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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

Adopt Playful Pitty Mix at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

June 21, 2021 at 4:30 am

From Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor Age: 1.5 years old Sex: Male Breed: Pit­bull and Lab mix Appli­ca­tion: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Vad­er is a crush­ing­ly adorable young boy look­ing for a new home to call his own. He has big dreams of being a sled dog with his pow­er­ful mus­cles, sta­mi­na, and abil­i­ty to mush, mush, mush! How­ev­er, we think  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer-burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

June 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

“Freez­er-Burned: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. The Allure of Gold, Part 1 A road-weary group of nine swayed in their bench seats down a nar­row trail, leafy tree branch­es scrap­ing the bulging, tarped roof rack and long rows of dirty win­dows.  The 165-mile Tay­lor High­way  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Mayor Completes Training on Community Development, Leadership

June 20, 2021 at 4:30 am

From the town of Fri­day Har­bor May­or Farhad Ghatan recent­ly received a Cer­tifi­cate of Munic­i­pal Lead­er­ship from the Asso­ci­a­tion of Wash­ing­ton Cities. The cer­tifi­cate rec­og­nizes city and town elect­ed offi­cials for accom­plish­ing train­ing in four core areas: • Roles, respon­si­bil­i­ties and legal require­ments • Pub­lic sec­tor resource man­age­ment • Com­mu­ni­ty plan­ning and devel­op­ment • Effec­tive local  Con­tin­ue Reading

One New COVID Case on San Juan Island This Week

June 19, 2021 at 8:06 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, June 11, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 191 to 192. There is one new case on San Juan Island since the last update. The expo­sure is unknown. The best remain­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for COVID vac­ci­na­tion will be next week. The final clin­ics will  Con­tin­ue Reading

There’s Still Time to Run for San Juan Fire District, Shaw School District and More

June 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Coun­ty You almost missed your chance to run for office. For­tu­nate­ly, you’ll get a sec­ond chance. Dur­ing the can­di­date fil­ing peri­od in May, sev­er­al of the offices open for fil­ing had no can­di­dates file. When no one files for an open office, it’s called a “void in can­di­da­cy.” When a void in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Land Bank Update on Leasing Coffelt Farm Preserve on Orcas Island

June 19, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank is enter­ing into anoth­er phase in plan­ning the future of Cof­felt Farm Preserve’s agri­cul­tur­al use. Accord­ing to the San Juan Island Preser­va­tion Trust, the Preser­va­tion Trust and San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank  acquired a 189-acre con­ser­va­tion ease­ment on this his­toric work­ing farm in Orcas Island’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Mask Requirement Ends June 27

June 18, 2021 at 7:09 am

From San Juan Coun­ty The San Juan Coun­ty Health Offi­cer Order requir­ing the wear­ing of masks by cus­tomers indoors in busi­ness­es and oth­er pub­lic spaces will end on June 27. “Thanks to the high vac­ci­na­tion rates in the islands, includ­ing in island kids 12 and old­er, I feel com­fort­able with lift­ing the mask­ing order on the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Desolation Sound Kicks Off Theater’s Outdoor Fairgrounds Concert Series June 25

June 18, 2021 at 5:30 am

From San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre After a long year of dig­i­tal pro­gram­ming, and can­celed shows, San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre is pro­duc­ing a live and in-per­­son sea­son at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds fea­tur­ing music and the­ater per­for­mances June 25 through Aug. 28. The sea­son will kick off with local alt-rock bank, Des­o­la­tion Sound 7 p.m. Fri­day,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Preservation Trust Counts up to 30 Western Bluebirds on San Juan Island

June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

From San Juan Island Preser­va­tion Trust The weath­er has warmed up and blue­bird sea­son is upon us.  To date, we esti­mate the adult West­ern blue­bird pop­u­la­tion on the island between 26–30 birds. Some birds are still nest build­ing, oth­ers are on eggs, and fives clutch­es have already been band­ed, with some fledged already. We have a few pairs  Con­tin­ue Reading

Attend Free, Online Class on Construction Contracts

June 18, 2021 at 4:30 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil Islanders seek­ing to make their con­struc­tion busi­ness­es thrive are invit­ed to an online class on con­tracts for con­trac­tors. The event is 3–4:30 p.m., Wednes­day, June 23 over Zoom, with Jim McAdam, EA at Island Tax Ser­vice Inc. Builders will learn how to make sure every­one involved under­stands the con­tract­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

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