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Gig Harbor plans $2 million roundabout at 56th Street and 38th Avenue

Mar 14, 2024 | By:

Many people living near the junction of 56th Street NW and 38th Avenue NW, at the western edge of Gig Harbor city limits, have been there long enough to remember when it was a country crossroads. Traffic at this spot is not bad now. But when city officials look at the intersection in light of

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Gig Harbor Council accepts feasibility study for Sports Complex Phases 2 and 3

Mar 13, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council moved a step toward making the Sports Complex a reality by accepting a feasibility study for its Phases 2 and 3 in a 5-1 vote on Monday, March 11. Council member Jeni Woock voted against adopting the study. Council member Roger Henderson was absent, while Mary Barber, Ben Coronado, Le

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Salvagers beat bulldozers to native plants

Mar 11, 2024 | By:

Conservation enthusiasts dug up plants Saturday morning in a forest that will soon be cleared for a portion of the Gig Harbor Sports Complex. Phase 1B — which will include three bocce ball courts, six pickleball courts, two playgrounds, an event lawn with a covered stage, two picnic shelters and a restroom/concessions building — is

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Fox Island Bridge maintenance work to require lane closures

Mar 08, 2024 | By:

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

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Denny Richards remembered for his wisdom, humor and legacy of leadership

Mar 07, 2024 | By:

Dennis “Denny” Richards served as Gig Harbor police chief, city administrator and performed good deeds as a longtime Kiwanis Club member.

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Gig Harbor City Council puts sales tax increase before voters

Feb 29, 2024 | By: Vince Dice and Charlee Glock-Jackson

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

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

Feb 23, 2024 | By:

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%,

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Fox Island park plan could include more parking, picnic shelter, paved walkway

Feb 22, 2024 | By:

According to a master plan nearing completion, Tacoma Demolay Sandspit Park will receive expanded parking, a new building, lawn area and paved ADA path to the beach.

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In the Margins | Amid our booze bonanza, let’s get sober on drunk driving

Feb 21, 2024 | By:

I was arrested for drunk driving about 35 years ago. True story: A Gig Harbor police officer ran me through the curbside test for sobriety — I failed. He handcuffed me in front of W.B. Scotts restaurant (now Bella Femmina) on Harborview Drive and invited me to the back seat of his patrol car. I

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Property tax statements may be in your mailbox

Feb 15, 2024 | By:

Property tax statements are in the mail. Like last year, Gig Harbor-area bills rose more than anyplace else in Pierce County. Unlike the past few years, however, it can’t be attributed to soaring home values. The 5.2% increase for city residents and 6.7% for combined city and unincorporated properties is largely the result of voter-approved

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