Sept 2022 issue

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In this issue

  • Out & About September 2022

    Wednesday, August 31

  • The Right to Choose

    Wednesday, August 31

    Is the human race suicidal? You be the judge. What do you think? The root cause of global warming is human overpopulation. It is also the root cause of poverty, famine and war. Surprise! Yet in …

  • Everyday Heroes

    Wednesday, August 31

    Yet in …

  • Trees Come Down at Camp Seymour to Improve the Forest

    Wednesday, August 31

    In 2018 the top broke off a tall Douglas fir and fell into YMCA Camp Seymour’s amphitheater, smashing several rows of benches and destroying the fire pit ring. No campers were present at the …

  • What to Watch for This Month

    Wednesday, August 31

    Welcome to September. Short and golden blaze the final days of summer. The atmosphere stirs. Chickadees, nuthatches, creepers and kinglets gather into acrobatic groups. Blackberries are again …

  • A Familiar Face Takes Over at Peninsula High School

    Wednesday, August 31

    Peninsula High School got a new principal August 3 when the district chose Mike Benoit …

  • Jellyfish Stranded in Staggering Numbers

    Wednesday, August 31

    A mass stranding of lion’s mane jellyfish shocked Key Peninsula beach walkers during the second week of August — and made swimmers think twice about getting in the water. “I have never seen …

  • Annual Art Walk Returns

    Wednesday, August 31

    Key Center bustled with color and live music amid strong winds as the seventh annual Key Center Art Walk kicked off.

  • A Local’s Update: Letter from Ukraine

    Wednesday, August 31

    I am in Kharkiv and have experienced three missile attacks that have shaken the house I’m in. This just happened 20 minutes ago.

  • About Ed Ricketts: A Cannery Row Character on the KP (Maybe)

    Wednesday, August 31

    Historian Michael Kenneth Hemp moved to Wauna from Monterey, California, in 2017 to follow the trail of Ed Ricketts.

  • Thank You KP News

    Wednesday, August 31

    I want to extend my appreciation for all of your good work bringing us together to enjoy one of the best local newspapers the English language has to offer. The recipes are delicious and I love how …

  • The Purdy Bridges

    Wednesday, August 31

    Thank you for publishing the story of the building of the Purdy Bridge in the last three editions of Key Peninsula News. I grew up one mile south of Purdy on Henderson Bay when the Sunset Market …

  • Church Works to Address Homeless Crisis by Building

    Wednesday, August 31

    For nine days in the beginning of August, members of the Lakebay Community Church banded together to build a tiny house at the Red Barn in Key Center.

  • Wrestling Dreams Come True as Local Man Turns Passion into Profit

    Wednesday, August 31

    North West Pro Wrestling owner trying to return his promotion to pre-pandemic glory.

  • Knitting to Take Center Stage at Longbranch Fiber Art Show

    Wednesday, August 31

    Lace knitter Peter Rowe was selected to be the featured artist for the 2022 Longbranch Fiber Art Show on October 1.

  • Food Banks Meet the Need in Tough Times

    Wednesday, August 31

    As grocery store prices keep rising, so does the demand for assistance from local food banks and pantries.

  • A Little More Traffic Causes Lots More Accidents

    Wednesday, August 31

    Traffic volume on the Key Peninsula has increased at a relatively low rate in recent years despite appearances

  • 'Weather' — a Novel by Jenny Offill

    Wednesday, August 31

    In mid-May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracked its highest-ever weekly CO2 levels in Earth’s atmosphere …

  • Traffic Woes on SR-302, with More to Come

    Wednesday, August 31

    The Washington State Department of Transportation began work to replace two culverts at the end of July under State Route 302 on Little Minter Creek …

  • On the Other Side of Procrastination

    Wednesday, August 31

    The warm, lazy days of summer can be the perfect season to foster procrastination. Do you, like me, identify as a procrastinator? I used to call myself a functioning procrastinator. I always turned …

  • Remembering

    Wednesday, August 31

    I tried to sell a book of stories to a regional publisher recently. The owners were older, they liked me, they were enthusiastic, we could maybe do something. But then it went to their editorial …

  • Political Playground

    Wednesday, August 31

    Fortunately, in our little corner of the world we are immune to the most vile and incendiary campaign rhetoric. Sure, there are instances where messages reflect the pervasive incivility that seems to …

  • "Bool"

    Wednesday, August 31

    Janine and Mike were my best friends. Growing up in the 1970s in suburban Reno, Nevada, there were very few summer days you wouldn’t find us together. Both Janine (Nee-nee) and Mike were better …

  • Uncle Moose's Easy Étouffée

    Wednesday, August 31

    I don’t know why we called him Uncle Moose. He was my dad’s brother-in-law, his name was Murph, and he bore about as much resemblance to a moose as would a Methodist minister, which is …

  • John Roger Dierck

    Tuesday, August 30

    John Roger Dierck passed away from brain cancer in the home he built on Case Inlet near Vaughn June 17. His family kept him company as he left this pale blue dot and joined the stars.  John …

  • Consuelo LeAnn Menchaca

    Tuesday, August 30

    Consuelo LeAnn Menchaca died July 19 in Purdy. She was born March 30, 1983 in Lynden to parents Miguel and Lynnette Menchaca. After attending WWU Childhood Early Learning Program, she started grade …

  • Revisiting Old Friends

    Monday, August 29

    At the end of summer’s lease, it’s time to renew some old acquaintances. No, not those people you owe a dinner; not those friends who were too busy to stop by like they said they would (even …

  • Tradeoffs

    Monday, August 29

    Graphic notes on local life


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