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Friday, 02 September 2016 17:00

Michelle Caldier

Michelle Caldier (R), just completing her first term as state representative for the 26th Legislative District, was first drawn to politics after she successfully got adult dental coverage reinstated for Medicaid patients in 2012. “It is my mission to help people,” she said. “And I was inspired by the opportunity to help on a different level.”

Friday, 02 September 2016 08:49

Ed Johnson and the Olalla Bluegrass Festival

The Olalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival celebrated its quarter century mark Aug. 20. As founder Charlee Glock-Jackson said it came into being because of “an aligning of the planets.”

Saturday, 30 July 2016 13:43

New Marijuana Store to Open in August

After many chapters in the history of legalized marijuana sales on the Key Peninsula, the story may be reaching a conclusion.

Saturday, 30 July 2016 13:29

KP Author Publishes New Book and Magazine

Anna Brones is a busy woman.

Her third book has just been published. She has launched a new magazine. And she has at least two other projects percolating.

This past June, the Squaxin Island Tribe conducted its most thorough shellfish survey of Vaughn Bay since 2009. Squaxin shellfish biologist Eric Sparkman and his assistant, tribe member Justin Saez-Garcia, examined each beach to calculate how many clams were living there. Those calculations will determine how many shellfish are harvested over the next several years.

Saturday, 30 July 2016 12:42

Rocky Bay Water Quality at Risk

Routine testing last winter at the head of Rocky Bay revealed a concerning level of coliform bacteria to the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH). Eight and one-half acres were closed to shellfish harvesting until further testing could be performed. When that testing showed persistently high numbers, the bay conditions were downgraded from approved to closed.

Key Peninsula artists will be celebrated and showcased in Key Center, Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, 02 July 2016 13:19

Filming on the Key with Local Talent

The neighbors noted suspicious activity: A car off-kilter on the side of the road, bright lights in the woods on a dark night, a scuffle, and maybe sounds of gunshots on the beach. Criminal activity on south Key Peninsula? Fortunately, the answer was not so ominous. Kevin McKeon was making a film.

Jeremiah Saucier has a dream. As director of Crossroads Treatment Center, a chemical dependency and treatment facility in Lakewood, he sees firsthand the need for a holistic approach to treatment of substance abuse. And as a resident of the Key Peninsula, he knows that most families in this community have been touched by this problem.

Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:51

Geoduck Farming up Again at KPAC

It 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 south of Vaughn Bay. The new location would abut existing farms that have been operating since 2009.