Hayley Day

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San Juan County approves capital projects through 2024

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

  • Dec 12th, 2018 10:04am
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                                J35 pushes her dead calf.

In Memoriam | 2018 Orcas

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

  • Dec 9th, 2018 1:30am
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                                J35 pushes her dead calf.

San Juan County generates more state tax revenue than receives in state funds

County citizens and visitors are financing more services across Washington than the…

  • Nov 30th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County certifies election results

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

  • Nov 28th, 2018 1:56pm

San Juan islanders conserve public land through private donations

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

  • Nov 23rd, 2018 3:37pm

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

San Juan County preliminary election results

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

  • Nov 8th, 2018 4:46pm

San Juan County outnumbers King County in public records requests

The rural San Juan Islands are leading the pack when it comes…

  • Nov 5th, 2018 8:55am
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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…

  • Sep 30th, 2018 11:44am
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                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

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

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

  • Sep 24th, 2018 10:43am
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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 14th, 2018 4:40pm
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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 2nd, 2018 1:30am
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                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.
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                                Kelsey O’Day at her sentencing on Aug. 14.

Kelsey O’Day sentenced to 13 months for child rape

A San Juan Island woman charged with child rape was sentenced on…

  • Aug 16th, 2018 10:22am
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                                Kelsey O’Day at her sentencing on Aug. 14.

Bear remains found on Matia Island

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

  • Aug 14th, 2018 3:06pm

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 8th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Eric A. Kulp and his attorney in San Juan County Superior Court on Aug. 3.

Eric Kulp changes plea to guilty in wife’s murder case

The Shaw Island man charged with the murder of his wife changed…

  • Aug 3rd, 2018 2:30pm
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                                Eric A. Kulp and his attorney in San Juan County Superior Court on Aug. 3.

Primary candidates forum on San Juan Island

U.S. Congressional, Washington state Legislature hopefuls talk health care, taxes and more

  • Jul 22nd, 2018 1:30am
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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 18th, 2018 11:11am
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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 11:16am
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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 7th, 2018 10:07am
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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…

  • Jun 28th, 2018 1:30am
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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 19th, 2018 4:10pm
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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 13th, 2018 11:30am
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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 9:40am

Assault, car theft charges for San Juan Island man

Days after being released from jail on assault charges, a local man…

  • May 28th, 2018 9:09am

Domestic violence charges filed in San Juan County

A man was charged in San Juan County with assault and the…

  • May 21st, 2018 1:30am

Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9K from former boss

An Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9,000 from a former…

  • May 14th, 2018 3:14pm

Locals advise Washington State Ferries on long-term plan

Washington State Ferries staff are moving full steam into the next 20…

  • May 11th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan Island mother overcomes addiction for her kids

Island mom shares her story for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13

  • May 9th, 2018 11:26am
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                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

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

Two men allegedly involved in a rash of drug trafficking over a…

  • May 7th, 2018 12:35pm
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                                Items seized from the alleged Canadian smuggler.

Report ranks San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

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

  • Apr 27th, 2018 1:10pm

Teens take ‘crash’ course on reckless driving

Local firefighters, EMTs and deputies stormed the Friday Harbor High School on…

  • Apr 25th, 2018 1:30am

New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County

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

  • Apr 5th, 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…

  • Mar 28th, 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 27th, 2018 1:30am

Process delays after the loss of San Juan County Clerk Joan White

San Juan County can’t get along without its longtime County Clerk Joan…

  • Mar 16th, 2018 10:06am
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                                Tufted Puffins are known for their bright orange bill.

Wait is over for tufted puffin

SeaDoc helps state save local endangered species

  • Mar 8th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Tufted Puffins are known for their bright orange bill.

San Juan Islanders support bills in state Legislature

Washington state lawmakers are meeting for a short, two-month regular session, ending…

  • Feb 19th, 2018 1:30am

Anacortes construction expected to cause delays to ferry terminal

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

  • Feb 17th, 2018 1:30am

Matthew McConaughey and San Juan Islands barge star in commercial

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

  • Feb 6th, 2018 2:43pm