Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 340 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Richard Bell photographed the bear in his backyard on May 18 in Hillview Terrace near Friday Harbor. (Richard Bell/contributed photo)

Bear searches the islands for love

While looking for love in all the wrong places, a black bear…

  • May 23rd, 2019 4:55pm
Richard Bell photographed the bear in his backyard on May 18 in Hillview Terrace near Friday Harbor. (Richard Bell/contributed photo)

Lives long gone, stones remain

Each hand-carved stone in the Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery has a tale…

  • May 17th, 2019 1:30am

Building dreams for all children

A common public misconception is that differently abled children will never hold…

  • May 15th, 2019 1:30am

Candidate forum for hospital commissioner candidates

Four San Juan County Public Hospital District board commissioner positions are open…

  • May 15th, 2019 1:30am

Turning off but tuning in

Returning to the wild, imaginative world in which children live; encouraging outdoor…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:27pm

Wolverines sweep the Darrington Loggers

It was a clean sweep over the Darrington Loggers Friday, May 3.…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:23pm
Contributed photo/Claudia Mills. Nick Herko on base.

Wolverines baseball on its way to state

The Friday Harbor Wolverines baseball team won Crosspoint 9-0 Thursday, May 9.…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo/Claudia Mills. Nick Herko on base.

Mothers helping mothers

Mothers helping mothers

  • May 12th, 2019 1:30am

Saying goodbye to the island’s waterman

When a cool breeze ruffles the waters encompassing the San Juan Islands…

  • May 9th, 2019 1:30am

Track team travels to meets around the sound

The Friday Harbor Wolverines track team has been on the run, outperforming…

  • May 1st, 2019 2:50pm

Kaiser denial discussions continue

Emergency responders, doctors, nurses, county council members and insurance agents were among…

  • Apr 30th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Mouth of the River, by Osha Breez.

Breez exhibit shines with light and color

Breez exhibit shines with light and color

  • Apr 17th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Mouth of the River, by Osha Breez.
Staff photo’/Heather Spaulding. Ava Hoffman up to bat.

Wolverines softball beats the Braves

The Friday Harbor Wolverines softball team trounced the La Conner Braves Tuesday,…

  • Apr 11th, 2019 4:09pm
Staff photo’/Heather Spaulding. Ava Hoffman up to bat.
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Image from the “Cordi Collection;” photographs taken by Donald Cordi.

Vietnam War’s continued toll

Still dressed in his uniform and hours off the plane from Vietnam,…

  • Apr 11th, 2019 1:30am
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Image from the “Cordi Collection;” photographs taken by Donald Cordi.

Friday Harbor High School student is ferry haiku winner

Inspired by the magenta sunrise that colored the waters surrounding the early…

  • Apr 9th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photos/LeeAnn Russell
                                Arlo Harold throwing shot put

Track team off to a running start

The Friday Harbor Wolverines track team hosted La Conner, Mount Vernon and…

  • Apr 1st, 2019 4:51pm
Contributed photos/LeeAnn Russell
                                Arlo Harold throwing shot put

Preventing monsters

Concerned parents and citizens met with San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs…

  • Apr 1st, 2019 3:30pm

Orca talk inspires action

Orca talk inspires action

  • Mar 31st, 2019 12:33pm
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Cold weather shelter volunteers at debriefing lunch.

Cold weather shelter volunteers discuss the season

A foot of snow in February, closing schools and several businesses, did…

  • Mar 31st, 2019 12:05pm
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding. Cold weather shelter volunteers at debriefing lunch.

Parent group protects island children

Watch DOGS

  • Mar 28th, 2019 2:29pm

Wolverine weekend sports wrap-up

Fastpitch The Friday Harbor Wolverine fastpitch team won at home against the…

  • Mar 27th, 2019 10:16am
Contributed photo. Ethan Havel at district last season.

Friday Harbor wins golf tournament

The Friday Harbor Wolverines golf team shined during the golf tournament in…

  • Mar 27th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo. Ethan Havel at district last season.

Spring arrives with the equinox

March came in with a lion’s roar, with temperatures only reaching mid…

  • Mar 26th, 2019 11:11am

The power of horse hugs

Bonding with animals can sooth a traumatized soul. Horses, for example, have…

  • Mar 24th, 2019 1:30am

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