Brett Cihon

Brett posted 92 stories to Kitsap Daily News.
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Local pastor intervenes in burglary

The suspect, 36-year-old Adam Dunn of Port Orchard, was arrested for second-degree burglary and possession of a burglary tool. He is held in Kitsap County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

  • Aug 9th, 2012 10:35pm

Comanche cruises into Port Orchard

The Comanche 202 supported the invasion of Okiniwa during World War II. She watched Russian fishing boats in the 1960s, chased Caribbean pirates in the 1970s and even helped tug a barge used in the movie “Pearl Harbor” in 2000.

  • Aug 9th, 2012 10:24pm

Simpson shows early lead in commissioner’s race

Primary election results as of Tuesday night showed Linda Simpson, a Republican, leading the Kitsap Conty Commissioner District 2 race with 36.73 percent of the vote. Garrido, a Democrat, followed with 34.16 percent.

  • Aug 9th, 2012 9:38pm

Craigslist wanted ad: A home to live in

The Craigslist ad placed online in mid-July was to the point. “Wanted,” it read. “Elderly Port Orchard couple lost their home to commercial property developers. Homeless and with disabilities.”

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 8:58pm

Mayor calls town hall meeting for Sept.

Plans for a town hall style meeting led by Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes are moving forward, with an anticipated first meeting scheduled for mid-September.

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 8:43pm

County permits come quicker

The time it takes to get a building permit from Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development has shortened compared to the days before the Great Recession, but strides in inspection times are needed, according to the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County.

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 8:42pm

Interlocal agreement for pathway, park project

The Port Orchard City Council approved the interlocal agreement last week, which includes authorization of $110,000 city funds previously budgeted in the 2012 budget, along with money from a $500,000 Washington state grant secured for the pedestrian pathway.

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 8:40pm

First half of 2012 sees increase in police activity

The police department fielded 11,723 calls through June of this year, a 33 percent uptick over the same time last year, said Port Orchard Police Chief Alan Townsend. This continues a trend that saw an eight percent rise in overall calls from 2010 to 2011 and nearly a 20 percent uptick from 2009 to 2010.

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 8:39pm

Small Retsil annexation approved

The Retsil Annexation, a nine parcel, 2.2 acre annexation located between the intersection of Bay Street and Arnold Avenue to the west and the intersection of Beach Drive and Olney Avenue East was approved by the city council last week.

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 8:38pm

Council rules out marijuana gardens, dispensaries

The Port Orchard City Council ruled out medical marijuana dispensaries and community medical marijuana gardens at Tuesday night’s city council meetings.

  • Jul 27th, 2012 8:55pm

Port Orchard’s finances on track

Port Orchard collected slightly more sales tax revenue than anticipated in May, continuing a trend of tax revenues that keep pace with the city’s 2012 revenue projections.

  • Jul 27th, 2012 12:41am

Marijuana dispensaries and collective grows not likely in PO

Patients using medical marijuana will likely need to continue to look outside the city limits of Port Orchard for their medicine.

  • Jul 20th, 2012 9:26pm

Chris-Craft Rendezvous brings the mahogany to Port Orchard

Ranging from 16 feet to nearly 100 feet, the classic style Chris-Craft boats spent the weekend being admired by visitors who took in the sleek lines, classic mahogany and antique helms.

  • Jul 20th, 2012 9:16pm

Residents rock out to Concerts by the Bay

Concert's by the Bay, a free, weekly outdoor concert series at Port Orchard Marina's Waterfront Park, began June 7. The outdoor concert series, organized by the local nonprofit Fathoms o'Fun Festival Association, runs every Thursday throughout the summer.

  • Jul 19th, 2012 9:28pm

Embattled gun club celebrates national independence with ‘liberty volley’

Typically, the Fourth of July celebration has been one of the more popular events. But after two years of decreased membership and consistent problems with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office and surrounding neighborhoods, attendance at the Fourth of July Celebration has taken a dip, said Marcus Carter, the club’s executive officer.

  • Jul 14th, 2012 9:00pm

Veterans Wall dedicated on Fourth of July

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Fred Needham Post 2669 of Port Orchard unveiled their newly built Veterans Wall of Honor during last week’s summer holiday. The 150-square-foot wall displays more than 1,110 commemorative bricks honoring the names of service members from all branches of the military, past and present.

  • Jul 13th, 2012 6:51pm

Special flag flown over city hall

The city of Port Orchard flew a special flag high above city hall during the Fourth of July holiday to celebrate the memory of an honored citizen.

  • Jul 12th, 2012 11:49pm

Embattled gun club celebrates Independence Day with ‘liberty volley’

Randy Bragge stood smiling at the far end of the firing line at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club as men and women along the line prepared for a “liberty volley,” a minute-long shootout.

  • Jul 12th, 2012 6:56pm

Local business owners and politicians split after court decision on healthcare law

Ryan and Baldwin are just two Port Orchard business owners struggling to make sense of what the changes in healthcare law, colloquially known as Obamacare, will mean to their small businesses following the court decision.

