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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

What To Consider Before Remodeling

November 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc While showing property, I am often asked, if the home could be renovated or increased in size as the lot is perfect but the home is too small or too dated for the prospective buyer. As I have said numerous times, it is  Continue Reading

Holiday Travel Tips During COVID

November 5, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan County Everything about the COVID crisis has been uncertain and ever-changing. Partly as a result of that, we’re all left scratching our heads wondering why some things are allowed and others prohibited. It is difficult to know what is safe vs. high risk, and many of us feel like the regulations and  Continue Reading

Lopez Islander Contracts COVID-19

November 4, 2020 at 6:35 pm

By San Juan County A positive COVID-19 test result has been reported for a Lopez Island resident. This is the 39th case in San Juan County. The ongoing investigation indicates that transmission was likely due to off-island travel. The recent surge in cases across the country provides an opportunity to refresh ourselves on how to  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School Reopens

November 4, 2020 at 2:58 pm

By Fred Woods, Superintendent, San Juan Island School District On Thursday, Nov. 5, Friday Harbor Elementary School begins in-person instruction for kindergarten students. One week later, the first-grade students will join them. Then on Nov. 19, the second grade will begin. We are excited and look forward to seeing the faces of young children in  Continue Reading

Fourth Recent COVID-19 Case On Orcas

November 4, 2020 at 2:39 pm

By San Juan County Another positive COVID-19 test result has been reported for an Orcas Island resident. This is the 38th case reported in San Juan County. The case has occurred in a close household contact of a recent Orcas Island case. Ongoing investigations show that the four most recent cases on Orcas Island are  Continue Reading

History Column: Thanksgiving Thoughts and Discoveries

November 4, 2020 at 5:30 am

By San Juan Historical Society and Museum Sometimes researching local history is about documenting popular stories, and sometimes it’s about correcting what has been recorded in the past about those stories. Each step along the way, we at the San Juan Historical Society and Museum are grateful for so many people and resources which make  Continue Reading

COVID-19 Cases Increase Across State

November 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of Health released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows a general rise in the intensity of the epidemic in both western and eastern Washington. Report findings include:

Join County Boards and Commissions

November 4, 2020 at 4:00 am

By San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the county’s website at http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies.

San Juan County Council Preliminary Election Results

November 3, 2020 at 8:16 pm

By Hayley Day Preliminary results for the local 2020 General Election are in as of 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3. Christine Minney is in the lead for San Juan Council Residency District 1 with 51.34 percent of the vote. Cindy Wolf is in the lead for San Juan Council Residency District 2 with 53.09 percent  Continue Reading

Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

November 3, 2020 at 5:30 am

By San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Here are the winners of the first-ever Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. We had over 200 hundred voters and all of the contestants received votes. The following three entries received the most votes.

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