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A new Guardian now keeping watch over the waters of txʷaalqəł

Sep 15, 2022 | By:

Puyallup Tribe Culture Director Connie McCloud paused with emotion when describing the significance of the place known as txʷaalqəł to her people. “Here on the waters and on this land,

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City Council again extends moratorium on new short-term rentals

Sep 14, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday voted unanimously to extend a moratorium on new applications for short-term rentals in the city. The extension spans another six months. Residents on

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‘Our Fisherman, Our Guardian’ the culmination of years-long effort to honor area’s original inhabitants

Sep 13, 2022 | By:

It has taken many generations, but Gig Harbor will finally acknowledge and honor the first people who lived in this area – the sx̌ʷəbabš band of the Puyallup Tribe of

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Debate among 26th District House candidates notable for its civility

Sep 08, 2022 | By:

In a political era often characterized by name-calling and personal attacks, the debate between 26th Legislative District candidates of opposite parties Thursday morning was notable for its collegiality.  Republican Spencer

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State, county both plan culvert removal to clear way for Purdy Creek fish

Sep 08, 2022 | By:

The state has begun work to remove three fish passage barriers on Purdy Creek and Pierce County is planning to replace two others.

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‘Our Fisherman, Our Guardian’ statue to be unveiled Sept. 15

Sep 02, 2022 | By:

A 14-foot statue honoring the area’s original inhabitants will be unveiled in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The city of Gig Harbor announced the unveiling and

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Eddon Boatyard house will soon be open to public again

Aug 22, 2022 | By:

The brick house at Eddon Boatyard is one step closer to being open to the public. The Gig Harbor City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Gig Harbor BoatShop for

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New turf field ready for use at Sehmel Homestead Park

Aug 15, 2022 | By:

The new turf soccer field at Sehmel Homestead Park will be dedicated in a ceremony Friday afternoon.  But the $948,000 surface already has hosted its first major event. The Harbor

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Some uneasy about changes to city advisory board procedures

Aug 12, 2022 | By:

Changes to procedures for the city of Gig Harbor’s advisory boards and commissions are drawing criticism from a city council member and some volunteers who serve on those advisory panels. 

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Carving honoring area’s original inhabitants installed

Aug 11, 2022 | By:

Interrupted briefly by thunder and lightning, Gig Harbor’s newest artwork was installed Wednesday at the water’s edge in Austin Park at txʷaalqəł Estuary. The carved cedar figure, called “Our Fisherman,

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