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.

Two incumbents face challengers for PenMet Parks board positions

Oct 21, 2021

Missy Hill and Steve Nixon are running for reelection against Matt McKee and Joshua Hardwick, respectively.

Peninsula football cancels two games after COVID detected

Oct 18, 2021

The non-league game last week against Lincoln and a contest at Yelm Friday that had league title implications were called off.

Human-powered craft challenge turbulent Narrows in open-water race

Oct 14, 2021

About 80 paddlers are expected to take on the swift currents in everything from stand-up paddleboards to the increasingly popular surfskis.

Student assaulted by outsiders at Gig Harbor High

Oct 13, 2021

The victim was assaulted by five teens, who fled, but he wouldn’t cooperate with the police.

Public input sought on proposed geoduck farm in Burley Lagoon

Oct 09, 2021

Taylor Shellfish Farms would replace Manila clam and oyster beds on the 25.5-acre site with geoduck clam farming.

Grassroots group rouses support for community aquatics center

Oct 06, 2021

The Swim Safe Gig Harbor group believes there’s a great need for a swimming facility in the Gig Harbor area, and is proposing PenMet’s Peninsula Gardens property as a site.

Gig Harbor man killed in Oregon motorcycle crash

Oct 04, 2021

The man’s father and riding companion was injured in the collision and was flown to the hospital.

Battson named as Gig Harbor Chamber president/CEO

Oct 04, 2021

Miriam Battson replaces Warren Zimmerman as the chamber’s new president and CEO.

Tides, Seahawks claim lopsided football victories

Oct 02, 2021

Gig Harbor routed winless North Thurston 50-0 at home and Peninsula traveled to Lacey to drub River Ridge 35-6.

Mini-storage units being built off of 36th Street

Sep 30, 2021

The 106,000-square-foot facility near the Tacoma Screw fulfillment center is expected to be completed in about six months.