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Hayley Day

Hayley Day has been a community journalist for over a decade. She has written for Pacific Northwest publications such as The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Salish Current and Haida Gwaii Observer. Before moving to San Juan Island, she wrote about culture and entertainment in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. View her work at www.HayleyDay.com.

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Town Of Friday Harbor To Pick Up Large, Heavy Trash April 26-30

April 13, 2021 at 5:30 am

Items Can Include Mattresses, Scrap Metal, Furniture   From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to offer its residential refuse customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 26-30. Pickup will take place on their  Continue Reading

Letter: Former Friday Harbor Fire Chief Urges Yes Vote On Town Fire Annexation

April 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Susan and Peter Risser, San Juan Island Since Peter and I had the good fortune to serve in various roles, including the assistant chief for over 20 years with the now-defunct Friday Harbor Fire Department, we became fairly well acquainted with some of the challenges involved in providing good fire protection to our community.   Continue Reading

Adopt Magical Feline At Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor

April 13, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: approximately 1 year old Sex: Male Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Brown Tabby Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/ Meet Sorcerer! A magical little feline who casts love spells on everyone he meets…as well as his ultra-soft coat! Sorcerer is a charming, friendly, young cat looking for his forever family. He is  Continue Reading

Two People Survive Plan Crash Off Blakely Island

April 12, 2021 at 7:55 am

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update Two people were rescued after a plane went down near Blakely Island Sunday. At about 4:30 p.m., April 11, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies — as well as fire, EMS and coast guard crews — were responding to a call of a downed aircraft south of  Continue Reading

San Juan County Faces Low Housing Inventory As Pandemic’s Demand For Rural Relocation Grows

April 12, 2021 at 5:30 am

San Juan County Dips 55% In Inventory, Grow 39% In Pending Sales   By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc The first-quarter results for San Juan County and San Juan Island maintained the momentum that was present during last year. As compared to the first quarter in 2020,  the data  Continue Reading

Join Great Islands Cleanup April 24 On San Juan, Orcas, Lopez And Shaw

April 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Mark Ingman, San Juan County Solid Waste Program Coordinator Have you ever noticed a mossy, weedy tire while walking along roads or beaches? There is a chemical compound in tires that washes off in the rain and is linked to killing salmon — bringing in a cast-off tire along with your litter to the  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Meals On Wheels Deliveries Triple During Pandemic As More Volunteers Help

April 12, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Mullis Community Senior Center Throughout the month of March, resident celebrities from Lopez, San Juan and Orcas Islands were invited to ride or follow along with volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers as they delivered meals to seniors on their respective islands. The goal of the celebrity ride-alongs was to foster greater community awareness  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Has 13 New COVID Cases, Majority From School Sports Breakout

April 11, 2021 at 10:26 am

From San Juan County Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on Orcas Island at this time. Lopez Island There are no new cases on Lopez Island since the last update, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on  Continue Reading

New Children’s Book Features Orcas Conservation On San Juan Island

April 11, 2021 at 10:09 am

From Twisted Orca Twisted Orca released “I am 99” April 6, the latest in a series of books designed to encourage a love of marine conservation in children. “I am 99” brings children from all over the world to Friday Harbor, Washington as they join Sailor-Lyn’s mission to save the endangered orcas she loves so  Continue Reading

Give Service Feedback To Washington State Ferries

April 11, 2021 at 9:56 am

From Washington State Ferries If you ride our ferries, consider participating in the current Washington State Ferry Riders Opinion Group survey to share your thoughts on our service. The survey is hosted by the Washington State Transportation Commission and helps us hear feedback and suggestions directly from you. Sign up to join the survey panel  Continue Reading

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