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Rampant tansy causing a weed ‘pandemic’

People say ridding their properties of tansy ragwort is a continuing battle. Some call the plant a curse. 

Tansy ragwort is a Class B noxious weed, meaning it is a high priority for removal and is toxic to animals and humans. Some consider tansy ragwort and Scotch broom — another yellow-flowered invasive plant — to be equally frustrating to get rid of.

Tansy ragwort is particularly harmful to small farms and those with horses. Rosemary Collins, owner of Pony Up Rescue for Equines in Olalla, said it must be pulled out as soon as it’s noticed, and she hopes her neighbors do the same. 

“If an animal — horse, goat, cattle, llama — is hungry and there isn’t any other available forage, anything becomes fair game to fill th...

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Yuengling, America’s oldest brewer, invades the West Coast

Hey West Coast beer lovers, it’s pronounced YING-ling. 

D.G. Yuengling and Son, America’s oldest operating brewer, is sending some cold ones your way for the first time since it began making beer in 1829. 

The brewery, about two hours northwest of Philadelphia, announced a joint venture with Molson Coors on Tuesday to break out beyond its traditional 22-state distribution area in the East. 

Raising beers to toast the new partnership with the Pennsylvania brewer, Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said, “We’re going to make a whole lot of Yuengling fans out West really happy.” 

The family-owned brewery known for its cheap German-style lager will remain independent...

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Design begins on $15.7 million Port Orchard Marina breakwater replacement project

PORT ORCHARD – Port of Bremerton commissioners last week approved a design contract to replace the aging breakwater that protects the Port Orchard Marina.

Anchorage-based PND Engineers Inc. will handle design, engineering and permitting for the breakwater project, which is estimated to cost $15.7 million.

The Port Orchard Marina breakwater was built in 1974 and is about 20 years past its serviceable life, Port of Bremerton CEO Jim Rothlin said. The 2,300-foot-long barrier protects the marina’s 341 tenant boat slips and 3,000 feet of guest moorage.

“We’re really at a point where it needs to be taken care of, who knows what one bad storm can do,” Rothlin said.

Port officials have been studying what to do with the ...

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Wildfire smoke breaks records, hangs on; ‘like living in a constant state of fog’

BREMERTON — Valarie St. Pierre is housebound, a prisoner to the thick stench of wildfire smoke that pains her lungs and has enveloped the Pacific Northwest.

A trip to the park with her grandkids late last week left her lethargic, huffing for air and ultimately on the way to the emergency room. St. Pierre, who suffers from asthma, came home with multiple medications and breathing devices to weather the smoke outside. On her lone open window, she’s attached a fan and two air filters that are already turning black at the shadow of the fan’s blades, like the footprint of an unwanted visitor. 

“I’m not going anywhere,” she said. “I just pray this ends soon.” 

Record-breaking smoke

Many residents like St...

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Choking air from Western fires just won’t ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Relief from putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires across the West won’t come until later in the week or beyond, scientists and forecasters say, and the hazy and gunk-filled skies might stick around for even longer.

People in Oregon, Washington and parts of California were struggling under acrid yellowish-green smog — the worst, most unhealthy air on the planet according to some measurements. It seeped into homes and businesses, sneaked into cars through air conditioning vents and caused the closure of iconic locations such as Powell’s Books and the Oregon Zoo in Portland, the state’s biggest city. 

“I don’t think that we should be outside, but...

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Wildlife officers hope to capture cougar that killed donkey in Olalla

OLALLA — State fish and wildlife officers are attempting to trap a cougar they believe killed a donkey early Monday and may be responsible for the deaths of two goats near the border of Kitsap and Pierce counties. 

The mountain lion, caught on camera at a home off Bandix Road, attacked the donkey around 3 a.m. Monday. While the donkey’s owners initially believed coyotes were responsible, their surveillance footage spotted the cougar and fish and wildlife officers later confirmed the puncture wounds and evidence the donkey had been choked in the way a mountain lion kills.   

The cougar may have also attacked two goats in the same area about a week prior, but fish and wildlife officers couldn’t examine the goats as their owners h...

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Fire crews snuff East Bremerton brush fire

BREMERTON — A brush fire late Monday torched a hillside near the East Bremerton community gym, but Bremerton fire crews snuffed it before it could spread. 

Firefighters were called to the hillside at about 8 p.m., according to Bremerton Assistant Fire Chief John Payne. A fast-acting crew drove an engine to the nearby Boys & Girls Club complex, where a hydrant provided plenty of flow to extinguish the brief blaze. It was out within the hour. 

Payne said he don’t know the exact cause of the fire but that extremely dry conditions were likely a factor in its spre. It is not being investigated as an arson. 

Josh Farley is a reporter covering the military for the Kitsap Sun. He can be reached at 360-792-9227, josh...

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Kitsap firefighters deploy to wildfires in three states

Lt. Alex Hickey of North Kitsap Fire and Rescue on Tuesday was wrapping up a stint as division commander for an incident management team on the Sumner Grade Fire in Pierce County.

Hickey oversaw crews creating firelines either by bulldozer or by hand where the terrain demanded. Much of the fire had been knocked down, but it was still smoky with hotspots on the ground and trees burning from the inside out that needed to be felled by specialized teams. 

“My biggest responsibility is making sure they have the tools they need and know what needs to be done,” Hickey said. “It’s kind of like being a coach.”

Before Sumner, Hickey worked five days on the 244th Command Fire in Graham...

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Washington State player says head coach threatened his status over Pac-12 unity group

A Washington State football player said his status on the team was threatened by the head coach because the player is part of a group of Pac-12 Conference athletes threatening to sit out this season unless demands for “fair treatment’’ are met.

The player, wide receiver Kassidy Woods, said he thinks he has been removed from the team because Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich told Woods to clear out of his locker after Woods on Saturday acknowledged he is part of the athletes’ group with goals including clearer COVID-19 safety protocols and increased testing, racial equality and compensation through name, image and likeness rights.

On Sunday, Woods said he was removed from the football team’s group chat.

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وایکینگ راه بسته زیر بعد از ظهر یکشنبه برخورد

Kitsap County sheriff نمایندگان در حال بررسی یک حادثه گزارش روز شنبه بعد از ظهر به عنوان یک آشکار در برخورد وایکینگ در راه است. جاده است که انتظار می رود بسته شود تا بعد پنج شنبه شب.

این حادثه گزارش شده در 4:35 بعد از ظهر در 18000 جلوگیری از وایکینگ راه است. این بخش از جاده بین شرمن هیل جاده و هالمن جاده بسته است و انتظار می رود که برای بازگشایی بین 10 و 11 p. m. معاون اسکات ویلسون سخنگوی کلانتر ،


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