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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

Letter | Ghatan is the only Qualified Candidate for Mayor

July 22, 2021 at 7:36 am

By David Bay­ley, Fri­day Har­bor I’m writ­ing to enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly endorse the reelec­tion of our town’s may­or, Farhad Ghatan. I have known and admired Farhad for almost 30 years, and have been con­tin­u­al­ly impressed by his intel­li­gence, ener­gy and com­mit­ment to pub­lic ser­vice.  Expe­ri­ence mat­ters, folks! Farhad’s back­ground in local gov­er­nance, chair­ing the Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for six  Con­tin­ue Reading

Three Fully Vaccinated People in the San Juan Islands Contract COVID-19

July 21, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty After more than a month of no new cas­es local­ly, San Juan Coun­ty has three new break­through cas­es of COVID-19. This means that each per­son is ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed and it has been more than two weeks since the vac­cine series was com­plet­ed. There is one case each on Lopez, Orcas and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Virtual San Juan County Fair is about a Month Away; Register Exhibits Online Today

July 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Fair The count­down to 2021 “Let­tuce Enter­tain Ewe,” the vir­tu­al fair, is under­way. While staff has worked hard to host some recent, small­er in-per­­son activ­i­ties, the Aug. 18–21 event will remain online.  There are two more weeks for exhibitors to reg­is­ter online. The goal for this year is to beat the 600  Con­tin­ue Reading

Book Appointment with Community Development Department Online

July 21, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty The San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment is now open to the pub­lic. Staff is avail­able for walk-in ques­tions from 8:30–10:30 a.m., week­days. Staff will be avail­able from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for appoint­ments, exclud­ing noon‑1 p.m. for lunch.  Use this new sched­ul­ing app to book an appointment.

County Settles with Orcas Property Owners on Alleged Damage from County Road

July 20, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Pros­e­cu­tor’s Office Two law­suits over the Orcas Road improve­ments brought by Jeff and Ang­ie John­son set­tled with a net pay­ment of $140,000 to Jeff and Ang­ie John­son. The John­sons, who own 38 acres at the cor­ner of Nord­strom Lane and Orcas Road, first filed suit over alleged dam­ages caused by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Heat Triggers Statewide Spike in Shellfish Infections

July 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

From the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health An out­break of vib­rio­sis in Wash­ing­ton has already sur­passed the high­est num­ber of cas­es ever record­ed by the state for the month of July. Recent high tem­per­a­tures and low tides in Wash­ing­ton state are like­ly to blame for the increased rate of ill­ness, which is asso­ci­at­ed with eat­ing raw  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Virtual Seadoc Event to Learn about Organization’s Successes

July 20, 2021 at 4:30 am

From SeaD­oc Soci­ety Bot­toms Up will be a vir­tu­al one-hour event at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Join us for an evening of sci­ence, edu­ca­tion, sto­ry­telling and, most of all, fun. We’ll look back on a unique but incred­i­bly pro­duc­tive year for SeaD­oc Soci­ety from the seafloor to the sur­face. Don’t miss the jour­ney! Reg­is­tra­tion is $5 and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Elections Office to Remail Voters Pamphlets Sent to Wrong Islands

July 19, 2021 at 5:30 am

From the San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions Office San Juan Coun­ty has three issues in this year’s pri­ma­ry elec­tion. Fri­day Har­bor vot­ers will vote in a runoff between three can­di­dates for May­or, with the top two vote-get­ters mov­ing on to the gen­er­al elec­tion in Novem­ber. Lopez vot­ers will vote on two mea­sures: an EMS levy and  Con­tin­ue Reading

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