Bob Smith

Initiative by Kitsap County partnership close to sheltering all homeless veterans

PORT ORCHARD — The Homes for All Who Served initiative – a partnership of federal, state, and local veterans programs – said it is redoubling… Continue reading

Kitsap County election returns expected to exceed 80 percent

PORT ORCHARD — Election Day is nearly upon us and, thankfully for most, we’ll see its tumultuous conclusion after ballots are counted beginning Nov. 8.… Continue reading

Moondogs, Too calls an end to its business adventure

PORT ORCHARD — When the lively Moondogs, Too bar and grill closed for good on Halloween night, a little bit of Bay Street’s soul went… Continue reading

Jimmy John’s franchise coming to Port Orchard

A Jimmy John’s franchise is coming to Port Orchard on MIle Hill Drive later this fall.

New city website coming soon

Greater flexibility for graphics and content is built into new software.

Next up: Sumner a daunting test for Wolves football squad

As a new member of the South Puget Sound League, South Kitsap High’s football team is finding the powerhouse collection of 4A schools it is now facing to be as tough as advertised.

Wolves run out of gas against Graham-Kapowsin

South Kitsap High’s football team proved it could compete with one of Washington state’s toughest 4A squads in its first opening South Puget Sound League game on Sept. 2.

Port Orchard’s Lighthouse restaurant closing Wednesday

Port Orchard's Lighthouse restaurant is closing its doors Wednesday, Aug. 31, after a buyer purchased the waterfront building that it occupies.

Lengthy city development code review process can be abated by some short-term fixes, mayor says

It’s one thing to advocate for a stronger economic base in Port Orchard. But it’s entirely another thing to take care of the nuts and bolts of government regulations that can impact growth.

Mayor forming committee to study homelessness issue

Port Orchard Mayor Rob Putaansuu is planning to convene an ad hoc committee early in September to address the growing concern of homelessness in Kitsap County, as well as within the city boundaries.

County GOP chair will select precinct committee officer, prosecutor rules

The uncertainty about how a Manchester-area Republican precinct officer seat will be filled has been resolved, according to Delores Gilmore, Kitsap County auditor: It will be up to the county Republican Party chair to decide.

CRUZ 2016 | 1949 Cadillac Model 62 owned by Gary Kanekkeberg

At age 16, Gary Kanekkeberg first laid eyes on what became his dream car: a sleek, aerodynamic 1949 Cadillac Model 62.

CRUZ 2016 is biggest one-day event in Kitsap County

At least 20,000 car enthusiasts are expected to visit Port Orchard’s waterfront area Sunday, Aug. 14, to peek, ogle and gaze at upwards of 600 cars on display for the 29th annual CRUZ 2016 car show. Show time is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Pizza Hut restaurant in Port Orchard is ‘open’ to new diners

It seems everyone is seeking openness: in government, in home layout — and now in restaurant design.

Officer outreach | Port Orchard Police community projects lend a hand to residents

Vehicles from the Port Orchard Police and a South Kitsap Fire and Rescue fire engine flashed their emergency lights and sounded their sirens July 23 at the Heritage Apartments, a 56-unit Housing Kitsap-affiliated subsidized apartment complex on Lippert Drive, down the hill from Sidney Avenue.

Female suspects arrested after Taco Time holdup

Reminiscent of movie gun-toting mavens Thelma and Louise, two women suspected of taking part in a holdup incident July 20 at the Taco Time restaurant just off Bethel Road in Port Orchard, were captured later that evening by Port Orchard Police.

Waterfront parking cost to increase; park’s green space to grow

Consider it fair warning: The cost to park at Port Orchard’s waterfront lots is going up.

Gaeta’s attorneys to argue life sentence is unconstitutional

Attorneys for Gabriel Gaeta, accused of raping and murdering a young neighbor girl in 2014, will appear before Court Judge Jennifer Forbes next Monday to argue that their client should receive a sentence of 25 years to life rather than life imprisonment because he was under 18 when the crime was committed.

City Council agrees to $20 car license fee

Port Orchard’s City Council voted at its July 12 meeting to impose a $20 fee on vehicle licenses when city residents renew their tabs.Council members agreed 6-1 to approve the new ordinance, in which approximately $200,000 raised each year will be allocated to help fund prioritized city transportation projects.

The Fourth a quieter affair than last year for South Kitsap Fire and Rescue

Just days after the Fourth of July celebrations throughout South Kitsap, Guy Dalrymple is counting his blessings — and possibly thanking the rain gods.