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May their sacrifices never be forgotten

  • Sep 3, 2015 at 3:00PM

Sixteen hours on and eight hours off for two weeks. After three days off, back in again for another grueling half-month shift of 16 hours on, eight hours off. That’s the schedule 30,000 firefighters are working to contain the wildfires that are scorching Eastern Washington. Three firefighters gave their lives in that effort. North Kitsap and Poulsbo firefighters are among those on the front lines of fires in Eastern Washington. Meanwhile, their brethren were here protecting homes and lives after a windstorm downed trees and power lines last weekend.

Manette Tiny Parade set for Sept. 12

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 4:18PM

Orcas, crabs, and sea horses will walk the street in “The Tiniest Parade” at this year’s Manette Fest at noon on Sept. 12.

Goats expected to be allowed in city limits for ‘vegetation control’

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 4:18PM

BREMERTON — Lawnmower broken? No? OK, is your lawnmower fine, but you wish it was a goat? Good news: The Bremerton City Council is looking to amend the city charter to allow goats for vegetation control.

Patricia Sullivan replaces late husband, Mike, on Bremerton City Council

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 2:33AM

BREMERTON -- The Bremerton City Council unanimously selected Patricia Sullivan to fill the open District 1 council position Aug. 31. The position was vacated in early August when Councilman Mike Sullivan died of pancreatic cancer. Patricia was Mike’s wife.

Be aware of sex offenders, Bremerton Police say

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 4:34PM

Three sex offenders have registered with Bremerton area addresses and the Bremerton Police Department wants residents to be aware of their presence in order to enhance public safety and protection.

BPD to businesses: Be wary of internet scams

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 4:44PM

BREMERTON — There have been at least three local cases in the past three weeks involving attempted scams against area businesses involving fraudulent wire transfers. Bremerton Police is investigating two of these cases; a third occurred elsewhere in the county.

Back to school fair donates hundreds of school supplies to needy families

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 4:23PM

The Bremerton School District hosted its annual Back to School Fair and Fun Run at Mountain View Middle School Aug. 28.

These are a few of our favorite things ... | Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 5:00PM

What’s not to like at the Kitsap County Fair? We asked some local notables, “What is your favorite thing about the fair?” Here’s how they answered:

X-Treme Air Dogs make extreme jumps to entertain | Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 5:15PM

The competition will be featured at the Kitsap County Fair each day, with training events in the morning and competition in the afternoon. And the best part about it is anyone can bring their dog out to try it.

For these daughters, the fair is a family affair | Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Aug 27, 2015 at 5:17PM

The Kitsap County Fair is coming, and Cassie O’Hara and Diana Pheasant are excited to make this years the most special yet.

Fair begins to come together weeks ahead of time | Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 5:10PM

Leota Lewis doesn’t expect to see a lot of blackberry pies at this year’s Kitsap County Fair. “The blackberries are already ripe now,” Lewis said in mid-July. She is superintendent of pies for the fair. “Usually they don’t ripen until mid August. I expect that means fewer blackberry pies, unless they’re made up early and frozen.”

Rodeo includes the ‘most dangerous eight seconds’ in sports | Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 5:02PM

For many people, the Kitsap County Fair is all about the stampede and rodeo. This year’s stampede and rodeo will be Joe Drouin’s 30th. Drouin is the rodeo director and has been helping stage the rodeo at the fair for 30 years. This year’s stampede and rodeo will be Joe Drouin’s 30th. Drouin is the rodeo director and has been helping stage the rodeo at the fair for 30 years.

It’s time for all the fun of the fair | Kitsap County Fair

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 4:59PM

It’s the 92nd year for the fair in Kitsap County. And throughout the years, the fair has been a place for local residents to celebrate what makes Kitsap County great.

Pickup truck rolls, crashes after passing tractor trailer on SR3

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 3:25PM

A pickup truck driver in a hurry was injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 3 just north of Bremerton Aug. 27.

‘Socialpreneurs’ topic of next business forum

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 1:00PM

The Kitsap Business Forum will present “The Boomerang Effect: The Socialpreneur Movement and How It Brings Life to Your Business” Sept. 8. Kevin Wiley, The Latitude 48 Group at Ameriprise Financial, and Shannon Bruce, Excell Puget Sound, will co-lead a discussion with Christie Johnson of Purpose Boutique.

