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

Santa, with mailbox back in place, returns to Olalla route

Dec 11, 2021 | By:

Children can again mail letters to the jolly one, who will make the rounds in his makeshift sleigh after missing last year because of COVID.

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Seahawks’ Griffin, Tides’ Cedarland named league’s top volleyball, football players

Dec 10, 2021 | By:

Peninsula’s Katrina Cardinal was also cited as the South Sound 3A conference’s volleyball coach of the year and the Seahawks’ Schmidt Hall as the league’s top football lineman.

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Tides trim sixth-ranked Timberline to improve to 3-0 in boys basketball

Dec 10, 2021 | By:

Will Landram scored 25 points, Luke Browne 24 and Christian Parrish 15 to pace the Tides in the league-opening thriller.

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PenMet Parks board approves $31.6 million for community recreation center

Dec 08, 2021 | By:

The Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District approved a $31.6 million outlay Tuesday night to construct a community recreation center on the former Performance Golf Center site. Two weeks earlier, the parks board had passed a 2022 capital budget in which $23.7 million of the $33.1 million total is devoted to the center at 2416 14th Avenue

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Legislation proposes to pay off Tacoma Narrows Bridge, remove tolls

Dec 06, 2021 | By:

Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, pre-filed the bill in the Senate on Monday and a companion bill was filed in the House.

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U-cut tree farms gain popularity as escape from pandemic isolation

Dec 05, 2021 | By:

More cooped-up families have been taking to the outdoors in search of the perfect Christmas tree.

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Heritage event, sister city effort illuminate Norwegian ties

Dec 04, 2021 | By:

Rotary-led group close to finalizing sisterhood with Bodø, Norway; Heritage in the Harbor event Friday honors Norwegian culture, history and traditions.

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Sleigh load of holiday events gathers steam this weekend

Dec 02, 2021 | By:

The TideFest craft fair runs all weekend, and Sunday features the Christmas tree lighting at Skansie Brothers Park.

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Census: Gig Harbor population boomed during past decade

Dec 01, 2021 | By:

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.

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Tacoma Narrows Airport could expand, but not to accommodate airliners

Nov 30, 2021 | By:

A commission exploring how to handle future passenger, cargo and general aviation traffic is asking for suggestions from the public.

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