Hayley Day

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Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research photo by Dave Ellifrit
                                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
Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research photo by Dave Ellifrit
                                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
Contributed photo/SeaDoc Society
                                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

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 2:18pm

San Juan County addiction recovery house may be funded

The struggles to stop addiction can be heightened on the rural islands…

  • Jan 31st, 2018 1:30am

San Juan employers learn how to apply new paid sick leave law

San Juan County employees are guaranteed sick leave, starting this year, thanks…

  • Jan 29th, 2018 11:19pm
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                                The interior of the Hyak is virtually unchanged since it was first built, 51 years ago.

A ferry tale ending | The Hyak may be decommissioned in 2018

After roughly half a century of service, one of Washington State Ferries’…

  • Jan 27th, 2018 9:37am
Contributed photo/Washington State Department of Transportation
                                The interior of the Hyak is virtually unchanged since it was first built, 51 years ago.
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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…

  • Jan 26th, 2018 9:43am
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                                This chart shows the various outdoor recreation activities visitors said they participated in on the island.

Elusive state capital budget passes, county funds secured

The state legislature approved the allocation of nearly $4 billion for construction…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018 1:14pm
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                                This map 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 BayRoad, 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 11th, 2018 1:30am
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                                This map 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 BayRoad, past Barlow and Outer Bays and the Agate Beach County Park, to Seth Road.
Contributed photo/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.

Federal vessel rules are a win for orcas and whale watch boaters

NOAA reports on the outcomes of the first five years of their federal vessel regulations.

  • Jan 11th, 2018 1:30am
Contributed photo/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.