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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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Friends of the Library Hosts Book Sale at Library’s New Location in Old Life Care Center

July 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the San Juan Island Friends of the Library The San Juan Island Friends of the Library will host its annual in-person book sale Saturday, Aug. 14 at the library’s new location, the former Life Care Center at 660 Spring St. in Friday Harbor.  Friends of the Library members can shop from 9-10 a.m. and  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Museum of Art Extends Summer Hours

July 25, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the San Juan Island Museum of Art Don’t miss this gem! The San Juan Island Museum of Art has extended its hours from 7-9 p.m., Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 11. This is in addition to the regular hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Monday. The museum is located at 540 Spring St. in Friday Harbor. Visit the  Continue Reading

Share Stories about San Juans Fishing for Conservation Project

July 24, 2021 at 8:59 am

From San Juan County Environmental Stewardship Department San Juan County’s Environmental Stewardship Department wants to hear and share your fishing stories. We are collaborating with an organization called Salmon Nation that recognizes the fight for wild salmon is about much more than fish — it’s about culture, livelihoods and the viability of our natural and  Continue Reading

Fall, Winter Ferries Reservations for Anacortes and San Juan Route Open Tuesday

July 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

From Washington State Ferries Vehicle reservations for travel between late September and New Year’s Day on the Anacortes and San Juan Islands and Port Townsend and Coupeville routes will be released next week. Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, customers can secure their spot on sailings between Sept. 26 and Jan. 1, 2022. Customers  Continue Reading

Freezer-burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

July 24, 2021 at 8:42 am

The Heart of Darkness on the River “Freezer-Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi. Sammy Jenks gently shut the backdoor of his rustic home. He turned to pick up a stone then slung it at an alley cat in the garbage can. Striking the  Continue Reading

County Warns Unvaccinated are at Highest Risk of Contracting Delta COVID Variant

July 23, 2021 at 5:30 am

Delta Variant is 225% More Infectious, Says County From San Juan County In the past week, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 191 to 195. Each of the recent cases is a breakthrough case, meaning the infected person is fully vaccinated. There are eight close contacts of positive cases. Five are currently  Continue Reading

Letter | Ghatan Deserves Another Term

July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Lee Sturdivant, Friday Harbor As a 42 year resident of Friday Harbor, I write to encourage the town residents to vote for Farhad Ghatan, our present F.H. mayor, who deserves another term.  The town of Friday Harbor is only 1 mile square, but everything that happens here affects all island residents, even all county  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces October Lineup

July 23, 2021 at 4:30 am

Viewers Picked the List, Won Prizes From the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival congratulates San Juan Island’s Eliza Habegger, winner of the organization’s crowdsourcing film evaluation project in May. Because she rated and commented on the most films submitted through FilmFreeway, she will receive a free pass to the Friday Harbor Film  Continue Reading

San Juan EMS to add Fifth Paramedic by sending Longtime EMT to Training

July 22, 2021 at 7:59 am

From San Juan Island EMS  Longtime San Juan EMT Margaret Longley will attend paramedic school at the Seattle area Medic One Foundation program. This is one of the best-respected paramedic programs in the nation. The Medic One Foundation will pay for the training, and the San Juan Island EMS will pay a stipend to help  Continue Reading

Flushed Toxic Chemicals Left Town Water Treatment Plant’s pH Level ‘Dangerously Low’

July 22, 2021 at 7:53 am

Nearby RV Dump Station Temporarily Closed as a Result From the town of Friday Harbor The town of Friday Harbor urgently requests that all users of its sewer system refrain from adding toxic fluids and nondegradable items into the waste stream. “A properly functioning sewer system is absolutely critical for the health of coastal communities,”  Continue Reading

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