  • Jul 5th, 2012 9:18pm

Sandal causes crash into Custom Hearth

A runaway car smashed through a corner of the Custom Hearth stove store in Gorst Thursday afternoon, destroying some pellet stoves and surprising store employees.

  • Jun 29th, 2012 6:49pm

Baby steps in converting McCormick Woods STEP system

Known as the McCormick Woods STEP System Retrofit project, city officials are hoping to gradually convert homes in McCormick Woods from the existing septic tank effluent pumping system to a more manageable grinder pump system.

  • Jun 28th, 2012 11:27pm

Port Orchard Library finally approved for a new roof

The Port Orchard City Council Tuesday evening unanimously approved a library roof replacement bid for an amount with a limit of $150,000.

  • Jun 28th, 2012 11:26pm

Simpson seeks change for Kitsap County

Simpson, 47, is the lone Republican running for the District 2 County Commissioner seat.

  • Jun 22nd, 2012 5:39pm

Who Ya Gonna Call?

DiMarco and the cast and crew were filming a trailer for season two of “Ghost Sniffers” Tuesday. The show, which features a cast of child and teen actors with real-life disabilities, already has 12 episodes completed in the first season.

  • Jun 22nd, 2012 5:27pm

Local resident to appear on Extreme Weight Loss show

Jonathan McHenry knew he needed to lose weight. At 550 pounds, he would sit in his Port Orchard home watching the NBC reality show, “The Biggest Loser” and think, “Why not me?”

  • Jun 15th, 2012 9:54pm

Danielson(s) runs again

Danielson will face-off against current commissioner Charlotte Garrido, former Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola and Linda Simpson in the primary election Aug. 7. She has previously run for Kitsap County Auditor in 2006 and for 26th District Washington state Senate seat, losing both contests.

  • Jun 15th, 2012 9:45pm

100 percent rise in car theft an ‘anomaly’

Geoffrey Marti, the Port Orchard Police Department’s Commander, said a spike in thefts of older model Hondas, Toyotas and vans were part of a brief crime trend largely attributed to thieves researching car theft on the Internet. Through that, first-time car thieves learned how to break into older-model cars, how to grind keys and access other vulnerabilities in the cars.

  • Jun 8th, 2012 5:00am

TNB tolls climb in July

The toll on the bridge will cost $4 for Good to Go! (up from $2.75) pass users, $5 for cash (up from $4) and $6 for Pay By Mail (up from $5.50) customers.

  • Jun 8th, 2012 3:44pm

Regional council approves Port Orchard plan

The city’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan was certified by the Puget Sound Regional Council June 1. The document, which consists of detailed plans for the city’s future, including transportation structure, parks plans, housing, utilities and other city functions was submitted to the council in hopes of garnering approval for the plans, said James Weaver, Port Orchard’s planning director.

  • Jun 8th, 2012 3:44pm

Sentencing pushed for cop killer’s helper

A Judge pushed the sentencing of Megan Mollet back one week after a late memorandum from the prosecution asked for a lengthy prison term.

  • Jun 7th, 2012 4:57pm

Mollet Guilty

Witness in Trooper Radulescu killing convicted for helping shooter

  • Jun 5th, 2012 3:58pm

Smooth sailing for Southworth Ferry

Representatives from Washington state’s ferry system met Tuesday at Harper Church to discuss potential ferry system updates.

  • May 30th, 2012 4:34pm

Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club shooting again

Marcus Carter, the executive officer of the club, said shooters once again took to the range May 1, months after the popular shooting club was closed when Pierce County Superior Court Judge Susan Serko agreed with Kitsap County prosecutor Russell Hauge that the club was a public nuisance and ordered it not to use the property as a shooting range until a Kitsap County conditional use permit was issued.

  • May 30th, 2012 4:28pm

Partnership helps SE county park stay open

A partnership between Kitsap County and Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will keep a South Kitsap park open daily through October.

  • May 29th, 2012 4:12pm

Harbor Festival ready to rock

The Kitsap Harbor Festival will welcome some old staples, and new arrivals, this weekend around Sinclair Inlet.

  • May 25th, 2012 11:18pm

City discusses texting alerts

On May 9, Port Orchard’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee discussed a deal in which the city would use iZigg, a cellphone texting service that helps organizations text messages, to people who’ve signed up.

  • May 24th, 2012 5:00pm

Algae blooming in Sinclair Inlet

A torrent of sunshine and temperatures in the ’70s have spurred marine algae blooms across the Puget Sound, including Sinclair Inlet.

  • May 24th, 2012 4:20pm

City discusses texting alerts

The City of Port Orchard may soon text your cellphone. On May 9, Port Orchard’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee discussed a deal in which the city would use iZigg, a cellphone texting service that helps organizations text messages, to people who’ve signed up.

  • May 23rd, 2012 3:37pm

Financial policy document sought by city

Discussion turns heated on question of when city reimburses council members

  • May 23rd, 2012 3:35pm

Coffee shop and fitness studio liven up Annapolis

New businesses hope to add to the ‘old section’ in the east end of town

  • May 23rd, 2012 5:18pm