Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 285 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Town hall with San Juan County Council Chairman Bill Watson and staff

San Juan County Councilman Bill Watson and staff updated the public about…

  • Apr 14th, 2018 9:00am
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                                Henry Jensen holds a globe.

‘Chart-topping’ Friday Harbor student competes at state geography bee

(Editor’s note: A previous edition of this story incorrectly identified Lake Victoria…

  • Apr 11th, 2018 5:11pm
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                                Henry Jensen holds a globe.

Around Town | New San Juan Island businesses

Boat rental store, BBQ joint and a Mexican eatery set up shop in Friday Harbor

  • Apr 6th, 2018 9:33am

San Juan County Council roundup on housing, property sales

Rental assistance Low-income seniors and disabled islanders received assistance from county government…

  • Apr 4th, 2018 3:57pm

New ‘smoother’ summer ferry schedule includes two vessels | The Gerbil

Editor’s note: This article is for the April Fools edition of the…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018 3:31pm

Friday Harbor High School tennis score

The Wolverines girls tennis team went up against Granite Falls, a 2A…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018 3:29pm

Does San Juan County need an animal control officer?

Islanders advocate for help when dealing with animal cruelty, abuse and neglect

  • Mar 29th, 2018 7:00am

Me Too, San Juan Island

Across the nation and throughout the island, women are raising their hands…

  • Mar 28th, 2018 8:33am
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                                Top row, left to right: Coach Steve Schramm, Gavin Flaum, Nick Herko, Yadir Plaza, Marshall Clark, Rio Black, Wade Swaitz, Lucas Chevalier, and Jackson Pieples
                                Bottom row: Ethan Germain, Jaden Jones, Austin Wynne, Ty Anderson, Gavin Mason, Satchel Pieples, and coach Rich Warren

Wolverines boys baseball turns up the heat | Spring Sports Preview

Friday Harbor Boys Baseball Coaches Rich Warren and Steve Schramm said the…

  • Mar 15th, 2018 9:31am
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                                Top row, left to right: Coach Steve Schramm, Gavin Flaum, Nick Herko, Yadir Plaza, Marshall Clark, Rio Black, Wade Swaitz, Lucas Chevalier, and Jackson Pieples
                                Bottom row: Ethan Germain, Jaden Jones, Austin Wynne, Ty Anderson, Gavin Mason, Satchel Pieples, and coach Rich Warren

San Juan County Undersheriff Brent Johnson retires

Being deputy isn’t for everyone. Those in uniform are surrounded daily by…

  • Mar 14th, 2018 2:34pm

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office faces staff changes

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has four vacancies leaving the remaining…

  • Mar 13th, 2018 7:00am

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Demanding better wages, working conditions and the right to vote, 15,000 women…

  • Mar 8th, 2018 7:19am

Students show off their words in 13th annual spelling bee

Proud parents watched as their children tackled the spelling of formidable words…

  • Mar 6th, 2018 10:01am
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Lisa Moretti honored in WWE Hall of Fame

World Wrestling Entertainment announced that islander Lisa Moretti, known as Ivory in…

  • Mar 1st, 2018 3:30pm
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Orcas Islander discusses shareholder revolution

A revolution is underway. Led by investors armed with dollars rather than…

  • Feb 21st, 2018 7:00am

Friday Harbor businesses are coming and going

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the new business…

  • Feb 20th, 2018 10:29am
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Carnations around town from Stand Up Men

The Stand Up Men were not afraid to stop traffic to hand…

  • Feb 14th, 2018 7:00am
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Staff photo, Heather Spaulding. Soroptimist teammates from left to right Nancy DeVaux, Kari McVeigh, Necia Quast.
                                Laura Jo Severson is missing from the photo.

Soroptimists win 24th annual Knowledge Bowl

Local service clubs competed against Friday Harbor middle school and high school…

  • Feb 9th, 2018 9:25am
Staff photo, Heather Spaulding. Soroptimist teammates from left to right Nancy DeVaux, Kari McVeigh, Necia Quast.
                                Laura Jo Severson is missing from the photo.

San Juan Islanders reflect on Joyce Sobel’s life of community service

Passionate about assisting children and families, Joyce Sobel was a quiet leader…

  • Feb 6th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Dolores Huerta.

