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Crystal Springs Home Secure After Firefighters Work for Four Hours

The house fire that began smoldering this morning around 9:30 on Crystal Springs Drive is finally out and the home is secure after Bainbridge firefighters spent over four hours pulling back layers of wall and flooring to identify the last bit of smoking insulation. They found it near the floor behind a double wall in…

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Big Fire Department Response to House on Crystal Springs Drive

by Sarah Lane with Julie Hall The Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded to a report of a house on fire at 5609 Crystal Springs Drive this morning, April 18, at 9:35. The homeowner heard loud popping noises while in the shower and looked out his window to discover large billows of smoke coming out of…

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Emergency Response to Winslow Biking Crash Slowed by Multiple Medic Calls

A delayed response to a biking accident downtown today, April 16, had concerned citizens at the scene wondering when Bainbridge medics would arrive. At about 9:30 a.m. a 43-year-old man on a bicycle lost control, went over his handlebars, and suffered a head injury in the middle of Madison Avenue across from San Carlos Restaurant. An…

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Man with Measles on Bainbridge May Have Exposed Ferry Riders and Clinic Visitors

The Kitsap County Health District has just announced that a statewide measles outbreak has reached Kitsap County. A Bainbridge resident who traveled to Friday Harbor was exposed when he visited a restaurant, the Cask and Schooner Public House and Restaurant, where a San Juan County man with the measles was eating. The man then potentially brought…

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In Statewide 911 Outage Bainbridge Emergency Calls Rerouted to Backup Center

For an as yet undetermined reason, an outage intermittently knocked out 911 calls statewide this morning. A shift supervisor at Cencom in Kitsap said they noticed the outage at 1:15 this morning, April 10, when another call center reported to them that they were having trouble. Cencom checked and noticed their lines were down as…

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Human Remains Detection Canine Team from Bainbridge Part of FEMA Recovery Effort in Oso

Bainbridge Islander Anthea Groves usually spends her weeks working for the Pegasus Coffee Roasting Facility on Day Road where she has been a bagger and delivery person for the past 14 years. Her co-worker Lee Robinson, who is the office manager there, says that this week Groves is on a different mission: Along with her…

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Citizens Who Gave Life-Saving CPR to Chilly Hilly Rider Honored at Fire Dept Ceremony

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) hosted a packed house at the Madison Avenue station tonight, March 27, to honor the fast action of three men who helped save the life of a fellow Chilly Hilly rider last month. After summiting Halls Hill, approximately three-fourths of the way along the challenging 33-mile Chilly Hilly route,…

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Buy Nothing Project Mobilizes Major Grassroots Response for Oso Landslide Survivors

Thousands of members and volunteers from Buy Nothing Project groups in the greater Seattle area are working around the clock to gather and deliver food and supplies to mudslide survivors in the Oso and Darrington communities an hour’s drive north of Seattle. In just 8 months, the Buy Nothing Project has grown from one fledgling…

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Rockaway Beach Rd.

Due to Concern About a Recent Slide, Rockaway Beach Closed to All but Local Traffic

The City of Bainbridge Island has just announced (March 25) that Rockaway Beach Road is now closed until further notice to all but local traffic. COBI staff are on scene examining the site of a previous small mudslide that happened earlier in the month. In response, the Bainbridge Island School District has announced that Blakely…

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Loose Dogs Killing Chickens Raises a Facebook Frenzy and Big Questions for Bainbridge

Yesterday, March 6, on Bainbridge Island two dogs killed four chickens in the Madison and Lovgreen neighborhood just south of Wilkes School. Two Huskies who live together in the neighborhood reportedly crossed their electric fence after its batteries died and headed to a familiar place—the homes down the street where chickens live. According to homeowner…

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Bainbridge Fire Marshal Warns of Increased Landslide Risk

Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter wants you to know that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning statement for Western Washington, including Bainbridge Island, about increased landslide risk due to heavy rainfall this week. According to the NWS, the 1 to 2 inches of rain over the last few days has increased soil moisture…

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3.0 Earthquake West of Silverdale

A 3.0 earthquake centered just west of Silverdale and approximately 2.6 miles west as the crow flies from the west side of Bainbridge Island occurred today, February 27, at 7:48 a.m. According to Pacific Northwest Seismic Network data, today’s quake is the largest to strike Washington and Oregon in nearly two months. A 3.5 quake…

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Sewage Spill

KHD Says Eagle Harbor Safe Again (Sort of) for Contact

The Kitsap Health District has lifted the No Contact Advisory it imposed for Eagle Harbor on February 19 after a 40,000 gallon sewage spill the night before. KHD lifted the advisory following COBI’s repair and cleanup of the spill area and storm water system. But, not so fast: Remember that there is an ongoing advisory against…

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Fast CPR by Three Chilly Hilliers Saves Fallen Rider in Cardiac Arrest

Chilly Hilly rider B.M. had just summited Hall’s Hill in southeast Bainbridge Island at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, February 23, when he began weaving and fell over. His heart had stopped, but depending on your point of view it was his lucky day. B.M. had just been chatting at the bottom of the hill with a…

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Chilly Hilly Cyclist Experiences Cardiac Arrest, Is Transported to Seattle

by Colleen Byrum and Julie Hall  At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, February 23, a rider in the 2014 Chilly Hilly experienced a heart attack. He had just crested Hall’s Hill near Southern Cross coming up from Blakely Avenue when he fell over onto the roadway while still on his bicycle. Three cyclists trained in CPR…

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UPDATE: Amber Alert Issued for Two Young Children Now Cancelled

An Amber Alert that was issued for two Mill Creek children, Tyrel Henry, age 2, and Alexandria Henry, age 8 months, was canceled around 6 p.m. The children were believed to be traveling in a 1997 burgundy Land Rover Rov SW with Washington plate 708VZU. People were advised that Tyrel has a tracheotomy and is on…

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Sewage Spill in Downtown Bainbridge: Health District Issues Advisory

Last night, February 18, at about 6:30 p.m., the City’s Public Works Crew learned about a manhole overflow near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Wallace Way. The sewage overflow which ran onto the pavement, was caused by a blockage. City crews got to work on the blockage and stopped the flow by around 11:30…

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Emergency Prompts Early Departure of Bainbridge Ferry and Rush to Colman Dock

Ferry commuter and Bainbridge Islander Kevin Hawkins had just exited the 95 bus and was walking into the Bainbridge terminal this morning, January 31, to catch the 5:20 a.m. boat to Seattle when the following announcement came over the intercom: “We have a Category 1 emergency and that means we have to leave NOW, so…

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It’s Official: Latest Eagle Harbor Leak Released 145,000 Gallons of Sewage

An incident report released today, January 28, by the City of Bainbridge Island shows that the estimated total amount of raw sewage released during the recent spill in Eagle Harbor is 145,000 gallons. The sewage spilled mostly during four hours on the evening of January 23 before the sewer line break was discovered and crews…

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Update on Eagle Harbor Sewage Spill

This morning, January 27, City Manager Doug Schulze reported that, by Friday evening, January 24, around 6:30, the latest sewage line break in Eagle Harbor had been fixed. The break had happened almost exactly 24 hours earlier near the Irene Place beach access. Schulze found out about the leak when a beach walker called police…

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