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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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Letters: Vote Palmateer, Wolf

October 13, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Winnie Adams and Bob Gamble, Orcas and Waldron Islands In the last few days we watched the League of Women Voters county council debate and have read the candidates’ replies to questions in the local papers. It’s a hard choice for many because we have four very good people running for just two positions.

Buy a Wreath Or Pie, Support Friday Harbor Seniors

October 12, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Travis Ayers, Friday Harbor High School Grad Night Committee Chair The Friday Harbor High School senior class of 2021 and the PTSA is now taking orders for their annual holiday wreath and pie sale. Get a beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24-inch Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries and a handmade bow in one of  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Recorded Candidate Forums

October 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Watch recordings of online forums featuring candidates that will be on San Juan County ballots this November. Below are links to the recordings of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans forums held from Oct. 6-8. To view the recordings, click each link, register and enter each forum’s unique passcode.

Dental Clinic for Kids, Pregnant Women on Orcas Island

October 12, 2020 at 4:30 am

The Arcora Foundation’s SmileMobile, a 39-foot dental clinic on wheels, will return to Orcas Island on Oct. 21-23 and 26-28 and will park at the Orcas Island Community Church, 176 Madrona St. SmileMobile dentist Paul Phillips and dental team will provide examinations to babies (first tooth) up through high school age and pregnant and postpartum  Continue Reading

How To Get A Flu Shot on San Juan Island

October 11, 2020 at 5:30 am

  Schedule with your provider, or register for the island’s flu shot drive-thru.   In the time of COVID-19, being vaccinated against the flu is especially critical. Depending on COVID and influenza case activity, access to advanced medical care or testing may become more limited and could cause additional strain on health care systems. San  Continue Reading

San Juan County Council Candidates Q&A

October 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

Priorities Differ on Governance, Economy, Environment   Four San Juan County Council candidates set themselves apart by offering different experiences, visions and priorities to voters in their responses to a new candidate questionnaire. Community Rights San Juan Islands, Friends of the San Juans and the Madrona Institute put together a list of six questions for  Continue Reading

Freezer Burned: No Matter What

October 11, 2020 at 4:30 am

“FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Interior Alaska” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi. The aging sow grizzly burned with an incessant urge to gorge on calories as her 10th winter hibernation neared. To provide for herself and both cubs through another denning, required an ongoing smorgasbord of nutrient-rich food  Continue Reading

Roy Leith Roberts

October 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

Jan. 9, 1964 – Sept. 30, 2020   Roy Leith Roberts was the youngest of four to the late Kip and Kitty Roberts. Roy was a 5th generation islander, born and raised in Friday Harbor. His siblings are Cherie Roberts Jackson, Peggy Roberts Henscik and Nancy Roberts McAbee. Roy is the father of Tyler, Trent  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition’s Annual Survey

October 10, 2020 at 5:30 am

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition annual survey will provide the organization with local information about community perceptions. The survey is available online in English and Spanish. Thank you for completing this short 5-minute survey.

Remaining San Juan Property Taxes Due Nov 2

October 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson would like to remind taxpayers that the second installment of property taxes will be due Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Typically, the second installment is due Oct. 31. However, because the statutory due date falls over the weekend, payments will be considered timely if postmarked or dropped off by Nov.  Continue Reading

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