Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 382 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Wolverines football team works together

Wolverines football team works hard, together

  • Sep 18th, 2019 1:30am
Ann Stateler and Odin Lonning. Contributed photo by Erin Corra.

Orca crisis from a First Nation perspective

Editors note: This story has been edited for clarifications and corrections; including…

  • Sep 12th, 2019 10:09am
Ann Stateler and Odin Lonning. Contributed photo by Erin Corra.

“Up Close” returns to the community theater for third year

Local composer and musician Grisha Krivchenia has worked with elders and those…

  • Sep 12th, 2019 1:30am

Local artists featured in ‘Art Over the Harbor’

Submitted by event organizers Come join us this Friday and Saturday for…

  • Sep 11th, 2019 1:30am

Western bluebird reintroduction has a successful year

The bright blue flash of male western bluebirds gliding over dried prairie…

  • Sep 8th, 2019 1:30am
Sea otter mom shows off her young pup. Photo contributed by The Whale Museum.

Can sea otters save the world

Leisurely resting in the kelp near Race Rocks, British Columbia, Odin, a…

  • Aug 31st, 2019 8:21am
Sea otter mom shows off her young pup. Photo contributed by The Whale Museum.

Fly-In a success despite a cool morning

Despite the overcast morning, the Friday Harbor Airport buzzed with activity Saturday,…

  • Aug 31st, 2019 8:19am

Melodies for summer

In a first-ever event, the chamber musicians of Melodious Notes Over the…

  • Aug 29th, 2019 2:32pm
Contributed photo. Medalists receive their awards in Olympia, from right to left: Jerry Nelson, bronze winner, Steve N. Sills, gold winner and Bob Stavers, silver winner.

Local wins silver in Washingtons senior games

Retirement doesn’t always mean naps on the couch. For some seniors, it…

  • Aug 24th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Medalists receive their awards in Olympia, from right to left: Jerry Nelson, bronze winner, Steve N. Sills, gold winner and Bob Stavers, silver winner.

An ecosystem out of balance

Editors note: This article has been modified for clarification. The massive gray…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 5:01pm
The rock, located on West Valley Road, was quickly painted over following the discovery of anti-Amaro graffiti on July 31. <em>(Contributed</em><em> photo)</em>

Island rock painting tradition turns dark

Editor’s note: According to Lincoln Borman, executive director of the San Juan…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 9:56am
The rock, located on West Valley Road, was quickly painted over following the discovery of anti-Amaro graffiti on July 31. <em>(Contributed</em><em> photo)</em>

Robin Alice headlines the fair Thursday night

For the first time, Robin Alice, the musical duo featuring Kelley Jakle…

  • Aug 14th, 2019 1:30pm

Theater camp performs ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

ne of the longest-running Broadway musicals, “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be…

  • Aug 7th, 2019 1:30am

Whale sanctuary project reveals two possible locations

In an effort to garner community input regarding a proposed whale sanctuary,…

  • Aug 2nd, 2019 1:30am
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

State asks county landowners to allow hunting on property

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to thin San…

  • Jul 27th, 2019 1:30am
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)
Contributed photo. Ross and Rebecca MacDonald.

Lopez couple celebrates the Fourth of July with a wedding

Fireworks lit up the sky as Lopez islanders Ross and Rebecca MacDonald…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Ross and Rebecca MacDonald.

Kevin Taylor sentenced to 20 years

WARNING: The following story contains graphic details. Kevin Patrick Taylor, a 56-year-old…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019 4:31pm

Three state senate candidates answer to voters

With the Aug. 6 primary just around the corner, the League of…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019 4:54pm

Songs and stories of Broadway

Broadway classics and behind-the-scenes stories are on the playbill for San Juan…

  • Jul 17th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Merchant of Venice cast.

