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.

2022 Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup: Dragon Boat Race photos

Apr 24, 2022

The 2022 Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup wrapped up Sunday with the always-popular Dragon Boat races. Several hundred people packed Skansie Brothers Park to either paddle or watch the event on one of the first days of spring that actually felt like spring. Participating teams included Poetic Peace Paddlers, Windermere Abode, One Hope Church, PenMet Parks,

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returns; Dragon Boats set for Sunday

Apr 23, 2022

The Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returned Saturday after missing the past two years due to Covid-19. The event continues Sunday, April 24, with the Dragon Boat races. Sunday’s racing starts at noon with the Awaken the Dragon ceremony. Racing starts at 1:30 p.m.,with the championship heats at 3 p.m. Nine Dragon Boat teams are expected

Gig Harbor police blotter: A Lego theft ring?

Apr 22, 2022

Editor’s note: The following items were written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports.  Gig Harbor Police were called to Target on the afternoon of April 16 for a report of a possible shoplifting. Responding officers found two suspects, whom they believed to be working in tandem. Both men had shopping carts full of

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup gets back in the water this weekend

Apr 19, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returns this weekend, April 23-24, to Skansie Brothers Park. The races draw hundreds of participants and spectators to the downtown waterfront, or they did before the 2020 and 2021 versions were canceled due to Covid-19. The event is a fundraiser for the Gig Harbor Canoe and

Grant helps move North Creek land purchase closer to reality

Apr 18, 2022

Thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from the Russell Family Foundation, the Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund has already achieved a key benchmark toward acquiring 5.15 acres of forested land near Donkey Creek Park. The recently-launched Conservation Fund had been planning a fundraising campaign for this week, hoping to raise $50,000 to contribute to

Gig Harbor police blotter: DUI suspect gets aggressive with EMTs

Apr 15, 2022

Information taken from Gig Harbor police reports for late March and early April.

Gig Harbor Fire asks voters to fund station improvements

Apr 12, 2022

The walls inside the apparatus bay at Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One’s Station 58 on Bujacich Road tell a story. The cinder-block walls inside the poorly-ventilated garage are stained from more than 30 years’ worth of diesel exhaust from fire and aid vehicles. This despite the best efforts of generations of firefighters to scrub

Sunshine brightens outlook for Harborview Drive project

Apr 07, 2022

Thanks in part to this week’s sunshine, contractors are on track to get two-way traffic moving through the Harborview Drive-Stinson Avenue traffic circle project earlier than first expected, the city announced this week. If weather conditions continue to be favorable, and barring any ever-worrisome “unforeseen circumstances,” southbound drivers could be moving through the intersection again

New restrictions on docks proposed for parts of Fox Island, Key Peninsula

Apr 05, 2022

Pierce County is proposing prohibiting new residential docks and piers on 7.3 miles of shoreline on Fox Island and the Key Peninsula. The prohibition is among five proposed amendments to the county’s Shoreline Master Program, a set of regulations required by the state Shoreline Management Act. The other amendments deal with aquaculture, fencing within buffers

FISH Food Bank approaching fundraising goal for new building

Mar 28, 2022

Ron and Jan Coen have a lot of history in the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank building. Both are longtime volunteers and board members who have been involved with FISH since it opened in 1976. FISH has been located at its current location, next to the Eagles Club Building on Burnham Drive, since 2000.