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Pierce County, in partnership with Washington State Parks, The Recreational Boaters Association of Washington and Minterbrook Oyster Farm, will provide a free mobile pump-out service vessel for boaters in the South Sound this summer. more
In a brief private ceremony at Evergreen Elementary School, Hugh McMillan of Lakebay was honored by the Peninsula School District board of directors with the official naming of the gymnasium building as the future home of the Hugh McMillan Community Center. more
Help is here! Directory of community resources in the Key Peninsula/Gig Harbor area.  Not sure where to start?  Call 2-1-1 or visit wa211.org.  more
The Key Peninsula Historical Society received a substantial boost for the restoration of the 1893 Vaughn Library Hall with the award of a $100,000 grant included in the state’s 2022-23 budget. more
After nearly 40 years with the Key Peninsula Fire Department, Battalion Chief Chuck West is retiring. more
This fall, thanks to the passage of the 2019 capital bond, a state-of-the-art Evergreen will open its doors to students. more
One hundred and fifty-two graduating seniors received over $320,000 in scholarships ranging from $500 to $11,000 at the virtual Peninsula Hawk Scholarship Fund award ceremony May 19. Forty-four … more
The Washington State Legislature’s 2021 regular session concluded on April 25 after passing 340 bills, 257 of which had been signed in whole or in part by Gov Jay Inslee by press time. more
Longtime Wauna resident Randy Takehara was officially sworn in as a Key Peninsula Fire District 16 commissioner by the board of commissioners during its regularly scheduled meeting May 11 via Zoom. more
The Peninsula School District plans to expand its half-day Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) Pre-K classes to a full-day schedule for the 2021-22 school year. more
As vaccination rates against COVID-19 plateau in the U.S. or fall short of the number needed for herd immunity, it’s worth reminding ourselves how significant a breakthrough these vaccines are … more
An arrest was made April 28 in connection with the burglary of the Lakebay Post Office April 3 and the break-in at the Belfair Post Office in Mason County April 17. The two cases were earlier … more
Funding needed to complete the Recreational Boaters Association of Washington Marine Park Conservancy purchase of Lakebay Marina from owner Mark Scott is guaranteed. more
What does it take to become an Eagle Scout? Between earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating scout spirit and leadership within the troop, the journey can take up to six years to … more
A group of KP residents have organized online to deal with roadway trash on the Key Peninsula. The first “Key Pen It Clean” event was started by Sierra Fairley in mid-December 2020. … more
For environmentalists, the decision represented a victory. For shellfish farmers, it spelled potential disaster. more
Peninsula Community Health Services has leased office space off the Key Peninsula Highway in the building formerly occupied by Art Beads. more
The restoration of O’Callahan’s Pub and Grill is in full swing. The plan is to return to the thrilling days of yesteryear, 2005. more
The Lakebay Post Office was burglarized April 3 at approximately 3:30 a.m. It was the second successful break-in of the post office in the last 22 months. more
The current headquarters located in Key Center is unmanned as it lacks overnight facilities. Training exercises regularly take place as people drive through the parking lot where Moffett cited both space and safety as concerns. more
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