Hayley Day

Hayley posted 103 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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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

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

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