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June 29 marked Leche’s 60th anniversary of his ordination as an Episcopal priest, originally ordained June 29, 1955. Family members, churchgoers, amateur radio operators and friends gathered Sunday, June 28, to reminisce with Leche, now 89.
Under the stage lights in the San Juan Community Theatre, a survivor of sex trafficking told the audience her story for the first time. A resident of Orcas Island for the past 11 years, she was forced into the sex trade by members of her family from the time she was 3 until she was 23.
The fire on Goose Island that began Friday, June 26, is still smoldering after a second attempt to put it out. San Juan Fire and Rescue spent approximately 6 hours Monday and around 100,000 gallons of seawater on the fire, according to Steve Marler, fire chief.
A grass fire allegedly caused by a homemade firecracker started on Goose Island at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26 and is still smoldering. Goose Island is located off of Cape San Juan, between San Juan Island and Lopez Island.
On Friday, June 26 at about 10:30 p.m., an 18-year-old female was walking alone past the Orcas Medical Center on Mt. Baker Road when an unknown male attacked her and attempted to take her purse.