Bob Smith

Navy police vehicle destroyed by fire at South Kitsap gas station

SOUTH KITSAP — A fully engulfed vehicle fire in front of the Shell Food Mart at the intersection of Mile Hill Road and Woods Road… Continue reading

Port Orchard photographer has an eye for nature’s beauty

SOUTH COLBY — Stand at any local shoreline or vista and you’re sure to spot something that draws your eye — a flock of black… Continue reading

WSF seeking Southworth ferry route task-force members

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries is seeking volunteers to be part of the Triangle Improvement Task Force, a citizen advisory group that will be charged… Continue reading

Festival of Chimes & Lights: Port Orchard holiday events draws thousands downtown

Thousands of mostly South Kitsap residents flocked to downtown Port Orchard Dec. 3 for the city’s 18th annual Festival of Chimes & Lights. Official Christmas… Continue reading

Jerry Cornfield | Holiday season thank-yous

With the holiday season upon us, we take a few moments to consider those with reason to be thankful for what transpired this past election… Continue reading

Sen. Angel has overflowing plate of issues in Olympia next legislative session

OLYMPIA — It’s time for the usual pre-session flurry of activity at the state Legislature in Olympia in the waning days of the year. Having… Continue reading

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue eagerly awaits new firefighting equipment

Try as he might, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Guy Dalrymple can’t suppress his smile: The deputy fire chief and his team are positively giddy… Continue reading

For some, Kitsap’s rental turmoil can bring on homelessness

Finding housing — and then being able to pay for it — has become a worrisome struggle for a growing number of Kitsap County households.… Continue reading

For some, Kitsap’s rental turmoil can bring on homelessness

Finding housing — and then being able to pay for it — has become a worrisome struggle for a growing number of Kitsap County households.… Continue reading

Searching for a place to live

For Tiffany Butler of Port Orchard, 2016 has been “annus horribilis.” In January, Butler and her husband Trey were forced to leave their basement residence… Continue reading

Housing crisis in Kitsap County forcing hard choices

The slippery slope of Kitsap County housing: When the marketplace dominoes fall, some people are left on the outside, looking in. An unprecedented housing sales… Continue reading

Forest Service hiring temporary positions in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to fill more than 1,000 temporary spring and summer positions in Washington and Oregon. The government… Continue reading

GOP incumbents in 26th, 35th Legislative Districts retain seats

Incumbents from Washington state’s 26th and 35th legislative districts will be returning to Olympia, based on general election results Nov. 8 from Kitsap, Pierce and… Continue reading

Jerry Cornfield | Evenly divided Legislature inspires hope for moderates

This is not idle conversation, as the approaching legislative session could be epic in its length and partisanship with power evenly divided between the Democratic… Continue reading

Kitsap County fire marshal receives 2016 Fire Marshal of the Year award

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County Fire Marshal David Lynam has been presented the 2016 Fire Marshal of the Year Award from the Washington state’s fire… Continue reading

Holiday Pet Costume Contest set to run during Port Orchard’s winter festival

The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce and Kitsap Humane Society are joining forces Dec. 3 to present the annual Holiday Pet Costume Contest during the… Continue reading

Jimmy John’s sandwich shop now open in Port Orchard

PORT ORCHARD — Jimmy John’s, Port Orchard’s newest sandwich shop, is now open. The 1,400-square-foot business, owned by Mary Jo Smallman and her third in… Continue reading

Kitsap County taxable retail sales up 7.3 percent in second quarter

OLYMPIA — Kitsap County’s taxable retail sales of $1.03 billion in the second quarter of this year was a 7.3 percent increase over the same… Continue reading

Port Orchard Soroptimist group staging comedy night Nov. 18

PORT ORCHARD — Soroptimist International of Port Orchard is sponsoring its own comedy night featuring comedienne Susan Rice at the Clubhouse at McCormick Woods on… Continue reading