Community

Gig Harbor Now reporters cover community events and efforts that benefit and entertain the community.

Kopachuck closure begins Monday

May 31, 2024 | By:

Washington State Parks has confirmed that Kopachuck State Park will close for construction for more than a year on Monday, June 3. There had been uncertainty after bids exceeded available funding. State Parks’ engineers estimated the base cost at $7.1 million. The state Legislature appropriated $6.6 million. Pease Construction of Lakewood submitted the lowest bid

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor relay team wins state title

May 30, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor girls 4×400 relay team pulled off one of the biggest upsets at Star Track, the state track and field championships, at Mount Tahoma High School on May 25. The team of lead-off runner Danica Olsen, Kate Jones, Lejla Carlsson and anchor Maura Lenzi scorched the track to win the Class 3A state

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City sets out plan for txwaalqet Conservation Area

May 30, 2024 | By:

In one of its shortest meetings in memory — less than 24 minutes — the Gig Harbor City Council approved a property management plan for the txwaalqet Conservation Area on Tuesday, May 28. txwaalqet Conservation Area The property management plan allows passive recreational uses of the conservation area. Those include walking and wildlife viewing, creation

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Internet outages at some schools linked to attempted copper thefts

May 30, 2024 | By:

The attempted copper thefts occurred near the district’s main office in Purdy; the wires involved actually had no copper.

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Gig Harbor trolley running Thursdays, Saturdays again

May 29, 2024 | By:

A driver shortage will continue to limit Pierce Transit trolley service, but the streetcar-looking buses will be available for the farmer’s market and weekend tourists.

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Day Tripper | Stop and smell the lavender in Sequim

May 29, 2024 | By: Mary Williams

Sequim is more than just a rain shadow and that sweet-smelling plant. It offers history, hiking and more just a few hours’ drive away.

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Collar of Hope aims to leave no dog behind

May 29, 2024 | By:

Collar of Hope, a nonprofit based in Olalla, finds homes for dogs (and other animals) in need of them for any reason.

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Burn ban begins Saturday in unincorporated Pierce County

May 28, 2024 | By:

The ban only applies to land clearing and burning of yard debris, not small recreational fires.

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2024 Maritime Gig Festival: Here’s what you need to know

May 28, 2024 | By:

The 2024 Maritime Gig Festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, in Gig Harbor. Here’s what you need to know.

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Harbor Happenings | Maritime Gig Festival and so much more this weekend

May 28, 2024 | By:

The Maritime Gig Festival happens this weekend on the downtown waterfront. Saturday’s lineup starts with a pancake breakfast in Skansie Park at 8 a.m. (sponsored by Kiwanis), and also features a parade at 10 a.m., a fun run, vendor booths, a car show and live musical entertainment. The festivities continue Sunday and include the annual

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