‘Merchant of Venice’ runs July 11- Aug. 11

Island Stage Left has been regaling islanders with Shakespeare under the stars…

  • Jul 15th, 2019 9:39am
Contributed photo. Merchant of Venice cast.
Contributed photo. Conceptual drawing of what a sanctuary could look like.

Sanctuary proposed for captive orcas

Feared by whalers who watched them feed off dead whales they were…

  • Jul 14th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Conceptual drawing of what a sanctuary could look like.

San Juan’s Fourth of July

The stars came out Thursday, July 4, for the annual Independence Day…

  • Jul 10th, 2019 3:06pm

Discarded fishing nets continue to catch wildlife

Thousands of marine animals — from mammals to invertebrates — die each…

  • Jul 5th, 2019 1:30am
Heather Spaulding/staff photo

Orca Sing’s twentieth

For two decades, people have gathered at Lime Kiln to listen to…

  • Jun 30th, 2019 1:30am
Heather Spaulding/staff photo

Now playing at San Juan Community Theatre: ‘For Better’

Reaching out to each other is now effortless, thanks to technology. However,…

  • Jun 28th, 2019 1:17pm

100 years of light

For 100 years, Lime Kiln Lighthouse has stood vigil along the rocky…

  • Jun 25th, 2019 1:30am

NASA challenge

International Space Settlement Design Competition challenge to high school students - design…

  • Jun 24th, 2019 1:30am

Saving a butterfly | Reporter’s notebook

The San Juan Islands are the only known home of the Island…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 1:30am
Geo-Scientist in the Parks intern, Armando Rojas (image 5405)/Contributed photo

The rare butterfly

Editors note: A Previous version of this story stated the Frazer Homestead…

  • Jun 19th, 2019 11:38am
Geo-Scientist in the Parks intern, Armando Rojas (image 5405)/Contributed photo

Take part in Whale Action Month

In honor of Whale Action Month, the Langley Whale Center is hosting…

  • Jun 19th, 2019 1:30am

Friday Harbor Graduates throw their caps

With tears of joy and bittersweet emotion, friends and family gathered to…

  • Jun 18th, 2019 6:20pm

Advocating for the children

More than 6,000 children are removed from their homes each year in…

  • Jun 17th, 2019 1:21pm

Friday Harbor’s father-daughter duo

San Juan Island’s dynamic father-daughter duo Josh and Danielle Crossen have been…

  • Jun 16th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo/ Stephanie Cariker and Joyce Lyster. Karla Therriault, Karly Leyde, Jack Leyde, Brian Leyde (in back), Kate Leyde, Ted Therriault, Ted Therriault (left to right)

Islander heals through walking

In usual Lopez fashion, drivers wave as they pass 71-year-old Ted Therriault…

  • Jun 9th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo/ Stephanie Cariker and Joyce Lyster. Karla Therriault, Karly Leyde, Jack Leyde, Brian Leyde (in back), Kate Leyde, Ted Therriault, Ted Therriault (left to right)

Town LTAC applications available

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor’s…

  • Jun 7th, 2019 5:04pm

Abandon vehicles in county lots will soon be towed

Editors note: Duncan Wilson, Town of Friday Harbor Administrator, said the town…

  • Jun 7th, 2019 10:44am

Wolverines teams shine

Several Friday Harbor Wolverine track athletes qualified for state this year, the…

  • Jun 5th, 2019 5:54pm
Left to right, John McMain, Diane Ball and Beth Spaulding. (Staff photo/Heather Spaulding)

School district honors retirees

Graduates are not the only ones taking a leap forward in their…

  • Jun 5th, 2019 1:30am
Left to right, John McMain, Diane Ball and Beth Spaulding. (Staff photo/Heather Spaulding)
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Joe Wright in front of his work.

The value of street art

Like the infamous street artist Banksy, Joe Wright’s art turns up in…

  • Jun 4th, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Joe Wright in front of his work.

Wolverines baseball season comes to an end

The Wolverine baseball team took the district championship and headed to the…

  • May 31st, 2019 9:50am