Port Orchard and South Kitsap County residents had an opportunity May 11-15 to file as candidates for the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election. The result? The battles will have to wait until the general election Nov. 3. No more than two candidates in each contest declared their intentions, nullifying the need to conduct a primary runoff.
The historic destroyer USS Turner Joy will host a public Memorial Day ceremony on the ship's fantail at 10 a.m. May 25.
Additional summer foot ferry service has been lined up by the City of Port Orchard, Port of Bremerton and City of Bremerton. Runs also have been extended for special events and holidays.
South Kitsap High School grad Sidney Olson (at right), an extreme-sports athlete, will appear as a contestant on “American Ninja Warriors“ May 25 at 8 p.m. The two-hour program is to air on KING-TV, Channel 5 in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The Independent will feature the high-flying world of Olson in the paper’s May 29 edition.
Port Orchard and South Kitsap County residents will have plenty of activities to choose from May 23-24, kicking off summer activities with “all things pirates“ May 23 at the 2015 Kitsap Harbor Festival.
Athletic complex will be renamed Kitsap Bank Stadium
These were filed in Kitsap County District Court May 8-19
Several schools could drop into Class 3A classification
Educators plan to be out of the classroom May 20 to protest the Legislature’s education funding
The following charges were filed in Kitsap County District Court from May 5-11
Leaders from Kitsap’s military bases will gather at Olympic College to honor veterans and active duty military members. The event celebrates the strong ties to the military in our community and at Olympic College as we near Memorial Day.
If you drive on Bethel Road between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., you can expect one lane to be open to traffic from May 13 to possibly July 4 on a portion of the thoroughfare. That’s to accommodate the repaving of Bethel Road SE from Mitchell Road SE to SE Vallair Court, and on SE Lund Avenue from Cathie Avenue SE to Carl Pickle Drive.
The City Council approved a contract on April 28 with Kitsap Harbor Tours, Inc., City of Bremerton and the Port of Bremerton for extended passenger-only ferry service during summer.
GIG HARBOR – Motorists who use eastbound State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will encounter double-lane closures during the overnight hours on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, for bridge maintenance work. Westbound SR 16 lanes will not be affected.
The following charges were filed in Kitsap County District Court from April 21-May 4
Police chief Geoffrey Marti said the device was transported to a secure location for evaluation
Superintendent expects to make a recommendation at June 2 meeting
PORT ORCHARD – Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman advised students to be courageous during a special visit to Cedar Heights Junior High May 7.
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
He will be seeking the Position 1 seat held by Jeff Cartwright, who is not seeking another term