Hayley Day

Hayley posted 154 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Around Town | San Juan County Council updates

Over the last month, the San Juan County Council has discussed issues…

  • Aug 18th, 2017 9:36am

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote | Update

Immigrants may feel safer under a new county code, but it may…

  • Aug 19th, 2017 10:58am

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

Usually, tourists feed Popeye, the harbor seal who frequents the Port of…

  • Aug 17th, 2017 3:04pm

Immigration initiative adoption to be decided on Aug. 15

Update: To read about the initiative’s adoption, read this article. The county…

  • Aug 16th, 2017 5:23pm

Plans for San Juan County Fairgrounds’ future, by looking at its past

The fairgrounds doesn’t pay for itself, so department staff is thinking ‘outside the barn’

  • Aug 9th, 2017 4:30pm

Smoke haze covers San Juans

Where there’s smoke in San Juan County, there’s fire in British Columbia.…

  • Aug 4th, 2017 4:17pm

Local school budget passed, but state funds still unclear

After months of waiting, the San Juan Island School District Board passed…

  • Aug 4th, 2017 7:00pm

San Juan County affordable housing tenants to receive refunds

(This is part two in a series about overcharging at Friday Harbor…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017 9:56am

Islander tries to take his life in public

On Tuesday, July 25, a 70-year-old man with self-inflicted cuts was found…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 2:41pm

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

When the ferries lag, business on the island does too. “Schedules are…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 12:23pm

Tribal Canoe Journey makes landmark stop at national park

Ronald Day, of the Swinomish Indian Tribe, has joined an annual canoe…

  • Jul 31st, 2017 5:20pm

Tenants of local affordable housing units may be overcharged

Read part two of this two-part series here. A local apartment complex,…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017 9:39am

Around Town | San Juan Island business openings and closings

Several new businesses opened on the island, but some old favorites are…

  • Jul 27th, 2017 10:03am

San Juan Island School Board candidates address questions in public forum

Correction: J. Alphonsine Haslet-Phillips is still running for Position No. 2, though…

  • Jul 31st, 2017 5:06pm

Two out-of-service ferries cause delays | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

  • Jul 18th, 2017 7:19pm

State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out

Washington’s recently passed budget adds billions to fund public K-12 education, but…

  • Jul 18th, 2017 8:36am

Income-based apartment complex up for sale in Friday Harbor

The sale could end the complex’s reduced rent, leaving tenants like Tyler Harrison with few options.

  • Jul 17th, 2017 8:48pm

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

For Tom DeMassa of Arizona, choosing the islands for his family’s vacation…

  • Jul 21st, 2017 3:54pm

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent | Update

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

  • Jul 14th, 2017 8:54am

Friday Harbor boater houses floating computer lab

There’s nothing unusual about Steven Roberts’ powerboat from the outside, minus a…

  • Aug 6th, 2017 9:09am

Islanders to use area codes for local calls starting July 29

Islanders will have to dial area codes to call neighbors, on any…

  • Jul 9th, 2017 1:13pm

Let the good times roll | July Fourth log rolling at Roche Harbor

On Tuesday, July 4, children 11 years old and under competed in…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 10:01am

San Juan Island’s Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade | Photos

Hundreds lined Spring Street in Friday Harbor to watch the annual Fourth…

  • Jul 9th, 2017 1:29pm

EMS, prevention coalition to receive remaining public hospital district funds

This year, San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will fund…

  • Jul 9th, 2017 12:55pm

Polls close for long-time San Juan County election’s office employee

San Juan County hasn’t had an election without Doris Schaller’s help in…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017 3:32pm

Visits with Popeye the harbor seal

On Friday, June 23, Popeye, the harbor seal, visited islanders and guests…

  • Jul 7th, 2017 1:01pm

Body found in water near Roche Harbor | Update

In the early morning hours of Thursday, June 29, a man visiting…

  • Jul 7th, 2017 1:22pm

State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update

A state government shutdown was averted on Friday, June 30, and state…

  • Jul 1st, 2017 9:19am

Emergency service outage occurs, just as cable replacement is to begin

In the early morning of Sunday, June 18, residents on Orcas, Decatur…

  • Jun 28th, 2017 10:25am

Summertime sizzle | Record highs swept the islands on June 24 to 25 | Update

It’s only been about a week since the official start of summer,…

  • Jun 29th, 2017 5:36pm

Orcas Recycling Services finalizes lease agreement with county

The recycling center on Orcas is one step closer to opening after…

  • Jun 26th, 2017 9:59am

Islanders emphasize importance of seasonal count in comprehensive plan population projection

There’s something missing in the county’s recommended population projection to plan growth…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 10:54am

Islanders request easier path to tiny home living to create affordable housing

Correction: In a previous version of this article, it gave prices for…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 9:28am

County officials discuss how to protect orcas

San Juan County officials are brainstorming local ways to protect Southern resident…

  • Jun 15th, 2017 7:50am

County Council OKs Clure property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

A once-private beach on Lopez will soon be public, thanks to the…

  • Jun 16th, 2017 11:04am

Some county education and health services may move off island

Combining government services across municipalities may cut costs on the mainland, but…

  • Jun 11th, 2017 7:00am

Iceberg Point dig could locate artifacts, but harm native wildflowers

To dig or not to dig. That’s the question plaguing Lopezians at…

  • Jun 8th, 2017 7:00am

Friday Harbor Elementary School employee allegedly discovered drinking at work

At around 11:30 a.m. on May 15, a deputy was dispatched to…

  • Jun 7th, 2017 7:00am

Planning commission suggests annual fee for all vacation rentals

Vacation rental owners in the county may need to pay an annual…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 2:32pm