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Gig Harbor Now reporters chase down news that affects community residents, providing facts with context and perspective.

Soil sample drilling to slow traffic on 38th Avenue

Oct 04, 2022 | By:

Soil sampling is part of the design phase, which will continue into next summer. Construction to to add bike lanes on both sides of the street and a sidewalk, planter strip and lighting on the east side will occur in 2024.

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After 2-2 tie, Peninsula and Gig Harbor still tied atop league standings

Oct 03, 2022 | By:

A much-anticipated battle between soccer powers and South Sound Conference co-leaders went down at Roy Anderson Field on Friday, Sept. 30. The Gig Harbor Tides and Peninsula Seahawks ended the night exactly where they started: tied atop the SSC standings, after a 2-2 tie. Gig Harbor grabbed early lead The game started fast as players

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City celebrates North Creek Salmon Heritage Site purchase

Oct 03, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor will celebrate two milestones this week, according to Mayor Tracie Markley. The city, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the Lyons Family Trust will celebrate the acquisition of 11.5 acres of land known as the North Creek Salmon Heritage Site Phase 1 at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The site is just north

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Sports Beat: Local schools square off for soccer supremacy

Sep 30, 2022 | By:

It’s time for the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of athletic events and standout performances from Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools. We will start out with a preview of the game of the week between girls soccer powers Gig Harbor (6-0, 6-0 South Sound Conference) and Peninsula (7-1, 6-0). They square off at 7

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Guest column: Another great Film Festival in the books

Sep 30, 2022 | By: Lee Jorgenson

“It’s like I have ESPN or something,” a quote from the 2004 movie “Mean Girls.” Well, probably not ESPN, but if you had any ESP going on, you took yourself to the 2022 Gig Harbor Film Festival last weekend. And what a weekend it was! The festival launched on Thursday evening with a welcome chat

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‘Freedom’s Path’ claims Director’s Choice award at Gig Harbor Film Festival

Sep 30, 2022 | By:

“700 Feet Down” and “Soldier” also won awards, while Staci Layne Wilson was honored as best director for “The Ventures: Stars on Guitars.”

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Gig Harbor man dies in collision near Port Orchard

Sep 30, 2022 | By:

A 72-year-old Gig Harbor man died Thursday in a collision with a South Kitsap School District bus, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred at the intersection of Sidney and Spruce roads, just north of the Pierce-Kitsap county line, around 4 p.m. Thursday. The bus contained no students at the time of

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Gig Harbor blotter: Same car flees police three times

Sep 29, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A stolen white Kia Rio fled from law enforcement on at least three occasions on Sept. 24 and 25. In the first instance included in the reports, an officer pulled the Rio over after checking its license

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Kopachuck State Park renewal nearing, minus beach portion

Sep 28, 2022 | By:

The Kopachuck renovation project will begin early next year, but the beach portion will be held up after funding fell $1 million short.

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Harbor Happenings: Launch your weekend with Scarecrow Fest

Sep 27, 2022 | By:

The reemergence from COVID continues with several in-person events returning this week, starting with the Scarecrow Festival at Sehmel Homestead Park on Saturday, Oct. 1. Sponsored by PenMet Parks, the festival features a pee-wee rodeo with stick horse barrel racing, hula hoop lassos and “hog” tying. And, of course, a scarecrow contest. The free, family-friendly

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