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COMMUNITY BRIEFS (June 19, 2015 edition)

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

Water Trails Festival June 27-28, Seventh annual Kitsap Wine Festival Aug. 8, The Willows to Host Father’s Day barbecue, CKHS class of 1950 to meet Sept. 5


  • Jun 22, 2015 at 2:00PM

Paul Meckley of Bremerton, left, and his son, Asher, 8, walk past ferns and trees on a wood chip trail while on an evening walk in Illahee Preserve June 16.

Row, row, row your motorboat

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

Donell Nathan, left, and his son, Romarez Nathan, of Bremerton, use paddles to move their motorboat toward the shore in Dyes Inlet after their engine cut out near Silverdale Waterfront Park on June 16.

Lesoings celebrate 45th anniversary

  • Jun 21, 2015 at 2:00PM

William and Diane (Lambert) Lesoing celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 11.

Letter: Don’t tax income, capital gains

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Supreme Court told the legislature to pass a fair budget using current revenue sources, not to raise taxes. That means: No state tax on income and capital gains.

Letter: Urge Kilmer to support Alzheimer’s research with additional $300 million

  • Jun 21, 2015 at 1:00PM

Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist, M.D. recently penned an opinion letter on in which he stated, “Alzheimer’s disease has been notoriously challenging, but researchers are committed to tackling the problem with the right funding.”

The Petri Dish: State lawmakers wrangle over budget

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 7:00PM

If silence is golden, a lot of wealth is stockpiled in the state capitol, where lawmakers and the governor are mum on progress in reaching a deal on a new state budget.

Dogs in purses among pop culture trends I've missed

  • Jun 21, 2015 at 7:00AM

I realize I'm getting older and that I've spent the last 14 years raising children — specifically, boys. I don't expect to fully understand the Kardashians, One Direction, or earrings that make large, open holes in people's ears. I'm aware that these things have become part of regular pop culture, and I know of their presence in the same tangential way that I know my neighbor is cooking hamburgers when I smell the charcoal. But I don't take much time to research beyond that.

Mock car crash helps new motorists to make safer driving decisions

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

As high school winds down to an end, we, as seniors, start to think and plan for the new chapter in life we are about to begin. It may be frightening, but it is also a time to celebrate our prom and graduation. This year we are pleased to say that Central Kitsap’s Prom was safe, alcohol and drug free. We were likely influenced to make safe driving decisions due to recent tragic events in our community and by the dramatic scenes our classmates witnessed in our recent Mock Crash Assembly.

Editorial: Congratulations to Kitsap graduates

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 12:00PM

Finishing high school is an important step in making one's way in the world. Teachers, parents and the students themselves have put in the long hours of teaching, support and studying that have helped make graduation a reality.

Former Stennis sailor hopes to donate kidney to sweetheart

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 8:00AM

A young Navy couple who called Bremerton home for more than four years is now grappling with a serious disease and the high cost of medical care.

State Supreme Court justice to speak at NAACP meeting June 27

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Bremerton National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Branch 1134 will hold their Freedom Fund Banquet on June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club. Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven C. Gonzalez will be the guest speaker. The theme of the meeting is “Pursuing liberty in the face of injustice.”

PSNS and IMF to conduct oil spill exercise

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

BREMERTON – During the week of June 22, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility will be conducting a training exercise with the deployment of oil spill response equipment just off Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, in Sinclair Inlet.

Four Sheriff’s deputies graduate from basic academy

  • Jun 19, 2015 at 12:00PM

PORT ORCHARD – Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson is pleased to announce that four of the agency’s newest sheriff’s deputies have completed state required basic police training. Deputy Sheriff Alex Breitmayer, Deputy Sheriff Austin Hewitt, Deputy Sheriff Stephen Russell and Deputy Sheriff Dereck Smith were members of Class 715, consisting of 30 law enforcement recruits from agencies around the state.

Grads walk off into sunset

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

KITSAP COUNTY —Flinging graduation caps and flowers into the air, the class of 2015 from area high schools celebrated a significant milestone in their lives during commencement ceremonies this past week.

Teachers rally for education

  • Jun 18, 2015 at 10:02AM

BREMERTON — Thousands of shipyard workers poured from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Facility June 11, many with backpacks strapped over their shoulders as they exited the gates.

NBK-Bangor Navy Lodge wins prestigious Carlson Award

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 4:20PM

BANGOR - Staff members of the Navy Lodge at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor accepted the 2014 Overall Edward E. Carlson Award for superior performance during a ceremony on June 12.

Pot still a sticky subject in the workplace

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 9:28AM

BREMERTON—It’s been three years since Washington voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but employers are still adapting to changes. The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly luncheon at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club on June 16. James McCanna, a Kingston based employment attorney, addressed chamber members on the issue of marijuana use by employees.

Trio of Silverdale siblings selected to attend Naval Academy

  • Jun 12, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Jun 16, 2015 at 10:24AM

SILVERDALE – Getting accepted into the United States Naval Academy is an accolade of its own, but for the Jorde family of Silverdale, it's an honor they received not once but three times.

Sheriff's Office seeking suspected burglars

  • Jun 15, 2015 at 3:40PM

PORT ORCHARD – Two men who are wanted for suspicion of committing several residential burglaries are on the run from sheriff’s deputies and detectives.

U.S. Military All-Star Team Cancels Games

  • Jun 15, 2015 at 1:56PM

Citing financial reasons, the U.S. Military All-Star Team has cancelled its much-anticipated games in Kitsap this week.


  • Jun 13, 2015 at 7:46PM

Over 230 seniors graduated from Bremerton High School June 12. The ceremony ended as the sun dipped below the horizon.

From the bottom: How Bremerton High School turned itself into a success story

  • Jun 10, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jun 13, 2015 at 7:41PM

BREMERTON—Not long ago, Bremerton High School was a dangerous place. Gang activity, drugs, bullying and lewd behavior were more common than kickball. Academically, the school was a failure. In 2003, only 57 percent of seniors graduated on time—an F by any standard. But something extraordinary happened at Bremerton High School.

Stay clear of orcas, Sheriff's Office says

  • Jun 12, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 9:15PM

Residents concerned that boats and personal watercraft may have floated too close to a pod of orcas in Dyes Inlet June 12 called 911 to report the potential problem. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office is advising folks to leave the animals alone.

Alzheimer’s education seminar and dinner to be held June 17

  • Jun 12, 2015 at 11:26AM

BREMERTON – The Cottage at Cascade of Bremerton, an assisted living community located at 3210 Rickey Road in Bremerton, will host an Alzheimer’s Education and Connections meeting Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. following a light dinner at 6:30 p.m.

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