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Arson at Gig Harbor HS equipment shed causes $150K in damage  Q13 News Seattle

GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- $150,000 in damage was done when a portable toilet was set on fire, spreading to a nearby equipment storage shed at Gig Harbor High ...



Shed Fire At Gig Harbor High School Quickly Extinguished  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Shed Fire At Gig Harbor High School Extinguished - Gig Harbor, WA - A shed fire on the south end of the Gig Harbor High School track was quickly handled by ...



Where to watch fireworks this 4th of July  KOMO News

As you're planning what to do for the fourth of July, here are some events to make the process a little easier. JBLM FREEDOM FEST. Time: 11 a. m. – 10:30 p. m. ...



He allegedly sold drugs to Tacoma and Gig Harbor high schoolers, delivery included  Tacoma News Tribune

An alleged drug dealer who advertised and offered free delivery to Tacoma and Gig Harbor high school students via social media was arrested Wednesday, ...



Gig Harbor 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Gig Harbor 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide - Gig Harbor, WA - Patch has your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive ...



Off to blazing start, could this be Gig Harbor soccer’s year for playoff success?  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor's 4-0 start — which includes a 5-0 win over Bellevue, the team that bounced Gig Harbor from the state tournament last year — has the Tides ...



They were the most dominant cross country team Gig Harbor has ever seen. Where are they now?  The News Tribune

They were the most successful cross country team Gig Harbor High School has ever seen — and quite possibly, the best team the state has ever seen. The 2013 ...



His coach knew he could be one of the league’s best. Now Peninsula’s King is realizing his potential  Tacoma News Tribune

Peninsula High School baseball coach Michael Johnson has seen the potential in center fielder Peter King. If he could put it all together, Johnson figured King ...



Capital High School Volleyball Sinks the Gig Harbor Tides  ThurstonTalk

The defending 3A State Champion Capital High School women's volleyball team defeated the visiting Gig Harbor High School three sets to none September 20 ...



High school swim coach tossed around sexual innuendos. Then he got suspended.  The Olympian

Gig Harbor High School head swim coach Mike Kelly was placed on paid administrative leave in January after allegations he sexually harassed a female athlete ...



She posted online about a suicide pact. Now Gig Harbor authorities try to dispel the rumor  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor Police and Key Peninsula Fire Station officials worked to dispel rumors of a suicide pact among local high school students that were circulating on ...



With large team, Gig Harbor girls swim continues humming along  The News Tribune

The 2017 Gig Harbor High School girls swim team is looking to make a splash this year in the Class 3A South Sound Conference.



Gig Harbor High School graduation class of 2016 – Kitsap Sun  Kitsap Sun

The Gig Harbor High School graduating class of 2016 seniors include: A-B. Daniel Agee, Davis Alexander, Cameron Allen, Dawson Allen, Steven Allen, Tanner ...



36 Peninsula schools seniors recognized for their achievements as Students of Distinction  The News Tribune

Congratulations to the 2018 Students of Distinction! The annual event recognizes outstanding high school achievement by 36 graduating seniors in the ...



Gig Harbor’s Weaver chasing Olympic sailing dream  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor's Hanne Weaver is chasing an Olympic sailing dream and is aiming to represent the United States in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.



GHHS Dance Team H2WHOA takes third in state competition  The News Tribune

After a year hiatus, H2WHOA took third place earlier this year in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association dance competitions in Yakima, thanks to a ...



Key Peninsula Voters Tank Peninsula Schools Bond Measure  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Peninsula Schools Bond Measure Fails - Gig Harbor, WA - Almost no voting precincts west of Henderson Bay voted in favor of the Peninsula School District ...



Newly appointed Peninsula School District leaders say they’re ready to tackle big issues  The News Tribune

The Peninsula School District Board of Directors swore in Art Jarvis as interim superintendent and Lori Glover as new director. They have a lot on their plate after ...



1996 Gig Harbor High boys basketball team to celebrate 20th anniversary of state title  The News Tribune

Players and their families will host a 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Gig Harbor High state boys basketball title at the Gig Harbor High School gym from ...



His parents were some of the best track talent the state has ever seen. Now this Gig Harbor star wants to...  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor High School track star Jurrian Hering has some good genes to work with. His parents, Todd and Seville, were high school track stars in the early ...



