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Street Address Changes Coming to Key Peninsula and Neighboring Islands
Written by Lisa BryanKey Peninsula News has confirmed sweeping address changes are in the works for the entire Key Peninsula, Anderson Island and Fox Island communities to comply with the national standard required for the Next Generation 911 (NG911) emergency response system.Read more...
Tiedman Neighborhood Launches Crime Watch
Written by Irene TorresAfter being the victim of a series of car prowls, Kristen Granroth decided she’d had enough. She formed the Tiedman Road KP Neighborhood Watch Group on Facebook and started planning a strategy to deter crime.Read more...
Geoduck Farming up Again at KPAC
Written by Sara ThompsonIt has been nearly two years since geoduck farming was addressed by the Key Peninsula Land Use Advisory Commission (KPAC), but at the May meeting, the group was asked to weigh in on a new permit request for farms on the west side of the Key Peninsula. Three property owners want to lease their land to Taylor Shellfish Farms on 4 acres of intertidal land north of Dutcher's Cove and…Read more...
Two Arrested After Peninsula Shooting
Written by Ted OlingerTwo local men, ages 23 and 19, were arrested in the early hours of May 18 after police received numerous reports of shots fired from a car driving south on the Key Peninsula Highway from Purdy to Penrose State Park, where they are suspected of shooting a dog.Read more...
Countywide Earthquake Drill Stresses Self-Reliance
Written by Lisa M. BryanIn early June, Key Peninsula Fire District 16 participated in the first-of-its-kind Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Cascadia Rising 2016 Catastrophic Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Exercise. The regional exercises simulated a disaster scenario of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake lasting four minutes. The huge, multiagency drill was created by FEMA to assess and develop strategies for responding to a massive earthquake along the 800-mile long Cascadia Subduction Zone.Read more...
Geoduck Aquaculture: A Brief Review
Written by Sara ThompsonThere are 65 miles of waterfront on the Key Peninsula. Less than 2 miles are currently farmed. Statewide, about 60 percent of tideland is privately owned. Those who own tideland can apply for geoduck farming permits. The permit approval process requires multiple levels of review and takes two to five years, including appeals.Read more...
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First Lifetime Member of KP Historical Society
Marge Summerfelt of Vaughn recently became the first lifetime member of the Key Peninsula Historical Society with a single donation of $1,000.Read more...
Eagles Make A Difference
Under the leadership of its president (and Key Peninsula resident) Mirella Geyer, the Gig Harbor Eagles Post 2809 Auxiliary raised $12,369.10 for charities between June…Read more...
Local Boy Scout Troop, Always Helping, Now Helped by Community
The 35 members of KP Boy Scouts of America Troop 220 raised nearly $10,000 in recent months to fund their summer activities, including a trip…
Pierce County Council Votes Against Marijuana But Sales Continue
The Pierce County Council voted four-to-three along party lines June 14 to overturn Ordinance 2015-27s, which permitted sale of recreational marijuana in rural activity centers…Read more...
Former Key Center Marijuana Seller Gets 10 Years
Lance Gloor, 37, of Gig Harbor, the owner of the former KPN Cross medical marijuana dispensary in Key Center, was sentenced June 3 to 10…Read more...