Hayley Day

Hayley posted 98 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368
                                 J50 beside her sister J42 in August.

Sick, young orca, J50, is presumed dead, while others continue search | Update

As of Sept. 13, some researchers presume that a missing adolescent orca…

  • Sep 15th, 2018 12:08pm
Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368
                                 J50 beside her sister J42 in August.
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                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.

Five facts about OPALCO’s solar power project

The sun shines brighter in the San Juans than most of Washington…

  • Sep 6th, 2018 1:30am
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                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                A smoky haze covers San Juan Island.

San Juan County to receive temporary air quality monitor | Update

The San Juan Islands’ blue cloudless skies and unfiltered rays have been…

  • Aug 27th, 2018 12:37pm
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                A smoky haze covers San Juan Island.

Bear remains found on Matia Island

For the second time in a year, a bear was found in…

  • Aug 23rd, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County, Town of Friday Harbor officials plan to reduce drug use, crimes

On Facebook, San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs can search his news…

  • Aug 7th, 2018 10:38am
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Navy releases favored plan to increase Whidbey Growlers

The U.S. Navy plans to increase jets at their Whidbey Island Naval…

  • Jul 21st, 2018 9:42am
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San Juan County environmental advocates urge voluntary ditch of plastic straws

San Juan County environmental advocates have a simple solution for people to…

  • Jul 13th, 2018 11:22am
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Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

Donald Hubner came to San Juan Island a tourist but left a…

  • Jul 11th, 2018 10:09am
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County council approves new vision statement for San Juan County’s future

The future of the San Juan Islands has already been written and…

  • Jul 5th, 2018 10:16am
Contributed photo/Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research
                                Left: L92 was last seen in by researchers for the Center for Whale Research in November 2017.

Orca death leads to lowest Southern resident killer whale population in 30 years

The orcas who call the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands home…

  • Jun 26th, 2018 2:50pm
Contributed photo/Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research
                                Left: L92 was last seen in by researchers for the Center for Whale Research in November 2017.

San Juan County November election takes shape after candidate filing period closes

This November’s election will include contested races for three local offices. San…

  • Jun 8th, 2018 1:19pm
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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Grellet-Tinner seeks to file citizen charges against former county detective

Two November election candidates take part in questioning county staff’s hire of former detective

  • Jun 6th, 2018 1:30am
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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Voters will decide on real estate excise tax for affordable housing this November

Purchasers and sellers of county real estate may pay more to help…

  • Jun 4th, 2018 1:30am
Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Alleged cross-border drug trafficking off San Juan Island | Update

Two men involved in an alleged rash of drug trafficking, over a…

  • May 7th, 2018 12:35pm
Contributed photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.
Staff photo/Cali Bagby
                                Cattle Point Lighthouse on San Juan Island.

Report states San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

If Washingtonians want to be healthier, they’ll move to the San Juan…

  • Apr 26th, 2018 1:30am
Staff photo/Cali Bagby
                                Cattle Point Lighthouse on San Juan Island.

New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County

A quick state Legislative session brought fast results that will impact local…

  • Apr 14th, 2018 7:52am

Anacortes man charged with domestic violence assault of Lopez woman

A 42-year-old man from Anacortes was charged with allegedly breaking into his…

  • Apr 6th, 2018 1:30am

Friday Harbor man charged with harassment, assault of San Juan County deputies

A 30-year-old Friday Harbor man was charged with allegedly threatening to kill…

  • Mar 30th, 2018 10:46am
Contributed photo/SeaDoc Society
                                Tufted puffins are known for their bright orange bill.

SeaDoc helps state save local endangered species in unique partnership

So many endangered species candidates, so little time. That’s the reality at…

  • Mar 14th, 2018 10:06am
Contributed photo/SeaDoc Society
                                Tufted puffins are known for their bright orange bill.

Local help for new San Juan County farmers, as retirees age out

Local help for new San Juan County farmers, as retirees age out

  • Mar 12th, 2018 12:09pm

Anacortes construction expected to cause delays to ferry terminal

Construction in and around Anacortes this spring is expected to cause delays…

  • Feb 26th, 2018 10:11am

Kelsey O’Day trial rescheduled

The trial for Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor, has been…

  • Feb 26th, 2018 10:06am
Contributed photo/Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
                                From left to right, Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Jeff Friedman, Matthew McConaughey’s mom, Matthew McConaughey, and Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Spencer Domico.

