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.

PenMet Parks unveils Rosedale Hall renovation plans

Jan 26, 2023

The parks district and architect discussed measures to invigorate for the 91-year-old community center during two open houses Wednesday.

King tides not expected to bring widespread flooding

Jan 19, 2023

The extreme low atmospheric pressure that combined with last month’s high tides to push seawater onto shore won’t likely be present this time around.

Penrose Point State Park closed until mid-May

Jan 18, 2023

The popular destination 21 miles from Gig Harbor is getting a new sewage system.

Caldier no longer caucusing with state Republicans

Jan 11, 2023

State Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, has left the Republican caucus over issues with leadership, but hopes to resolve them and return to the party.

Gig Harbor asks Legislature for help with sports complex, road projects

Jan 05, 2023

The road and sports complex requests haven’t changed much in recent years. New this session is funding for a study on possible flooding and actions to mitigate it.

State to resume collecting late fees for unpaid Narrows Bridge tolls

Dec 21, 2022

Late fees and civil penalties were suspended in July 2021 while a new Good To Go! system was installed. They’ll return on March 1. They can be avoided by paying tardy tolls before then.

Tacoma Narrows Airport to cut down trees, as required by FAA

Dec 20, 2022

During a public comment period, the main concerns voiced were about the removal of trees that are obstacles to navigation.

Stronger shoreline protections on county council’s docket

Dec 12, 2022

If passed next week, an amendment to the shoreline management plan would keep 49.2 miles of shoreline free of docks and piers. They’d be mostly confined to shorelines where others already disrupt the habitat.

Removing bulkheads recommended for sandspit park

Dec 01, 2022

PenMet board approves study option to most fully return beach to its natural state. Whether the work itself will be conducted is yet to be determined.

Scenic Lombard Drive forest getting healthy trimming

Nov 22, 2022

Trees in the Ellis Forest Conservation Easement are being thinned to create a more diverse and healthy environment.