Public Records Request Index


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KCSO Sergeant James Porter Investigation


For information regarding the Porter Investigation, please click HERE.

Puget Sound Energy Prepares for Storm Season


Puget Sound Energy’s Government Affairs team is preparing for the upcoming winter storm season. Every fall, Puget Sound Energy, conducts multiple tabletop exercises, participates in local pre-winter education seminars and reminds our customers to become prepared as well. Below are a few things you can do to improve your readiness for a possible power outage or storm event. 


Stay connected.

Use our online outage map or download the free myPSE app to track power outages in your neighborhood, report an outage and check status and restoration times.


Report your outage.

Remember to always report your outage by calling 1-888-CALL PSE or through our website or the myPSE app listed above.


Build a kit.

Gather items in your home such as flashlights, extra batteries and a battery powered radio. Keep these items in a safe and convenient place in the event you lose power.


Visit our online safety website to learn more about preparing this winter season.


February E-newsletter


To read the current City of Poulsbo E-newsletter, click here.


Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!

Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".


Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,775, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.


Prior to Euro-American settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.


With the Scandinavians’ arrivals, Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway, when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.


Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.


For more information on Norwegian culture and heritage please visit:

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