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Security videos show Motel 6 blast

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 5:00PM updated at 7:43PM

Videos show blast from Aug. 18 Motel 6 gas explosion.

'I thought it was a bomb': Explosion destroys part of Bremerton Motel 6

  • Aug 18, 2015 at 10:00PM updated Aug 19, 2015 at 10:49AM

BREMERTON – An acrid smell of smoke filled the air near Motel 6 in Bremerton as firefighters and other emergency personnel dealt with an explosion that partially destroyed the building around 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

Poulsbo micropublisher hopes to turn Kitsap into a literary mecca | Kitsap Weekly

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Aug 16, 2015 at 2:35PM

Armed with a vision, the technology of Konica Minolta and a business plan only an MBA could write, the owners of Kitsap Printing in Poulsbo have launched a separate company, Kitsap Publishing. Their goal: To become a publisher of quality softcover books serving a national and international market.

Police still searching for luring suspect

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 2:58PM

A man who Port Orchard Police said attempted to lure a girl into his car near the Kitsap County Courthouse Aug. 9 remains at large.

Selected South Kitsap roads under repairs next week

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 3:00PM

A number of South Kitsap County roads will be under repair through next week.Ongoing projects road projects continue to progress.

Port Orchard Chamber selling 125th commemorative coins

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 1:34PM

The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce is selling a "commemorative challenge coin" in observance of Port Orchard's 125th anniversary.

American Pickers looking to sort through your home treasures

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 1:24PM

The popular History Channel television program “American Pickers” will be sorting through hidden treasures throughout Washington state in October.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue bond measure looming for fall

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 5:00PM

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue is planning to ask voters to approve a $4.9 million bond measure that will enable the agency to address outdated and inadequate fleet, facilities and equipment issues.

Fire chief Wright’s path guided by his will to improve, serve

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 12:47PM

What were the chances an association with a “little old teacher” at Washington State University would lead Steven Wright on a road decades later to become fire chief of South Kitsap Fire and Rescue? Excellent, actually.

New moon in Leo: Courage and an invitation to “simply be”

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 10:19AM

Did you see the dazzling display of Venus and Jupiter on the western horizon at sunset this summer? Center stage and shining their sparkling rays at us, they invited us to be as beautiful, radiant and unapologetic as they are. With the new moon (Aug. 14 at 7:53 a.m. PDT), the sun and moon in Leo expand the invitation

Lake Sammamish State Part | Trips on a tank

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 10:16AM

Located in Issaquah, Washington, Kitsap visitors have the option of taking a ferry and driving through Seattle (about 36 miles one way) or driving around Puget Sound on Interstate 5 (about 85 miles one way), but the trip is an easy hour to two-hour journey, and at the end, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful lake, nestled in a wooded state park.

Pho Kai hopes location is recipe for success

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 1:00AM

Restaurant features similar menu to its predecessor

South Kitsap School District officials believe enrollment could increase again

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 1:00AM

But ‘conservative’ forecast calls for decrease in student body

Back to School Celebration moves to Marcus Whitman

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 1:00AM

Welcome-back event features changes beyond new venue

Harrison to keep ‘significant’ presence in Bremerton

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Aug 13, 2015 at 1:16PM

During the Aug. 11 panel discussion on how to reduce health care costs, David Schultz, market president for the CHI Franciscan Health peninsula region, spoke a little bit about what Harrison Medical Center’s Bremerton campus might look like when the hospital eventually shifts focus to its Silverdale campus.

Man arrested after swallowing meth tells officer he's 'pretty high already'

  • Aug 13, 2015 at 1:15PM

BREMERTON – Weston Joseph Broussard, 44, of Port Orchard, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with physical evidence

'Raise The Woof' benefit Aug. 16

  • Aug 13, 2015 at 10:10AM

Soul singer Mycle Wastman will headline the benefit event “Raise The Woof” for the Kitsap Humane Society Aug. 16 at Rustica Island Farm & Market, 12600 Miller Rd., Bainbridge Island.

Olalla Bluegrass Festival coming up Aug. 15

  • Aug 13, 2015 at 10:06AM

The Olalla Bluegrass & Beyond Festival will celebrate 24 years of music on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the South Kitsap Southern Little League Field, Olalla Valley and Hovgaard roads in Olalla.

What's the face of homelessness in Kitsap County?

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 3:00PM

What is the face of homelessness in South Kitsap County? Is it that man dressed in tattered clothes asking for funds at an area intersection? An abandoned woman with a couple of children to feed and no place to live? Or is it a well-dressed and decidedly middle-class family suddenly hit — like a shot in the dark — by their breadwinner's unexpected job loss?

Repairs made after vandals rip out steamer track section at South Kitsap Regional Park

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Aug 11, 2015 at 11:18AM

When Nelson Lanchester of the Kitsap Live Steamers came upon his group's outdoor railroad track Aug. 6 at South Kitsap Regional Park, his heart sank. Two days after the volunteer railroad group had laid a new stretch of 7-1/2-inch aluminum track in the Port Orchard park — 1/8th-scale to standard rail track — vandals earlier in the day had pulled out about 110 feet of track and tossed the section to the side, bent and damaged.

Spirit of '45 Celebration at Park Vista Aug. 15

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 2:00PM

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Park Vista Retirement community is staging a day of activities honoring those who fought in the U.S. armed services.

CRUZ 2015 in full swing on waterfront in Port Orchard

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Aug 11, 2015 at 10:39AM

Cars of just about every vintage and modification are on display at the CRUZ 2015 car show in Port Orchard Sunday, Aug. 9. The annual event attracts up to 25,000 visitors each year.

'The Wizard of Oz (The Young Performers' Edition)' at the Western Washington Center for the Arts

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 10:37AM

"The Wizard of Oz (The Young Performers' Edition)" at the Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard will appear in weekend shows through Sept. 6.

Lake Crescent and Devil’s Punchbowl | Trips on a Tank

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Aug 10, 2015 at 1:39PM

Nothing can quite prepare you for the feeling you get when standing on the edge of a 50-foot cliff overlooking clear, blue water, which you plan to jump into on the count of three. Devil’s Punchbowl, at Lake Crescent near Port Angeles, is reportedly about 1,000 feet deep. Thrill-seekers jump in from heights ranging from 15 to 50 feet. On July 28, my colleague Sara Miller and I were two of those people.

Markle assumes command of PSNS & IMF

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 6:15PM

BREMERTON – Capt. Howard B. Markle relieved Capt. Stephen F. Williamson during a Change of Command ceremony Aug. 7, becoming the 49th commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

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