Business & government leaders celebrate Kitsap-King connection

Puget Sound delegation tour Kitsap economic drivers on two-day study mission cosponsored by Puget Sound Regional Council and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Terry Asla  •  Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — “Puget Sound is [no longer] a division, it’s a connection.” With those words at the July 5 inaugural celebration for the fast ferry, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent defined what she called the new thinking […] Read more »

Home buyers seeking relief from skyrocketing house prices look to Bremerton

Q13 Fox by Hana Kim BREMERTON, Wash. — Directly west of Seattle across the Puget Sound, developers are buzzing about Bremerton. “It’s becoming more desirable,” said Wes Larson, with Sound West Group. That’s why brokers such as Ben Hoefer, with John L. Scott Realty, is spending more time in Bremerton lately, showing homes to both first-time home buyers and investors. Hoefer showed us a waterfront […] Read more »

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Biz Opps: WSDOT Free Training & Biz Opps

Free WSDOT Contracting Training Video Links Recent WSDOT Support Services Training Classes – Project Agreements, Administrative Considerations For Bidding, Complete General Estimating, Complete Scheduling and Workflow Management *new Federal Prevailing Wage – Davis Bacon, Business Plan Development, Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements SCORE Small Business Video Tutorials Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session EIW Contractor University Free IRS Webinars https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1 Attention all Washington […] Read more »

Ferry schedules changing for Colman Dock work

Ed Friedrich  The Kitsap Sun “To safely and efficiently unload all of the sailings and maintain on-time performance, we need to modify the sailing schedules to provide more space between afternoon sailings where we have boats arrive and depart right next to each other.” Of the two routes’ 9.2 million riders last year, 4.9 million walked on.   The proposed schedule shifts the current 4:20 p.m. […] Read more »

KUOW Region of Boom series features stories on how the new Fast Ferry could impact Bremerton

Bremerton bets on a fast ferry. Will Seattleites? By Carolyn Adolph • Jun 14, 2017 KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph Bremerton hopes to be the next bedroom community for Seattle. The mayor is promoting the city, and developers are building places for people to live. From submarines to cyber warfare, Bremerton sticks to the mission and keeps its mouth shut By Joshua McNichols • Jun 14, 2017 […] Read more »

KING 5 story highlights impact of Fast Ferry on Kitsap housing market

Ryan Takeo, KING As Seattle’s hot housing market spills over to Kitsap County, real estate brokers report the upcoming fast foot ferry is an added selling point that’s peaked commuters’s interest. Home prices in Kitsap County have gone up 10.28 percent in the past year, according to the Northwest MLS. Still, the median home price in Kitsap County is $297,700. That’s less than half the […] Read more »

Kitsap Fast Ferries: Frequently Asked Questions Webinars

Join Kitsap County for a webinar beginning on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT. Register now! Click HERE. ​Kitsap Fast Ferries Bremerton-Seattle service launches on July 10! Attend Kitsap Transit’s first-ever webinar series on May 24 and 25 to learn more about the service and ask questions. The May 24 webinar will cover schedule and fares, while the May 25 webinar will cover reservations. Both […] Read more »

WSDOT, Kitsap Transit seek input on local traffic congestion and service

    Kitsap County residents are asked to provide input on local state highway congestion and existing and future bus service. Both WSDOT and Kitsap Transit are conducting surveys and the public is encouraged to participate. Kitsap Transit will hold workshops later this month throughout the county to gather input and get help in creating a vision for local transportation in years to come. Washington State Department […] Read more »

Join the discussion May 3 on reshaping Central Kitsap’s future

​(Silverdale, WA) – Join the Central Kitsap Community Council and Kitsap County Commissioner Ed Wolfe for another interactive community conversation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 3  at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel. The Council will lead a discussion on using infrastructure investments to re-shape Central Kitsap’s future. Presentations include: The Road More Often Traveled – If you think Silverdale traffic is getting worse by […] Read more »