View full issues (PDF)

 

 

 

Archive Thumb
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.


Archive Thumb
October 1, 2004
Sunken vessels have a romantic quality, and are often fun to look at, unless you happen to run into one of them while you’re water skiing! And that’s what Key Peninsula resident Bill Trandum worries might happen to a wreck which he nicknamed the sloop John B.


Archive Thumb
October 1, 2004
As part of our paper’s effort to provide our readers with information they need to make informed decisions, KP News wrote to the candidates for the 26th Legislative District and asked them to address issues that pertained to the Key Peninsula.



October 1, 2004
The month of September was busier than usual at the Key Center firehouse. It was a time of elections, promotions and Labor Day commotion. Along with his routine duties, Fire Chief Eric Livingood Nelsen helped wage a campaign to lift the lid on a levy and at the same time was in the middle of filling staff vacancies.


Archive Thumb
September 1, 2004
September 2004 full issue



September 1, 2004
Mowing and fertilizing doesn’t have to be painful—let your chickens do both jobs. This installment in the Key Pen News “Living sustainably on the Key Pen” occasional series shows you how.



September 1, 2004
Matt Buckler’s official title is “refuse collector,” but he goes by the traditional “garbage man”—and testifies that he likes his job.



September 1, 2004
Dean Everett owns a frame shop and a farm—and loves them both. The family raises the rare breed of Red Polls.



September 1, 2004
Bus Plus started service on the Key Peninsula about a year ago, and Pierce Transit says the response is great while the service is poised to grow with increased future demand.



September 1, 2004
A relatively new county program, Pierce County Responds, helps residents get rid of junk cars, excessive garbage and other eyesores.



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


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


Archive Thumb
September 1, 2004
Group leaders, agency representatives and other individuals band together to create the Key Peninsula Crime Prevention Task Force to address meth and other crimes.


Archive Thumb
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.



September 1, 2004
Key Pen resident Carolyn Willis puts her imagination and love of animals to work for a new all-species contest. The All-Critters’ Fair and Inter-Specie Competition is presented by StillPointe Llama Rescue on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.


Archive Thumb
August 1, 2004
August 2004 full issue



August 1, 2004
Martha Jolley, the oldest of three “pioneer stock” children raised on Rocky Bay, shares childhood memories.


Archive Thumb
August 1, 2004
Work on the proposed Franciscan Health Systems hospital in Gig Harbor will proceed at full speed, following a deadline that brought no appeals to the Certificate of Need granted by the state.



August 1, 2004
Key Peninsula News changes structure following resignation of editor and publishing committee chairman.



August 1, 2004
Traffic was slow around Victor in July, but the delays were worth it: Crews were doing much-needed work on State Route 302.