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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

Rep. Larsen Visits Orcas Island Thursday to Discuss Broadband, Road and Airport Infrastructure

May 27, 2021 at 7:02 am

From Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Thursday, May 27, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will visit Orcas Power & Light Cooperative to meet with Executive Director Foster Hildreth. Larsen and Hildreth will discuss how the utility is working to improve broadband connectivity within its service area. A senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Larsen  Continue Reading

Call Hotline if You See a Stranded Marine Mammal, Dead or Alive

May 27, 2021 at 6:55 am

From the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network As harbor seal pupping season starts up for us in the islands, San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network wants to remind everyone how to be good marine mammal stewards. If you see an alive or dead stranded marine mammal, please keep your distance, keep other  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor’s Duncan Wilson Plans 2022 Retirement

May 26, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Town of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor Town Administrator Duncan Wilson announced he will retire Jan. 4, 2022, after nine years in the position.  He took over for King Fitch in 2012. Wilson previously served as the city administrator of North Bend, Washington for six years. Prior to that, he had been an attorney  Continue Reading

Learn about San Juan History from Marjorie Walker Descendant

May 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor presents “A Kepi in the Tide: Writing Historical Fiction” 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 27. Author and genealogist John Ickes is a distant relative of early San Juan Island artist Marjorie Walker (1906-1992). His historical research contributed to the understanding of Marjorie’s life and the online  Continue Reading

New Website Explores Washington’s Geology

May 26, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the Department of Natural Resources From its craggy coastlines to its icy volcanic peaks, Washington is home to some of the world’s most stunning geology. A new website by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources helps connect people to the state’s rich and diverse geologic history. Filled with images and information about geologic  Continue Reading

Dispose of Pesticides, Fuels, Cleaning Products on San Juan June 11-12

May 25, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County San Juan County is collecting hazardous waste at the waste stations on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. Collection times are: 1-3 p.m., June 11 for businesses on San Juan. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12 for households on San Juan. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 19 on Orcas 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June  Continue Reading

Help Becky Armstrong while her Shoulder Heals

May 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

From organizers Becky Armstrong fell on May 10 and broke her shoulder. She is in a lot of pain and has her right arm immobilized in a sling. She is the independent business owner of Hello, Gorgeous where she gives manicures and pedicures. This job requires the use of both hands. She is unable to  Continue Reading

Soroptimists give $9K for San Juan Women’s Education

May 24, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce its 2021 educational award winners. The Educational Opportunity Award is for a woman enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program. This year Soroptimists were able to give out three $2,000 awards. The award winners are Halley Byrne, Megan  Continue Reading

Home Inspections and their Role in the Real Estate Transaction

May 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc If you are a buyer or seller, I bet you thought just getting under contract was stressful for all parties. In reality, the home inspection and feasibility response and associated negotiations are often the more stressful event. Allowing a buyer to have a  Continue Reading

Adopt Lab Mix found in Mexican Mountains from San Juan Animal Shelter

May 24, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor Age: 7 Months Sex: Male Breed: Lab Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Rocky feels like an old soul. With his kind almond eyes, lovable Lab-like face and laid-back nature, it’s easy to forget his days as a stray pup when he was found on the mountain streets near Jocotepec, Mexico. He  Continue Reading

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