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Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:58

Longbranch Marina Begins Upgrade

Replacement of old creosote-laced wooden pilings at the Longbranch Marina began in early February. The $40,000 project has been years in the planning, according to Mark Runions, chair of the Longbranch Improvement Club dock committee.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 18:03

Mountain Bike Race at Key Pen Park

On a sunny day in February, 256 mountain bike riders from all over Western Washington rode a combined 468 laps on a 6 1/2 mile track through 360 Trails for a combined 3,000 miles of riding in a single day. The Feb. 12 event start and finish lines were at Gateway Park on State Route 302 near Wauna.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 17:59

Vaughn Home Lost to Fire

A family of five lost their home on Wright-Bliss Road just north of Hall Road to fire the night of Feb. 9. No one was at home at the time and there were no injuries.

A new exhibit called “Then and Now” opens at the Key Peninsula museum at the civic center Feb. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. The Vaughn Library Hall, recently donated to the KP Historical Society by Donna and Gary Docken, will be highlighted. Pictures of the early construction of the hall and changes that have been made over the years, including current photos, are part of the display.

The Shellfish Partners, Special to KP News

During the cold, wet and short days of winter you probably enjoy spending more time inside with a blanket by the fire and less time outside enjoying the beauties of nature. As the days begin to lengthen, the temperatures rise and you start to think about spring-cleaning, keep in mind what’s in your yard that you don’t see—your septic system.

Sunday, 29 January 2017 12:46

Key Peninsula Man Wins Rotary Award

The three Rotary Clubs in Gig Harbor hold an annual event, Star of the Year Awards, to honor three non-Rotarians who exemplify the motto “service above self.” This year the Gig Harbor Midday Club will honor Key Peninsula resident Glen Erhardt for his efforts to start and support the Red Barn Youth Center.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:32

From the Superintendent

Teacher's Note


Rob Manahan, PhD - guest


I am reflecting on the recent national, state, local and even school district events that have occurred following our presidential election. In some instances, we have seen a heightened number of hate-related incidents toward some populations—including women, sexual minorities and people from various racial, religious and ethnic groups.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:08

Rain and Runoff

The Shellfish Partners, Special to KP News

Around here, rain happens—a lot. But did you know that how you manage stormwater runoff on your property could make your life easier, your animals healthier and the streams that feed Puget Sound cleaner? With a few simple steps, you can improve muddy paddocks, wet basements, soggy garages, overflowing culverts, eroding ditches and mushy lawns.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:48

Vaughn Library Hall Acquired by KPHS

The Key Peninsula Historical Society now owns the old Vaughn Library on Hall Road, the first and last remaining meeting hall built on the KP at the end of the 19th century.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:43

Lakebay Rape Suspect Pleads Guilty

Seventeen-year-old Morgan James Cayo of Lakebay pleaded guilty as an adult in Pierce County Superior Court Sept. 28 to one count of third-degree rape and two counts of second-degree assault for his role in the March 14 sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in a shed on her family’s property in Lakebay. He turned 18 years old Oct. 1.

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