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On The Grill | Recipes for summer | Rebecca Gourley

  • Today 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.

A priest with the spirit to explore and serve

  • Today 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.

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.

Man who attacked woman on Orcas Island still at large

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 2:00PM

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.

Survivor of sex trafficking speaks out at San Juan Island event

  • Today 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.

Legislators voting on state budget

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:00AM

The race to the budget finish line has taken two special sessions and the beginning of a third. Gov. Jay Inslee has to sign the bill by midnight Tuesday for the government to have the money to continue operating.

Shakespeare Under the Stars

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Jun 30, 2015 at 9:26AM

A spoonful of Macbeth, a sprinkling of Twelfth Night, a dash of Midsummer Night Dream, and you have a taste of Cymbeline being performed this summer in Shakespeare Under the Stars by Island Stage Left.

Body on Whidbey beach identified as Orcas Island man | Update

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jun 26, 2015 at 3:50PM

The dead man discovered in the water off a North Whidbey beach Wednesday was an Orcas Island resident, authorities say. Island County Coroner Robert identified him as David Fleischmann, 66. He worked at the Madrona Bar and Grill restaurant on Orcas Island.

National Weather Service issues special weather statement for high temperatures

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 4:12PM updated Jun 26, 2015 at 12:15PM

The National Weather Service issued a weather statement about hot weather Friday through Sunday for San Juan County.

County Parks Administration Office is moving to the San Juan County Fairgrounds

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 4:00PM

Monday, June 29, the County Parks Department will open its doors at the new office located on the southwest corner of fairgrounds main building, near the fairgrounds front gate entrance.

Rules of the road for whale watching in San Juan County

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Jun 25, 2015 at 8:54AM

Local islanders at Lime Kiln State Park watched from the shore as a kayaker got out of his craft, put on snorkel gear and got into the water when orcas were nearby June 7. According to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, there are civil penalties up to $11,000 and other repercussions for feeding, harassing, or approaching orca whales within 200 yards.

Father Leche celebrates 60 years as priest

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Rev. Edward D. Leche, III, Vicar Emeritus of Saint David’s Episcopal Church, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination as an Episcopal Priest. A drop-by “Meet & Greet” event will be held in the Activity Room of The Village at the Harbour from 1-2 pm on Sunday, June 28.

Fairgrounds parks closed for construction

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00AM

The San Juan County fairgrounds family and skate parks will be closed Wednesday, June 24th during the final phase of parking lot re-construction.

San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jun 24, 2015 at 9:08AM

San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls.

Annual triathalon and marathon on San Juan Island

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 12:00PM

The races included a 1/2 marathon and 10k, all held at Lakedale Resort

Grad Night a grand night | Letters

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 3:00PM

Sixty minutes after their ceremony ended on June 6th, 61 graduated seniors from Friday Harbor High School began the all night adventure known as Grad Night. Family and friends shouted and waved as the school buses departed with horns blaring.

Plans pending for all-day kindergarten at Friday Harbor Elementary School

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 12:00PM

Elementary school staff waiting for state legislators to pass budget

The History of Old Glory: Iterations of the flag from 1700s to present

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 9:27AM

It was 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the official stars and stripes of America, signing the official resolution on June 14 to accept the red, white and blue colors as the flag of the new country. But it would be another 172 years before President Harry Truman would officially declare June 14 as Flag Day in the U.S. on Aug. 3, 1949, and between the early years of the revolutionary war and the height of the second Red Scare, Old Glory went through many changes before becoming what we see today.

San Juan Islands are getting a new animal care non-profit

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

However, before we can provide a home for these special animals, we have to find a forever home for the Sanctuary. Donating it would be a great tax write-off for someone, or leasing it to us in-kind or for a reasonable amount are also options.

Skagit Community College students celebrate graduation

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

The seven graduates came from all walks of life. Some recent graduates of high school, some finishing a GED years after leaving high school, and some continuing higher education they never pursued in their youth.

Welcome home graduate!

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 12:00PM

Welcome home to Guthrie Burnett-Tison, who is arriving home to Friday Harbor after a 10-1/2 month period studying in Nordfjordeid, Norway for his senior year.

Olympia budget block impacts school district

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 5:00PM

At this point, the district cannot move forward with efforts to retain key educators. In turn, this alters the classes offered and student schedules in the middle and high schools. In the grade school, the district cannot set grade level assignments for teachers, address known class size issues or assign students to classes without knowing how many teachers the Legislature will fund.

Town of Friday Harbor seeks grant proposals for use of lodging tax funds to promote tourism

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 12:00PM

Preference will be given to those activities that encourage tourists to visit during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Summer activities are acceptable; however applicants are advised to give careful and strategic thought to the scheduling of their events to avoid what are recognized as high traffic weekends.

Mary Carlene Larsen FitzGerald 1930—2015 | Passages

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 3:00PM

While they had planned for a quiet island life, they were soon actively involved with the San Juan Island Yacht Club and made many good friends through it. Carlene also loved her P.E.O. sisters and found the work of the organization to be very rewarding.

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