Eric SanInocencio of Gig Harbor has what many would consider a dream job. From his house near the head of the bay, he is immersed in baseball all day, every day as vice president of social media for Perfect Game USA. The company bills itself as the world’s largest scouting organization and hosts tournaments and
With this state’s vibrant space technology sector, it’s no surprise that NASA in 2023 chose three Washington companies for its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, which provides seed funding to nurture early-stage ideas that could transform future space missions. Washington firms awarded the highly competitive NIAC slots, each with a $175,000 grant, include a
As a youth, Ty Clarke liked to water-ski and wake-board from his parents’ beach on the southwest shore of Fox Island. Cutting through the glassy water of Carr Inlet, at the turnaround point on their runs, Ty and his friends couldn’t help noticing something off-putting: a neglected concrete box of a building squatting on the
Think the fight against Walmart in the 1990s, or the more recent flap over building 35 new dwelling units at the bottom of Harborview Drive, stand as the biggest citizen crusades in peninsula history? Those were minor disagreements when compared to the Battle for Carr Inlet, fought in the early 1950s. Decades before the term
When sunny skies arrive, a waterfront business like Island View Market needs to focus on keeping the beer coolers full, boat gas flowing and sun screen stocked. This June, though, the iconic south Rosedale country store and filling station has a stressful distraction: A lawsuit between the current owners and the previous owners who sold
The future of the Fox Island Bridge became a little clearer this week, with the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department disclosing that it has endorsed replacing the badly deteriorated structure rather than choosing the less costly, but shorter-lasting, refurbishment option. The department informed Gig Harbor Now that it will request funding in the
Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund will have matching funds available for other groups to quickly acquire grants. A condition of its contribution is that the public have access to the properties.
There are still areas outside the city limits but inside the urban growth area where developments are being built.
The city far outshot its growth target, ballooning from 7,126 to 12,029 with little attributable to annexation. The pace next decade shouldn’t be nearly as quick.
Converting the 25.5-acre farm site from Manila clams and oyster to geoducks wouldn’t significantly change the tidelands, according to the draft environmental impact statement. Opponents of the plan say this claim is slanted and they look forward to refuting it.