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

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:37AM

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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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.

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.

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