Mark Krulish

State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties

State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties

All counties that had pending applications to move on to the next phase of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” reopening plan will likely have to… Continue reading

State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties
BISD to extend decision deadline for families to choose learning model

BISD to extend decision deadline for families to choose learning model

Students in the Bainbridge Island School District will get to choose from a hybrid learning model or solely remote learning during the 2020-2021 school year… Continue reading

BISD to extend decision deadline for families to choose learning model
Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place

Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place

Schools are not islands — that’s the conclusion scientists at the Bellevue-based Institute for Modeling Disease came to in a recently released study of the… Continue reading

Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place
WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

The WIAA Executive Board voted this month to delay the start of the fall sports season to Sept. 5 for football and Sept. 7 for… Continue reading

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5
Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap

Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap

For the moment, Kitsap County is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but worries on the horizon, from outbreaks in long-term care facilities and increased movement among… Continue reading

Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap
Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week

Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week

Initial unemployment claims rose ever-so-slightly in Kitsap County for the third consecutive week during the week ending on June 27, the most recent week for… Continue reading

Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week
Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications

Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications

With a spike in COVID-19 case counts across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a statewide order mandating businesses to require face coverings for… Continue reading

Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications
Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9

Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9

Kitsap County’s application to move on to phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” program has been placed on hold for at least a… Continue reading

Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9
BISD mulls another series of levies

BISD mulls another series of levies

The Bainbridge Island School District Board of Directors recently began discussions around the replacement of two levies at a board meeting earlier this month. The… Continue reading

BISD mulls another series of levies
Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday

Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday

Churches from around the Kitsap Peninsula will simultaneously hold a “peninsula-wide” food drive this weekend to collect canned goods and other non-perishables for local food… Continue reading

Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday
Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen

Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen

Initial unemployment claims declined for a fourth straight week in Kitsap County for the week of June 7 through 13, though numbers remain at about… Continue reading

Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen
Kitsap Board of Health, Commissioners approve phase 3 application

Kitsap Board of Health, Commissioners approve phase 3 application

Kitsap County will submit an application to the State Department of Health on Friday after the Board of Health and Board of Commissioners signed off… Continue reading

Kitsap Board of Health, Commissioners approve phase 3 application
Putting in the miles: Routes to help you complete your virtual summer races

Putting in the miles: Routes to help you complete your virtual summer races

Normally at this time of year, racing season for professionals, amateurs and beginners alike would be in full swing. The spring and summer months in… Continue reading

Putting in the miles: Routes to help you complete your virtual summer races
Bainbridge park district prepares for a move to Phase 3

Bainbridge park district prepares for a move to Phase 3

With forecasts indicating the Northwest’s rainy “Juneuary” weather will subside for the most part heading into next week, local parks and outdoor spaces will inevitably… Continue reading

Bainbridge park district prepares for a move to Phase 3
Kitsap Board of Health, commissioners expected to consider Phase 3 variance Friday

Kitsap Board of Health, commissioners expected to consider Phase 3 variance Friday

The Kitsap Board of Health and the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will meet this week to discuss and consider a variance application to move… Continue reading

Kitsap Board of Health, commissioners expected to consider Phase 3 variance Friday
COVID-19 still looms despite relaxing restrictions in Washington

COVID-19 still looms despite relaxing restrictions in Washington

It may feel like the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided in Kitsap with all counties in the West Sound area now into Phase 2 of the… Continue reading

COVID-19 still looms despite relaxing restrictions in Washington
Unemployment claims continue to decline statewide

Unemployment claims continue to decline statewide

Both the initial and total unemployment claims continued its fall during the week of May 24 to May 30, the most recent week that has… Continue reading

Unemployment claims continue to decline statewide
County health officials talk Phase 3 application

County health officials talk Phase 3 application

After a successful application moved Kitsap County from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” last week, the Kitsap Board of Health discussed… Continue reading

County health officials talk Phase 3 application
Sports officials release COVID-19 guidance for high school athletics

Sports officials release COVID-19 guidance for high school athletics

A three-phase plan endorsed by the National Federation of High School Associations and its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee was released earlier this month to provide… Continue reading

Sports officials release COVID-19 guidance for high school athletics
State increases testing efforts at long term care facilities

State increases testing efforts at long term care facilities

The state is putting together an effort to test thousands of staffers and residents at long term care facilites over the next two weeks, and… Continue reading

State increases testing efforts at long term care facilities