Dolores Huerta discusses documentary on her life of activism

She was beaten by the San Francisco police so badly during a…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 5:03pm
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                                Dolores Huerta.
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The underground world of trees

Recent scientific findings about trees are turning forestry on its head, according…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018 2:18pm
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Girls’ basketball faces Sequim

The Wolverines girls basketball team fought hard but lost in a nail-biting…

  • Jan 24th, 2018 2:45pm
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Islanders join Women’s March in Friday Harbor

During a weekend full of power outages, wind and rain, approximately 1,000…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018 5:25pm
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                                Logan Olivia Long was born on Jan. 10.

Logan Long is the first San Juan County baby of 2018

Born at 7:40 p.m., Jan. 10, Logan Olivia Long was the first…

  • Jan 19th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Logan Olivia Long was born on Jan. 10.

British humor comes to the San Juan Community Theatre: “Noises Off”

A play within a play is the plot for “Noises Off,” a…

  • Jan 17th, 2018 9:59am
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Friday Harbor High Schooler Lili Light speaks to Stanford class

Lili Light, a Friday Harbor High School student whose cerebral palsy complicates…

  • Jan 11th, 2018 7:00am
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Loring sworn in as San Juan County Superior Court Judge

After seven years of service as San Juan County Superior Court judge,…

  • Jan 5th, 2018 1:11pm

Friday Harbor girls’ basketball face Mt. Vernon Christian

Like true Wolverines, the Friday Harbor girls basketball team didn’t give up…

  • Jan 2nd, 2018 10:22am

Friday Harbor boys win against Mt. Vernon Christian

The Wolverines boys’ basketball team racked up another win on Friday, Dec.…

  • Jan 2nd, 2018 10:21am

Friday Harbor Airport forest slated for clearcut

Eleven acres south of the Friday Harbor Airport runway, including wetland areas…

  • Dec 30th, 2017 7:00am
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                                Participants from previous years’ event pose in the camera booth.

Island Rec’s New Year’s Eve tradition continues

The excitement, sparkle, glamour, and glitter of New Year’s Eve has often…

  • Dec 29th, 2017 7:00am
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                                Participants from previous years’ event pose in the camera booth.

Town of Friday Harbor honors Mayor Lacher

Town hall was packed with well-wishers on Dec. 21, in honor of…

  • Dec 22nd, 2017 1:32pm
Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Tracy James accepts the Professional Services for Eagle Home Mortgage

Islanders honored at chamber of commerce annual meeting

Island entrepreneurs dressed in their holiday best for the San Juan Island…

  • Dec 18th, 2017 10:54am
Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Tracy James accepts the Professional Services for Eagle Home Mortgage

Port of Friday Harbor staff drafts new airport master plan

The current airstrip may have to move thanks to stricter interpretations of FAA guidelines.

  • Dec 14th, 2017 7:00am
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Islanders celebrate holidays at Lime Kiln

Santa, with a bag of toys at his side, greeted families who…

  • Dec 12th, 2017 7:00am
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                                Nathan Donnelly speaks on preparing for emergencies.

Islanders learn to prepare for local disasters

After recovering from 50 mph winds on Nov. 26 and 27, causing…

  • Dec 6th, 2017 7:31am
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                                Nathan Donnelly speaks on preparing for emergencies.

Friday Harbor Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

This season’s Friday Harbor High School boys basketball team has only two…

  • Dec 6th, 2017 7:00am

Friday Harbor High School girls basketball | Winter sports preview

A few years ago, the Friday Harbor High School girls basketball team…

  • Dec 5th, 2017 2:09pm
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Islanders celebrate tree lighting | Slideshow

The rain stopped long enough for approximately 200 islanders to get in…

  • Dec 4th, 2017 3:31pm
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                                Left to right: Henry Jensen as the nutcracker and Lila Horn as Clara.

The Salish Sea Ballet presents the “Nutcracker,” island style

When watching the young dancers plie, leap and twirl across the floor…

  • Nov 30th, 2017 7:00am
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                                Left to right: Henry Jensen as the nutcracker and Lila Horn as Clara.