Peninsula School District board generates itemized cost list for proposed bond funds  The News Tribune

After announcing during a special meeting that April's proposed bond measure would be set for $220 million, the Peninsula School District's Board of Directors ...



Gig Harbor Holiday Events Schedule Released  Patch.com

Here Are All The Gig Harbor Holiday Events - Gig Harbor, WA - Gig Harbor has enough holiday events lined up this season to satisfy even Santa Claus.



Mortar Board Memorial: Teens Unique Tribute To Friend Who Died  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Graduate's Unique Tribute To A Lost Friend - Gig Harbor, WA - Lexi Ellis, 18, lost one of her friend Emily Ramm in a tragic accident. They were reunited Sunday ...



She wanted a place to belong, so she created Gig Harbor's first pride event  The News Tribune

The colorful crowd gathered Saturday at Donkey Creek Park in Gig Harbor. They brought picnic blankets, Tupperware and costumes. And the determination to ...



Gig Harbor resident Sanders first local drafted by Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor resident Mekai Sanders was drafted by the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team in Kent.



'I was heartbroken': Sisters sue Issaquah school district for the harassment they endured after rape  Seattle PI

When she started out at Skyline High School in Sammamish, she loved school. S.S., whose name is concealed to protect her privacy, describes herself as a "big ...



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of Aug. 9  The News Tribune

Police reports provided by the Gig Harbor Police Department.



Gig Harbor July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Guide To 2018 July 4th Fireworks, Parades - Gig Harbor, WA - Find fireworks shows, parades, and other Independence Day 2018 events happening around ...



Issaquah school sued for protecting football players after sexual assault  Crosscut

"In Issaquah, football is God.” So begins a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday on behalf of two sisters. The incidents at the heart of the suit ...



Before beginning college baseball careers, Gig Harbor seniors hoping to bring home state title  The News Tribune

The Gig Harbor High School baseball team has at least six players who will play baseball at the college level next year.



Prep Zone: Gig Harbor's Stephanie Cox  KING5.com

From 2006 to 2013 former Seattle Reign FC star Stephanie Cox played for the US National soccer team. She won a gold medal and a national championship at ...



Local group becomes school bond’s official opposition  The News Tribune

A group of Gig Harbor residents have filed as the official opposition against the Peninsula School District ballot measure for a $220-million bond that would be ...



Bullpen: Creation of Gig Harbor-based competitive swim club in the works  The News Tribune

The Narrows Aquatics Association, founded by Mike Kelly, the Gig Harbor High boys and girls swim coach who also coaches girls water polo, is offering a new ...



Gig Harbor, Peninsula share more than football rivalry  The News Tribune

Two teams. One community. That's how Ross Filkins and Aaron Chantler describe high school football in the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula area. “I think (Filkins) ...



The Gig Harbor moratorium is headed to expire, but the debate on affordable housing lingers  The News Tribune

Five months ago, Gig Harbor approved a six-month moratorium on residential development in hopes of finding a way to manage the the city's growth.



Bellarmine girls look prepped for another title; Gig Harbor in contention in 3A boys golf tournament  The Olympian

The Bellarmine Prep girls golf team had a strong showing in day one of the state tournament, and will go for its ninth consecutive state title tomorrow as all five of ...



Peninsula Schools bond is failing by less than 2 percent of the required vote  The News Tribune

After months of campaigns, tours, meetings and public outreach, the Peninsula School District's $220-million bond proposal was looking to be denied by ...



After losing husband to cancer, Gig Harbor resident O'Hare found strength through dragon boat  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor resident Jen O'Hare lost her husband Jeff to cancer and found strength in an unlikely place: The dragon boat team.



From Gig Harbor to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Q&A with Pearl Jam’s Dave Krusen  The News Tribune

Dave Krusen is a Gig Harbor native, a founding member of Pearl Jam and a recent inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Krusen was the band's original ...



Multiple sightings of white nationalist signs in Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor residents are voicing their concerns over fliers from a white nationalist group were taped to utility poles earlier this month near the Tom Taylor YMCA.



New Gig Harbor City Council sprints into new term with changes to staff  The News Tribune

Monday night's Gig Harbor City Council meeting was the first of many for the four new Council members who were sworn in. Council members Jeni Woock, ...



