October 1, 2005
Signs ranging from garage sales to foreclosure help are plastered around the Key Pen’s light poles, trees and traffic signs—and most of them are illegal.

September 1, 2005
The Beadin’ Path in Purdy offers customers a serene place to relax, heal and create art, thanks to a Wauna resident who followed her dreams.

May 1, 2005
The Livable Community Fair on May 7 is a chance for Key Pen residents to learn about services, volunteer opportunities and numerous organizations that help make the community attractive.

March 1, 2005
The state Department of Health issued an initial order in January for the commercial shellfish classification of a portion of North Bay, upgrading the beds classified as “conditionally approved” to “approved.”

December 1, 2004
Smokey Olson, as he is known to the mail carrier and his veterinarian, is the unofficial “mayor” of Key Center. Smokey makes tracks around the community nearly every day, to meet his constituents and his friends.

October 1, 2004
A portion of land use regulations for Pierce county is written in a little 300-page booklet called “Directions for protecting and restoring habitat,” more commonly known as the Directions package. Directions is the county’s attempt to balance their responsibility to protect critical environmental areas and, at the same time, provide predictable and equitable growth regulations.

September 1, 2004
FRC faces funding cuts as Title 19 funding is scheduled for reallocation for Pierce County on Dec. 31.

September 1, 2004
The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District receives its first zoo/trek sales tax installment, plans to fill immediate funding needs.

September 1, 2004
The KP Metropolitan Park District likes the idea of a 93-acre scenic property on Devil’s Head for a new park—if all the pieces were to fall in place.

August 1, 2004
A team of two environmental specialists shares insights into their work of protecting water quality and habitat.