In one of the better stories coming out of the state this year,
Emma Schanz, a senior at Colville High about an hour north of
Spokane, committed to UCLA on Monday.
Schanz’s story is unique in that she trains in a 3-lane, 20-yard
hotel pool. She ...
Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to provide free tax
help during the upcoming income tax season.
You don’t need to be an AARP member or have an accounting degree
to pitch in. Training will be provided for volu...
After getting an earful from journalists, First Amendment
advocates and lawmakers, the U.S. Forest Service says it will delay
finalizing rules requiring the press to get special permits and pay
a fee to shoot photos or videos in wilderness areas...
The in basket: Norm Mundhenk wrote
nearly a year ago, saying “In Poulsbo, Torval Canyon Road runs into
Fourth Avenue, forming a sort of T-junction. However, Fourth Avenue
ends in a short cul-de-sac as soon as it crosses Torval Canyon.
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.
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Might I suggest an activity for you on Thursday?
Come tell your story. Or just come and listen to others tell
theirs at Story Night in Manette.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and we have to be out of there by
about 9 ...
The GoPro action camera is the force behind hundreds of amazing
videos. Thanks to this unique camera, we have raced across the
land, soared into the sky and dove beneath the waves.
We have not only followed people closely as they’ve undertaken
Just kidding. You’re not really
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was scheduled to be in town on Sunday
for a campaign fundraiser for 35th Legislative District Senate
candidate Irene Bowling, a Democrat.
We asked permission to go, but were ...
Nathan Adrian of Bremerton was nominated for a Golden Goggle
award as part of the 4×100 medley relay team from the Pan Pacific
Championships in August. The race is under the relay performance of
the year category. Also on the team were Matt ...
Washington wine makers are up to their ears in grapes right
With all those
hot summer days we had, some vineyard sites and grape varieties are
running ahead of the usual schedule. Many Washington
vineyards began harvesting at the...
Recent conversation on radio and other social media has been
speaking to recent polls showing some changes in how we
Americans view certain trends . One was actually a little
surprising to me , that Americans “36 percent” actu...
Bainbridge Island Fire Commissioners will likely determine at
their Oct. 9 meeting whether they will place a potential 20-year,
$17 million facilities bond measure for a possible election in
February. The bond would finance replacing the island’...
I love a good bike ride around Bremerton, a dynamic city
where change is constant. Recently, I trekked all the way
to the Oyster Bay Chevron station —
you remember the story — from downtown. I made sure to fill my
trip with lots of interestin...
Our wildlife challenge is in full swing!
Deadline is still October 3rd and a
recap of the challenge and its rules and regulations is located
Here are a FEW of the entries this far:
Heron and Eagle
by Noelle Morris
by Ed Palm
This week I had the sad task of
bearing bad news to my 14 year-old friend Coea about his cat, Boo,
dying in the night.
Boo was 13 years old and
had been with Coea and his Mom since he was a kitten. Coea’s Mom,
my good friend, was away for t...
What I’m reading and watching online:
MAYBE MAARK CUBAN was right when he
talked about the NFL being to arrogant and big for its own
britches. Cuban’s comments were made six months ago. Don
Banks of mmqb.si.com writes this:
The name Illahee that many of you readers selected through this
blog has a 12.5 percent chance of winding up on the next 144-car
Eight names were formally submitted to the state
Transportation Commissionby last Friday’s deadline. Th...
Two things about Kitsap: our people are notably unselfconscious
about going into public wearing sweatpants and pajama bottoms and
we love the Seahawks.
Not sure if the two are related, but yesterday, as the Hawks
prepped for the opening day game a...
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Lymphedema – Not even a mom can love it. … fight it, yes – with
all that is in her – and dads fight too.
Lymphedema is alive and well in Kitsap County. I have it, many
folks have it and many of us know nothing about it other than it is
Like so many others, I was saddened by the death of Robin
Williams. His roles brought such laughter and such depth of thought
to all of us, and he will be incredibly missed.
Robin Williams was one my favorite actors. Back in the day, I
used to wat...
The Kitsap Pumas beat the Ocala
Stampede 2-1 on Friday, getting goals from Joaquin Rivas in the
41st minute and Jesus Sanchez in the 89th minute. Kitsap plays in
the PDL championship game Sunday at 10 a.m. PST.
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
Below is the forums schedule. BKAT will
be recording eac...
Plan to Succeed!
Farm Business Planning Course beginning in
BREMERTON – WSU Kitsap County
Extension will be offering its popular Ag Entrepreneurship Course
on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural
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
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
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.
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...