Help those in fire-ravaged areas

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 3:00PM

As you read this, our fellow Washingtonians in fire-ravaged Chelan, Ferry and Okanogan counties are fighting for the lives of their neighborhoods and their communities. More than 16 wildfires have consumed 600,000 acres; the Okanogan County fires alone have burned 370,000 acres, setting an unfortunate state record. At least 200 homes are confirmed as destroyed. Homes are being lost today. Evacuations are still in effect. Three young firefighters, all of them with local roots, died in the Methow.

Coordinating Kitsap County Fair is a 'ballet'

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 11:36AM

Starting last Wednesday, the Kitsap county fair has been in full swing: The rides, the food, the displays and all the animals are a great time to be had for all. But how did all this happen? According to Sunny Saunders, the Kitsap lead safety manager, planning for the next year’s fair begins as soon as the previous one is over. The fair board holds monthly meeting year-round to plan and coordinate all aspects of fair management.

Central Stage Theatre to perform 'Godspell' Sept. 11-Oct. 4

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 11:00AM

Central Stage Theatre of Kitsap County kicks off the 2015-2016 season with "Godspell." Directed by Ty Brillhart, with music and vocal direction by Allison Verhofstadt and choreography by Gracie Raiford, "Godspell" is based on the Gospel of Matthew, with music by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak.

What's really sad about the Nature Valley video

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 11:13AM

Nature Valley, the granola company, put out a new video—a "chilling" video according to many people—this summer as part of their #rediscovernature campaign. In it, an off-camera voice asks three generations of people some variation of the same question: "When you were young, what did you do for fun?"

Man tells police he stepped on gas meter prior to Motel 6 explosion

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 4:48PM

BREMERTON – Police aren't entirely sure, but they released details Aug. 26 that backs-up an earlier theory as to why the Bremerton Motel 6 erupted into a fireball Aug. 18.

Fast ferries or Sunday buses?

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 12:44PM

I have been observing discussions at public meetings and around the community about Kitsap Transit’s priorities, funding and services. Those conversations usually involve the restoration of Sunday bus service or the proposed restoration of the 30-minute fast ferry to Seattle. As part of the recession cuts, Kitsap Transit and its executive board cut Sunday bus service to the poor, disabled and mobility challenged to meet budget demands. I think as a community we all swallowed hard and understood it as a necessary step to address the financial challenges at the time.

Authorities: Test round in DeJesus' possession matches 11 shell casings found at crime scene

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 9:59AM

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office detectives said investigating the murder of Heather Kelso and Kaden Lum was like putting the many pieces of a puzzle together. They were trying to use all those bits and pieces to – as Lt. Det. Earl Smith put it – "paint a picture." The picture the sheriff’s office painted was released Aug. 20 in the form of a nine-page statement of probable cause against Geraldo "Jerry" Castro De Jesus, 30, of Port Orchard, whom investigators allege committed the murders.

Gaeta back in court for pre-trial hearing; trial scheduled to begin Jan. 11

  • Aug 23, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Aug 24, 2015 at 6:24AM

Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes presided over a packed courtroom Aug. 21 as Gabriel Gaeta, accused of raping and murdering a young neighbor in 2014, sat quietly in the jury box during a hearing on the status of the discovery process and to set a trial date.

DeJesus pleads not guilty; trial could begin Oct. 19

  • Aug 23, 2015 at 5:10PM

Geraldo Castro DeJesus, accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Heather Kelso, and her roommate’s son, 2-year-old Kaden Lum, in East Bremerton in March, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Aug. 21 in Kitsap County Superior Court

Test fire round in DeJesus' possession matches shell casings found at crime scene

  • Aug 21, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Aug 22, 2015 at 8:23PM

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office detectives said investigating the murder of Heather Kelso and Kaden Lum was like putting the many pieces of a puzzle together. They were trying to use all those bits and pieces to – as Lt. Det. Earl Smith put it – "paint a picture."

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