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Indoor climbing can be done with safe distancing. File photo
Indoor climbing can be done with safe distancing. File photo
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Vaccine distribution has been challenging, but Kitsap has fared well

The vaccine effort is underway in Kitsap County, and that comes with numerous challenges; but officials have made the best of a tough situation thus… Continue reading

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Pilot COVID testing set to start in BISD

A pilot program for COVID-19 testing was tentatively scheduled to start Jan. 6 in the Bainbridge Island School District. The district is one of 12… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Around the county briefs

Online climate talks Members of the Climate Change Advisory Committee will host two live online presentations on the Climate Action Plan this month to help… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Port Gamble S’Klallam Chairman Jeromy Sullivan receives first round of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Courtesy photo

Tribe encourages members to get COVID vaccine

After an outbreak last month, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has produced a video series to encourage tribal members to get the first and second… Continue reading

Port Gamble S’Klallam Chairman Jeromy Sullivan receives first round of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Courtesy photo
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Inslee announces new roadmap to reopening

With statewide restrictions on indoor gatherings set to expire Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new phased plan for Washington to reopen businesses. The plan,… Continue reading

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Another sewage spill in Eagle Harbor

Heavy rains cause this one, which is much worse than last week’s

  • Jan 6, 2021
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A Poulsbo firefighter extinguishes the flames of a structure fire caused by a landslide in LoFall. Courtesy photo

Landslide forces evacuation of 8 Lofall homes

The Poulsbo Fire Department evacuated eight homes following a landslide in Seclusion Cove Monday night. At approximately 5 p.m. Jan. 4 firefighters were dispatched to… Continue reading

A Poulsbo firefighter extinguishes the flames of a structure fire caused by a landslide in LoFall. Courtesy photo

Christmas tree fundraiser at Central Market

The North Kitsap Athletic Boosters’ annual tree recycling fundraiser will look a little different this year. For the 15th year in a row, folks can… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021
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BI parks foundation looking for new leader

Following unprecedented recent success, the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is bolstering its leadership team to meet new opportunities and public demand for improvements to parks… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Examples of luminarias. Courtesy photos

Hope Glows community building event to include luminarias

Mental health is always a concern, but especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. To combat that isolation, the nonprofit Bainbridge Youth Services is… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Tim Luk receives the COVID-19 vaccine Moderna from medical assistant Heidi Mainwaring-Pickering. Courtesy photo

Small BI office takes on big COVID-19 task

Bainbridge Island has its own “Little Engine That Could” story. Member Plus Family Health, a family practice with only a staff of five, provided 250… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021
Tim Luk receives the COVID-19 vaccine Moderna from medical assistant Heidi Mainwaring-Pickering. Courtesy photo
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Hidden Cove Rd. back open after fallen tree, downed power lines

The city is advising that motorists on Bainbridge Island avoid east Hidden Cove Road at least for the next few hours. A tree has fallen… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2021
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Initial claims rise slightly heading into the new year

Week 51 and the final full week in December saw a slight rise in initial regular unemployment claims as numbers continue to fluctuate heading into… Continue reading

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A sinuous garland made from natural materials such as wood, metal and felt by community organizations on Bainbridge Island will be on display at the METHOD Gallery in Seattle from Jan. 8 through Feb. 20. Courtesy Photo

Community-based art collaboration to be presented in Seattle Jan. 8

Project includes support from Island Volunteer Caregivers and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

A sinuous garland made from natural materials such as wood, metal and felt by community organizations on Bainbridge Island will be on display at the METHOD Gallery in Seattle from Jan. 8 through Feb. 20. Courtesy Photo
Kay Sakai Nokao was given a proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee at her 100th birthday celebration.

COVID dominates news of 2020

January Bainbridge Island started off the year with a lawsuit filed against it by Urban Bainbridge, which wanted to build a self-storage facility on Day… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2021
Kay Sakai Nokao was given a proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee at her 100th birthday celebration.
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Inslee extends COVID restrictions to Jan. 11

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a one-week extension of the “Stay Safe–Stay Healthy” proclamation, along with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the restrictions… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2020
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30 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 165.3

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