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Porch Lights on: National Night Out Moves to Town Square (with Pie Toss)

The annual free-food, free-information, free-fun event sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Police Department and local businesses to raise awareness about crime, crime prevention, and preparedness won’t be at Sakai this year as it has the previous two years. As it was in 2012, National Night Out will be held in City Hall Town Square, in…

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The Meeks by Sarah Lane

Bainbridge Dad and Daughter to Be Honored by Coast Guard Tomorrow

The evening of August 31, 2014, Island father-daughter team Sean and Grace Meek were calmly fishing near Blakely Rock off Eagle Harbor. But within the next hour the two would have helped rescue eight people and a dog who were in peril. Tomorrow, July 24, the Coast Guard is honoring the duo with the Coast Guard…

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Close the Fire Pit: All Recreational Fires Now Banned in Kitsap

This past Friday, July 10, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal initiated a Phase II burn ban, countywide. That means that all outdoor recreational fires, even those in fire pits and campgrounds, are forbidden. No open flames are permitted. The only exceptions are gas- or propane-fired appliances and barbecues using charcoal briquettes. The reason for the expansion…

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The Two Chiefs Thank You for Your Cooperation

Bainbridge Fire Chief Hank Teran and Police Chief Matt Hamner are psyched about the community’s respect for the fireworks ban over the July 4th weekend. This morning they issued the following letter to the community to show their appreciation: In targeting for thanks “all of you who complied” with the ban, the Chiefs are acknowledging that compliance…

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Brush Fire Early This Morning on New Brooklyn

Just after 6 a.m. this morning, July 3, residents of the Commodore neighborhood spotted smoke coming from the woods between the high school and the bus barn on New Brooklyn. When Bainbridge Island Fire crews arrived, they found a 20 foot by 20 foot area of brush in the deep woods on fire. Fire Marshal…

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Fireworks Banned on Bainbridge for Season

[Updated at 4:04 p.m. and 5:52 p.m., June 29, 2015.] At about 3 p.m. today the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) announced that the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) has banned personal-use fireworks, effective immediately. The ban is a response to the extreme fire danger this year due to record-breaking dry, hot weather conditions. The…

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Following Recent Brush Fires, BIFD Asks You to ‘Be Very Careful and Very Vigilant’

Although thunderstorms moved through over the weekend, Bainbridge Island Assistant Fire Chief Jared Moravec said this morning, June 29, “In a nutshell, they didn’t produce enough precipitation to fill a nutshell.” He added, “It’s still extremely dry. We’re asking people to be very careful and very vigilant with any type of outdoor burning.” In fact, Moravec…

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lightning by Les Chatfield

Weather: Urgent Fire Warning with Possibly Abundant Lightning

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent red flag warning for this afternoon, June 27, through Sunday night. The warmest temperatures of the year so far will fuel already extremely dry conditions and create an unstable air mass that could result in wind, thunderstorms, and abundant lightning through the weekend. Precipitation that could accompany…

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No Fire Behind Today’s Pavilion Evacuation

Today, June 17, around 11:45 a.m., the smoke alarm was activated at the Pavilion on Madison. The Bainbridge Island Fire Department evacuated the building as a precaution and then set about investigating the cause of the alarm and the source of the smoke that seemed to be coming out of the HVAC system. When the…

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Bainbridge Death Ruled a Suicide; Victim’s Friend Speaks out

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office announced today that the official cause of death of a Bainbridge Island woman earlier this week is suicide. After next of kin were notified, Deputy Coroner Nathan Edwards released her identity. Melissa Ripley, 34, died of a single penetrating gun shot wound to the head. Neighbors on Avalon Lane off of…

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Police Investigating a Death Near Blakely School

This morning at 9:30 Bainbridge police were dispatched to a residence on Avalon Lane near Blakely Elementary School after a neighbor called 911 regarding a death. Police are not saying much about the deceased, an adult female, other than that they are launching an investigation into the manner of her death. Chief Matt Hamner said that…

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House Fire on Eric Ave

Bainbridge Island firefighters are securing a house fire on Eric Avenue that was called in this afternoon at 3:41. The fire started after egg carton embers were left in an indoor compost bin next to the home’s garage. The egg carton was believed to be extinguished, but it was still smoldering and spread to nearby combustible…

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Spice Route Restaurant Helping out with Nepal Relief Effort

Throughout the month of May, Spice Route Restaurant, located in the Pavilion, is donating half of all proceeds from Mondays to help Nepal Relief. The donations are part of an effort by Friends of Nepal, an informal group of citizens including Spice Route owner Ramesh Kuwar and Mickey Molnaire, Elizabeth Dequine, Usha McCollum, Mary Alice Oneill,…

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Update on Search for a Person Overboard the Puyallup

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sarah Mooers said that the Coast Guard continued searching until past midnight last night, April 26, for a possible person overboard from the 9 p.m. Puyallup ferry out of Seattle. After a USCG crew switch, she said, the search resumed with first light, still consisting of a helicopter out of Port Angeles…

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Coast Guard Searching for Person in Water

[Updated at 10:14 p.m.] Chief Petty Officer David Moseley of the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that crew of the ferry Puyallup found a life ring with an activated strobe light in the water along its 9 p.m. run from Seattle to Bainbridge tonight, April 26. It is uncertain whether or not a person jumped…

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Overnight House Fire: One Resident Unlocated

At 12:57 this morning, April 18, fire crews were dispatched to Monte Vista Drive for a house fire. A neighbor of the home on fire called 911. Firefighters arrived on scene within nine minutes, but by then the home was fully engulfed in flames. An elderly man had escaped, but his wife was missing, and firefighters had still…

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Chief Hamner Talks About Tonight’s Ferry Incident

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner told IB about the BIPD’s response to tonight’s incident at the Bainbridge ferry terminal in which a woman was believed to have made a bomb threat against a ferry worker. He said that one or more people called 911 after they believed they overheard someone making a bomb threat. Bainbridge…

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Incident at Ferry Terminal Is a Bomb Threat

At about 7 p.m. this evening, April 16th, a person made a threat against a ferry worker at the Bainbridge terminal. The person made reference to a bomb. Bainbridge Police responded to the scene. Washington State Patrol officers then arrived on scene as well. The suspect was detained for questioning. The suspect is known to law…

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puyallup ferry by Steve Voght

Ferries Suspended for Law Enforcement Activity at Bainbridge Terminal

Law enforcement activity at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal has delayed ferry service between Bainbridge and Seattle. The 6:20 p.m. Puyallup departed Seattle at 6:38 this evening and is currently sitting in the waters at the front of Eagle Harbor. Washington State Ferries (WSF) estimates that it will land at 7:45 p.m., which at this time looks…

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UPDATE: Amber Alert for Abducted 2 Year Old Cancelled

UPDATE (April 15, 3:06 p.m.): The boy has been found unharmed. Two-year-old Ronnie Tran and his 40-year-old mother were abducted today in Des Moines by his grandmother Vien Nguyen. His mother was subdued with an electrical stun device and then bound with plastic tie straps. Even so, she was able to escape. But Nguyen got…

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