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

Fire Chief Declines COLA Increase During COVID

February 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

By Bob Jar­man, Chair of the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, San Juan Coun­ty Fire Dis­trict 3 At our last San Juan Coun­ty Fire Dis­trict 3 meet­ing, San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue Chief Norvin Collins told the board he was not going to take his con­tract­ed cost of liv­ing increase. In the course of his report to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Animal Protection Society Volunteer Of The Month

February 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor’s vol­un­teer for the month of Feb­ru­ary is Pam Monin. Pam has been vol­un­teer­ing at the APS-FH Trea­sure Hounds store since July 2017. She has worked as a retail sales clerk for the store as well as being our visu­al mer­chan­dis­ing and dis­play guru. Pam  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Presents Online Kids Cooking Class

February 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

From Island Rec Join Annalee Dunn, own­er of Tiny Onion Cook­ing in Belling­ham, for a one-hour live Zoom kids cook­ing extrav­a­gan­za. Kids will learn to make scones and herbed egg cups. For those less inde­pen­dent in the kitchen, par­ent accom­pa­ni­ment is encour­aged. The Zoom link to class, as well as an ingre­di­ent list, will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer-Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

February 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

“Freez­er-Burned: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. For­ev­er More   With the blush of light clos­ing out a long sub-arc­tic night, among the first day­time crea­tures to engage in food-seek­ing are the clans of Com­mon Ravens, who launch impa­tient­ly from their heav­i­ly branched roosts in  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Asks Residents To Not Travel, Host To Protect From COVID

February 6, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty As was seen in the islands over the hol­i­days and through­out this cri­sis, island res­i­dents trav­el­ing off-island or host­ing guests from off-island is far and away from the most like­ly source of COVID trans­mis­sion in San Juan Coun­ty. As most are aware, sev­er­al new vari­ants of COVID are spread­ing rapid­ly across  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update: COVID Vaccine Appointments Not Available This Week

February 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

Update: San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices has received con­fir­ma­tion that San Juan Coun­ty will not receive the first dos­es this week. This is due to a state-wide dis­rup­tion to the sup­ply chain. Reser­va­tions will NOT be avail­able at 9 a.m., today, Feb. 8.  From San Juan Coun­ty The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nine New COVID Cases In San Juans

February 5, 2021 at 9:47 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Jan. 29, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 102 to 111. Three new cas­es are on Lopez Island, four on Orcas, and two on San Juan Island. Approx­i­mate­ly 44 close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es are cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Land Bank’s Tale Of Two Eagles

February 5, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Lank Bank On Jan. 22, Tom Marschn­er and his faith­ful walk­ing com­pan­ion, Ellie the Gold­en Retriev­er, encoun­tered a rare and sad occur­rence near the sum­mit of Mount Grant. Splayed out on a mossy out­crop, with bro­ken-tipped beaks, were two dead Bald Eagles. Tom and Ellie prompt­ly report­ed the inci­dent to Land Bank staff,  Con­tin­ue Reading

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