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.

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

Deputies arrest Evergreen Elementary teacher previously placed on administrative leave

Apr 18, 2024

Pierce County Sheriff Office deputies arrested an Evergreen Elementary School teacher on suspicion of first-degree child molestation on April 18, according to a statement from the Peninsula School District. The teacher is in custody at the Pierce County Jail, the school district said. The district previously placed the teacher on administrative leave after learning about

Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Officers find baby in car with woman smoking fentanyl

Apr 12, 2024

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police , Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One  and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Officers checking on a 31-year-old Federal Way woman in the parking lot of a department store on Point Fosdick Drive found a baby in the back seat of a car, covered up with blankets,

Obituary | Marine Raider Charles H. Meacham fought in some of WWII’s most pivotal battles

Apr 04, 2024

Charles H. Meacham joined the Marine Corps at age 17, when he was still in high school and needed his father’s permission to enlist. It was 1943, the height of World War II, when U.S. victory was far from certain. He left active duty two years later, having fought in several of the most pivotal

Highway 16 traffic helps police nab suspect in Tacoma homicide

Mar 29, 2024

The typical rush-hour traffic snarl at Highway 16 and Wollochet Drive helped police catch a murder suspect on Tuesday, March 26. According to documents filed in Pierce County Superior Court, Apele Sone Tauanuu, 33, fled from Tacoma Police officers who spotted him in a black BMW around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on South Stevens Street in