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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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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 can  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 ugly cat  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 res­i­dents,  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 Fes­ti­val  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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