Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 277 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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                                Wolverines defeated Orcas Vikings on their home turf in October.

Friday Harbor Wolverines wrap up a triumphant sports season

The Friday Harbor High School fall sports teams were on fire this…

  • Nov 13th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Wolverines defeated Orcas Vikings on their home turf in October.
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San Juan orca nonprofits receive donation from overseas campaign

After visiting the San Juans and seeing orcas for the first time…

  • Nov 12th, 2018 3:54pm
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Honor 100-year anniversary of WWI on San Juan Island | Update

Editors note: Times of the movies have been updated. It was the…

  • Nov 11th, 2018 7:21am

Car collides with dump truck on Roche Harbor Road

A car accident took place on Nov. 2 at 3:49 p.m. in…

  • Nov 9th, 2018 2:59pm
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                                Osamu Shimomura, former post-doctoral scientist at the UW Friday Harbor Marine Labs, won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of a luminous green substance in jellyfish that redefined the way researchers uncover biological processes

Nobel prize winner Osamu Shimomura remembered

Osamu Shimomura was 16, living in Nagasaki, Japan in 1945, when the…

  • Nov 8th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Osamu Shimomura, former post-doctoral scientist at the UW Friday Harbor Marine Labs, won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of a luminous green substance in jellyfish that redefined the way researchers uncover biological processes

History of first island families

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Edward Chevalier…

  • Nov 7th, 2018 4:15pm
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Friday Harbor boys soccer bound for state

Boys soccer state bound

  • Nov 5th, 2018 7:49am
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Hospital district board talks trainings, Planned Parenthood and meeting location

At the Oct. 24 San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Board…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018 9:28am

Paul Watson honored at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Islanders gathered at the Friday Harbor Film Festival gala to watch Capt.…

  • Oct 30th, 2018 2:43pm
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                                Vikings face Lopez Lobos.

Wolverines boys soccer face local rivals | Update

The Friday Harbor Wolverines won against the Lopez Lobos when the boys…

  • Oct 29th, 2018 2:50pm
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                                Vikings face Lopez Lobos.

Friday Harbor girls soccer finishes undefeated season

Girls soccer has an undefeated season

  • Oct 29th, 2018 2:23pm

Journal staff win Washington newspaper awards

Staff from The Journal of the San Juan Islands and the Islands’…

  • Oct 28th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan Island Halloween events

Halloween may fall in the middle of the week this year, but…

  • Oct 26th, 2018 9:08am

Friday Harbor boys soccer place second in league | Update

With only three games left of the season, the Friday Harbor boys…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018 12:54pm

Mirabella offers island experience in skin care | Women in Business

With a passion for helping people feel and look fabulous, licensed master…

  • Oct 19th, 2018 7:30am
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San Juan Island vigil honors domestic violence victims

A somber crowd gathered at noon, Oct. 10, on the lawn of…

  • Oct 17th, 2018 1:30am
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Friday Harbor boys soccer beats Cedar Park

Friday Harbor boys soccer won in a nail-biting game against Cedar Park…

  • Oct 11th, 2018 7:58am
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Friday Harbor Film Festival returns for sixth season

From danger on the high seas, to organic farming, to indigenous peoples’…

  • Oct 10th, 2018 11:38am

Wolverines boys, girls soccer teams face fierce competitors | Update

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams faced tough competitors…

  • Oct 9th, 2018 7:53am

San Juan islander to discuss saving moon bears in Asia

Frequently captured as cubs, Asiatic black bears, or moon bears, are forced…

  • Oct 4th, 2018 9:56am
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Friday Harbor soccer, volleyball update

Girls soccer: Friday Harbor girls soccer beat Orcas 8-0 on Wednesday, Sept.…

  • Oct 1st, 2018 12:46pm
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San Juan Community Theatre play looks at the first female astronomers

She reached for the stars and changed astronomy forever. Henrietta Leavitt’s inspiring…

  • Sep 27th, 2018 7:25am

Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook

This summer was particularly hard for Southern residents. The world wept watching…

  • Sep 26th, 2018 2:17pm
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Watch award-winning flick by island filmmakers in Friday Harbor

With the success of their film “High Note,” Great Gus Productions has…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018 8:30am
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Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Nick Herko steals the ball from La Conner.