New Gig Harbor store The Nook offers ‘a new take on old art’ with home decor  The News Tribune

Located in downtown Gig Harbor, The Nook offers a curated selection of home decor items with an emphasis on items that are fair trade, U.S. and locally made ...



Hundreds In Puget Sound Participate In National School Walkout  Seattle, WA Patch

School Walkouts Underway In Puget Sound - Seattle, WA - From Garfield High School in Seattle to Gig Harbor High School, students around the region ...



BULLPEN: Gig Harbor resident and former MLB player Hatteberg has embraced community  The News Tribune

Former professional baseball player Scott Hatteberg probably didn't imagine soccer would be a huge part of his life. He probably also didn't imagine he would ...



Peninsula SD welcomes new administrators, executive director of student services  The News Tribune

New administrators for Peninsula School District were introduced to the Board of Directors at the June 8 meeting.



Bob Werner Tapped as Gig Harbors New Athletic Director  Patch.com

Gig Harbor, WA - Bob Werner, who has been an active member in the local youth programs, will replace Gig Harbor High School's former athletic director Dale ...



Stopping to give money to panhandlers in Gig Harbor? You could get a misdemeanor charge under new safety...  The News Tribune

The Gig Harbor City Council passed a new ordinance at Monday night's meeting that aims to curb vehicle collisions that come when drivers stop to give to ...



Gig Harbor Land Rover restoration shop finds unique market niche  The News Tribune

Brian Hall's venture into self employment started with a violent collision. About seven years ago, Hall was tearing down a dirt *service* road in rural Nevada on a ...



Gig Harbor Seniors Fill Hallway With 12,000 Balloons  Patch.com

Gig Harbor, WA - The Gig Harbor High School seniors filled the entire downstairs with 12000 blue balloons Wednesday night.



New Councilman Hutchins ready to give back to community that helped shape him  The News Tribune

Spencer Hutchins has wanted to find a way to give back to the community he grew up in and where he moved his family to after college. Now, as Gig Harbor's ...



Evergreen Elementary student remains in critical condition after YMCA pool incident  The News Tribune

A “cherished” young girl from the Key Peninsula is in critical condition at Mary Bridge Children's Health Center in Tacoma after she was found unresponsive in ...



Gig Harbor native returns home to open Pita Pit restaurant  The News Tribune

A native of Gig Harbor recently turned his dreams into reality by opening a new franchise restaurant in his hometown. Joshua Friedman, 32, is owner of a new ...



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of March 8  The News Tribune

Feb. 23 – Gig Harbor police were dispatched to Costco on Harbor Hill Drive around 8:10 p.m. in response to a call about two women in the store attempting to ...



Olympic Gold Medalist Opens Swim School In Gig Harbor  Patch.com

Olympian Opens Gig Harbor Swim School - Gig Harbor, WA - Amanda Beard, who won Olympic gold at age 14, is returning to her Puget Sound roots to teach ...



HGTV Dream Home opens lens, millions of eyeballs to Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

The annual HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes is set this year in Gig Harbor, bringing millions of pairs of eyes onlooking the bay.



7-time Olympic medalist opens swim school for children in Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor resident Amanda Beard and her husband, Sacha Brown, have been researching and planning the school for more than six years. The couple started ...



UPDATED: Gig Harbor Student Killed in Car Crash  Patch.com

Gig Harbor, WA - David Haas, a student at Gig Harbor High School, was killed in a car accident Tuesday night.



Gig Harbor’s Benson proving weightlifting not just for big, burly men  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor 16-year-old and Tides sophomore Tatum Benson recently qualified for youth nationals in Olympic weightlifting in Atlanta in June.



2016 Student of Distinction: Riley Paul  The News Tribune

Riley Paul is a top scholar and athlete who is passionate about servant leadership. She has a long list of community *service* and leadership projects and has ...



Gig Harbor women want to make a promise to lead by example  The News Tribune

After witnessing her teenage daughter suffer from bullying in high school, Gig Harbor mom Diane Stefanowicz decided she wanted to make a difference in how ...



Artondale Farms purchases Gig Harbor Grange to keep local history alive  The News Tribune

Artondale Farm owners Jess and Scott Hogan recently purchased the Gig Harbor Grange hall. The couple plans to restore the 1912 building and use the space ...



