Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 373 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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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
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                                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
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                                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
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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
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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
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                                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
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                                Wolverines defeated Orcas Vikings on their home turf in October.
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San Juan orca nonprofits receive donation from overseas campaign

After visiting the San Juans and seeing orcas for the first time…

  • Nov 12th, 2018 3:54pm
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Honor 100-year anniversary of WWI on San Juan Island | Update

Editors note: Times of the movies have been updated. It was the…

  • Nov 11th, 2018 7:21am

Car collides with dump truck on Roche Harbor Road

A car accident took place on Nov. 2 at 3:49 p.m. in…

  • Nov 9th, 2018 2:59pm
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                                Osamu Shimomura, former post-doctoral scientist at the UW Friday Harbor Marine Labs, won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of a luminous green substance in jellyfish that redefined the way researchers uncover biological processes

Nobel prize winner Osamu Shimomura remembered

Osamu Shimomura was 16, living in Nagasaki, Japan in 1945, when the…

  • Nov 8th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Osamu Shimomura, former post-doctoral scientist at the UW Friday Harbor Marine Labs, won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of a luminous green substance in jellyfish that redefined the way researchers uncover biological processes

History of first island families

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Edward Chevalier…

  • Nov 7th, 2018 4:15pm
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Friday Harbor boys soccer bound for state

Boys soccer state bound

  • Nov 5th, 2018 7:49am
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Hospital district board talks trainings, Planned Parenthood and meeting location

At the Oct. 24 San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 Board…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018 9:28am

Paul Watson honored at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Islanders gathered at the Friday Harbor Film Festival gala to watch Capt.…

  • Oct 30th, 2018 2:43pm
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                                Vikings face Lopez Lobos.

Wolverines boys soccer face local rivals | Update

The Friday Harbor Wolverines won against the Lopez Lobos when the boys…

  • Oct 29th, 2018 2:50pm
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                                Vikings face Lopez Lobos.

Friday Harbor girls soccer finishes undefeated season

Girls soccer has an undefeated season

  • Oct 29th, 2018 2:23pm

Journal staff win Washington newspaper awards

Staff from The Journal of the San Juan Islands and the Islands’…

  • Oct 28th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan Island Halloween events

Halloween may fall in the middle of the week this year, but…

  • Oct 26th, 2018 9:08am

Friday Harbor boys soccer place second in league | Update

With only three games left of the season, the Friday Harbor boys…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018 12:54pm

Mirabella offers island experience in skin care | Women in Business

With a passion for helping people feel and look fabulous, licensed master…

  • Oct 19th, 2018 7:30am
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San Juan Island vigil honors domestic violence victims

A somber crowd gathered at noon, Oct. 10, on the lawn of…

  • Oct 17th, 2018 1:30am
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Friday Harbor boys soccer beats Cedar Park

Friday Harbor boys soccer won in a nail-biting game against Cedar Park…

  • Oct 11th, 2018 7:58am
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Friday Harbor Film Festival returns for sixth season

From danger on the high seas, to organic farming, to indigenous peoples’…

  • Oct 10th, 2018 11:38am

Wolverines boys, girls soccer teams face fierce competitors | Update

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams faced tough competitors…

  • Oct 9th, 2018 7:53am

San Juan islander to discuss saving moon bears in Asia

Frequently captured as cubs, Asiatic black bears, or moon bears, are forced…

  • Oct 4th, 2018 9:56am
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Friday Harbor soccer, volleyball update

Girls soccer: Friday Harbor girls soccer beat Orcas 8-0 on Wednesday, Sept.…

  • Oct 1st, 2018 12:46pm
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San Juan Community Theatre play looks at the first female astronomers

She reached for the stars and changed astronomy forever. Henrietta Leavitt’s inspiring…

  • Sep 27th, 2018 7:25am

Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook

This summer was particularly hard for Southern residents. The world wept watching…

  • Sep 26th, 2018 2:17pm
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Watch award-winning flick by island filmmakers in Friday Harbor

With the success of their film “High Note,” Great Gus Productions has…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018 8:30am
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