January 1, 2005
A look at Key Peninsula’s major events in 2004, and a sneak peak at what’s coming in 2005.


January 1, 2005
The Peninsula Detachment, serving Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula areas, now has 24-hour police patrol—but the long-awaited change means less deputies patrolling during each shift.


December 1, 2004
With the Peninsula School District’s three-year maintenance and operations levy expiring in the spring of 2005, the school board is set to adopt a resolution at its December meeting to ask voters in February to approve a new levy.


November 1, 2004
The mission control room was really just a decorated gym and the astronauts in training were ordinary middle school students—but the liftoff of the Key Peninsula Middle School’s NASA Explorer program was nonetheless impressive.


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


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
Guatemalan firefighters and the country’s fire chief visit their local counterparts—and leave with two surplus fire engines and a stockpile of emergency supplies.


July 1, 2004
Kitesurfing, an emerging sport, is converting surfers from coast to coast to a new way of defying gravity: with the help of a giant kite, a board, and a lot of adrenaline.