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Lakebay Marina owner Mark Scott watched in dismay as, bite by bite, bulldozers demolished and trucks hauled away debris from three dilapidated former cabins cited in a Warrant of Abatement and … more
The Gig Harbor-Key Peninsula Suicide Prevention Coalition was formed in 2012 after two local teens died by suicide in close succession. The coalition has since developed programs to support survivors and their loved ones and to train for prevention. more
As I haul on my boots, it’s hard to know what to expect. From the muddy pullout where we’ve parked, an overgrown road leads into low, tangled woods. It’s December. Even the … more
Chuck West of Lakebay, who served three previous terms as president, was again elected president of the Key Peninsula Community Council by a vote of its seated 2021 directors during its regular meeting Dec. 9 via Zoom. more
The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were administered to hospital staff in Seattle Dec. 15. more
A Pierce County Council attempt to terminate the 48-year-old agreement governing the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and place it under its own control came to an abrupt end Dec 15. more
Food Backpacks 4 Kids, now just over a decade old, transformed during the pandemic. In a matter of months, the organization more than doubled the amount of food going to families. more
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department launched a COVID-19 pilot testing program at three school districts in the county in December, including Peninsula, White River and Eatonville. more
The Great Peninsula Conservancy has acquired 150 acres of land in the Rocky Creek area for long-term protection and conservation, one of the largest acquisitions in its history. more
The doctor’s office on the hill above Key Center, where generations of Key Peninsula families have received medical care, is about to have new management. more
If there is one certainty about deciding how or if to open schools to students in the midst of a pandemic, it is this: Nothing is certain. The experience of the Peninsula School District has been no exception. more
SpaceX announced plans in 2015 to create a satellite internet service, Starlink, and with limited beta testing now in progress, that reality might not be far away. The goal of Starlink is to … more
This year has not been easy. A pandemic. Unprecedented partisan divisions. And now a holiday season, already fraught for many, made more complicated by COVID-related restrictions. Not to mention that the Pacific Northwest is deep in the dark days of winter. None of this bodes well for mental health. more
Key Peninsula Bischoff Food Bank must vacate its current location at 1916 Key Peninsula Highway NW, having outlasted its welcome on the rental property it has called home since June 2013 based on a verbal agreement with the late Jim Solberg to pay $800 a month in rent. more
Peninsula School District is in the final stage of planning for a modernization of Key Peninsula Middle School. more
The Recreational Boaters Association of Washington and its nonprofit Marine Park Conservancy announced Nov. 7 that the original purchase and sale agreement with Lakebay Marina owner Mark Scott has been extended at the previously agreed price. more
Get tested if: -You might have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19. -You could not maintain safe physical distance from others at a gathering. -You have symptoms of COVID-19, such … more
Pierce County Crisis Line: 800-576-7764  TTY 711Free service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week that provides immediate help from mental health professionals who will evaluate the … more
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