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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Robbery arrest made during shoplifting crackdown

Mar 31, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A shoplifting suspect allegedly punched a grocery store security officer in the face, leading to an arrest on suspicion of robbery on March 24. Store loss prevention personnel noticed two possible shoplifters on the afternoon of March 24. The

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City Council approves $4.5 million contract for public works operations center

Mar 30, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Public Works Department is a step closer to having a new operations center after the city council approved contracts worth nearly $4.5 million to build it. The largest contract approved by the council on Monday was the $3.6 million construction contract with Pease and Sons Construction. The council also delegated change order

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Highway 16 crashes paralyze Gig Harbor streets

Mar 29, 2023 | By:

A collision last week not only shut down the highway but clogged side roads. Though the wreck was more severe than usual, it’s not unusual for repercussions to extend into Gig Harbor.

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Spring Market planned for mid-May near Civic Center

Mar 28, 2023 | By:

A festival planned for mid-May aims to bring tourists into town before the usual tourist season, get some mileage out of the under-utilized Civic Center Green and provide a boost for the suddenly homeless Local Makers Gig Harbor group. It’s set for the day before Mother’s Day, so the Local Makers Spring Market & Festival

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Harbor Happenings: Boat stories and more

Mar 28, 2023 | By:

If you have young’uns who like to listen to stories read aloud from actual books, head to the BoatShop Thursday morning, March 30, to hear volunteer Cindy Hackett read four books about boats. She’ll read “Busy Boats” by Tony Mitton, “Davy’s Dream” by Paul Owen Lewis, “Little Pig Saves the Ship” by David Hyde Costello

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Man who stalked legislator sentenced to 17 months in prison

Mar 28, 2023 | By:

A Bremerton man convicted of stalking 26th District Rep. Michelle Caldier has been sentenced to 17 months in prison. On March 1, Isaiah Long, 34, pleaded guilty Kitsap County Superior Court to two counts of stalking Caldier, R-Gig Harbor. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Albert Didcock recommended a sentence of 17 months in state prison, the top

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Gig Harbor High School Athletes of the Week

Mar 27, 2023 | By: Gig Harbor High Booster Club

The Gig Harbor High School Booster Club is providing Gig Harbor Now with the winners of each school’s athlete of the week awards. Award winners are selected by the coaches and athletic director. They are selected based on the school motto, “Be Kind, Be Engaged, Be Responsible.” These are the winners for the week of

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FISH Food Bank hits another milestone by hiring executive director

Mar 27, 2023 | By:

Not long after opening its new, state-of-the-art building, Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank reached another major milestone.  The food bank’s first executive director, Pam Leazer, started work at the agency March 1. She is the first executive director, and just the second paid employee, in the 47-year history of the volunteer-driven organization.  Leazer has

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Man who shot Safeway shopper convicted of assault

Mar 27, 2023 | By:

Patrick Michael Lathrop shot a shopper who was leaving the Gig Harbor Safeway store after a misunderstanding over shoplifting led to a fight.

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Peninsula School District to eliminate 40 non-teaching positions

Mar 24, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School Board on Thursday approved a plan to cut $12 million from next school year’s budget by eliminating 40 staff positions, none of them teachers. The district needs to make the cuts, Chief Financial Officer Ashley Murphy said, because of lower enrollment coupled with the end of pandemic aid. School districts around the

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