Karen Hale
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.


Bill Dietz
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.


Various Contributors
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.


Rodika Tollefson
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.


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


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

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

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Rodika Tollefson
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.

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Irene Torres
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.


Danna Webster
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.


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

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Rodika Tollefson
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.


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