Hayley Day

Hayley posted 113 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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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
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                                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
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                                This slice of an older cable, which once ran from Decatur to Blakely to Olga, shows three conductors and two fiber bundles.
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                                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
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                                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.
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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
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                                About 92 workshop attendees discussed county solutions to orca protection on Oct. 27.

New study shows looming orca extinction without changes

San Juan County staff and residents are brainstorming local ways to protect…

  • Nov 9th, 2017 1:30am
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                                About 92 workshop attendees discussed county solutions to orca protection on Oct. 27.

San Juan County staff to assess how much land is undeveloped | Comprehensive Plan

On islands with limited space, locals have questioned the possibility of overcrowding.…

  • Nov 5th, 2017 10:34am

Children’s health insurance funding issues could affect county

If a federal health insurance program for low-income children isn’t funded by…

  • Oct 26th, 2017 5:01pm

One arrested after drug activity complaint in Friday Harbor

By Hayley Day Reporter A man with an alias was arrested on…

  • Oct 25th, 2017 10:42am

Car crash causes power outage on San Juan Island

By Hayley Day Reporter A single-car accident on Saturday, Oct. 7 cut…

  • Oct 25th, 2017 10:40am

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

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

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

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

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

  • Sep 25th, 2017 5:08pm

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

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

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote

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

  • Aug 23rd, 2017 8:37am

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

San Juan County Council updates

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

  • Aug 15th, 2017 9:27am

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

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

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