Letters to the Editor

Trenary passionate about community

Please join me in supporting Mark Trenary for Port Orchard City Council. I have known Mark for decades. I have worked with Mark and his… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2021


Pickard is the leader we need for SKSD board

If you want a person with experience in education, leadership skills, and strong character then vote for Brian Pickard for South Kitsap School Board. This… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2021


Pickard will provide leadership to board

I’m writing this letter in support of Brian Pickard for South Kitsap school board. I believe Brian will provide the leadership necessary to bring the… Continue reading


Schroeder is the best and only choice

I write today to encourage support for a candidate running for an elected position in our county. It is beneficial for our citizens to elect… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2021

Trenary will support small businesses

We’re supporting Mark Trenary for City Council. Mark has been a small business owner for more than 25 years and understands our challenges. He’s served… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

Young conservative is an example for everyone

Thank you for the excellent article about young conservative Kelly Anna Brooking. Her story and the courage she demonstrates as a young conservative should be… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2021

Kitsap Fair’s return was a welcome respite

It was wonderful to have the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede return this year after its cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic. Thank you… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2021

New police reform bills are concerning

Open letter to Gov. Inslee: I am deeply concerned after being briefed by our city police chief on the impact of the new state laws… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021

‘Appalling’ consideration by SKSD board members

To the South Kitsap School Board: I’m appalled that the South Kitsap School Board would even consider not following science or state law when it… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Choice for sheriff ignores Dems’ selection

As a PCO, Carollyn Zimmers was involved in the selection process for sheriff nominees. The following comments are her own personal opinions. Commissioners Garrido and… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2021

Ask for what we need, not what we want

I am disappointed that South Kitsap Fire and Rescue has decided to go for the “full” amount for their levy. We all are appreciative of… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021

Rosapepe is a candidate with integrity and honor

I am a retired Navy captain and engineer and have resided in the City of Port Orchard since 2009. I have known Port Orchard City… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

How can I help?

Many of our friends and neighbors are unemployed due to COVID-19 restrictions. It follows that many of them have exhausted their savings and need our… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021

Understand the school district’s issues

As I read the letters concerning the [South Kitsap School District] levy, there is obviously a lack of understanding of what the issues are. There… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021

Carefully consider your levy vote

As I read the letters regarding the levy, there are two distinct sides to the issue. Those promoting a levy rationalize that programs will be… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021

Washington state’s ‘clean’ elections

Contrary to Ms. Donna Branch-Gilby’s recent letter assuring voters of clean elections in Washington state, there is plenty of cause to worry. A couple of… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021

Rigorous safeguards in place for election security

If some distressed fellow citizens believe that the election has been stolen, I invite them to observe the ballot counting process as a volunteer in… Continue reading

Referendum 90: Read it

Do you have a child in public school? If you do, your child may be subject to some of the things Referendum 90 has listed… Continue reading

SKFR: Quit using scare tactics

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue is again asking for more money. This time for more money to demolish five fire stations and build three new… Continue reading

SKSD will leverage the next levy

South Kitsap School District has hired over 185 more employees, which exceeds what’s supported in the district’s budget. That’s more than $2 million in budget… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020