Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 316 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Wolverine baseball and softball wins and losses

The Friday Harbor Wolverines baseball team played two games against Mount Baker…

  • Mar 18th, 2019 2:07pm

Stand Up Men kick off new campaign

Drivers honk while pedestrians wave and shout thank you at more than…

  • Mar 18th, 2019 1:42pm

Youth demand action on climate change

More than 30 teenagers joined their global peers from 10–11 a.m. on…

  • Mar 15th, 2019 2:55pm
Staff photos/Tate Thomson
                                Back row (L to R): Yadir Plaza, Jaden Jones, Lucas Chevalier, Marshall Clark, Gavin (Buck) Mason, A.J. Rude, Jordan Lawson. Middle row (L to R): Ethan Germain, Dylan Roberson, Connor Haines, Gavin Flaum, Nick Herko, Ty Anderson, Satchel Pieples. Front row (L to R): Levi Thomas, Isaac Shaw.

Baseball gears up

There was a steep learning curve for the Wolverines baseball team before…

  • Mar 14th, 2019 10:00am
Staff photos/Tate Thomson
                                Back row (L to R): Yadir Plaza, Jaden Jones, Lucas Chevalier, Marshall Clark, Gavin (Buck) Mason, A.J. Rude, Jordan Lawson. Middle row (L to R): Ethan Germain, Dylan Roberson, Connor Haines, Gavin Flaum, Nick Herko, Ty Anderson, Satchel Pieples. Front row (L to R): Levi Thomas, Isaac Shaw.
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                Front row (L to R): Jayna Ott, Siri Lindstrum, Ava Hoffman, Grace Pauls, Thea Seitz. Middle row (L to R): Sage Penwell, Rachel Starr, Olivia Brown, Raylee Miniken, Liz Cruz, Marcella Kirkland, Jacqui Olsen. Back row (L to R): Ellla Mason, Bristol Halvorson, Ellee Perkins, Fallon Taylor, Darcy Ayers, Olivia Germain, Rachelle Cruz, Soma Andrews.

Softpitch gets down to business

The lady Wolverines got down to the business of softball and were…

  • Mar 14th, 2019 9:59am
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                Front row (L to R): Jayna Ott, Siri Lindstrum, Ava Hoffman, Grace Pauls, Thea Seitz. Middle row (L to R): Sage Penwell, Rachel Starr, Olivia Brown, Raylee Miniken, Liz Cruz, Marcella Kirkland, Jacqui Olsen. Back row (L to R): Ellla Mason, Bristol Halvorson, Ellee Perkins, Fallon Taylor, Darcy Ayers, Olivia Germain, Rachelle Cruz, Soma Andrews.
Contributed photo/Jessica Farrer. Her award-winning photo “Curious Crabeater.”

Local wins runner up in international photography competition

Curious crabeater wins runner up

  • Mar 11th, 2019 8:25am
Contributed photo/Jessica Farrer. Her award-winning photo “Curious Crabeater.”

Life on the edge

ALICE is employed, yet lives on life on the edge of poverty.…

  • Mar 11th, 2019 8:10am

The school foundation celebrates 25 years of knowledge

Islanders gathered together in the San Juan Community Theatre March 4, to…

  • Mar 7th, 2019 11:22am
John Stimpson photos

Basketball wrap up – boys win district and girls end post season

After several delays due to snow and hazardous driving conditions, the Tri-District…

  • Mar 4th, 2019 1:30am
John Stimpson photos

Chloe finds a home

A forever home has been found for Chloe in Seattle. The Friday…

  • Feb 28th, 2019 9:52am

Artist and islanders showed their love of art for Valentines

Snow piled along the roads did not dissuade islanders from celebrating Valentine’s…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Interim superintendent Kari McVeigh

Creative solution to creating stability in schools

Creative solution to creating stability in schools

  • Feb 22nd, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Interim superintendent Kari McVeigh
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Shannon Kelley, Scott Dow, and Sean McLaughlin

Death and laughter

The plucky Irish maid of an English manor suddenly gets an opportunity…

  • Feb 13th, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Shannon Kelley, Scott Dow, and Sean McLaughlin

Wolverines lose to La Conner, but head to the postseason

Basketball season ended for the lady Wolverines with a lost to LaConner…

  • Feb 10th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo 
                                Micaiah Sawyer at Seattle’s Show Box.

Folk singer rising star comes to the theatre

At only 1 year old, Micaiah Sawyer began showing the telltale signs…

  • Feb 7th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo 
                                Micaiah Sawyer at Seattle’s Show Box.

