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Relay For Life: Making strides against cancer

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

Relay For Life of Bremerton begins noon June 27 at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St., Bremerton. Every year, this event raises tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. As you read this, approximately 30 teams of Bremerton and Central Kitsap people like you are raising money in a variety of ways for Relay for Life.

Beer and wine tasting coming soon to farmer’s market

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 1:00PM

BREMERTON — For years, customers could get almost anything local at the Bremerton Farmer’s Market: produce, food, art. Almost everything except beer and wine. Until now. The Bremerton City Council amended its municipal code April 15 to allow beer and wine tasting at the Thursday Market in Evergreen Rotary Park.

'Neighborhood watch on steroids' coming to city

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 9:00AM

BREMERTON — They’ll be in the neighborhoods. In the parks. In the marina. In stores. Around schools. Armed with only a radio and an eye for injustice, the Bremerton Police Department’s new volunteer program isn’t just neighborhood watch — it’s “neighborhood watch on steroids.”

Bremerton Marathon up and running

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 11:33AM

BREMERTON — According to Google Maps, driving around Dyes Inlet takes about 45 minutes, and that includes State Route 3 with its 60 miles per hour speed limit. To run around the Dyes — yes, with your legs and feet — would obviously take much longer. It took Steve Jensen, a 48-year-old accountant from Port Orchard, 3:13:14 at the inaugural Bremerton Marathon April 18.

Man airlifted after crashing car into tree

  • Apr 20, 2015 at 3:53PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A Bremerton man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after he crashed his car into a tree in a parking lot April 18.

Water wise: Children learn about one of Kitsap’s most precious resources at annual Kitsap County Water Festival

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 6:25PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – Vinland Elementary third grader Ella Ray busted out a brief hip hop dance routine while standing next to a water purification filter made from two two-liter plastic bottles, one of which was filled with gravel and sand.

U.S. Military All-Star Team to host meet-and-greet opportunities

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 3:20PM

As part of the U.S. Military All-Star tryouts occurring this weekend there will be multiple meet-and-greet opportunities with representatives from the team as well as from the Kitsap BlueJackets and West Coast Guns.

Daytime mowing on SR 307 could cause delays

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 12:00PM

Motorists who use State Route 307 (Bond Road NE) will see a mobile lane closure during daylight hours over the next two weeks for mowing operations.

Remembering Bataan

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:51PM

Quinten Alvord, Marietta R. Barrios, Bonnie Sorci, Gwen Barrios Alvord, and Pablo Lozano, from left, take part in a wreath-laying ceremony during the Bataan Remembrance Day Ceremony at Bataan Park in East Bremerton on April 11.

Mount Rainier National Park free this weekend

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 9:00PM

This Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will be able to visit the park for free. Fees will be waived at all national park areas throughout the weekend as the kickoff to National Park Week, which is April 20-24.

The Petri Dish: Local battles over marijuana

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 6:00PM

There’s a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall.

Washington’s jobs outlook continues positive trend

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 12:53PM

OLYMPIA – After several months of increasing or steady unemployment rates, Washington’s unemployment rate for the month of March dropped to 5.9 percent, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Meth suspected in bizarre bank attack

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:42AM

BREMERTON — Chal Martin went to Bank of America on Sixth Street just looking to get some cash the afternoon of April 10. He left having had his wallet stolen by a man on what police believe was a meth-fueled rampage

Kitsap’s students make Eastern Washington University deans list

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 8:00AM

Bremerton and Silverdale students for the Winter 2015 Eastern Washington University dean’s list have been named.

It’s important to stay physically fit during senior years: Part 2

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 1:00PM

In last month’s column I began to address reasons why seniors need to “keep physically fit.” I quoted from a recent study that “regular physical activity and exercise are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Staying physically active and exercising regularly can produce long-term health benefits and even improve health for some older people who already have diseases and disabilities. That’s why health experts say that older adults should aim to be as active as possible.”

Community briefs (April 17, 2015 edition)

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 5:00PM

Free solar system presentation, Concert organist performs April 19, Norwegian genealogy deadline is April 18 and more

Replenishing the Stennis

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 9:00AM

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez Logistics Specialist Seaman Kirsten Zapata, of Bremerton, removes a cargo net from a crate during a replenishment-at-sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is undergoing Tailored Ship’s Training Availability and Final Evolution Problem, assessing its abilities to conduct combat missions, support functions and survive complex casualty control situations.

Spring sports team return to action after rain cancellations, Spring break

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:35AM

After a week Spring Break, all sports teams at the five area high schools return to action in full swing.Due the raining weather, several baseball and softball game were rained out last week.Most of the teams are in league play, while others are playing non-league opponents.

Ask the Commissioner, “Why?”

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

Imagine you have a product that customers love. It’s top quality, affordable and meets or exceeds all state and federal benefit standards. Better yet, your product fills a void in the marketplace that left people vulnerable and unprotected.

Support EMS service, support Proposition 1

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:32AM

We encourage voters in Central Kitsap and South Kitsap to approve their respective fire district’s Proposition 1 on the April 28 special election ballot.

Bremerton inching closer to agreement with KRCC

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Apr 16, 2015 at 11:31AM

Bremerton officials took the next step toward peace with the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) April 10. Mayor Patty Lent and City Council President Greg Wheeler sent KRCC Board Chair Robert Gelder proposed amendments to the KRCC interlocal agreement (ILA).

State Superintendent releases complete plan to fully fund basic education

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

OLYMPIA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn released a complete plan to fulfill Washington’s constitutional responsibility to fully fund basic education. The plan would ensure that every student in the state has an equal opportunity to a basic education.

Getting Free Range children will take guts, groups

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 3:00PM

Not many years ago, I wrote in protest of bringing snacks to kids’ soccer games. I said that making cookies for halftime was ruining my weekend, as was being expected to sit on the sidelines during every practice. I can think of 101 things I’d rather be doing than watching soccer practice.

Air Force veteran hired as Sound Publishing ad rep

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

Air Force veteran Bill McDonald has signed on with Sound Publishing as an advertising sales consultant.

CKSD board member Mark Gaines will not seek re-election

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 10:50PM

Central Kitsap School District Board of Directors member Mark Gaines announced April 15 that he will not seek re-election.

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