Bob Smith

2018: A year in photos

Editor’s favorite images highlight tears, joy and the humorous

<strong>And a year ago … the Nimitz returns home (Dec. 15, 2017)</strong>
                                While the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton just in time for Christmas in December 2017, it’s worth a second look. The series of photos detailing the Nimitz homecoming won an award in the color photo essay competition in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association journalism contest. As part of the essay, I followed newlywed Holly Carlson and her family as they anxiously waited for her husband Nicolai to disembark on the gangway.

Photo favorites of 2018

Editor’s photo selections highlight sadness, joy and the whimsical

<strong>And a year ago … the Nimitz returns home (Dec. 15, 2017)</strong>
                                While the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton just in time for Christmas in December 2017, it’s worth a second look. The series of photos detailing the Nimitz homecoming won an award in the color photo essay competition in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association journalism contest. As part of the essay, I followed newlywed Holly Carlson and her family as they anxiously waited for her husband Nicolai to disembark on the gangway.

Bethel Square slowly returning to life

Tornado silenced businesses at the shopping cluster

Those impacted by tornado invited to Sunday town hall meeting

Event to be hosted by Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido and Mayor Rob Putaansuu.

LED-lit signs to remind drivers of speed limit

First test signage goes up in North Kitsap in January

The Road Report

Some Kitsap County roads are under construction and repair work through Jan. 4

Team Rubicon enters the fight for battered residents

Volunteer group of veterans, first responders help clear tree debris at Harris Court homes.

Kids weigh in on Christmas joy, reindeers and presents under the tree

Preschoolers have plenty to say about their favorite time of the year.

Make sure contractors are licensed before you sign contract

Due diligence is critical before hiring a contractor to clean up tornado damage

Bob Smith

Editor’s notebook | Port Orchard shines in a moment of anguish

An outpouring of support from the community triumphs over disaster.

Bob Smith

Recovery from tornado continues

But the damage and tragedy could have been worse

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  • Dec 23, 2018

Officials cut the ribbon for Port Orchard’s newest park

McCormick Village Park is Port Orchard’s first regional park

Stetson Heights stormwater ponds nearly overflowing

Kitsap County issues notice to nearby homeowners of possible overflow

Cedar Heights student charged with possession of semi-automatic

Male student, 14, also was found carrying ‘significant amount of ammunition,’ police commander says.

High winds kicking up Thursday

SKHS has a power outage, sends students home early.

Tornado incident command ‘stands down’

Responsibilities now fall to the county’s Department of Emergency Management

Tornado assessment teams making progress

Twister assessed to have been a strong EF2 storm; 12 buildings have been red-tagged.

Rare tornado generates significant damage in Port Orchard | VIDEO

No injuries reported, but twister frightens residents, damages homes and businesses | VIDEO

Several Port Orchard roads are closed due to tornado damage

Power being restored to affected areas