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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

Center for Whale Research Confirms Female Calf

March 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Center for Whale Research J58 is a girl! The Center for Whale Research is pleased to confirm that J41’s calf, J58, is female. This approximately 6-month-old calf was born in September 2020. Jeanne Hyde photographed J58 from shore on March 6. The calf was rolling, showing her underside, which revealed her gender. New females  Continue Reading

Peak Season Ferries Reservations For San Juans Available March 9

March 9, 2021 at 8:44 am

From Washington State Ferries As Washington State Ferries continues to operate under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will extend its current schedule through May 8. Reservations for the May 9-Sept. 25 modified “peak season” are available March 9. Reservations can be booked online or by calling 206-464-6400. Customers can also call that number  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Arguments Against April Ballot Measures

March 9, 2021 at 8:36 am

From San Juan County San Juan County is seeking volunteers to write opposing arguments for measures on the ballot in the April 2021 Special Election. Four measures will be on the ballot. All measures have “pro” committees, and all are in need of “con” committees. The Town of Friday Harbor is running a measure that  Continue Reading

Volunteer Creates 958 Masks, Raises $8K For Animal Shelter

March 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Jim O’Brian of San Juan Island as the volunteer of the month for March 2021. Since October 2015, Jim has volunteered his time doing basic building maintenance, acting as a parking attendant for many fundraisers, and  Continue Reading

Bird Watch At The San Juan Island Sculpture Park

March 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the San Juan Island Sculpture Park Join us from 9-11 a.m. every third Wednesday of the month from March 17 through September to watch for our fine feathered friends at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park located next to Roche Harbor Resort. Phil Green, a local bird enthusiast and member of the nature conservancy,  Continue Reading

County Assures Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

March 8, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan County As most are aware, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is now the third vaccine approved for use in the United States. While it is unclear when this vaccine might become available in San Juan County, some supplies could potentially arrive in the near future. If you have an opportunity to  Continue Reading

Meet Biscuit, The 10-Month Texas Tabby

March 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: 10 months Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Orange Tabby Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/ Meet Biscuit! Originally from Texas, she is a southern girl with that sweet, southern charm…she just doesn’t know it! Biscuit is working on gaining her self-confidence; she will need to find a patient, friendly family  Continue Reading

Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Rescheduled For 2022

March 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor One year ago, just a few days before the event, COVID-19 forced Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor to cancel its St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza. This year, as people are being vaccinated, we were looking forward to celebrating in person with the island community. However, as vaccine distribution has a  Continue Reading

Businesses Write Open Letter Against Vacation Rental Moratorium

March 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

The following is an open letter to the San Juan County Council from dozens of San Juan Island businesses, including Mike’s Café and Wine Bar, San Juan Hostel, Crystal Seas Kayaking, Island Pets, On Point Barber Shop and more. Dear San Juan County Council, We are strongly opposed to the moratorium that you have recently  Continue Reading

Freezer-Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

March 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

“Freezer-Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi. The Confines of Heaven   The Alapah carves sinuous bends in a spacious valley side to side, flowing into the upper Kuuk River, a large tributary of the Yukon River whose milky waters bend west across the  Continue Reading

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