Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
As more people discover the Key Peninsula, the challenge of balancing growth and preserving quality of life becomes a priority. A community planning board is working on a plan that will impact how the area grows in the next 20 years.


Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
Cristi Watson receives much-deserved recognition for helping the community, while planning to leave to Oregon in two months.


Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
Despite lower prices, the real estate market on the Key Peninsula reflects regional trends—and is becoming more appealing.


Various Contributors
April 1, 2005
A veteran blacksmith uses old-fashion tools to create hundreds of incredible items that fuse art with practicality.


Hugh McMillan
April 1, 2005
A handful of would-be astronauts from Vaughn Elementary School experience a space adventure.


Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2005
Key Peninsula Middle School will participate in two scientific experiments with NASA, with four students and two teachers getting the opportunity to visit a flight facility.


KeyPenNews
March 1, 2005
Methamphetamine, an increasing problem nationwide, is a growing concern on the Key Peninsula as well, and several groups are working together to fight back.

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Various Contributors
March 1, 2005
Over the last year, many Key Pen area businesses opened doors or changed owners, bringing new or improved services.


Danna Webster
March 1, 2005
Local couple nurtures plants, friendships and community involvement while turning their nursery into a blooming business.

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Rodika Tollefson
March 1, 2005
Vaughn Elementary School students were selected to participate in the so-called Nation’s Report Card, a voluntary test used to assess educational progress in schools around the country.

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Danna Webster
March 1, 2005
The Key Pen Civic Center Association board considers three options for decreasing the high cost of insurance and staying solvent.


Irene Torres
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.”


Bill Dietz
March 1, 2005
Commuters on the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge will have the option to pay the new toll, which starts in 2007, by using transponders, a hi-tech card attached to a vehicle that transmits account data wirelessly to the toll plaza.