Ed Friedrich

Ed Friedrich is a longtime local journalist and Gig Harbor resident. He worked 35 years at the Kitsap Sun as a sportswriter, copy editor, page designer, news reporter, news editor and rubber band shooter. A South Kitsap native, Ed first moved to Gig Harbor while a student at the University of Puget Sound in the late 1970s and has witnessed a new community grow from old roots during the ensuing half century. He is a creek freak, weather geek, scanner addict, and digs kayaking and saltwater swimming at his Key Peninsula cabin.

Vietnam veterans honored at Gig Harbor ceremony

Nov 13, 2023

This year’s Veterans Day ceremony marked 50 years since the United States pulled out of the Vietnam war and showed appreciation for those who fought there.

Phase 2/3 sports center layouts whittled to two similar plans

Oct 30, 2023

The two Phase 3 soccer fields could be on the same level or at different elevations. If at on height, a high school-sized baseball diamond could be overlaid on them.

Rosedale man beamed final movie at downtown theater

Oct 24, 2023

A teenage Jim Langhelm manned the projectors the final two years before the Roxy Theater on Harborview Drive was closed in 1958.

Overnight work planned for this week on Highway 302 spur

Oct 23, 2023

As part of the Purdy Creek culvert project, crews will pave the Highway 302 spur from just south of the new bridge in Purdy to where the spur meets Highway 16. The work will occur overnight next Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27. Traffic will be directed around it. From 7 p.m. each night until 6

PenMet Parks considering non-resident surcharge

Oct 12, 2023

Participants living outside district boundaries would pay 20% more and have to wait a week to register.

One dead in collision on Highway 16

Oct 07, 2023

A Shelton woman died in a wrong-way collision on Highway 16 early Saturday. Just after 1 a.m., the 30-year-old was riding her 2000 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on the highway near Rosedale Street, according to the Washington State Patrol. A 2014 Honda Civic going the wrong direction hit her. The motorcycle rider died at the scene.

Nielson, Sehmel campaigning for PenMet Parks board position

Oct 05, 2023

One will fill the seat left vacant by Amanda Babich, who isn’t running for re-election. Sehmel topped Neilson in the primary, 49.5%-32.3%.

Voters to weigh pocketbooks, performance in PenMet taxing measure

Sep 29, 2023

Editor’s note: This story has been updated since it was first posted. It now includes additional responses from PenMet to statements made by opponents of the lid lift, specifically about overtime costs associated with the end of the parks host program. It also clarifies that the state Auditor’s Office issued a “finding” in a PenMet

Purdy project open to salmon, not yet to cars

Sep 21, 2023

As the Purdy culvert replacement winds down to a December completion, fish passage work at Highway 16 will shift eastbound drivers into the median until Fall 2024.

Local businessman David Rhine sentenced in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Sep 12, 2023

David Rhine was sentenced to four months in prison followed by a year of supervised release and a $7,376 fine for non-violently protesting in the hallways for 22 minutes.