Bob Smith

State parks offer free entry Jan. 15-16

Want to explore your favorite Washington state park? You’ll have an opportunity to do that for free Sunday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 16 when… Continue reading

Grinches take holiday packages from Port Orchard post office

PORT ORCHARD — U.S. postal inspectors are investigating a series of felony mail thefts at the Port Orchard Post Office, 1125 Bethel Ave., which are… Continue reading

SKSD extends interim superintendent’s contract

PORT ORCHARD — The South Kitsap School District Board of Directors has extended the contract of Karst Brandsma to remain as interim superintendent through the… Continue reading

Editorial Cartoon | Opinion

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Driver killed in Burley Olalla Road collision

OLALLA — A truck traveling at the 5100 block of SE Burley Olalla Road in South Kitsap Jan. 2 lost control, careened off a guardrail… Continue reading

Port Orchard Eagles donate Christmas gifts, food and money to Helpline in December

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap Helpline received a donation of $3,500 in December for its food bank’s 2016 Christmas meal and new toy program from… Continue reading

Taking the Polar Bear Plunge in Olalla

A touch of snow fell on the roads leading to the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day morning in Olalla. That and frigid near-freezing… Continue reading

Bremerton-to-Port Orchard foot ferry affected by service change Jan. 4

BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit said it will be removing the vessel Admiral Pete from Foot Ferry service Wednesday, Jan. 4 for required maintenance. The Rich… Continue reading

Ecology seeking public comment on Port Orchard’s shoreline amendments

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on amendments proposed by the City of Port Orchard to its Shoreline Master Program… Continue reading

The older you were, the more likely you voted, state report shows

The older you are, the more likely you voted in November’s election OLYMPIA — A statistical report issued Dec. 27 by the state Elections Division… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit service affected by Christmas, New Year’s holidays

Kitsap Transit will not provide routed and ACCESS bus service, or foot ferry service, on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The agency also announced PSNS… Continue reading

In Olympia: Jesse Young hopes Narrows Bridge drivers soon can have a cup of joe with their tolls

OLYMPIA — One of the legislative accomplishments touted by Rep. Jesse Young following the last session of the Washington State Legislature was his work to… Continue reading

26th’s Young has a plate full of issues in Olympia

OLYMPIA — When state Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, rejoins his fellow state legislators at the start of the upcoming legislative session early next month,… Continue reading

Saints Car Club of South Kitsap pitches in to distribute Christmas goodies

The Saints Car Club of South Kitsap will take part in the distribution of food and toys at the Port Orchard Armory from 9 a.m.… Continue reading

Port Orchard Rotary and Soroptimist International bring Christmas joy to area families, children

PORT ORCHARD — The Port Orchard Rotary and Port Orchard Soroptimist International organizations joined forces on a Saturday morning, Dec. 17, to organize food collections,… Continue reading

Kitsap suspects among 19 arrested in meth distribution ring bust

SEATTLE — Nineteen people, including suspects from Port Orchard, Bremerton and Poulsbo, were arrested in a multi-state meth distribution ring that centered around the South… Continue reading

Snow blankets South Kitsap area | SKSD two hours late

Because of the layer of slushy snow blanketing the region, the South Kitsap School District has announced this morning that classes will start two hours… Continue reading

Kitsap Humane Society holiday adoption event Dec. 17-18

SILVERDALE — Kitsap Humane Society is planning a special winter adoption event at the organization’s Silverdale shelter, 9167 Dickey Rd NW. The Whisker Wonderland event… Continue reading

26th District’s Angel selected for state Senate banking and insurance committees

OLYMPIA — Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, was chosen to lead the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee during the next session of the Washington… Continue reading

Port Orchard, Helpline partnering to collect food for the holidays

PORT ORCHARD — The City of Port Orchard and its Homelessness Committee have agreed to form a partnership with the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank… Continue reading