Beat Blast: Gold Mountain, the Bremerton ninja and a gator’s head

Bremerton is losing its ninja. Well, kind of. Brandon Duran, the man who’s been dazzling drivers with his staff at 11th Street and Warren Avenue for a couple years, is moving to Port Townsend.

But fear not: he insists he’ll be back here most Tuesdays and will have time for occasional “spin sessions.”

It’s a busy Beat Blast this week (click the video above to watch). Elsewhere on it, you’ll hear stories about:


A new drop-in music night at Bualadh Bos, where musicians young and old are getting in on the act;

The financial health of the city-owned Gold Mountain Golf Complex, and what its managers are doing to get it in the black;

Some new developments along Wheaton Way, including a new apartment complex and transit center;

And some new video of the historic Astoria ferry, once homeported in Bremerton. (Special thanks to videographer Jeffrey Daly, and, to help out on the ferry’s restoration efforts, click here.)

Oh, and don’t miss the gator head at the end? Send me questions or comments at


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