Lincoln commercial features Matthew McConaughey on San Juan Islands barge

The commercial that locals have been waiting for is finally on the…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018 1:28pm
Contributed photo/Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
                                From left to right, Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Jeff Friedman, Matthew McConaughey’s mom, Matthew McConaughey, and Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Spencer Domico.

San Juan County addiction recovery house may be funded

The struggles to stop addiction can be heightened on the rural islands…

  • Feb 7th, 2018 10:39am

San Juan employers learn how to apply new paid sick leave law

Correction: This story originally said that full-time employees can accrue a maximum…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 6:06pm
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                                This chart shows the various outdoor recreation activities visitors said they participated in on the island.

Study explains what draws visitors to San Juan Islands

The results of one San Juan County visitor survey are in and…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 2:55pm
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                                This chart shows the various outdoor recreation activities visitors said they participated in on the island.

3.1-magnitude earthquake hits San Juan Islands

The United States Geological Survey website reports that a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 2:51pm

Elusive state capital budget passes, county funds secured

The state legislature approved the allocation of nearly $4 billion for construction…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018 1:14pm
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                This slice of an older cable, which once ran from Decatur to Blakely to Olga, shows three conductors and two fiber bundles.

OPALCO celebrates power cable replacement

A submarine power cable replacement, a decade in the making, was celebrated…

  • Feb 1st, 2018 1:30am
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                This slice of an older cable, which once ran from Decatur to Blakely to Olga, shows three conductors and two fiber bundles.
Contributed image/San Juan County
                                This map from San Juan County shows the part of the MacKaye Harbor Road that a county feasibility study suggests moving to protect it from rising sea level projections. The section runs along the southern tip of the road, starting near Aleck Bay Road, past Barlow and Outer Bays and the Agate Beach County Park, to Seth Road.

County road to be relocated due to climate change predictions

This is the second story in a two-part series about the effects…

  • Jan 15th, 2018 9:31am
Contributed image/San Juan County
                                This map from San Juan County shows the part of the MacKaye Harbor Road that a county feasibility study suggests moving to protect it from rising sea level projections. The section runs along the southern tip of the road, starting near Aleck Bay Road, past Barlow and Outer Bays and the Agate Beach County Park, to Seth Road.
Contributed photo/ Jeanne Hyde, of Spirit of Orca, and The Whale Museum’s Soundwatch
                                Staff from the Soundwatch Boater Education Program are on the water every day during the summer, educating recreational boaters on the least intrusive ways to watch whales in the wild and monitoring all vessel activity near the whales.

Vessel rules are a win for orcas and whale watch boaters

Regulations that force boaters to give local, endangered whales more space have…

  • Jan 12th, 2018 9:53am
Contributed photo/ Jeanne Hyde, of Spirit of Orca, and The Whale Museum’s Soundwatch
                                Staff from the Soundwatch Boater Education Program are on the water every day during the summer, educating recreational boaters on the least intrusive ways to watch whales in the wild and monitoring all vessel activity near the whales.

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

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

  • Jan 10th, 2018 5:22pm

Sea-level rise estimates could affect local real estate

If scientists’ predictions are correct, hundreds of San Juan County’s most coveted…

  • Dec 27th, 2017 8:15am
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                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor pleads not-guilty to three counts of child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14.

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…

  • Dec 24th, 2017 12:23pm
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                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor pleads not-guilty to three counts of child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14.

Judge Eaton retires from San Juan County Superior Court

When Judge Donald Eaton moved to San Juan Island, almost 40 years…

  • Dec 19th, 2017 5:21pm

San Juan Island woman charged with rape of a child

Editor’s note: The accused is not named to protect the identity of…

  • Dec 12th, 2017 1:30am
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                                Islander Rob Ewers explains U.S. history to attendees.

Locals take U.S. citizenship class at San Juan Island Library

Quenia attends the library’s bi-weekly U.S. citizenship class to someday have the…

  • Dec 5th, 2017 10:21am
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                                Islander Rob Ewers explains U.S. history to attendees.
Contributed photo/OPALCO

Strong winds lead to island power outages

After nearly 20 hours without power on Sunday, Nov. 26, it was…

  • Nov 28th, 2017 2:08pm
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San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

San Juan County property owners will see significantly higher property tax bills…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017 1:30am