Street May 5 and then close Sixth Street, from Washington Avenue to an alley to its immediate west. Sixth Street is expected to remain closed until May 19, with occasional re-openings for event traffic, such as the Armed Forces Day Parade.

Manette Bridge closure May 2

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 3:09PM

The Manette Bridge will be closed May 2 two separate times to accommodate filming of the independent movie “Better Than Love.” The bridge will be closed to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and then again from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.

Septic Sense workshop offered in Bremerton May 12

  • May 1, 2015 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON - Kitsap County residents are invited to a free workshop to learn how to keep their septic systems working well and lasting longer. Well maintained septic systems will save homeowners money and keep bacteria and nutrients out of local creeks, lakes, and Puget Sound.

BlueJackets baseball looking for 'Diamond Girls'

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 2:19PM

The Kitsap BlueJackets are looking for a select group of young women to act as "Kitsap Diamond Girls" baseball hostesses for the summer.

Gonorrhea counts climb 40 percent in Washington in 2014

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 5:00PM

OLYMPIA – The annual number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed in Washington rose significantly again in 2014, according to recently released state data. There were 6,136 cases in 2014, compared to 4,395 cases in 2013 – a jump of almost 40 percent. The latest increase follows a 33 percent increase from 2012 to 2013.

Students invited to paint snow plow blades

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:23PM

PORT ORCHARD - Kitsap County Public Works is looking for artistic flair on three snow plow blades for next winter. As part of the annual National Public Works Week celebration (May 17-23) they have announced a contest to select three classrooms to paint the blades of snowplows used in snow and ice removal operations.

Public Meetings schedule

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 1:07PM

5 p.m.: Bremerton City Council, Norm Dicks Government Center Meeting Chambers, 345 6th St., first floor, Bremerton. Online: www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/691/Council-Meetings.

Kitsap water system wins state award

  • May 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

OLYMPIA – Washington is known for clean, tasty drinking water. And every year during the first week of May, state health officials honor the hardworking individuals who ensure the water coming out of our faucets is safe.

Soroptimist Bremerton accepting community service grant applications

  • May 3, 2015 at 12:00PM

BREMERTON - Over the past 71 years, Soroptimist Bremerton has awarded grant funds to numerous charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in their local communities. The club is pleased to announce once again that they are now accepting grant applications for the 2014-2015 club giving year.

Retired teacher joins the mystery novel business

  • May 1, 2015 at 10:00AM

SILVERDALE — Peter Stockwell taught middle school in Kitsap County for over 30 years. Now his life revolves around murder. He doesn’t kill people, his characters kill people. Some of them do, anyway. Stockwell, 65, writes mystery novels. He started six years ago after he retired from teaching at Central Kitsap Junior High.

Cause of attic fire not yet determined

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 5:54PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire on Bridle Wood Place NW April 29. No one was injured in the fire.

KRCC expected to vote on Bremerton dispute at May 5 meeting

  • Apr 28, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Apr 29, 2015 at 3:24PM

Bremerton representatives on the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) are holding strong to the changes they want in its voting structure. They’ve considered leaving if the changes aren’t made, despite the fact that it may make it harder for the city to get state funding for construction projects. But an end to the controversy is looming. According to Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent, the KRCC will vote on the matter May 5.

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