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.

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

2024 Summer Sounds at Skansie schedule is set

Mar 27, 2024

The popular Summer Sounds at Skansie concert series returns July 16. The concerts run from 6 to 8 p.m. on summer Tuesdays at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor. The lineup includes: July 16: Wally & the Beaves, a seven-piece Pacific Northwest band playing hits from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Each member

Commercial fishing fleet still waiting for its homeport

Mar 25, 2024

Members of Gig Harbor’s fishing fleet have waited more than a decade for the city to build a Commercial Fishing Homeport, which has been part of the plan for Ancich Park since 2013. It looks like they will have to wait at least another year. Negotiations between the city and the National Marine Fisheries Service

Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Nurse practitioner formerly employed at local clinic charged with assault, rape

Mar 22, 2024

Pierce County prosecutors charged a nurse practitioner formerly employed at a Gig Harbor medical facility with counts of assault, rape, violation of a no-contact order and witness tampering earlier this month. Prosecutors allege David B. Coots, 42, engaged in an intimate relationship with a patient, who became pregnant. Forced medication According to court documents, Coots

Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Officers find several guns in warrant subject’s car

Mar 08, 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. Gig Harbor officers found numerous guns, apparently stolen IDs, credit cards and fentanyl pills after arresting a Port Orchard man in a business parking lot on Point Fosdick Drive on Feb. 24. An officer

Fish Bowl 2024 to be played in Tacoma

Feb 23, 2024

Fish Bowl, the annual football game between Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools, is on for 2024. But it will be in Tacoma. The Peninsula School District announced Thursday, Feb. 22, that the 2024 Fish Bowl will be played at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The game will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

Gig Harbor police crack down on shoplifting

Feb 22, 2024

Gig Harbor Police arrested more than 20 suspects during a crackdown on shoplifting Feb. 15 and 16. The department said arrestees included adults and juveniles apprehended at retail establishments around the city. Officers also contacted several other people to deter possible thefts. Police arrested one person who was the subject of several warrants, including four

Former officer at Gig Harbor prison charged with inappropriate relationship

Feb 09, 2024

Pierce County prosecutors charged a former corrections officer at the Women’s Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor with engaging in an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.  Prosecutors charged Danielle Alexandra Lucas, 32, with first degree custodial sexual misconduct on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma first reported the charge.  Charging documents

Gig Harbor Now founder Pat Lantz retires from board of directors

Feb 05, 2024

Pat Lantz, the founding president of Gig Harbor Now’s Board of Directors, stepped down from the board at the end of 2023. Lantz — whose resumé includes working as an attorney, six terms in the state Legislature and a 10-year stint on the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission — is going to give retirement a

Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Officers nab a ‘jovial’ shoplifter

Feb 02, 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. Gig Habor police arrested a cheerful 27-year-old Spanaway man on suspicion of stealing more than $200 worth of alcohol from a Point Fosdick Drive grocery store on Jan. 29. Around noon that day, a