Air Force general celebrates career milestone with Gig Harbor family, friends  TheNewsTribune.com

The itch to fly really hit hard for Vincent Mancuso during his senior year at Gig Harbor High School in 1981. He was 17, a member of the high school's first-ever ...



Construction underway on Harbor Hill Drive extension project  The News Tribune

Construction on a long awaited project to ease traffic congestion in North Gig Harbor is now underway. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at the end ...



Gig Harbor resident working to make pickleball inclusive and fun for all  The News Tribune

Pickleball is for everyone. That's the message that Gig Harbor resident Adrienne Barlow wants to spread.



Gig Harbor cafe/gym encourages lifestyle changes to start new year off right  The News Tribune

Susan Moore is the owner and one of the head coaches at Better Eats and Better Gym in Gig Harbor. The gym is an intimate space for a lot of small group and ...



New Gig Harbor police officer brings ‘tremendous’ knowledge, experience to force  The News Tribune

A new Gig Harbor Police Department officer was sworn in at Monday's City Council; brings recent experience from Washington State Liquor and Cannibas ...



Peninsula High coaches construct touching memorial for late diving coach Litsch  TheNewsTribune.com

Peninsula High swim coach Craig Brown and others constructed a touching memorial to late diving coach Liz Litsch.



Police Explorer program helps turn youth into skilled leaders  The News Tribune

Thanks to Gig Harbor Police Department Police Explorer Parker Lucey, I spent Monday with his group training on dangerous, armed bad guys being arrested in ...



Calls for resignation ring out after parks board member’s background is questioned  The News Tribune

Community members are calling for the resignation of PenMet Parks Board member Amanda Babich after the release of records showing she does not have the ...



Peninsula teachers asked that school board candidate subbing for them not be asked back  TheNewsTribune.com

Peninsula School District board candidate Garth Jackson, who touts his teaching record as part of his campaign, had five district educators request he not return ...



Shadow cast on city of Gig Harbor’s purchase of Masonic Lodge property  The News Tribune

At the Sept. 25 Gig Harbor City Council meeting, Council member Michael Perrow claimed the Council was not given the opportunity to publicly and formally ...



Fox Island seafood company a family affair  The News Tribune

Started from family fishing trips and the meals that followed, a Fox Island family has turned FISHGIRL Seafood into a ocean-to-table business that customers ...



Trop’s Chocolates offers sweet goodbye to Gig Harbor community  The News Tribune

After almost two years of business in Gig Harbor, Trop's Chocolates will close May 27. Owners Larry and Heather Trop, who run the business with their two ...



Residents worry runoff from senior-living development will harm watershed  The News Tribune

Cottages at Rosedale consists of more than 80 senior-living homes with attached garages, a dog park and other community amenities.



Commission recommends salary increase for Gig Harbor City Council, mayor  The News Tribune

Salaries for Gig Harbor City Council members and Gig Harbor's mayor will be raised for the first time since 2013 at the recommendation of the Salary ...



Hunting of any kind now prohibited in city limits  The News Tribune

After a beloved neighborhood deer was shot and killed in city limits in October, city officials passed a new ordinance that makes it illegal to hunt in Gig Harbor.



From sea to shining sea, Gig Harbor marathoner has nearly seen it all  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor resident Tami Christensen's goal, which she set for herself 15 years ago, has been to run a marathon in every single state in the United States, along ...



Oldest kayaker in town has lived quite the adventure-filled life  The News Tribune

At 80 years old, Bee Dietz is the oldest member of the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Race Team. She recently competed with the team at the USA Sprint Canoe ...



Marine consignment store coming to downtown Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

The consignment shop will be a revitalization of Second Wave Marine Consignment, which used to be located on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle.



Discussions begin surrounding development agreement for Town and Country Market in Gig Harbor North area  The News Tribune

Residents in Gig Harbor North are one step closer to having one more shopping option at their disposal after Monday night's approval by the Gig Harbor City ...



Lee to leave role as executive director of PenMet Parks in May  The News Tribune

Terry Lee, executive director of PenMet Parks, will leave his role in May. The 71-year-old refuses to say he is retiring, and he plans to stay in town and help out ...



