Hayley Day

Hayley posted 113 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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                                Will Wallace, with the state department of ecology, trains another staff member Jenny Li to maintain the temporary monitor.

State installs temporary air quality monitor in Friday Harbor

San Juan islanders can breathe easier knowing the state is investigating local…

  • Jan 18th, 2019 1:30am
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                                Will Wallace, with the state department of ecology, trains another staff member Jenny Li to maintain the temporary monitor.

Longtime San Juan County District Court judge retires, replacement sworn in

A U.S. Founding Father’s quote on the importance of the justice system…

  • Jan 16th, 2019 1:30am

San Juan islanders look to REET funds as affordable housing savior

Before Bridget Nyberg moved to a San Juan Community Home Trust neighborhood,…

  • Jan 15th, 2019 9:35am
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                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

Art in motion

Art in motion | Friday Harbor statue is sculpted in front of museum onlookers

  • Jan 12th, 2019 1:30am
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                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

New state representative talks shop with San Juan officials

Voices 170 miles from the state capital can still be heard. The…

  • Jan 7th, 2019 9:40am
Contributed photo/Michael Weiss, Center for Whale Research
                                J35 pushes her dead calf.

In Memoriam | 2018 Orcas

Three Southern resident killer whales were reported to be dead within four…

  • Dec 27th, 2018 1:30am
Contributed photo/Michael Weiss, Center for Whale Research
                                J35 pushes her dead calf.

San Juan County approves capital projects through 2024

San Juan County council has approved projects through 2024, including planning for…

  • Dec 13th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County certifies election results

In the Nov. 6 general election, the county prosecuting attorney and sheriff…

  • Dec 10th, 2018 9:30am

San Juan islanders conserve public land through private donations

When Rosa Blair noticed that 33 acres near her San Juan Island…

  • Dec 4th, 2018 1:30am

New trails proposed throughout the islands

In a county of disjointed land, separated by water, locals are looking…

  • Nov 22nd, 2018 1:30am

Governor’s task force suggests temporary suspension to view Southern residents by boat

The local orca population is at a 30-year low, so a state…

  • Nov 17th, 2018 7:41am
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                                The TIP includes reconstructing the roadway to include 11-foot lanes with 4-foot shoulders. It also includes reconstructing the intersections at Nordstroms Lane and Swan Road.

County council approves road projects through 2024

The San Juan County Council unanimously approved allocating funds through 2024 for…

  • Nov 13th, 2018 1:30am
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                                The TIP includes reconstructing the roadway to include 11-foot lanes with 4-foot shoulders. It also includes reconstructing the intersections at Nordstroms Lane and Swan Road.

San Juan County preliminary election results

Results for the Nov. 6 general election show the county prosecuting attorney…

  • Nov 8th, 2018 4:50pm
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                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save local orcas

A state organization dedicated to protecting the area’s endangered orcas is one…

  • Oct 1st, 2018 4:51pm
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                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.
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                                Eric A. Kulp and his attorney in San Juan County Superior Court on Aug. 3.

Eric Kulp to serve just under 16 years for murder of wife on Shaw Island | Update

A Shaw Island man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his…

  • Sep 29th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Eric A. Kulp and his attorney in San Juan County Superior Court on Aug. 3.
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                                 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
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                                 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.
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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
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                                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