Hayley Day

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San Juan Island woman charged with rape of a child

Editor’s note: The accused is not named in this article to protect…

  • Dec 5th, 2017 4:07pm

Local girls may be allowed to join Cub Scouts

Lifting a century-old tradition could breathe new life into San Juan County’s…

  • Dec 4th, 2017 5:26pm

Strong winds lead to island power outages

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

  • Nov 28th, 2017 2:08pm

San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

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

  • Nov 18th, 2017 1:30am

One county health insurer remains for individual plans

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

  • Oct 17th, 2017 11:04am

Interviews for San Juan County Superior Court judge replacement underway

San Juan County will have a new Superior Court Judge next year,…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017 7:00am

Community tries to save Life Care Center

The islands’ only live-in facility, with 24-hour nursing, is set to close…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 4:43pm

Washington State Ferries grapple with funding issues

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

  • Sep 25th, 2017 3:09pm

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

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

  • Sep 19th, 2017 11:55am

Deputies injured at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office training

Three San Juan County deputies were injured during active shooter trainings in…

  • Sep 10th, 2017 7:12pm

Senator Ranker helps secure missing Orcas landing park and ride funds

As soon as Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, was notified that the state…

  • Sep 1st, 2017 3:31pm

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote Spanish translation | La iniciativa de inmigración pasa sin el voto de los ciudadanos

Translated by Wendy Vallejos Los inmigrantes podrán sentirse más seguros bajo un…

  • Aug 28th, 2017 12:09pm

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

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

  • Aug 22nd, 2017 2:10pm

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

School’s been out all summer, but not forever. Below are the dates…

  • Aug 17th, 2017 11:45am

Immigration initiative passes without citizens’ vote

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

  • Aug 23rd, 2017 8:38am

Around Town | San Juan County Council updates

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

  • Aug 17th, 2017 12:28pm

Islander builds model Hiyu ferry

The Samish ferry may be out of service, but Fred Perez of…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017 10:44am

A drop in ferries means a drop in island sales

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

  • Aug 7th, 2017 10:41am

Islander tries to take his life in public

On Tuesday, July 25, a 70-year-old man with self-inflicted cuts was found…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 1:30am

Local Native American tribes make stops in San Juans

Ronald Day, of the Swinomish Indian Tribe, has joined an annual canoe…

  • Jul 31st, 2017 9:29am

Emergency ferry schedule in effect through end of month | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

  • Jul 25th, 2017 11:15am

WSTC discusses proposal to increase ferry rates

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  • Jul 18th, 2017 1:30am

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

  • Jul 14th, 2017 7:00am

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

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

  • Jul 24th, 2017 8:21pm

Islanders to use 10-digit dialing system starting July 29

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

  • Jul 4th, 2017 1:30am

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 9:19am

Centurylink decline to explain landline outage

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

  • Jun 29th, 2017 1:30am

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 1:14pm

Islanders request easier path to tiny home living

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

  • Jun 28th, 2017 6:11pm

County officials discuss how to protect orcas

San Juan County officials are brainstorming local ways to protect Southern resident…

  • Jun 14th, 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 11th, 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 5th, 2017 7:00am

Friday Harbor Elementary employee allegedly discovered drinking at work

At around 11:30 a.m. on May 15, a deputy was dispatched to…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 12:49pm

Regular flights between Friday Harbor and Canada now available

Regular travel to Canada will soon be easier for islanders. A roughly…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 1:30am

Vacation rental fee proposal

Every vacation rental owner in the county may need to pay an…

  • May 30th, 2017 1:30am

Vacation rental owners question proposed changes

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

  • May 22nd, 2017 9:48am

Assistance to keep islanders in their homes lowers, but state bill could help

Islanders, who need help staying in their homes this year, may not…

  • May 16th, 2017 1:30am

Lower population predicted for San Juan County

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

  • May 15th, 2017 6:52pm

Vacation rental permit changes up for debate

Vacation rentals are almost as old as San Juan County, but new…

  • May 3rd, 2017 10:07am

Final call for 911 dispatcher

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

  • Apr 12th, 2017 6:10am