Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 225 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Race to Alaska boat runs aground on San Juan Island

A combination of wind and tidal currents pushed a 26-foot Haida sailboat…

  • Jun 21st, 2018 12:34pm

Skagit Valley College graduation on San Juan | Photos

By Heather Spaulding Reporter Friends and families gathered to honor three students…

  • Jun 18th, 2018 1:55pm

A Father’s Day Tribute to Bill Ament takes place on Saturday, June 16

Correction: In a previous version of this article, it stated that Bill…

  • Jun 15th, 2018 12:02pm
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Tenly Nelson receives her diploma.

Friday Harbor High School graduation | Photos

The community tipped their hats to the 55 graduates who tossed their…

  • Jun 12th, 2018 10:41am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Tenly Nelson receives her diploma.

Washington state Sen. Kevin Ranker discusses the evolution of the alternative-right

Domestic terrorism and militia-style white supremacist groups have been on the rise…

  • Jun 7th, 2018 7:00am

‘Adrift’ | Local author’s book hits big screen

Local author hits the big screen

  • May 31st, 2018 10:31am

San Juan Island Artists Studio Tour returns with three new stops

New faces are joining a longtime art event on San Juan Island,…

  • May 31st, 2018 9:44am

The legacy of former Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones

Many islanders may remember David Jones walking about town with his black…

  • May 26th, 2018 8:59am
Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Eric Kulp talks with his council, Colleen Kenimond.

Kulp charged with murder; arraignment set for May 31 | Update

A courtroom full of more than 50 family and friends of Abigail…

  • May 22nd, 2018 2:16pm
Staff photo Heather Spaulding. Eric Kulp talks with his council, Colleen Kenimond.

Friday Harbor Elementary Students learn to grow beans

Teaching children how to grow food and garden has been a master…

  • May 20th, 2018 12:53pm

San Juan Islanders rally for local mother

Islander Cynthia Elliott has dedicated her life to healing and helping others…

  • May 16th, 2018 7:00am

Wolverines baseball ends successful season | Update

Round one in the district playoffs ended in a decisive victory for…

  • May 14th, 2018 3:10pm

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” opens at San Juan Communty Theatre

Learning to love, have patience and not judge others are all lessons…

  • May 11th, 2018 9:30am
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Wolverines fastpitch softball stays on top | Update

The Friday Harbor softball team went up against Orcas on Monday, May…

  • May 7th, 2018 4:06pm
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Wolverines baseball keeps winning streak alive

The Friday Harbor Wolverines played against the Orcas Vikings Tuesday, May 2.…

  • May 4th, 2018 9:32am
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Bookkeeping on ‘horizon’ for San Juan Islanders

Islanders are eager to have accounting help, and Genie Williams, who officially…

  • Apr 29th, 2018 10:54am

Island issues covered at San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce meeting

The school levy, the Spring Street roundabout and a recent land bank…

  • Apr 26th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Blythe Parker and her husband Ryan and son Isaac.

Friday Harbor Soroptimists award scholarships to notable island women

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor celebrated incredible women and their accomplishments on…

  • Apr 20th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Blythe Parker and her husband Ryan and son Isaac.
Staff photo/Colleen Armstrong

Wolverines softball winning streak | Update

On April 13, the Friday Harbor Wolverines dominated the Orcas Vikings, which…

  • Apr 16th, 2018 4:59pm
Staff photo/Colleen Armstrong

Wolverines baseball beats Orcas and Concrete | Update

On April 13, the Friday Harbor Wolverines faced the Orcas Vikings on…

  • Apr 16th, 2018 4:56pm

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
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                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
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                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.