About the Author
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

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Earth Day Documentaries

March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series presents a varied selection of not-to-be-missed documentaries to brighten your life each month. Beginning April 1, in honor of Earth Day, four feature films will be available 24/7 at fhff.org. The films include “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock,” “My Country No More,”  Continue Reading

OPALCO Clears Trees Under Power Lines To Improve Safety, Forest Health

March 30, 2021 at 4:30 am

From OPALCO Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is clearing the right-of-way areas under power lines to protect the electrical system from outages, remove forest fuels that could feed a wildfire and improve forest health through biochar amendments to the soil. OPALCO is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving San Juan County.  The Civilian Conservation Corp  Continue Reading

View Short Documentaries On San Juan Islands Artists

March 29, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre and San Juan Islands Museum of Art are pleased to present a joint production called Island Artist Scenes. Our two organizations have collaborated during their lull in normal operations to produce a series of mini-documentaries highlighting local artists. In our first installment of this limited series,  Continue Reading

First-dose COVID Vaccine Registration Opens Monday

March 28, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for first-dose vaccine appointments at 9 a.m., Monday, March 29. These clinics will be on Orcas and San Juan Island. Lopez doses will be administered by Lopez Pharmacy. Those who are eligible and wish to register for an appointment should  Continue Reading

Pam Hutchins Retires From San Juan Public Hospital District

March 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island EMS The retirement announcement of Superintendent Pamela Hutchins on March 25,  marks the end of a critical era for the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. First hired in April 2005 as the financial officer for the old Inter Island Medical Center, she played a role there until it  Continue Reading

Letter: OPALCO Orcas District Reps Ask For Vote

March 28, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Jeffrey Struthers and Rick Christmas, OPALCO Orcas District Representatives It is time to vote for Orcas district directors for OPALCO and Rock Island. We, your current Orcas district directors — Jeffrey Struthers and Rick Christmas — ask for your vote. Here is why we believe you should return both of us to the board  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case On San Juan, One On Lopez

March 27, 2021 at 1:47 pm

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, March 19, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 129 to 131. There are nine close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update and no confirmed positive  Continue Reading

Homes For Islanders To Suspend Operations After Foxhall

March 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm

From Homes for Islanders The affordable self-help housing non-profit Homes for Islanders is nearing completion of their Foxhall neighborhood homes. This will bring the organization’s owner-built affordable home production total up to 129 completed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021. Although Homes for Islanders has been searching diligently for a future location(s)  Continue Reading

Adopt Local Beach To Protect From Man-made Debris

March 27, 2021 at 5:30 am

By Karin Roemers-Kleven, Plastic Free Salish Sea Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting better. We can leave our houses and go for nice walks. So, why not adopt a beach? The idea behind adopting a beach was launched about a year ago with the development of the  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center To Install Gas Kilns

March 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Alchemy Art Center Alchemy Art Center’s two enormous gas kilns, previously standing sentinel by the road, have been moved to their new permanent home next to the ceramic studio. It was quite a feat to get them into place, and kudos to the Alchemy engineering team for pulling it off! Gas firings can create  Continue Reading

Recent Comments by Hayley