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.

Fire damages Olalla Bay Market & Landing

Aug 16, 2022

A landmark Olalla market, nearing its reopening after a year of renovation, burned early Tuesday morning. South Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to what became a two-alarm fire

Fish passage project to temporarily shift traffic on Highway 16

Aug 10, 2022

Work will begin soon on a 3-year effort to replace 44-year-old pipes that carry Purdy Creek under Highway 16. A third culvert will be replaced under the Highway 302 Spur in Purdy. And a complete closure of Highway 302 for the Little Minter Creek culvert project begins Thursday.

Rescued puppies arrive in Gig Harbor after flight from Mexico

Aug 09, 2022

A Gig Harbor woman adopted one of eight puppies rescued in Mexico by Surfers for Strays and flown to Tacoma Narrows Airport.

Gig Harbor Fire bond passing with over 66 percent of vote

Aug 02, 2022

Voters approved Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One’s $80 million bond request in Tuesday’s primary election, according to preliminary results posted by the Pierce County Auditor’s Office. In other local

PenMet buying land to expand sandspit park on Fox Island

Jul 26, 2022

The $2.5 million purchase is contingent upon receiving a grant and determining that the property is suitable for its intended use.

Four Republicans, Democrat Denson square off for county council seat

Jul 21, 2022

Gig Harbor City Council member Robyn Denson, who began campaigning last summer, is in a county council race against Mitch Anderson, Josh Harris, Paula Lonergan and Chuck West.

‘New’ Tacoma Narrows Bridge turns 15 years old

Jul 15, 2022

A crowd of 50,000 turned out on July 15, 2007, to celebrate the amazing engineering feat despite their chagrin about paying tolls for the next 30 years to pay for it.

Dearth of Dungeness again cancels South Sound crabbing season

Jul 14, 2022

The crabbing season was first closed in 2018 to allow the Dungeness population to rebound, but that hasn’t occurred.

Huge property value increases don’t portend corresponding tax hikes

Jul 08, 2022

State law restricts taxing districts to collecting just 1% more than the previous year, except for voter-approved levies and bonds.

County discusses Fox Island bridge replacement, repair project at community meeting

Jul 01, 2022

Islanders, who would be shouldering much of the cost of a new or renovated bridge, were most concerned about funding, but those details won’t be known until later.