Lovelett selected for state senate seat

Liz Lovelett, an Anacortes city council member, was selected to fill the…

  • Feb 5th, 2019 9:52pm

Wolverines triumph over the Lions

The Friday Harbor Wolverines basketball teams took on the Concrete Lions and…

  • Jan 31st, 2019 12:15pm

Longtime deputy Asher retires

He has seen islanders at the highest and lowest times of their…

  • Jan 31st, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photos. Jake Shimabukuro.

Famous Ukulele player comes to the theatre

Inspired by musicians like Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison, Jake Shimabukuro has…

  • Jan 30th, 2019 2:14pm
Contributed photos. Jake Shimabukuro.
Contributed photo/ Jamie Stephens, county council member.

Jamie Stephens considers senatorship

An earlier version of this article stated that the Feb. 2 meeting…

  • Jan 30th, 2019 2:04pm
Contributed photo/ Jamie Stephens, county council member.
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                American camp.

What the federal shutdown means locally

The effects of federal agencies closed due to the partial government shutdown…

  • Jan 28th, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Tate Thomson
                                American camp.
Contributed photo 
                                Jamie Stephens.

Nominees for Ranker vacancy may not be currently serving officials

Jamie Stephens will not secede from San Juan County Council to fill…

  • Jan 27th, 2019 4:10pm
Contributed photo 
                                Jamie Stephens.

Wilson family has first baby of the year

Kyle and Melanie Wilson welcomed daughter Rosaia Christine Wilson at 11:02 a.m.…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019 12:16pm

Third annual Women’s March

Several hundred people gathered at the San Juan County Courthouse at noon…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019 11:54am

San Juan Island’s Lambright twins enter the world of pro baseball

The chances of becoming a professional baseball player on a major league…

  • Jan 21st, 2019 9:25am

A San Juan ‘tail’ of love and survival

Puppy mill survivor available for adoption in Friday Harbor

  • Jan 11th, 2019 10:53am

State investigates complaints against San Juan Island EMS chief

Two anonymous complaints were filed against San Juan Island Emergency Management Services…

  • Jan 7th, 2019 9:28am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding 
                                Above: Alan Budwill in his studio, Kent and Alan Blvd.

Seattle DJ confesses he broadcasts from San Juan Island

Despite listening to “Kent and Alan” on Star 101.5 FM in Seattle,…

  • Jan 2nd, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding 
                                Above: Alan Budwill in his studio, Kent and Alan Blvd.

San Juan Island New Year events | Calendar

Celebrate the new year indoors or outdoors, with music or craft projects.…

  • Dec 28th, 2018 10:35am

San Juan islander starts cross-country ‘tea tour’

Islanders Guisepi Spadafora and his partner Ally Rugge traveled the United States…

  • Dec 26th, 2018 1:30am

Commissioners look at San Juan Island EMS and fire merger pros, cons

Merging San Juan Island’s fire district and emergency medical services came closer…

  • Dec 18th, 2018 2:27pm

Vessel exhaust’s effect on Southern resident killer whales | Update

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this article, PAH chemicals were…

  • Dec 15th, 2018 12:11pm

San Juan County holds second orcas workshop in Friday Harbor

Orca Community Workshop 2.0 brief update

  • Dec 13th, 2018 9:30am

Wolverines basketball teams fall to the Pioneers

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys basketball team lost to the Nooksack Valley…

  • Dec 10th, 2018 11:01am

Friday Harbor girls basketball shoots for confidence, speed | Sports preview

With a team full of skilled athletes, coach and Friday Harbor High…

  • Dec 8th, 2018 1:30am

Researchers use king tides to predict sea-level rise on San Juan

Photos of the high king tides may provide answers about rising sea…

  • Dec 6th, 2018 9:23am

Artist turns ocean garbage into art at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Feeling small and helpless against the looming issue of global warming, April…

  • Dec 5th, 2018 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Tree lighting kicks off holiday season on San Juan Island

Holiday excitement filled the air as islanders gathered around Memorial Park, at…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018 6:57pm
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Bill Gendron: a San Juan housing volunteer legend

With a love of woodworking, and enthralled with the concept of building…

  • Nov 23rd, 2018 1:00am
Staff photo/Mandi Johnson
                                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
Staff photo/Mandi Johnson
                                Wolverines defeated Orcas Vikings on their home turf in October.