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The Key Peninsula Fire Department added two pieces of equipment in early February, beefing up its rescue arsenal. The new mini-pumper is a small fire engine that is less expensive to purchase … more
Rep. Spencer Hutchins (R-Gig Harbor) announced his decision not to seek a second term serving the 26th LD in the state House of Representatives in a press release Feb. 6. more
Attorney Adison Richards (D-Bremerton) launched his campaign in December 2023 and began fundraising to win the seat he lost to Rep. Spencer Hutchins (R-Gig Harbor) by less than 1% of the vote. more
The last major earthquake to impact the KP happened 23 years ago last month, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen soon. more
Built on the “sense of belonging” theme for the district, the Month of Belonging at Vaughn Elementary aimed to celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, connections with other students, and a connection with PSD. more
Forestry education is coming to the Key Peninsula. Washington State University’s extension forestry service will offer its flagship nine-week forest stewardship course to local landowners. more
For all those Peninsula High School trivia buffs out there: Who was the first-ever Seahawks girls wrestler to win a state championship? That answer and honor goes to Mira Sonnen. … more
Peninsula junior Jonah Bergerson (100-yard backstroke) and sophomore Zachary Ruckle (1-meter diving) both took fourth place in their respective events and the Seahawks boys swim team finished in 16th … more
Kaylia Heidelberg scored a game-high 20 points and the Peninsula Seahawks girls basketball team beat the Mountain View Thunder (Vancouver), 42-32, at home to advance in the District 3/4 Girls … more
It came as a surprise to me when I recently learned that under the current Pierce County Comprehensive Plan, Purdy is designated as an Urban Growth Area (UGA). more
The four-woman executive board of the Key Peninsula Business Association is guiding the KPBA with a fresh outlook into 2024 and beyond. more
The Washington State House of Representatives released the report of its investigation into complaints of demeaning, intimidating and bullying behavior by Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th). more
A pair of Seattle-based siblings are looking to bring a new type of farming and form of agritourism to the KP: forest farming. more
Tim Kezele, lifelong Key Peninsula resident and volunteer, will be honored Feb. 2 as a Rotary Star by the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North. more
Members of the Taylor Bay Beach Club have spent five years working with agencies and consultants to assess their sewage treatment system, evaluate alternatives, and find millions of dollars in funding. more
A few nickels here and a couple of quarters there added up for local charities on the Key Peninsula. more
A converted oyster barge has become the unofficial, unintentional and unwanted welcome sign to those entering the Key Peninsula while crossing the Purdy Spit. more
Alyssa Johnstone’s dream of opening an early learning center on the Key Peninsula faced a temporary setback at the Key Peninsula Fire District Board of Commissioners meeting Jan. 23. more
The 10 women and two men who make up the staff and board of Food Backpacks 4 Kids have a vision for the Key Peninsula: to provide nutritious food for every child and adult in need. more
For many people on the Key Peninsula, healthcare costs can end up taking a good chunk out of their household budget. more
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