Hayley Day

Hayley posted 218 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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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

Scheduled flights between Friday Harbor and Canada are about to take off

Regular travel to Canada will soon be easier for islanders. A roughly…

  • Jun 1st, 2017 2:53pm

Friday Harbor Memorial Day parade and ceremony| Photos

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  • May 31st, 2017 8:18am

Extra veterans assistance money means more help for local soldiers

In the aftermath of war, veterans can be left without support, but…

  • May 29th, 2017 4:38pm

Vacation rental owners weigh in on proposed code changes

When Barbara Defalco’s 100-year-old farmhouse needed repairs three years ago, she rented…

  • May 26th, 2017 7:00am

Friday Harbor American Legion to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Retired Army Staff Sargent Shannon Plummer will never say “Happy Memorial Day.”…

  • May 31st, 2017 8:13am

Unusual spring winds cause power outages on San Juan Island

Tuesday, May 23 was a sunny, spring day, but everyone on San…

  • May 27th, 2017 3:02pm

Public Hospital District votes to contract with Planned Parenthood | Update

Commissioners on the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 voted…

  • May 31st, 2017 8:34am

University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories open house | Photos

Staff at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories opened their doors…

  • May 22nd, 2017 8:04am

Assistance to keep islanders in their homes lowers, but state bill could help

Islanders, who need help staying in their homes this year, may not…

  • May 19th, 2017 7:12am

Lower population predicted than the last comprehensive plan update

San Juan County’s population is rising, but not as fast as the…

  • May 17th, 2017 7:00am

Southern resident killer whale fins displayed for Endangered Species Day

On Friday, May 19, 86 Southern resident killer whales were spotted in…

  • May 22nd, 2017 9:28pm

What is the county’s comprehensive plan?

An outline of what the plan does and why residents should weigh in.

  • Oct 2nd, 2017 5:05pm

Mother deer — baby season in the San Juans welcomes fawns, fledglings and fox kits

As spring in the San Juans breaths new life into its prairies…

  • May 13th, 2017 12:45pm

Comprehensive plan confronts climate change

The San Juan County Comprehensive Plan is slated to be updated by…

  • May 14th, 2017 9:56pm

Public Hospital District to collaborate on Planned Parenthood draft contract, district bylaws

Public hospital district Commissioners on San Juan County Public Hospital District No.…

  • May 9th, 2017 2:26pm

Introducing the class of 2034

The class of 2034 are just learning to walk, but that didn’t…

  • May 8th, 2017 7:17am