Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 364 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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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

Juniors work to complete their community projects

Community project

  • May 27th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo/Emily Vogel
                                 Kyson Jackson, high jump.

Track team heads to state

Submitted by Mike Martin After a stellar performance during the tri-district meet…

  • May 25th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo/Emily Vogel
                                 Kyson Jackson, high jump.
Richard Bell photographed the bear in his backyard on May 18 in Hillview Terrace near Friday Harbor. (Richard Bell/contributed photo)

Bear searches the islands for love

While looking for love in all the wrong places, a black bear…

  • May 23rd, 2019 4:55pm
Richard Bell photographed the bear in his backyard on May 18 in Hillview Terrace near Friday Harbor. (Richard Bell/contributed photo)

Lives long gone, stones remain

Each hand-carved stone in the Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery has a tale…

  • May 17th, 2019 1:30am

Building dreams for all children

A common public misconception is that differently abled children will never hold…

  • May 15th, 2019 1:30am

Candidate forum for hospital commissioner candidates

Four San Juan County Public Hospital District board commissioner positions are open…

  • May 15th, 2019 1:30am

Turning off but tuning in

Returning to the wild, imaginative world in which children live; encouraging outdoor…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:27pm

Wolverines sweep the Darrington Loggers

It was a clean sweep over the Darrington Loggers Friday, May 3.…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:23pm
Contributed photo/Claudia Mills. Nick Herko on base.

Wolverines baseball on its way to state

The Friday Harbor Wolverines baseball team won Crosspoint 9-0 Thursday, May 9.…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo/Claudia Mills. Nick Herko on base.

Mothers helping mothers

Mothers helping mothers

  • May 12th, 2019 1:30am

Saying goodbye to the island’s waterman

When a cool breeze ruffles the waters encompassing the San Juan Islands…

  • May 9th, 2019 1:30am

Track team travels to meets around the sound

The Friday Harbor Wolverines track team has been on the run, outperforming…

  • May 1st, 2019 2:50pm

Kaiser denial discussions continue

Emergency responders, doctors, nurses, county council members and insurance agents were among…

  • Apr 30th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Mouth of the River, by Osha Breez.

Breez exhibit shines with light and color

Breez exhibit shines with light and color

  • Apr 17th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Mouth of the River, by Osha Breez.
Staff photo’/Heather Spaulding. Ava Hoffman up to bat.

Wolverines softball beats the Braves

The Friday Harbor Wolverines softball team trounced the La Conner Braves Tuesday,…

  • Apr 11th, 2019 4:09pm
Staff photo’/Heather Spaulding. Ava Hoffman up to bat.
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Image from the “Cordi Collection;” photographs taken by Donald Cordi.

Vietnam War’s continued toll

Still dressed in his uniform and hours off the plane from Vietnam,…

  • Apr 11th, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Image from the “Cordi Collection;” photographs taken by Donald Cordi.

Friday Harbor High School student is ferry haiku winner

Inspired by the magenta sunrise that colored the waters surrounding the early…

  • Apr 9th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photos/LeeAnn Russell
                                Arlo Harold throwing shot put

Track team off to a running start

The Friday Harbor Wolverines track team hosted La Conner, Mount Vernon and…

  • Apr 1st, 2019 4:51pm
Contributed photos/LeeAnn Russell
                                Arlo Harold throwing shot put