Bob Smith

Rampant credit card fraud and punches to the face | Port Orchard Police

The following is a sampling of reports filed the last two weeks by Port Orchard police officers. The summaries are not to be considered a… Continue reading

There’s help for homeless students in South Kitsap classrooms

By BOB SMITH Kitsap News Group South Kitsap School District’s burgeoning student population is made up of children and young adults who come from all… Continue reading

Four Kitsap County severe weather shelters open Wednesday, Thursday

BREMERTON — Four Kitsap County severe weather shelters will be open Feb. 1-2 due to expected freezing weather conditions. The Kitsap County Department of Emergency… Continue reading

Port Orchard VFW’s new headquarters isn’t ‘home sweet home’ just yet

By BOB SMITH Kitsap News Group PORT ORCHARD — When the local Fred Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2669 finally moved from its… Continue reading

Special election school ballots are in the mail

Voters in Kitsap County have begun receiving their Feb. 14 special election ballots in the mail. State law requires the mail-in ballots go out by… Continue reading

$6,000 in Audubon scholarships available for Kitsap seniors

KITSAP COUNTY — The Kitsap Audubon Society is accepting applications for scholarship totaling $6,000. The $3,000 Ann Sleight Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to… Continue reading

Homelessness committee members take action to create severe weather housing in Port Orchard

By BOB SMITH Kitsap News Group PORT ORCHARD — The winter rain has been relentless, especially earlier in the week when South Kitsap was saturated… Continue reading

Putaansuu | 2016 a year of successes in Port Orchard

By MAYOR ROB PUTAANSUU City of Port Orchard As 2017 brings us new opportunities and challenges, I feel confident and energized for Port Orchard. Much… Continue reading

Stick your head in a book at Manchester Library sale

MANCHESTER — Need a good book to get you through the rainy winter? The Manchester Library would be a good place to check out Feb.… Continue reading

Tacoma man killed, two injured in Highway 16 collision

PORT ORCHARD — A Tacoma man was killed and two Bremerton residents injured in a two-car collision at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 17 on Highway 16,… Continue reading

Eighth-grader completes week as Senate page for 26th District’s Angel

OLYMPIA — Eighth-grader Forest Kelly from Heritage Christian School in University Place finished a weeklong stint as a page in the Washington State Senate at… Continue reading

South Kitsap school officials hope third go-round is a charm for bond measure

By BOB SMITH Kitsap News Group PORT ORCHARD — When South Kitsap School District voters cast their ballots in a special election Feb. 14 on… Continue reading

Union leader lashes out at author of bogus South Kitsap bond-issue letter

SOUTH KITSAP — A campaign flier distributed in the South Kitsap area falsely claiming to be from the Bremerton Metal Trades Council is calling for… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit sets public fare policy meetings

BREMERTON — Kitsap County residents are being asked to provide their input about Kitsap Transit’s proposed fare structure for the cross-sound passenger-only ferry service from… Continue reading

There’s still time to register for February special election

OLYMPIA — If you aren’t a registered voter in Washington state but want to vote in the special election Feb. 14, here are registration deadlines… Continue reading

Kitsap County hires new human resources director

PORT ORCHARD — Nancy Buonanno Grennan has been appointed director of Kitsap County human resources by the board of commissioners. Buonanno Grennan will begin work… Continue reading

Port Orchard Packers fan dies following cherished visit

Fervid Green Bay Packers fan Josh McCall of Port Orchard has died, but not before getting his wish to attend a Packers-Seahawks game at Lambeau… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for 2017 Point-In-Time homelessness count

Kitsap County and the Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition once again are teaming up to gather information about homelessness in the county. The agencies are… Continue reading

Road work may delay traffic on some county roads | The Road Report

Kitsap County’s Public Works Department has released a list of county roads that will be affected by construction and maintenance work through Jan. 13. Some… Continue reading

St. Martin joins Edward Jones branch in Port Orchard

The financial services firm Edward Jones has hired David St. Martin as the new financial advisor for its Port Orchard branch office. The office is… Continue reading