South Kitsap

Downtown burglary suspect arrested

A man whom local police believe recently moved into the area and began making his living by stealing from local businesses was arrested last week, the Port Orchard Police Department reported.

Property taxes due in Kitsap County

Kitsap County property taxes are due, and must be delivered or postmarked by today.

Realtors selling PO to Tacoma

Port Orchard is getting a little attention down in Tacoma thanks to the new bridge. As cars head south on Interstate 5 by the Tacoma Dome, they pass a billboard picture of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge with the words “Close just got a little closer” and advertising a Quadrant Homes development adjacent to McCormick Woods.

Sidney Museum celebrates 100th year

Back in 1908, the Ziegfield Follies opened in New York City, the Wright brothers registered flying machines at the United States Patent Office and the first Model T rolled off the Ford Motor Company assembly line in Detroit. That same year, a Masonic Temple was built at 202 Sidney Ave.

Former U.S. Attorney John McKay (right) made two addresses commemorating Law Day in Kitsap County on Friday. Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer looks on.

Fired U.S. Attorney highlights Kitsap Law Day celebration

Kitsap County commemorated its 40th annual Law Day on Friday, with an address by John McKay, one of the eight former U.S. attorneys fired by former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2006 for reasons McKay believes were political.

Former U.S. Attorney John McKay (right) made two addresses commemorating Law Day in Kitsap County on Friday. Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer looks on.

McCormick Woods deal nearly done

An agreement between Kitsap County fire officials and developers wanting to add nearly 1,500 new homes to the McCormick Woods area is “90 percent” complete, said Kitsap County Fire Marshal David Lynam this week.

Nicole Schillereff

Rain, seagulls fill sky along PO waterfront

More than 50 people came out Saturday in the gray to try their luck at calling the most birds to the Port Orchard waterfront for the 20th annual Seagull Calling Festival.

Nicole Schillereff

New KEDA director settling in

The new director of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) reported for duty on Monday, immediately jumping on a treadmill of introductory meetings with local business and government leaders.

Commissioner hopeful kicks off first campaign event

Tim Matthes, who declared his candidacy for Jan Angel’s seat on the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, kicked off his campaign Friday with an ice cream social at the Port Orchard National Guard Armory.

Local schools facing a $1.9 million deficit

The costs keep growing, the funds keep shrinking and budget-makers are running out of options. That’s the message Assistant Superintendent Terri Patton gave to the South Kitsap School District Board on Wednesday evening.

County narrows search for two administrators

The recruitment for two high-visibility Kitsap County positions continues, with two separate outside “headhunter” firms commissioned to screen replacements for Administrative Services Director Ben Holland and CenCom Director Ron McCaffee.

Port Orchard offering garbage pickup

Port Orchard residents can prepare to get rid of large-sized items during the first week in June thanks to a city-sponsored clean-up week.Regular garbage pickups… Continue reading

Washington kicks off campaign for auditor post

Kitsap County Interim Auditor Walt Washington, who was appointed to his position to fill the unexpired term of the retired Karen Flynn, has scheduled a series of campaign events in support of his first full-fledged bid for an elected term.

County establishes Waste Wi$e goals

t Program saved more than $450,000 last year, Solid Waste officials say.

Author explores the weird side of Washington

While locals appreciate a lot of things about Olalla, outside of the area it’s probably known for only two things — its annual Polar Bear Plunge and Linda Hazzard, who starved rather than cured people in her sanitarium on Orchard Avenue.

SKSD screens applicants for consultant contract

The South Kitsap School District held interviews Wednesday evening with three consultants vying to steer a search for a new superintendent.

Kitsap Transit’s foot ferry from Port Orcahrd to Bremerton will be free all day Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 12

Foot ferry floats free

Kitsap Transit’s foot ferry between Port Orchard and Bremerton is free to riders all day Saturday and Sunday from now until Oct. 12

Kitsap Transit’s foot ferry from Port Orcahrd to Bremerton will be free all day Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 12

Helmets and bikes given away at SKFR Safety Fair

While their parents learn about being prepared for a home emergency or perhaps get their blood pressure checked, local kids can check out fire trucks and maybe go home with both a helmet and a bicycle Saturday at South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Safety Awareness Fair.

Port implements plan to keep public informed

At its first 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday night, the Port of Bremerton's Board of Commissioners approved a new policy designed to improve the organization's communication with the public.

Monty Mahan and Charlotte Garrido are two of the four candidates currently running for South Kitsap Commissioner.

Democrats endorse Mahan by a hair

Kitsap County Democrats endorsed Monty Mahan in the race for South Kitsap Commissioner on Monday night, but he beat the closest opponent, Charlotte Garrido, by… Continue reading

Monty Mahan and Charlotte Garrido are two of the four candidates currently running for South Kitsap Commissioner.