Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 403 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Smelling a cure for Parkinsons

Dog and medical enthusiasts gathered to support and learn more about PADs…

  • Nov 20th, 2019 1:30am

Going for the gold

A dark shadow flies through the air contrasting against the bright blue…

  • Nov 17th, 2019 1:30am

Friday Harbor Schools salute veterans

The Friday Harbor High School band was already playing as students filed…

  • Nov 11th, 2019 5:09pm
K25 (Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo)

Gone, but not forgotten

Islanders paid tribute to three Southern resident orcas, Princess Angeline, J17, Scoter,…

  • Nov 11th, 2019 1:30am
K25 (Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo)
The Anacortes Marathon Oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Neighboring oil refineries eyeing expansions

Two oil refineries neighboring San Juan County are proposing expansion projects. Phillips…

  • Nov 5th, 2019 11:16am
The Anacortes Marathon Oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Children haunt the streets of Friday Harbor | Gallery

Superheroes, Muppets, villains and wild animals were set loose upon the sleepy…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 2:08pm

Friday Harbor Film Festival wraps up seventh year

As the seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday,…

  • Oct 29th, 2019 9:37am
(Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Thrill of the World | Gallery

Zombies crawled to the San Juan County Fairgrounds to participate in the…

  • Oct 28th, 2019 5:43pm
(Heather Spaulding/staff photo)
(Cyndi Brast/contributed photo)

Backyard dragons, zombies and mysterious aliens

Miniature dragons, zombies, monsters with terrifying mandibles and more fascinating insects surround…

  • Oct 27th, 2019 1:30am
(Cyndi Brast/contributed photo)
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

Entries still accepted for butterfly land preservation

In an attempt to protect the Island Marble Butterfly, the Washington State…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019 1:30am
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

‘For fun’ store turns into a great gig

From wardrobe basics like jeans and sneakers to more glamorous dresses, blouses…

  • Oct 20th, 2019 1:30am
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                                Olivia Meenan and Bristol Halverson make calls during the 2018 Phone-A-Thon.

Public Schools Foundation step up where state falls short

As the Washington State Legislature continues to grapple with how to fund…

  • Oct 20th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo
                                Olivia Meenan and Bristol Halverson make calls during the 2018 Phone-A-Thon.

Island communities welcome new midwives | Women in Business profile

The small red building on Nichols Street that has housed a vast…

  • Oct 18th, 2019 4:36pm

Sea Scouts of the San Juans

Unfazed by the Pacific Northwest drizzle, the young members of the newly…

  • Oct 13th, 2019 1:30am

Students are serving up success

While some school cafeterias may smell of deep-fried food, but a healthier…

  • Oct 8th, 2019 1:30am
Sunflowers are highly resistant to drought, increased heat, and disease. They’re seen as a key species by researchers looking to support healthy crops in the future. (Robert Dash/contributed photo)

Striving for change with art and science

The agricultural industry is one of the largest contributors to many environmental…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019 2:05pm
Sunflowers are highly resistant to drought, increased heat, and disease. They’re seen as a key species by researchers looking to support healthy crops in the future. (Robert Dash/contributed photo)

Boys soccer wins against Mount Vernon Christian

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys soccer team worked together to win the…

  • Sep 30th, 2019 6:10pm

Laughter and romance in “Boeing Boeing”

For Parisian architect Bernard, in the play “Boeing-Boeing,” life could not be…

  • Sep 30th, 2019 1:30am
Cyndi Brast/Contributed photo
                                Mona lived on San Juan for more than a decade.

Remembering Mona the camel

Island celebrity Mona the camel was an unusual sight — a desert…

  • Sep 24th, 2019 1:30am
Cyndi Brast/Contributed photo
                                Mona lived on San Juan for more than a decade.

Learning life skills through music

While schools across the nation are shuttering the doors to their band…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019 4:22pm

Students and adults rally for the climate

The courthouse lawn was already packed with adults by 10:15 a.m. for…

  • Sep 22nd, 2019 8:34pm

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