Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 453 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic

While many are coping with the stress of a pandemic and quarantines,…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020 1:30am

Friday Harbor High School welcomes new principal

Moving and beginning a new job have been described as two of…

  • Aug 20th, 2020 1:30am
An orca breaches in the waters of the Salish Sea. (File photo)

Pulling species back from the brink of extinction

From breaching orcas to fluttering butterflies, San Juan County is home to…

  • Aug 11th, 2020 1:30am
An orca breaches in the waters of the Salish Sea. (File photo)
Taylor Hollis. (contributed photo)

Friday Harbor graduate receives distinguished award

Only 10 students from Washington state are selected annually for Washington State…

  • Aug 7th, 2020 1:30am
Taylor Hollis. (contributed photo)

Keeping islanders safe one mask at a time

Turning spare time of the COVID-19 quarantine and creative energy into something…

  • Jul 30th, 2020 9:57am

Planning for a new school year amidst the COVID pandemic

For San Juan Island School District staff and board members, summer 2020…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020 1:30am

A farewell to Friday Harbor’s Black lives memorial crosses

A somber crowd gathered on the courthouse lawn the evening of July…

  • Jul 21st, 2020 4:21pm
(Contributed photo)

Army returns for second round of removing derelict nets

Deep beneath the waves off the south end of San Juan Island,…

  • Jul 18th, 2020 1:30am
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San Juan County Fair goes virtual

No matter what phase the county is in when fair dates arrive,…

  • Jul 10th, 2020 1:30am

Island elders survive COVID with the help of their communities

Much like the community they live in, the elders of the San…

  • Jun 30th, 2020 1:30am

Friday Harbor celebrates its 2020 high school graduates

Graduation ceremonies were not traditional this year, but a pesky pandemic didn’t…

  • Jun 27th, 2020 1:30am
Soma Andrews/Contributed photo
                                “Tent City” by Soma Andrews.

Art for change | Soma Andrews wins at national competition

Art captured the attention of Soma Andrews, a recent Friday Harbor High…

  • Jun 19th, 2020 1:30am
Soma Andrews/Contributed photo
                                “Tent City” by Soma Andrews.

Kneeling for George Floyd

Across the country and the world, in the midst of a global…

  • Jun 9th, 2020 1:30am

Pilots association scholarship helps students soar

Four students were awarded the John Volk Scholarship this year —Julian Brown…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020 1:18pm
Brendan Reiff, Malachi Cullen and Aiden Greene participate in a Youth Conservation Corpse beach clean-up at Jackson Beach in July 2019. (Contributed photo)

Ways to keep kids occupied this summer

Rumors of summer’s demise have been greatly exaggerated — there are still…

  • May 28th, 2020 1:30am
Brendan Reiff, Malachi Cullen and Aiden Greene participate in a Youth Conservation Corpse beach clean-up at Jackson Beach in July 2019. (Contributed photo)

Library hosts online events

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phased reopening plan, the library is preparing to…

  • May 26th, 2020 1:30am

EMS and Fire should merge now | Letter

The SJI Public Hospital District has suspended all efforts to integrate SJI…

  • May 20th, 2020 10:50am

COVID crisis brings islanders together

Islanders uniting to assist fellow islanders have provided a bright spot during…

  • May 20th, 2020 1:30am

On the hunt for Asian Giant Hornets

To the dismay of local beekeepers, the Asian Giant Hornet has been…

  • May 13th, 2020 7:54am

Local business and high school team up to protect health care workers

A shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers during the COVID-19…

  • May 6th, 2020 1:30am

Early childhood development continues amid coronavirus

Parenting can be difficult during the best circumstances, parenting in the midst…

  • Apr 29th, 2020 1:30am
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                                Dina Melic (center) with husband Faim and son Alen.

A unique look at surviving a pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic, fighting COVID-19 has often been compared…

  • Apr 23rd, 2020 1:30am
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                                Dina Melic (center) with husband Faim and son Alen.

Robert V. Nieman|1929-2020

Robert V. Nieman, age 90, died in his home on Friday, April…

  • Apr 15th, 2020 1:30am

Vote to annex Friday Harbor into fire district postponed

The special election originally scheduled for April 28 has been postponed. The…

  • Apr 8th, 2020 1:30am

A snapshot of history

For reasons known only to the Canadian military, in 1932 pilots spent…

  • Mar 29th, 2020 1:30am

Community rallies for Pet Pantry

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Between Friday, Feb.…

  • Mar 20th, 2020 3:00pm

‘Jekyll’s Hydes,’ a comedy about acceptance

**UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to coronavirus** Friday Harbor Middle…

  • Mar 15th, 2020 1:01pm

Wolverine Fastpitch ready to play ball

*ALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED* The Wolverine ladies fastpitch…

  • Mar 13th, 2020 1:30am

Wolverines baseball is ready to hit it out of the park

*ALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED* With a combination of…

  • Mar 12th, 2020 10:32am
Jay Holt and Sucia. (Contributed photo)

Deputy Sucia, armed with a keen sense of smell

There is a new deputy in town, and she’s armed with a…

  • Mar 5th, 2020 1:30am
Jay Holt and Sucia. (Contributed photo)

Stewardship plate on track with sales

In three years, $100,000 will be available for an array of local…

  • Feb 28th, 2020 1:30am

League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Year Mark

Submitted by The League of Women Voters of the San Juans The…

  • Feb 27th, 2020 1:30am

Dynamic art comes to SJIMA this spring

As spring approaches, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art is preparing…

  • Feb 24th, 2020 1:30am

Friday Harbor man charged with drug possession and harboring a minor

Stuart Gray Piff, 35, of Friday Harbor, was charged with two controlled…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020 1:30am
League of Women Voters celebration. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

League of Women Voters celebrates 100 years

In honor of the 100th birthday of the National League of Women…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020 1:30am
League of Women Voters celebration. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

For love and community

Tom and Diana Sibert — both presidents of prominent Friday Harbor service…

  • Feb 14th, 2020 1:30am
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                                Regan Taylor and Dean Kinnaman walk down the aisle.

Kinnaman-Taylor wedding

Submitted by the Kinnaman - Taylor family It is with joy and…

  • Feb 12th, 2020 1:30am
Contributed photo
                                Regan Taylor and Dean Kinnaman walk down the aisle.

Realities of journalism in “Time Stands Still”

During an era of fake news accusations and threats of violence against…

  • Feb 5th, 2020 1:30am
Fred Woods and Kari McVeigh at the January 2020 San Juan Island School Board meeting. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Woods officially appointed as superintendent

The San Juan Island School District has a newly selected superintendent —…

  • Jan 31st, 2020 2:56pm
Fred Woods and Kari McVeigh at the January 2020 San Juan Island School Board meeting. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Building an America’s Cup boat

Mars Le Baron’s love of sailing began at 9-years-old while tooling around…

  • Jan 30th, 2020 1:30am