Government

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Pickleball popularity evident on the courts of Gig Harbor

Jun 23, 2022

Pickleball, the grassroots sport born in a Bainbridge Island backyard in 1965, is often said to be having a moment, thanks to an impressive growth spurt over the last few

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Gig Harbor Council considering fireworks ban to take effect in 2023

Jun 17, 2022

The Gig Harbor City Council will decide on June 27 whether to permanently ban fireworks, starting next year. The council held a public hearing Monday on the ordinance, which would

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Borgen Boulevard repairs require weeklong closure of westbound lanes

Jun 16, 2022

All westbound lanes of Borgen Boulevard between Peacock Hill and Olympus Way will be closed for a week starting Friday, June 17, the city of Gig Harbor announced. During the

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Wings & Wheels airshow first postponed, now canceled at Tacoma Narrows Airport

Jun 15, 2022

Pierce County sent the Tacoma Events Commission a letter on June 3 stating that it couldn’t accommodate the event because of lack of space and support from airport businesses.

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Katrina Knutson to be permanent city administrator

Jun 13, 2022

Gig Harbor has appointed Katrina Knutson as city administrator, the city announced Monday night. Knutson, the city’s community development director, added the role of interim administrator when Linda Kelly resigned

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Councilmembers to hand out Pride flags on June 10

Jun 09, 2022

The Gig Harbor City Council recently approved a resolution that establishes the month of June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Gig Harbor. On Friday, June 10, Councilmembers Brenda Lykins, Mary

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PenMet seeks input on strategic plan

Jun 06, 2022

PenMet wants the public’s help in developing a multi-year strategic plan. The plan will guide decision-making, policy development, annual strategic goals and objectives, long-range planning, and services the district provides

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Gig Harbor Council makes Juneteenth an official city holiday

Jun 01, 2022

Gig Harbor city offices will be closed Monday, June 20, in honor of Juneteenth. The city council voted unanimously on June 1 to officially make the day an holiday observed

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Harborview Drive reopens in both directions

May 25, 2022

After nearly three months, traffic is flowing in both directions through downtown Gig Harbor. Harborview Drive, the city’s main drag, was closed in the southbound direction on Feb. 28 to

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Cultural arts district with taxing authority proposed for Gig Harbor area

May 24, 2022

Stephanie Lile has a proposal to boost funding for Gig Harbor’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Lile, executive director of the Harbor History Museum, wants to create a Peninsula Cultural

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