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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

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 enact­ed  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 Inte­ri­or  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fill Up At IPS, Support San Juan Scholarship Program

March 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

Ration your gas this week­end and fill up your tank Fri­day, March 12. Island Petro­le­um Ser­vices (IPS), locat­ed at 315 Carter Avenue, is gen­er­ous­ly donat­ing 50 cents per gal­lon of your pur­chase to the San Juan Island Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship pro­gram. For­mer­ly known as Dol­lars for Schol­ars, this pro­gram pro­vides need­ed schol­ar­ship funds to grad­u­at­ing seniors who  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quarter Of County Has Received First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

March 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty As vac­cine dis­tri­b­u­tion efforts con­tin­ue, it is worth look­ing at what vac­cine has been received to date in San Juan Coun­ty. These num­bers are just a snap­shot. Please rec­og­nize that this is a con­stant­ly evolv­ing sit­u­a­tion. To date, sev­en vac­cine providers in San Juan Coun­ty have been approved to dis­trib­ute vac­cine  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Island Rec Levy Supports Programs, Trails, Sports

March 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Travis and Jen­nifer Ayers, Fri­day Har­bor We encour­age all eli­gi­ble vot­ers to join us and vote YES for the renew­al of Island Rec’s levy on April 27. This is not a new levy; it remains at $0.385 per $1,000 of assessed prop­er­ty val­ue. It is worth not­ing that this rate is only 64% of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Lab Tide Bites

March 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

From “Bugs” to Shrimp: the Saga of an Evolv­ing Ner­vous Sys­tem By Jim Tru­man, Fri­day Har­bor Labs Things can change a lot in 60 years. I grew up with a fas­ci­na­tion both with inver­te­brates and water, but liv­ing in north­east­ern Ohio, the inver­te­brates I knew were insects and the water was the fresh stuff in Lake Erie. My  Con­tin­ue Reading

Registration For County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Opens Monday

March 5, 2021 at 9:36 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices will be open­ing reg­is­tra­tion for a very lim­it­ed num­ber of first dose vac­cine appoint­ments at 9 a.m., Mon­day, March 8. San Juan Island Clin­ic: Tues­day, March 9, 50 slots. Orcas Island Clin­ic: Fri­day, March 12, 40 slots. Those who are eli­gi­ble and wish to reg­is­ter for  Con­tin­ue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases In San Juans For Second Week

March 5, 2021 at 9:17 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Feb. 26, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have remained steady at 129. Note that there are 0 close con­tacts of a pos­i­tive case cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no pos­i­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

Paycheck Protection Program Deadlines Approach

March 5, 2021 at 5:30 am

EDC Offers Free Appli­ca­tion Help From the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil reminds busi­ness own­ers and man­agers that the dead­line for the SBA’s Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram is approach­ing. Small busi­ness­es with few­er than 20 employ­ees can apply dur­ing an exclu­sive appli­ca­tion peri­od for microbusi­ness­es, until March 9, 2021. All busi­ness­es  Con­tin­ue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Reopens After Two-Week Break

March 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

From Grif­fin Bay Book­store Grif­fin Bay Bookstore’s doors are open! We wel­come you back to the book­store after a two-week break with lighter hearts, our spir­its buoyed by the many let­ters, notes, e‑mails, and post­ings demon­strat­ing your appre­ci­a­tion and thanks for what we do. Your kind words, your well-wish­es were enliven­ing and encour­ag­ing as we start­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

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