Gig Harbor Now Staff

Photo gallery: Gig Harbor High School soccer

Mar 22, 2024

Click on any image below to see a gallery of photos from Gig Harbor High School’s 2-1 loss to Central Kitsap on Thursday, March 21, in Silverdale. Photos by Meegan M. Reid of the Kitsap Sun newspaper of Bremerton.

Lift at Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard put to the test

Mar 21, 2024

On the Gig Harbor waterfront Thursday morning, what looked like an unseasonal champion pumpkin weigh-in proved to be just a recently mandated test of boat yard travel lifts. While a gaggle of yard workers, state officials and marine industry representatives looked on, a crane inspection company sucked a total of 133,332 pounds of harbor water

Gig Harbor Now and Then | Early vehicles really cranked up the injuries

Mar 11, 2024

Gig Harbor Now and Then’s last question of local history concerned a list of injuries, mostly broken or dislocated bones in the arm or wrist, from the 1920s to the 1940s. The three big clues given were that the accidents happened to far more men than women, were not seasonal and most often happened just

Fox Island Bridge maintenance work to require lane closures

Mar 08, 2024

Concrete girder repairs will result in single-lane closures with alternating traffic plus some short overnight total shutdowns.

Gig Harbor Real Estate | Prices inch closer to record levels

Mar 06, 2024

In Gig Harbor, the median home price inched closer to historic highs in February, rising by 0.4 percent from January to reach $853,500 for a single-family home. According to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data, the median price is now less than 1% away from the peak for single-family homes between the Purdy and Narrows bridges,

Gig Harbor Boat Works: The biggest little boat builder in town

Mar 05, 2024

In a city that prides itself in its maritime past, the names of its boat builders are legend. Skansie, Crawford, Anderson, Glein, Hoppen, Maloney, Robertson … Huh? Robertson? Yeah. Robertson. You don’t recall seeing that name on a waterfront boatyard? Don’t bother looking. It’s not there, although you probably have driven by a simple sign

Gig Harbor City Council puts sales tax increase before voters

Feb 29, 2024

The Gig Harbor City Council voted unanimously on Monday, Feb. 26, to place a proposed sales tax increase before city voters on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. The 0.1 percent sales tax increase would bring the city’s overall sales tax rate to 9.0 percent. The city would use proceeds from the increase to fund

Day Tripper | Tacoma’s Museum District

Feb 28, 2024

Many of us think of Tacoma as the town where Highway 16 merges with Interstate 5, allowing us to travel north to Seattle or south to Olympia and beyond. And many of us of a certain age still harbor memories of the days when you knew you were in Tacoma because of the infamous “aroma

Gig Harbor Now and Then | Cold, hard facts about ice delivery in 1931

Feb 26, 2024

Our previous column’s subject transitioned from a failure to deliver fire to the successful delivery of ice. The Gig Harbor Now and Then local history question was: What was the name of the ice delivery man in Gig Harbor in 1931? Answer: Let’s see, what are the most obvious possibilities? Ice, Icicle, Cold, Chill, Cool,

Gig Harbor Council to consider putting public safety sales tax increase before voters

Feb 23, 2024

The Gig Harbor City Council will consider placing a sales tax increase before voters during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 26. If approved by voters on the Aug. 6 ballot, proceeds from the increase would support public safety efforts. The proposal before the council would increase sales tax inside Gig Harbor city limits by 0.1%,