Vince Dice

Vince Dice became the editor of Gig Harbor Now on March 1, 2022. A graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Dice worked in the newspaper industry for more than 20 years, primarily in neighboring Kitsap County. Dice lives in Bremerton with his wife, Angela; son, Dean; and dog, Luna.

Judge sentences man to more than 17 years in prison for 2020 murder of his neighbor

May 21, 2024

A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced Mark Allen Erisman, 61, to more than 17 years in prison for the Oct. 4, 2020, murder of Diane Perron at her home on Valley View Drive in Gig Harbor. Erisman pleaded guilty under an agreement between Pierce County prosecutors and his public defender, Kelsey H.

Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Man injured when van hits retaining wall

May 17, 2024

A 41-year-old Gig Harbor man, whose identification showed him to be originally from Ireland, ended up in the hospital early on May 12 after his white van ran into a retaining wall on Point Fosdick Drive. Officers found the man inside the van at about 1 a.m. that day. He had sustained a head wound

Commercial Fishing Homeport construction won’t start this year

May 15, 2024

Construction of Gig Harbor’s Commercial Fishing Homeport project will not begin until July 2025 at the earliest, city Public Works Director Jeff Langhelm told the city council on Monday, May 13. The homeport at Ancich Park has been planned since 2013 and is considered crucial to Gig Harbor’s commercial fishing industry. But obtaining approval for

26th District House seat draws a crowded field of candidates

May 10, 2024

Several candidates filed to run for the 26th Legislative District House of Representatives position currently held by Michelle Caldier on Friday, May 10, the final day of filing week. Caldier, running for a sixth term in Olympia, is challenged by one fellow Republican, two Democrats and an independent. All except Caldier and independent Joshua Smith

Car hits teen skateboarder on Hunt Street

May 03, 2024

A newer black Mercedes SUV hit a 15-year-old skateboarder near the intersection of Hunt Street and Skansie Avenue around 7 a.m. Friday, May 3. The teen suffered a concussion and rash-related injuries, according to the Gig Harbor Police Department. A GHPD social media post said: “This may have been an intentional act.” Officer believe the

Candidate filing for 2024 election begins next week

May 02, 2024

Political candidates can formally file to run for office in the 2024 election starting next week. But plenty of would-be officeholders have already declared their campaigns and begun raising money.  David Olson, a Peninsula School Board member, is running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Three candidates seek a seat in the Legislature being vacated

Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Suspect in bicycle theft fights with officers

May 01, 2024

Gig Harbor officers and Pierce County deputies arrested a 35-year-old University Place man on suspicion of stealing an electric bicycle following a fight in which deputies say the suspect tried to reach for their firearms.

Gig Harbor voters overwhelmingly rejecting property tax proposal

Apr 23, 2024

Gig Harbor voters soundly rejected a proposal to increase property taxes inside city limits. Preliminary vote totals released by the Pierce County Elections Office on Tuesday, April 23, show 69% (2,379 votes) against the proposed increase and 31% (1,069) in favor of it. The elections office will post updated vote totals at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

City voters decide Tuesday on property tax proposition

Apr 22, 2024

Voters inside Gig Harbor will decide Tuesday, April 23, whether to increase their property taxes in order to fill a gap in the city government’s general fund. The Pierce County Auditors Office’s elections division will post preliminary results at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The office will release updated totals through May 3, with certification May

Firefighters save Point Fosdick Drive home after flames engulf outbuildings

Apr 21, 2024

Firefighters saved a home and RV on the 3600 block of Point Fosdick Drive after responding to reports of a fire in an outbuilding. Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One public information officer Tina Curran said firefighters found flames extending at least 25 feet in the air when they arrived at the property around 10