PugetSoundBlogs.com

Information for the Puget Sound, based in Kitsap County, Washington
Subscribe to RSS

Cheers To You

An exploration of all things wine with local wine expert Mary Earl.

Cheers To You: Plans for the 2014 Blackberry Harvest

With all the hot weather through July and now into August, the harvest season is in fast forward mode. So, I’ve been plotting what to do with all that blackberry bounty.It looks like a record crop of that sweet luscious fruit and for the truly ...
Staff Blog

Kitsap Crime and Justice

The Kitsap Sun staff writes about crime and criminal justice issues.

Kitsap Crime and Justice: Three prosecuting attorney challengers file PDC complaint

Comes now, the three candidates challenging Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge to lead Kitsap County’s criminal and civil prosecutors, alleging those same lawyers are cooperating with Hauge and are breaking campaign finance laws. The complaint to t...
Staff Blog

Watching Our Water Ways

Environmental reporter Christopher Dunagan discusses the challenges of protecting Puget Sound and all things water-related.

Watching Our Water Ways: Map points toward safe — and hazardous — shellfish

A highly informative map, just released by state shellfish officials, can show you at a glance where it is safe to harvest shellfish in Western Washington. Besides pointing out the locations of public beaches where recreational harvesters may saf...
Staff Blog

Minding Your Business

Reporter Tad Sooter keeps tabs on the West Sound economy, nonprofits and health care.

Minding Your Business: Brookdale, Emeritus finalize massive merger

Senior living giants Emeritus and Brookdale closed a merger deal Thursday, according to a new release. The deal was first announced in February. After absorbing Emeritus, Brookdale now owns 1,150 communities in 46 states, with the ability t...
Staff Blog

Road Warrior

Travis Baker blogs about the problems and idiosyncrasies of Kitsap highways and byways.

Road Warrior: Olympic Interchange being fixed – again?

The in basket: The news release issued this week telling of a protracted repair project on the Olympic Interchange bridge on Highway 16 in Gig Harbor surprised me. I thought it had already been fixed. I recall seeing the exposed rebar after a read...
Staff Blog

The Commute

An informative and entertaining discussion on our ferries and highways with Kitsap Sun reporters.

The Commute: Ferry shortage not related to staffing issues

Seattle TV reporters tried to tie Washington State Ferries’ current boat shortage to crewing issues during a conference call with interim director George Capacci. While staffing has been a problem, as recently as Tuesday, the two are unrelated. ...
Staff Blog

The Bremerton Beat

If it's about Bremerton and happening now, it's on the Beat. Written by the Sun's Josh Farley.

The Bremerton Beat: Edible gardens galore: the tour’s on in Manette for third year

The Howell family garden in Manette.   One of my favorite events of the whole year in Bremerton is the Manette Edible Gardens Tour de Coop. The third annual event returns Saturday with a dozen gardens to tour, art to see and live music to...
Staff Blog

Peninsular Thinking

A conversation about Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Manchester, Seabeck, Southworth, Suquamish, Belfair, Keyport, Olalla, Bangor, Hansville, Indianola, Port Gamble, Allyn, Port Ludlow, Gig Harbor and every once in a while something about the good folks who don't have the good fortune to live here.

Peninsular Thinking: Josh Osborn’s body recovered by Kitsap-based mountain rescue group

Through a series of chance circumstances, the group that recovered Josh Osborn’s body Monday on a river near Mt. Rainier was the Bremerton based Olympic Mountain Rescue. Josh fell into the turbulent, glacially fed Ohanapecosh River on July 4 du...
Staff Blog

Pumas Insider

Sports reporter Jeff Graham provides the inside scoop on Kitsap's professional soccer team.

Pumas Insider: Pumas’ Keitz named to All-PDL team

Kitsap Pumas captain Cory Keitz picked up a pretty nice honor this week, being named to the All-Premier Development League team for 2014. Keitz is retiring after this weekend’s PDL championships, so he’s hoping to add a title before he hangs u...
Staff Blog

Bainbridge Conversation

Reporter Ethan Fowler engages island residents in a conversation about their community.

Bainbridge Conversation: City Council noticing proliferation of sandwich boards

Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun A pedestrian crosses Ericksen Avenue as he walks along Winslow Way next to a number of business sandwich boards. Even though last month the Bainbridge City Council pleased Winslow Way merchants ...
Staff Blog

Kitsap Caucus

A blog about politics and government in Kitsap County as well as Washington state political news as it relates to Kitsap County.

Kitsap Caucus: 26th LD candidate audio

These are somewhat late because we were having issues with SoundCloud. Not SoundCloud’s fault. Operator error. Nascent effort here. Work in progress. Patience please. Tweet This Post Share on Facebook
Staff Blog

The Stark Truth

Former Kitsap Sun sports editor Chuck Stark shares insight, laughter, news, views and analysis of Kitsap sports and beyond.

The Stark Truth: 1979 NHRA Top Fuel championship car not just a story anymore — it exists

Silverdale’s Rob Bruins and Bremerton’s Chris Horn are returning to the drag strip at Pacific Raceways (formerly Seattle International Raceway) in Kent this weekend along with the Top Fuel dragster that they helped to an NHRA championship in 1...
Staff Blog

The Prep Beat

News updates on area high schools. By Sun sports staff writers Chuck Stark, Jeff Graham, Annette Griffus and Nathan Joyce.

