Hayley Day

Hayley posted 54 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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One county health insurer remains for individual plans

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) at the federal level…

  • Oct 17th, 2017 11:05am

San Juan County to update public records requests to match state’s

Changes to requesting public records at the state level are impacting the…

  • Oct 9th, 2017 1:30am

Community organizes to try to save Life Care Center

San Juan Island’s only live-in facility, with 24-hour nursing, is set to…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017 1:30am

What is the county’s comprehensive plan?

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

  • Oct 6th, 2017 4:05pm

Washington State Ferries’ problem found, but not funding

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers…

  • Sep 25th, 2017 5:08pm

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

  • Sep 25th, 2017 5:08pm

League of Women Voters to hold general election candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold candidate…

  • Sep 14th, 2017 11:36am

State pulls Orcas park and ride funds

The Orcas Village park and ride is only a few weeks from…

  • Sep 6th, 2017 10:28am

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

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

  • Aug 24th, 2017 3:04pm

Back to school | First-day dates for San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

San Juan Island Spring Street International School: Tuesday, Sept. 5 Lopez Island…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017 1:30am

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote

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

  • Aug 23rd, 2017 8:37am

San Juan County Council updates

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

  • Aug 15th, 2017 9:27am

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

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

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 1:30am

Local Native American tribes make stops in San Juans

By Hayley Day Journal reporter Ronald Day, of the Swinomish Indian Tribe,…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 10:43am

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 20th, 2017 8:54am

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

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

  • Jul 19th, 2017 1:30am

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 7:22pm

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

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

  • Jul 18th, 2017 9:51am

Islanders to use 10-digit dialing system

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

  • Jul 11th, 2017 1:30am

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

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

  • Jul 6th, 2017 7:00am

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 9:18am

Summertime sizzle | Record highs are expected across the state this weekend

It’s only been a few days since the official start of summer,…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 1:27pm

Islanders request easier path to live in tiny houses

Issa Wild has built five tiny homes for islanders since he started…

  • Jun 20th, 2017 1:30am

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

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

  • Jun 14th, 2017 1:30am

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 10:18am

Planning commission suggests annual fee for all vacation rentals

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

  • Jun 1st, 2017 10:34am

Vacation rental permit owners question proposed changes

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

  • May 22nd, 2017 9:44am

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 17th, 2017 1:30am

Lower population prediction than the last comprehensive plan update

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

  • May 16th, 2017 9:40am

San Juan Island Hostel opens for seasonal workers and daily guests

Friday Harbor’s migration of seasonal workers is about to strike, and this…

  • May 7th, 2017 3:53pm

Lopez Island hospital district on April 25 ballot

By Hayley Day Journal reporter The county will hold a special election…

  • Apr 17th, 2017 1:30pm

County ‘sanctuary’ status could affect federal funding

Areas that don’t follow Homeland Security’s increasingly more strict immigration orders, could…

  • Apr 13th, 2017 7:54am

Final call for county 911 dispatcher

Behind the screened counter at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, in a…

  • Apr 12th, 2017 6:12am

Fairgrounds horse barn put out to pasture?

By Hayley Day Journal reporter Hold your horses — the San Juan…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 1:30am

What’s your vision for the county?

Islanders with a vision for the county can express those soon. “That’s…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 1:30am

Amendments to vacation rental permit ordinance proposed

County officials have questioned the correlation between vacation rentals and affordable housing…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 1:30am

The blue collar’s last stand

Free trades training available for islanders

  • Mar 11th, 2017 1:30am

Study says seals eat more Chinook than Southern residents

By Hayley Day Journal Reporter Seals are eating more Chinook than Southern…

  • Feb 27th, 2017 8:39am

County comprehensive plan back under review

Some things in the San Juans always seem to remain the same…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 1:48pm

Killer whales are more loving than deadly

By Hayley Day Reporter They’re not killer whales, they’re lovers. “Orcas have…

  • Feb 16th, 2017 12:07pm