Brett Cihon

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.

 

Brown weighing run for 6th District

Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown is weighing a run for the 6th District congressional seat, adding to a large list of potential candidates who could succeed retiring Congressman Norm Dicks.

 

Mollet Guilty

Witness in Trooper Radulescu killing convicted for helping shooter

 

Financial policy document sought by city

Discussion turns heated on question of when city reimburses council members

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.

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.

Radulescu remembered at memorial ceremony

Slain trooper’s name joins the list of other law enforcement agents who died in line of duty

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.