About the Author
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

Town Of Friday Harbor Plans $40 Million Worth Of Capital Projects Over Next Eight Years

April 10, 2021 at 5:30 am

Plans Include Pock­et Park Near Grange, Side­walks on Lam­pard   By Dun­can Wil­son, Town of Fri­day Har­bor Admin­is­tra­tor Year after year, the ser­vices and respon­si­bil­i­ties under­tak­en by the Town of Fri­day Har­bor grow as pop­u­la­tion and busi­ness activ­i­ty increase. Beyond dai­ly town oper­a­tions that include admin­is­tra­tion, finance and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, our most expen­sive and com­plex  Con­tin­ue Reading

Kids Can Join Hands-On Masonry Project Online With EDC, 4‑H

April 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil Kids from all over San Juan Coun­ty have a chance to do a free, fun mason­ry project put on by the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil and Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Extension’s San Juan Coun­ty 4‑H Pro­gram. Dave Koch, retired stone­ma­son, is donat­ing his time and labor to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: San Juan Island Youth Need Island Rec

April 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

By Nan­cy Young, San Juan Island For many years we have sup­port­ed, through our tax­es, this impor­tant levy, as it does so much to enhance the youth on the island. My hus­band has been a vol­un­teer for over 20 years in the roller hock­ey pro­gram. Now, more than ever, our young peo­ple need to have  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Preservation Trust Presents Video Series On Local Natural History

April 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust Stay­ing con­nect­ed to our com­mu­ni­ty is impor­tant, which is why the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust staff cre­at­ed a video series called “Just a Minute from the Islands” in 2020. These videos high­light aspects of nature includ­ing local plants, birds, rep­tiles, marine life, and more. In the fall of 2020, we start­ed a sec­ond sea­son  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County EDC Hosts CAD, 3D Printing Course

April 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil Those seek­ing to enter a new career or boost their job skills are invit­ed to learn Com­put­er Aid­ed Design, or CAD, in a free, online class offered by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil. Brett Paul, staff engi­neer at Lux­el, will be teach­ing a five-week intro­duc­tion to CAD, from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join OPALCO’s Virtual Annual Meeting April 24

April 9, 2021 at 4:30 am

Enter to Win Com­mu­ni­ty Solar Shares or Elec­tric Lawn­mow­er From OPALCO If you pay your pow­er bill to OPALCO, you’re a mem­ber of the elec­tri­cal co-op. OPALCO, or Orcas Pow­er & Light Coop­er­a­tive, is a mem­ber-owned coop­er­a­tive elec­tric util­i­ty that serves 20 islands in San Juan Coun­ty. Each year OPALCO holds its annu­al meet­ing to  Con­tin­ue Reading

‘Don’t Travel, Don’t Host’: With San Juan Island COVID Cases Up, County Urges Restrictions

April 8, 2021 at 7:09 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Due to a sig­nif­i­cant surge in pos­i­tive COVID cas­es in the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty, res­i­dents are instruct­ed to take the fol­low­ing actions to pre­vent fur­ther spread. Imme­di­ate­ly lim­it high-risk indoor con­tact with those out­side of your house­hold. This includes vehi­cles, work­spaces, social­iz­ing between chil­dren, and oth­er sources of pro­longed high-risk  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lummi Nation Member Is Washington State’s First Indigenous Poet Laureate

April 8, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the Wash­ing­ton State Arts Com­mis­sion  In con­junc­tion with Nation­al Poet­ry Month, poet Rena Priest has been appoint­ed Wash­ing­ton State Poet Lau­re­ate by Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee. A mem­ber of the Lhaq’temish (Lum­mi) Nation, Priest will be the first Indige­nous poet to assume the role. Priest’s lit­er­ary debut, Patri­archy Blues, was hon­ored with the 2018 Amer­i­can  Con­tin­ue Reading

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