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.

State legislators discuss priorities for short session

Jan 04, 2024

Sen. Emily Randall and Reps. Michelle Caldier and Spencer Hutchins spoke during the annual legislative sendoff at TCC-Gig Harbor.

State grants boost Gig Harbor road projects

Dec 26, 2023

The state Transportation Improvement Board awarded $1.1 million to help fund a stoplight at Wagner Way and Wollochet Drive, and is contributing $1.5 million to a shared-use path along Burnham Drive.

Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Van thieves in for glowing surprise

Dec 15, 2023

In the back of a van stolen from an apartment complex parking lot was a huge disco ball used in circus performances.

Pierce Transit adding on-demand van service to Gig Harbor

Dec 14, 2023

The vans will take people from point to point anywhere within the zone and tie into bus routes. Service begins on March 31.

PenMet community recreation center becoming reality in 2024

Dec 05, 2023

Construction has begun on the $31.6 million facility that will occupy much of PenMet’s time and money next year.

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.