Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 171 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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The story of Kwigwatsi

Bill Holm, the carver of that 35-foot canoe, speaks about the process.

  • Aug 21st, 2017 10:04am

Once in a lifetime experience: partial eclipse on Aug. 21

The sun will play hide and seek behind the moon Monday, Aug.…

  • Aug 19th, 2017 8:26am

Tropical dance music and passion in ‘Once on this Island Jr.’

Caribbean style music and dancing flow non-stop throughout “Once on This Island…

  • Aug 11th, 2017 12:24pm

The sweet sounds of science and jazz

Jazz will fill the quiet University of Washington Marine Laboratories campus in…

  • Aug 14th, 2017 9:54am

Trashion Fashion at the San Juan County Fair | Environment on the catwalk

The annual San Juan County Fair event returns.

  • Aug 6th, 2017 9:16am

Local author weighs in on American health care crisis

Sickness and disease can be terrifying, and health care policies can be…

  • Jul 28th, 2017 10:24am

Friday Harbor High School graduate benefits from golf scholarship

With her red shirt and black skirt, blonde hair pulled back in…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 8:26am

Sensational summer variety show at the San Juan Community Theatre

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre Take a few singers, musicians…

  • Jul 12th, 2017 7:00am

Fourth of July fireworks light up Friday Harbor sky | Photos

Once again, the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 10:12pm

Blast off this Fourth of July | Events schedule

The Fourth of July will be celebrated with an array of exciting…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017 12:15pm

San Juan Island triathlon, marathon winners

Brave souls began their day, Saturday, June 17, by competing in a…

  • Jun 20th, 2017 7:02am

Academic degree and marine tech certification graduates honored at Skagit Valley

The Brickworks building in Friday Harbor was filled with joyful tears on…

  • Jun 17th, 2017 11:34am

Look and listen | Birding in the San Juans

Bird songs resonate through the islands during late spring and summer, especially…

  • Jun 16th, 2017 12:03pm

Hats off to Friday Harbor High School graduates

Proud parents, family, and friends packed the Friday Harbor High School gym…

  • Jun 12th, 2017 4:01pm

Shades of “Hamlet” found in Island Stage Left’s “Humble Boy”

The county housing crunch’s long arms have reached the arts. A lack…

  • Jun 10th, 2017 7:00am

Struggles with dementia in “Velocity of Autumn”

An 80-year-old Alexandra has locked herself in her Brooklyn apartment and surrounded…

  • Jun 29th, 2017 11:02am

Local dogs deemed dangerous by county

Two large dogs attacked and killed a small dog on April 23,…

  • Jun 4th, 2017 7:00am

First Nation artists at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Editors note: a previous version regretfully did not clarify the names of…

  • Jun 6th, 2017 9:18am

Artist Studio Tour returns

The Artist Studio Tour is the story of a handful of island…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 5:13pm

San Juan Island School District 6th graders to move to middle school

The San Juan Island School District Board unanimously approved moving the 6th…

  • May 24th, 2017 11:52am

Suspicious note creates ferry delays

A suspicious note was found aboard the Elwha ferry during its scheduled…

  • May 23rd, 2017 7:46am

Bow, Washington artist drives driftwood horse to sculpture park

Nearly life-size, and constructed from driftwood, the horse’s eerily life-like eyes appeared…

  • May 22nd, 2017 2:57pm

Friday Harbor Labs welcomes the community to annual open house

Waves of ocean and science

  • May 20th, 2017 4:28pm

Rollover car accident on Roche Harbor Road

By Heather Spaulding Reporter At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13, there…

  • May 15th, 2017 1:20pm

An artist mom | Editorial

There are generally two questions people ask after discovering my mother is…

  • May 15th, 2017 1:19pm

“Chicago” — murder, mayhem and jazz at San Juan Community Theatre

Known for its lively jazz, and action-packed story line, “Chicago,” one of…

  • May 11th, 2017 10:17am

Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor breaks ground for new shelter

The crowd of approximately 70 people was excited to celebrate the groundbreaking…

  • May 3rd, 2017 7:34am

New San Juan Island art center features protest art

Waves of protest about everything from human rights to the environment demonstrate…

  • Apr 30th, 2017 1:56pm

Refugees lose identities in Spring Street play

Two refugees, a teenage boy and his mother, separated after fleeing their…

  • Apr 17th, 2017 8:30am

Students learn about San Juan County’s air quality

Islanders are about to find out exactly what is in the air…

  • Apr 10th, 2017 6:54am

Noisy Seas: Scientist visualizes what whales hear underwater

Oceans were once so acoustically crystal clear that the low rumble of…

  • Apr 8th, 2017 11:05am

Journal graphic artist relives dog sledding career

When Greg Sellentin and his team of dogs raced through ice and…

  • Apr 2nd, 2017 7:00am

Toll booth to go on roundabout at top of Spring Street | The Gerbil

(Editor’s note: This appeared in the April 1 special edition of The…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 4:46pm

Boys, beauty and burlesque come to the San Juans

The art of the strip tease, otherwise known as burlesque, is coming…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 11:01am

Longtime labs professor Kozloff leaves plants, knowledge and memories behind, after passing

White blooming currants can be found throughout the islands, dispersed by Eugene…

  • Mar 24th, 2017 7:00am

Rufous hummingbirds return to the San Juans

A‌‌‌s the Pacific Northwest slowly thaws, currants bloom, beckoning the return of…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 7:00am

Track athletes to hit ‘stride’ this season | Spring sports preview

A Wolverine alum himself, Darrin Scheffer began coaching middle school track nearly…

  • Mar 17th, 2017 7:09am

No surprise ending at film festival’s Oscar Night

Friday Harbor glammed up for the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Oscar Night…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017 7:00am

Watch out for elderly abuse

According to the National Aging Council, one out of 10 Americans over…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 9:35am

Forest-inspired art comes to San Juan Island

In homage to the iconic Pacific Northwest forests, the San Juan Island…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 9:51am