Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International and COTECMAR of Colombia enter into agreement

 SAFE Boats International and COTECMAR of Colombia enter into agreement to co-produce Aluminum Vessels for use by the Colombian Military and Regional End Users. Cartagena, Colombia (March 15, 2017):  SAFE Boats International of Bremerton, Washington formally announced today at 2017 Colombia Mar that it has broadened its previously signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with COTECMAR into a multi-year, definitive Association Agreement to co-produce many of […] Read more »

Kitsap Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning

By Shannon Peterson – Kitsap Regional Library In 2015, Kitsap Regional Libraryreceived an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries to support the Make Do Share project. Building upon success and lessons learned from previous youth and technology initiatives, the goal of Make Do Share (link is external) is to ensure that Youth Librarians are confident and empowered to successfully facilitate sustainable STEM learning in libraries. In […] Read more »

OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

Chris Henry , christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday. The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs. In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 […] Read more »

Kitsap Housing College Market Place & Old Police Station apartments pre-application conference

The City of Poulsbo has scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss the submitted applications for Kitsap Housing College Market Place Track 8 and Vanaheimr Apartments (Old Police Station) Kitsap Housing College Market Place Track 8 The proposed development is a multi-family development in the Olhava Master Plan with a medium-density residential land use for 100 medium-density units on 8 net acres. The proposal will consist […] Read more »

West Bremerton’s median home price soared 30 percent in 2016

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, The Kitsap Sun West Bremerton has long been a bastion of affordable housing in Kitsap. The county’s largest city remains its cheapest housing market. But even in Bremerton, costs are shooting up. The median price for homes sold in West Bremerton climbed from $145,000 in 2015 to $190,000 in 2016, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service statistics. The 30 percent year-over-year […] Read more »

$15M Spyglass Hill Apartments open in Bremerton

Josh Farley , Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Jireh Soriano wanted to live in the place in Kitsap “where everything’s gonna be.” The Illahee resident would gladly shed his car for a walkable commute. He wants to live near the restaurants where he dines, the stores he shops, the pubs where he meets friends. On Friday, the 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Gem Masikat, signed a lease […] Read more »

Up to 20 planes expected in Poulsbo for May 13 fly-in

Kitsap Daily News, Richard Walker POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo will move some floats to the north side of F dock to accommodate as many as 20 seaplanes that will visit for a fly-in on May 13. The floats, “comprising a couple of hundred feet” in length, will be returned after the event to the breakwater, where they serve as unimproved moorage. But Port […] Read more »

WSDOT to fix bottleneck on southbound SR-3

Kitsap Daily News, Michelle Beahm BREMERTON — The bottleneck on State Route 3, between Bremerton and Gorst, is about to get fixed, according to Washington State Department of Transportation. “What we’re going to do is, we’ll use the existing highway’s footprint, and we’re going to extend the second lane of SR-3 … for about a mile,” said WSDOT spokesperson Doug Adamson. “This will provide congestion relief […] Read more »