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

Gig Harbor track setting a fast pace

May 02, 2023 | By:

After winning the South Sound Conference’s Male Track Athlete of the Year award in 2022, Ben Stevens of Gig Harbor is once again dominating the league’s sprint events in 2023. The 6-foot-4 Stevens’ owns the league’s top times this year in the 100 meters (11.01) and 200 (22.23). His top time in the 400 (50.92)

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Harbor Happenings: Arts Walk returns to downtown Gig Harbor

May 02, 2023 | By:

The capital “A” Arts take center stage this week, as downtown galleries host an Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Ebb Tide Gallery, Gallery Row and Waters Edge Gallery will have live art-making demonstrations from 1-3 p.m. Woodstock Gallery will be open with original paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, wood,

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Gig Harbor Fire puts general levy renewal to voters in August

May 02, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One commissioners voted last week to put a renewal of its general levy before voters in August. Gig Harbor Fire is asking for a renewal of its levy equal to 32 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. For the owner of an average-priced Gig Harbor-area home (worth $865,000),

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Peninsula High film students’ work showcased at the Uptown Galaxy

May 01, 2023 | By:

It’s a sunny day on a country road, as an old man riding a blue scooter greets the mail carrier and invites him to dinner. Three teens appear walking down the road, and the plot twists wretchedly. Just wait ‘til the postman takes a bite of Edith’s pot roast. “The Scoot-Scoot Man,” a horror short

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Guest editorial: Midday Rotary delivers $4,000 worth of goods to Food Backpacks 4 Kids

May 01, 2023 | By: Jill Dabbs

Gig Harbor Midday Rotary initiated a project to provide extra food for Food Backpacks 4 Kids, a local food bank that provides essential food items for families with food insecurity on the Key Peninsula. The project’s objective was to mitigate food insecurity in the region, particularly during the months of March and April, which are

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor soccer looks to stay unbeaten with win over Peninsula

Apr 28, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys soccer team continues to mow down opponents like a John Deere on a sunny day. The Tides are still undefeated at 15-0 and are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A by high school sports website MaxPreps. The Tides are No. 2 in WIAA’s RPI rankings. 👀 Current 3A

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Officers Taze ‘frantic’ suspect

Apr 28, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. Gig Harbor Police officers fired Tasers at a fleeing suspect on April 21 in the Target parking lot, striking him twice. Officers said they observed no injuries from the Taser strikes, but medical crews took the suspect to the

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Sunny skies expected for this weekend’s Paddlers Cup

Apr 28, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returns to the waters off Skansie Park this weekend, April 29 and 30. The two-day event includes competitive racing for expert, novice and youth paddlers in a variety of watercraft. Vendors will be set up on the shore. Sunday, April 30, brings the Dragon Boat races, in which local businesses

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Love of sports and teammates’ support helped Peninsula’s Clark beat cancer

Apr 27, 2023 | By:

Toward the end of his sophomore wrestling season at Peninsula High School, Boden Clark started noticing some unusual bone pain.  It’s wrestling. Pain is part of the deal. He figured it was no biggie.  Then his cardiovascular fitness started to lag, bizarre for a highly active two-sport athlete who prides himself on being in great

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New owners of former Stutz Fuel property foresee fun gathering spot

Apr 26, 2023 | By:

Brad and Michelle Bailey hope to hit on a venture that brings more people into downtown. They’re asking for ideas.

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