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.

Pierce Transit debuts door-to-door, on-demand van service

Apr 02, 2024

Runner van service costs the same as the bus and is limited to destinations within the Gig Harbor city limits.

Food back in, events out at Olalla Bay Market

Mar 31, 2024

Kitsap County is allowing Olalla Bay Market to resume serving food and drinks while it seeks a restaurant permit, but says there’s no avenue to events returning.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolling could creep into 2033

Mar 28, 2024

Three of the past four annual reports project that increasing insurance and operating costs could extend tolls a few months beyond their anticipated removal date.

Feasibility studies recommend contiguous recreation, senior, aquatics centers

Mar 21, 2024

PenMet also advanced a master plan for Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve to the final design phase.

Salvagers beat bulldozers to native plants

Mar 11, 2024

Conservation enthusiasts dug up plants Saturday morning in a forest that will soon be cleared for a portion of the Gig Harbor Sports Complex. Phase 1B — which will include three bocce ball courts, six pickleball courts, two playgrounds, an event lawn with a covered stage, two picnic shelters and a restroom/concessions building — is

Denny Richards remembered for his wisdom, humor and legacy of leadership

Mar 07, 2024

Dennis “Denny” Richards served as Gig Harbor police chief, city administrator and performed good deeds as a longtime Kiwanis Club member.

Fox Island park plan could include more parking, picnic shelter, paved walkway

Feb 22, 2024

According to a master plan nearing completion, Tacoma Demolay Sandspit Park will receive expanded parking, a new building, lawn area and paved ADA path to the beach.

Eastbound Highway 16 to close over two nights near Purdy on Feb. 23, Feb. 24

Feb 21, 2024

Both eastbound and one westbound lane of Highway 16 will be closed near Purdy over the weekend for placement of support beams for a new bridge. The lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; and 9 p.m. Saturday to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The eastbound

Foundation’s campus plan centralizes seniors, preschoolers, events

Feb 19, 2024

Pierce County is reviewing the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation’s proposal to build a senior center, community center and preschool on Point Fosdick Drive site.

Kopachuck State Park improvements finally forthcoming

Feb 13, 2024

A renovated Kopachuck State Park, at long last, will begin to emerge this spring. Fourteen years in the works, construction is slated to commence in late April. All permits have been approved. Drawings are finished. Bids will be sought by the end of February. Groundbreaking would follow. “I’m very excited to get out to bid