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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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Celebrate National Trails Day by Maintaining Westside Preserve

May 30, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan County Land Bank This National Trails Day, the San Juan County Land Bank is celebrating at the Westside Preserve 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 5. Gather your pod and join field steward Shauna Barrows as we kick off another summer of trail improvement. Come relish the panoramic views and learn about the  Continue Reading

San Juan County Marine Program Gives Tips for Boaters to be “Whale Wise”

May 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan County Marine Program June is Orca Action Month, a time to celebrate and protect one of our region’s most iconic marine mammals, the Southern Resident orcas. As we launch into summer, the San Juan County Marine Program would like to remind boaters what they can do to be a part of orca  Continue Reading

Expect Increased Washington State Ferries Traffic this Memorial Day Weekend

May 30, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Washington State Ferries Customers taking a ferry as part of their Memorial Day travel plans should be prepared for a busy holiday weekend. Along with the increased traffic, most routes will be operating on different schedules than years past due to service reductions related to the pandemic and crewing and vessel shortages. Passengers are  Continue Reading

Register for Whale Museum’s Virtual Naturalist Training in July

May 29, 2021 at 7:55 am

From The Whale Museum Registration is now open for a summer virtual session of The Whale Museum’s Marine naturalist training.  This program will be six sessions and run July 19-24. The objective of this program is to provide a learning experience that assists adult graduates in becoming qualified regionally as professional or volunteer naturalists. The  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case on San Juan, One on Lopez

May 28, 2021 at 7:25 am

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, May 21, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 187 to 189. There are 21 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. This number would be far higher if not for a number of close contacts being fully vaccinated. The  Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Office Corrals Unattended Motoring Vessel Near Brown Island Thursday

May 28, 2021 at 7:21 am

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update A boater swam to shore near Brown Island Thursday leaving a powerboat running without an operator. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone in the water Thursday. When deputies arrived, the person had safely swam to shore but the boat was still motoring in circles  Continue Reading

Make Free Art Projects in the Park with Island Rec and Alchemy Art Center

May 28, 2021 at 7:05 am

From Island Rec Join Alchemy Art Center staff and guest artists for fun and free community art days in John O. Linde Community Park. Professional artists will lead an exciting roster of activities including indigo dyeing, sun prints, clay planters, funny faces, printing on t-shirts, and more. Due to safety precautions, space will be limited.  Continue Reading

Walk-up Vaccine Clinics Available through June on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

May 27, 2021 at 7:06 am

Clinics are for ages 18 and up   From San Juan County The San Juan County vaccine team will be operating single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine clinics on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands through June. These clinics will be one of the best remaining opportunities for COVID vaccination in the islands. After June,  Continue Reading

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

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