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Sara Thompson

Sara Thompson

2017 Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund Donors

The Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund gave $322,000 in grants ranging from $100 to $5,000 to nearly 200 graduating seniors May 17 to help pay for their continuing education.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:45

Salmon and the Key Peninsula

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on salmon and the Key Peninsula.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 15:53

KP Cares Supports a Family in Need

The Key Peninsula community has a way of wrapping itself around those in need of help. Trina Flaherty has been a part of that support network and now, as her family faces its own crisis, KP Cares has pledged to support her.

The KP Democrats hosted a bipartisan group at the Home fire station April 17 to hear updates from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Lt. Rusty Wilder, the commander of the peninsula detachment and Detective Ed Troyer, public information officer and executive director of Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County, spoke about crime and its prevention on the Key Peninsula.

An engaged audience gathered at the Key Center Library in April to hear Jeb Wyman’s talk “Coming Home: How the Humanities Help Veterans Find Meaning After War,” sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 10:54

State Rules Open Logging ‘Loophole’

Lumber prices are the highest they’ve been in more than a decade, land values on the Key Peninsula are rising and logging trucks continue to roll along the KP highway while more signs advertise newly logged land for sale.

The Key Peninsula Partnership for a Healthy Community just marked its one-year anniversary.

Friday, 31 March 2017 14:41

Saving Working Forests on the Key

Trees and the timber industry are integral to Washington state and Key Peninsula history.

Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:20

Tree Farming on the Key Peninsula

Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series about logging on the Key Peninsula. The first article provided an overview of permitting requirements and an example of what happens when the rules are ignored. The second article described the practice of clear-cutting. This article discusses alternative forestry practices.

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