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

Purdy highway work will impact parking at Peninsula High

Feb 22, 2023 | By:

After being held up by winter and supply chain issues, work is expected to begin in March on replacing a fish-blocking culvert under the Highway 302 spur in Purdy. During the work, the 302 spur will be closed around the clock for up to eight months while crews remove the old culvert and replace it

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Agritourism a growing concern for Gig Harbor farms

Feb 21, 2023 | By:

When Aileen Amico and her husband, Dennis, bought Blu Rooster Farm in 2016, she said, “all we had was a dog.” After living in Gig Harbor for a decade, they were drawn to the farmhouse on 12 acres with sweeping territorial views of scenic rural Ray Nash valley. It was a place where their “kids

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Harbor Happenings: Oscar-nominated shorts on Monday Movie Night

Feb 21, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Film Festival celebrates the world of short films in this month’s Monday Night Movie on Feb. 27. The organization will screen five Oscar-nominated shorts: “Haulout,” a Russian documentary about a man in a remote Siberian hut who observes the effects of climate change. “Stranger at the Gate,” about an American military veteran

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New Black Student Union at Gig Harbor High has big goals

Feb 20, 2023 | By:

Leila Jeneby and Jasmine Lopez felt an instant bond when they met this fall at Gig Harbor High School. Jeneby, a sophomore, had recently moved from Seattle. Lopez, a senior, gave her a tour of the school. Jeneby was surprised there was no Black Student Union among its list of clubs. “When she asked me

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Gig Harbor girls clinch state tournament berth

Feb 20, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor girls basketball team is going to state after a hard-fought 50-41 overtime win against Central Kitsap on Friday, Feb. 17. This game was a defensive battle, and the Tides led just 20-17 in the middle of the third quarter. Both teams appeared nervous on offense but tenacious on defense. New rebound record

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Sports Beat: Tides beat Timberline, play for district title

Feb 17, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys basketball team reached the championship game of the Class 3A District 3/4 tournament with a 58-54 overtime win over Timberline on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Auburn High School. Gig Harbor (21-2) rallied from a double-digit deficit in the first quarter to avenge two earlier loses to the Blazers. The Tides used

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Cut on hand keeps suspect out of jail

Feb 16, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A Gig Harbor officer had to release a suspect with warrants for burglary, vehicular assault and motor vehicle theft last week — because of a cut on his hand. A Gig Harbor officer arrested the suspect at a grocery

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100th marathon is next for Gig Harbor’s Tami Christensen

Feb 16, 2023 | By: Lee Jorgenson

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by community member Lee Jorgenson, who is a personal friend of the subject of the article.  My, how life had changed for Tami Christensen. She grew up in a family of six — parents, a brother, two sisters — on a potato farm in southern Idaho. Theirs was typical

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Dozens offer comments on short term rental regulations

Feb 16, 2023 | By:

A full house packed a Gig Harbor City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, for a hearing on proposed new regulations on short term rentals. About three dozen people spoke in person or via Zoom regarding the proposed regulations. Most opposed allowing short-term rentals, especially in residential neighborhoods. No current regulations The current city code

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Podcast helps Gig Harbor senior find her voice

Feb 15, 2023 | By:

With time to kill during the Covid-19 lockdown, Anna Daetwiler listened to a lot of podcasts. Now she has her own.  Daetwiler, a senior at Gig Harbor High School, recently launched the Honestly Noted podcast, featuring teen-centric topics and interviews with her contemporaries. It’s available on YouTube, Instagram and elsewhere.  The goal is to represent a

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