Friday Harbor boys win first home soccer game

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys soccer team shut down the La Conner…

  • Sep 20th, 2018 9:24am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Nick Herko steals the ball from La Conner.
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Wolverines beat La Conner in first home girls soccer game

The Friday Harbor lady Wolverines soccer team beat La Conner in their…

  • Sep 17th, 2018 12:34pm
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Public calls for NOAA to take action to save Southern resident orcas

A missing adolescent orca has likely lost her fight against illness and…

  • Sep 17th, 2018 11:19am

Big team could mean big wins for Friday Harbor boys soccer | Sports preview

With a total of 22 athletes, this year’s Friday Harbor High School…

  • Sep 16th, 2018 1:30am

Contra and waltzing, Celtic style

The love of contra dancing, a folk dance originating in Scotland, has…

  • Sep 13th, 2018 1:30am

Wisdom, stories of elders | Q&A with composer and musician Grisha Krivchenia

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

  • Sep 12th, 2018 7:43am

Research submarine arrives at Friday Harbor

Often called Earth’s final frontier, the darkest depths of the ocean contain…

  • Sep 11th, 2018 1:30am

Friday Harbor girls soccer takes over center field | Sports preview

The girls’ soccer team had a stellar season last year, making it…

  • Sep 10th, 2018 1:23pm

How the call for red coats turned a county into a cactus

Australia was in a pickle. Once excited to have their first export,…

  • Sep 7th, 2018 11:31am

What will it take to save the Chinook?

Once weighing approximately 120 pounds, Chinook salmon reach only half that size…

  • Sep 4th, 2018 10:51am

Orca Survey Outreach and Education Center’s grand opening

In an effort to educate and give back to the public, the…

  • Aug 22nd, 2018 12:00pm

Trashion Fashion faces its finale | Photos | Update

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story spelled Eric Sable and…

  • Aug 21st, 2018 9:31am

In the arms of an octopus

Enormous tentacled legs emerging from the deep dark depths of the sea,…

  • Aug 19th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Aerial images of Southern Resident killer whale juvenile J50, taken in 2017 (left) and August 1st 2018 (right) for comparison. Note in the recent image she has lost body condition revealing a very thin profile, and noticeable loss of fat behind the head creating a “peanut head” appearance. Images obtained with an unmanned drone, piloted non-invasively 100ft above the whales under NMFS research permit #19091. SR3

Orca mother releases baby after 17 days, rescue efforts reach young whale | Videos and photos | Update

Federal agencies are working together to save a young orca, J50, and…

  • Aug 16th, 2018 8:41am
Contributed photo/Sealife Response, sealifer3.org .
                                Aerial images of Southern Resident killer whale juvenile J50, taken in 2017 (left) and August 1st 2018 (right) for comparison. Note in the recent image she has lost body condition revealing a very thin profile, and noticeable loss of fat behind the head creating a “peanut head” appearance. Images obtained with an unmanned drone, piloted non-invasively 100ft above the whales under NMFS research permit #19091. SR3
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                                The 2018 poster for the San Juan County Fair was designed by Grace and Kristine Brown.

San Juan County Fair theme honors Salish Sea

This Aug. 15-18, the San Juan County Fair is bound to be…

  • Aug 13th, 2018 3:14pm
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                                The 2018 poster for the San Juan County Fair was designed by Grace and Kristine Brown.

Community honors longtime volunteer Lilo Rustman

In the dead of winter with roads covered in snow, 86-year-old Lilo…

  • Aug 7th, 2018 7:00am