The Prep Beat: Anduze, Robinson named to preseason all-state list

Central Kitsap tight end Brion Anduze, who recently committed to Arizona, and North Kitsap defensive lineman Chris Robinson were named to the second team of this All-State team. Tweet This Post Share on Facebook
Staff Blog

Trails & Tides

Tristan Baurick, the Kitsap Sun's outdoors and public lands reporter, writes about hiking, biking, kayaking and everything else Kitsapers do under the sun.

Trails & Tides: Governor declares Aug. 2 “Washington Trails Day”

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation recognizing Aug. 2 as Washington Trails Day. It’s the second year in a row the governor has made the proclamation. “In Washington, we understand the importance of outdoor recreation to our quality ...
Staff Blog

Kitsap Frames

Meegan M. Reid keeps you up-to-date, gives some behind-the-scenes scoops, shares photos from the Kitsap Sun Staff (and readers) and provides you with a few tips to help you take better photos.

Kitsap Frames: FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime ROUND 1

Deadline for Summer themed challenge photos is FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st! For a recap of this challenge click here. So here’s a shot of “Summer” that I snapped today: Kaseem Bell, 11, floats in Wildcat Lake on a sunny and warm Monday, July 28, 20...
Staff Blog

The Blogstroke

Annette Griffus covers swimming, from age-group to high school and the Olympics.

The Blogstroke: Adrian finishes LA Invite with meet record, plus a podcast & videos

Nathan Adrian had the fastest time in Saturday’s prelims of the 50 freestyle at the L.A. Invite, popping a 21.90 seconds swim in the morning. That was enough for the Bremerton Olympic champion as he came back to Berkeley to continue his training...
Staff Blog

Honoring Equity And Respecting Tradition (HEART)

An informative source of information dealing with issues and people from our Faith Community.

Honoring Equity And Respecting Tradition (HEART): Fall Out From Hobby Lobby

Psalm 139   Verses 13,14,&15 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15My fram...
Reader Blog

Sustainable Spring: Adventures in Green Living

Spring Courtright shares her tips and adventures in sustainable living on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Sustainable Spring: Adventures in Green Living: Best Salad in the World

OK, I know, I’m a healthy person and I should love salads, right? Well, I don’t. Or rather, I didn’t until this salad found me. Over the solstice weekend Mum and two of her wonderful friends from the Winslow Cohousing Group came to stay at ...
Reader Blog

Humanity is like a Patchwork Quilt

Each patchwork piece contributes to holding the quilt together, yet each is unique.

Humanity is like a Patchwork Quilt: Microaggressions and More at the Olympic College’s Diversity Conference

  Olympic College Diversity Conference – Great Job!   Olympic College’s first Diversity Conference was very well done, with so much good thought provoking information I am still processing it all.         What I e...
Reader Blog

League of Women Voters of Kitsap

Information blog from the League of Women Voters of Kitsap.

League of Women Voters of Kitsap: 2014 Primary Election Candidate Forums for Kitsap County

It’s time again for the Primary Candidate Forums for Kitsap County so mark your calendars. All of  the forums will be held at the Norm Dicks Hall at 345 6th Street in Bremerton. Below is the forums schedule.  BKAT will be recording eac...
Reader Blog

COPD and Other Stuff

This is a patient-to-patient blog to exchange information and resources...from COPD to Arthritis to Cellulites to Sarcoidosis to Sleep Apnea to RLS to Psoriasis to Support Groups to Caregivers and all points in between.

COPD and Other Stuff: One Face of MRSA, Resistance Bug, in Kitsap County

One Face of MRSA – What Does the Resistance Bug MRSA Look Like in Kitsap County?  Here is one face. A Look at MRSA   Ignoring edema in your lower legs? I did. Ask your doctor how to get rid of it – permanently…not just take water p...
Reader Blog

Kitsap Farm to Fork

A couple of farm girls, Diane Fish and Shannon Harkness, share their experiences with farming, cooking, local food, and building the Kitsap Foodshed.

Kitsap Farm to Fork: 2014 Farm Business Planning Course!!

Plan to Succeed! Farm Business Planning Course beginning in Kitsap County BREMERTON – WSU Kitsap County Extension will be offering its popular Ag Entrepreneurship Course on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural enterpri...
Reader Blog

Sea Life

Explore aquatic animals, plants and seaweeds that inspire everything from cinematic monsters to tasty dishes to local economies.

Sea Life: Terrific tides, a cruel crustacean and a smooth operator

A girl scout holds one of the many fried-egg jellies (Phacellophora camtschatica), large and small, that we found beached or at the water’s edge. These don’t have a significant sting. However, the similarly sized, brick red lion’s mane jell...
Reader Blog

From the Editor's Desk

From the people behind the news at the Kitsap Sun.

From the Editor's Desk: Kitsap ‘Life,’ always changing

Our Sunday features section will have a new look beginning Oct. 7, giving our ‘Life’ pages a more local feel and a little more variety. At a newspaper where there’s always more to do than we have hands to do it with, this change allows for a...
Staff Blog

Kitsap A&E

Arts and Entertainment reporter Michael Moore eventually takes a break from his perpetually growing agenda of attending the plays, concerts, openings and other gigs that make up the West Sound's nightlife scene. And when he does, he'll share a bit of what's come across his desk or gone through his mind here on this blog.

Kitsap A&E: Arnold’s ‘Fat Kid’ film makes another festival stop

The indie film “Fat Kid Rules the World,” which co-stars Bainbridge Island’s Dylan Arnold, has taken an unorthodox approach to promoting itself, including screenings on the recent Van’s Warped Tour. Now, director Matthew Lillard has booked...
Staff Blog