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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.

Recent Posts by Hayley

Food Bank Receives Town Utility Donations

October 25, 2020 at 5:30 am

Town of Friday Harbor to Double Regular Match By Town of Friday Harbor All donations made in November to the Town of Friday Harbor’s Life Ring utility assistance fund will be forwarded to the Friday Harbor Food Bank. The town will match community donations up to a total of $2,000. This is twice the match  Continue Reading

Youth Basketball With Island Rec

October 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Island Rec Check out the following basketball options for kids. Youth Basketball Camp The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Think skills, drills and scrimmages. Previous team experience is not required. Participants practice once per week beginning the week of Nov. 2. Volunteer coaches and referees are  Continue Reading

Q&A With San Juan Island’s Mike Cohen

October 25, 2020 at 4:00 am

Below is an interview that Janet Thomas of San Juan Island did with Mike Cohen of San Juan Island. For more information on the interview, visit www.ecopsych.com/janetinterview.html. By Janet Thomas, San Juan Island Mike Cohen has decades of educational experience with his Project Nature Connect work. He is also a widely experienced musician. Due to  Continue Reading

State Asks For Input on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

October 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of Health continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. Today we posted our interim vaccine distribution plan. Now, as one component of a larger engagement strategy, the department is seeking additional feedback to help us understand the best ways to equitably distribute the  Continue Reading

How To Submit County Forms, Payments

October 24, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan County The most efficient way to submit building applications to San Juan County is online at sanjuanco.com/opc. You can also use the dropbox at the entrance to the courthouse to submit forms and payments for burn permits, land use, building, right of way, water availability, birth and death certificates, and septic designs  Continue Reading

San Juan Real Estate Market Reaches All-Time High

October 23, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Merri Ann Simonson, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands The third-quarter results for San Juan Island and San Juan County were consistent with the first quarter results; very robust. The second quarter was in COVID shock but that gave way to a strong third quarter. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan  Continue Reading

Letter: For-Profit Hospice Bad for County

October 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Kathryn Clary, RN, BSN, CHPN, Hospice of the Northwest, San Juan Island Currently, the only Medicare-based hospice in our county is Hospice of the Northwest. Two years ago this hospice was listed as the No. 1 hospice agency in the United States. HNW provides medical hospice services no matter one’s ability to pay. Medicare  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferries New Website, Survey

October 23, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Washington State Ferries Website Customers will notice that Washington State Ferries’ website has a new look. Not only does it look better, but it is now easier to navigate. Check out the changes at www.wsdotferries.com. If you have questions or need help finding information on the website, contact our customer call center at 206-464-6400  Continue Reading

Rep. Larsen Visits San Juans On Oct. 23

October 22, 2020 at 7:04 pm

Larsen to Meet with Marine Resource Committee, Friends of the San Juans, County Transportation Staff, Port Leaders By Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office On Friday, Oct. 23, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will meet with the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee at Cattle Point to discuss the MRC’s efforts to reduce vessel traffic on endangered Southern  Continue Reading

Nominations Open For San Juan Monument Advisory Committee

October 22, 2020 at 5:30 am

By the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is seeking public nominations to the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee. This citizen-based committee assists in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues. The MAC, which is formally chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and  Continue Reading

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