The Rev. Edward Leche III is celebrating his 60th anniversary as an ordained priest. - Contributed Photo

A priest with the spirit to explore and serve

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 1:31PM

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.

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On The Grill | Recipes for summer | Rebecca Gourley

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 2:33PM

The Reporter's first installment of our new food-themed page, entitled In the Kitchen. This month's is inspired by the season and renamed to On The Grill. Designed by staff reporter Rebecca Gourley/Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. This page can be found on page 9 of the July 3 edition of The Reporter.

Survivor of sex trafficking speaks out at San Juan Island event

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00AM

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.

Fire on Goose Island continues to burn

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 4:30PM

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.

Fireworks suspected in Goose Island blaze

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 2:52PM

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.

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