Adult Basic Education classes offered by TCC at Red Barn Youth Center  The News Tribune

Tacoma Community College is offering Adult Basic Education classes to residents of the Key Peninsula. The classes are held at the Red Barn Youth Center on ...



Gig Harbor Aerial Fitness puts a new twist on exercise  The News Tribune

Pamella Inveen is the owner and instructor of Gig Harbor Aerial Fitness, teaches her students fitness through the use of Corde lisse (soft rope), fabric, aerial ...



Increase in bear sightings prompts awareness for Gig Harbor residents  The News Tribune

As winter fades into spring, Gig Harbor's human residents aren't the only locals taking advantage of the warmer temperatures.



JaQuori McLaughlin Picks UW: A Teammates Perspective  Emerald City Swagger

Written by a former teammate of JaQuori McLaughlin, UW commit. Read for first hand knowledge on McClaughlin that you can't get anywhere else!



The end of a chapter: Mostly Books set to close in downtown Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

A 50-year chapter in downtown Gig Harbor will draw to a close early this spring.



Fire Damages Gig Harbors Kinza Teriyaki, 1 Firefighter Injured  Patch.com

Kimball Drive Structure Fire - Gig Harbor, WA - Kinza Teriyaki will remain closed in order to repair fire damage.



Human sex-trafficking survivor looks to help rescue those ‘suffering in shame’  The News Tribune

Adorned in Grace Tacoma (AIGT) is a Christian-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping survivors of human sex-trafficking and to spreading ...



Up-close experiences with orcas leave peninsula residents in awe  The News Tribune

Fox Island resident Cheryl Nelson and her husband were out boating between Fox Island and Hale Passage earlier this month when she noticed a notification ...



Fishing pond in north Gig Harbor opens for season  The News Tribune

Each spring Olympic Property Group stocks the Harbor Hill pond behind the Tom Taylor YMCA with rainbow trout ranging from 7 inches long to upward of 10 ...



Dundon Motorsports offers local Porsche owners a new choice for performance upgrades, service  The News Tribune

Dundon Motorsports, housed in a 6000-square-foot warehouse in the back of a business park off Burnham Drive, is the brainchild of Jaime Bopp and Charles ...



‘It was the community’s place’: Historical society aims to bring Vaughn Library back to life  The News Tribune

The Vaughn Library building was placed on the Pierce County Historical Register on Oct. 31 after a unanimous vote from the Pierce County Council.



Growing sinkhole raises concerns of Gig Harbor homeowner  The News Tribune

Nancy Copeland, 73, has seen many changes on her property in the last five decades but the newest change is the most disturbing to her.



Holly farms provide another aspect of early area industry  The News Tribune

While the fishing and boat-building industries in Gig Harbor are well known, the city also boasts a robust farming history, including a collection of holly farms, ...



Lakebay Marina’s future suspended in limbo  The News Tribune

After nearly five years of renovating a new space for visitors to the Key Peninsula — which included a new cafe and rebuilt docks — the owner of Lakebay ...



Pierce County Council approves address changes on KP, Fox Island and Anderson Island  The News Tribune

The Pierce County Council on Dec. 12 approved changes to addresses on Key Peninsula, Fox Island and Anderson Island that will bring the addresses into ...



New owner keeps favorites, brings updates to Gig Harbor's Hy-Iu-Hee-Hee restaurant  The News Tribune

A Gig Harbor landmark and favorite breakfast spot for many, the Hy-Iu-Hee-Hee now has a new owner. Jean-Paul “JP” Pirio, 42, purchased the business Dec.



The Big Catch statue hooks in Harbor History Museum visitors  TheNewsTribune.com

A bronze man holding a king salmon now welcomes visitors to the Harbor History Museum, and so far has been a photo opportunity for old and young alike.



Local coalition working to place suicide-hotline signs on Tacoma Narrows Bridge  The News Tribune

It's an unpleasant subject, but members of a local coalition says talking about suicide could save a life. And hopefully bringing signs to the Tacoma Narrows ...



Free-flying on Fox Island: Macaws add color to local birdscape  The News Tribune

Free-flying from the Fox Island home of Kim Rioux and Dave Fremont are four macaws, who are released daily by the couple to stretch their wings and explore ...



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