Brett Cihon

Daniel Foucher and Shauna Elliot cradle Owen Daniel Foucher

A Port Orchard Mom, Dad and baby all born on March 1

A Port Orchard couple always thought it was a rare coincidence to share a birthday on March 1. Then they had their baby. And rare coincidence got thrown right out the window.

Daniel Foucher and Shauna Elliot cradle Owen Daniel Foucher
Hundreds of people held candles Monday evening at a vigil honoring Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu outside the Christian Life Center in Port Orchard.

Huge crowd mourns Trooper Radulescu at candlelight vigil

Mourners gathered outside the Christian Life Center in Port Orchard for a candlelight vigil Monday evening honoring slain Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu.

Hundreds of people held candles Monday evening at a vigil honoring Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu outside the Christian Life Center in Port Orchard.

Separate annexation sought for smaller area around Retsil

A notice of intent to petition for annexation for 10 parcels located along Beach Drive East by the Washington Veterans Home was recently filed with the city of Port Orchard.

Olalla couple may seek restitution for seized animals

All charges dropped in case involving more than 150 animals taken by Humane Society

Clayton Playground

Playground will reopen soon with new equipment

Visitors to Clayton Playground this week will find little more than a big mound of dirt and a Closed sign. But don’t worry, kids. The mound will be gone soon. And in its place will be new toys.

Clayton Playground

Co. commissioners consider switch to morning meetings

A decision to move Kitsap County commissioners’ twice-monthly business meetings to Monday mornings was postponed after a handful of county residents spoke in opposition of the change.

Mackinley Holt

Explorers provide valuable search-and-rescue help

For 17-year-old Mackinley Holt, the Washington Explorer Search and Rescue (WESAR) program is many things. It’s the thrill of the search. It’s the opportunity to spend time outdoors. It’s helping strangers stuck in a precarious position. It’s also a family affair.

Mackinley Holt

Fire chief outlines levy request to City Council

South Kitsap Fire & Rescue representatives called on the Port Orchard City Council to show support for the SKFR emergency services levy renewal that will be on the April 17 ballot.

Paul Breeding

Missing man’s death ruled a suicide | Update

Searchers found the body of Paul E. Breeding, a 65-year-old man missing since last Wednesday morning, on Sunday afternoon in thick brush behind his South Kitsap home. The Kitsap County coroner determined that he died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Deputy Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

Paul Breeding
Residents told an advisory committee about the impacts higher tolls would have on them.

No amount recommended yet for toll increase

Peninsula residents packed the Gig Harbor Civic Center to hear the CAC hash out the particulars of a projected budget shortfall that is expected to spur a $1-$2 toll increase on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge starting July 1.

Residents told an advisory committee about the impacts higher tolls would have on them.
Lee Daly

95th birthday extends Kiwanis Club member’s perfect attendance record

Lee Daly has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard since 1968. And in nearly half a century since he first signed up, the 95-year-old Daly has not once missed out on credit for one of the club’s weekly meetings.

Lee Daly
After two  successful decades as South Kitsap’s softball coach

Diamond’s not forever: SK softball coach shifts to track

A big decision. That’s what Kathy Ballew called her move to step down as South Kitsap High School’s fastpitch coach and jump on as co-head coach of the Wolves track and field program.

After two  successful decades as South Kitsap’s softball coach

Library now offers free music downloads

Kitsap Regional Library now offers free, downloadable music to all library members. Under the partnership, users will be able to download up to three songs a week from a catalog of more than 1.5 million tunes.

Jessica Rieber

Bill would outlaw bulk smoke-rolling machines

Anti-tobacco legislation making its way through Olympia would close a downtown small business, as well as many others around the state, if passed into law.

Jessica Rieber

Update | Woman who hit FedEx van rescued by driver

A Port Orchard woman with a baby in her BMW sedan lost control of her car Monday morning and caused a multi-vehicle crash that temporarily closed State Route 3 in Gorst near Division Avenue.

J.D. Boehme looks over the remains of a workshop and garage that was destroyed by a fire started by an orchard heater. He and his father operate the South Kitsap family business

Family logging business loses shop, garage in fire

Fire ripped through the workspace of a small family logging business in South Kitsap on Sunday, destroying a shop that had stood for 30 years.

J.D. Boehme looks over the remains of a workshop and garage that was destroyed by a fire started by an orchard heater. He and his father operate the South Kitsap family business
Tim Waibel

Before same-sex marriages, state vote expected

The Legislature has enough votes to pass a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages in Washington. But instead of feeling excited, local couple James Harris and Tim Waibel are bracing for a fight.

Tim Waibel
Wastebaskets are placed to collect water dripping from the ceiling of the Port Orchard Library. Water from snow melting on top of the building’s flat roof leaked through in several places.

Library springs a leak after winter storm

The Port Orchard Library was closed for three days during last week’s winter storm, then had to remain closed Saturday after frozen drains were overcome with snowmelt and water leaked through the library’s dilapidated roof.

Wastebaskets are placed to collect water dripping from the ceiling of the Port Orchard Library. Water from snow melting on top of the building’s flat roof leaked through in several places.
Troy Olson sets up a special blower in a door frame as part of conducting an energy audit recently at a home in Bremerton.

County’s energy audit program proves popular

Like an eco-friendly heat pump, Kitsap County’s RePower Kitsap program is humming away.

Troy Olson sets up a special blower in a door frame as part of conducting an energy audit recently at a home in Bremerton.

Coin shop owner busted in burglary ring investigation

Thieves broke into a safe the suspect helped the victim install in her Olalla home.