Mandi Johnson

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Orcas woman arrested for allegedly hiding a fugitive and possessing drug paraphernalia

Kami Philbrook, 29, was arrested by San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies on…

  • Nov 21st, 2017 9:53pm

Navigating Orcas with a disability

An estimated 13 percent of San Juan County’s population has a disability…

  • Nov 17th, 2017 1:30am

School celebrates bond and levy success

Orcas voters overwhelmingly approved the school’s proposed bond and levy measures on…

  • Nov 15th, 2017 1:30am

Take a trip to the chocolate factory with ‘Willy Wonka’

With a golden ticket, you too can take a tour of Willy…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 11:51am

School honors those who served

There were smiles, there were tears and there was remembrance. Orcas school…

  • Nov 9th, 2017 4:51pm

Orcas Park and Ride opens

The park and ride at the Orcas Ferry Landing hit a few…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 11:58am

Olga Symphony, More or Less performs Nov. 24

For 19 – or maybe 20 – years, the Olga Symphony has…

  • Nov 6th, 2017 1:30am

What you need to know about UW Medicine in the islands | Opinion

While UW Medicine has the potential to be a great benefit to…

  • Nov 6th, 2017 1:57pm

UW Medicine hosts open house

Though the clinic saw its first patient at 8:30 a.m. on Sept.…

  • Nov 6th, 2017 9:56am

Halloween in Eatsound

Islanders of all ages hit the streets on Halloween to trick or…

  • Oct 31st, 2017 5:14pm

New deputy Nawn arrives on Orcas

A little over a month ago, Rodney Nawn, his wife Natalie and…

  • Oct 24th, 2017 2:35pm

Three school board members retiring; three new ones joining

Three of the five positions on the Orcas Island School District school…

  • Oct 13th, 2017 3:05pm

Hearing Examiner denies Inter-Island Propane’s tank request

After months of deliberation, San Juan County Hearing Examiner Sharon Rice has…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 11:53am

OIFR rescues hiker and her missing dog from cliff in Moran State Park

In an effort that took more than nine hours to execute, Orcas…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 11:53am

School prepares for bond and levy vote

Orcas Island School District is requesting a bond and a levy from…

  • Oct 4th, 2017 12:33pm

Family planning in island communities

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy spoke to an audience…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 11:56am

San Juan Islands are overrun by deer

If you’re familiar at all with the San Juan Islands, you’re aware…

  • Sep 27th, 2017 9:45am

New cider source on Orcas

Libby Garcia opened Boathouse Cider Works to keep herself busy so that…

  • Sep 20th, 2017 1:30am

A conversation with County Councilman Hughes

As the year enters its final quarter, San Juan County Council Chairman…

  • Sep 25th, 2017 5:04pm

Lighthouse celebrates 124 years

Two full boats from Outer Island Excursions carried more than 55 people…

  • Sep 9th, 2017 1:30am

Young Orcas filmmaker returns with premiere at Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Local youth filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze will premiere his second documentary in his…

  • Sep 8th, 2017 1:30am

Community foundation hosts walking tour of Eastsound

Everywhere you turn in Eastsound you can find someone or something that…

  • Sep 2nd, 2017 1:30am

Phone problems in Lopez Village since May

For more than three months, businesses and residences in the Lopez Village…

  • Sep 1st, 2017 1:26pm

An end to fish farming | Reporter’s notebook

When the news broke that thousands of non-native salmon were released into…

  • Aug 30th, 2017 1:30am

New providers for home health care in the San Juans

Home health care in the San Juan Islands is changing hands from…

  • Aug 28th, 2017 10:42am

Propane tank permit postponed

Inter-Island Propane’s request to install a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank in an…

  • Aug 28th, 2017 3:40pm

Update on salmon escape in the San Juans

The Lummi Nation has declared a state of emergency after thousands of…

  • Aug 25th, 2017 5:23pm

Stressful summer for state ferry system

Instead of a rarity, ferry breakdowns are becoming the norm – at…

  • Aug 18th, 2017 1:30am

Tiger Lily threads and toys for tots

There’s an Orcas expression that rings true for the owners of a…

  • Aug 7th, 2017 1:30am

UW Medicine presence will not affect island EMS services

UW Medicine taking over the Orcas Medical Center will not affect Orcas…

  • Aug 7th, 2017 12:52pm

Smoke in the air

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, the Northwest Washington state was inundated by a…

  • Aug 7th, 2017 1:57pm

Construction on Mount Constitution continues

The construction of new restroom facilities at the summit of Mount Constitution…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:35am

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the San Juan County Superior…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 4:30pm

Proposed propane tank prompts protests

The Seaview residential community is rising up to prevent the installation of…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 1:20pm

The future of investigative journalism | A panel discussion with Hedrick Smith and Sarah Stillman

Every day, the future of journalism is threatened by accusations of fake…

  • Jul 23rd, 2017 1:30am

Immigration group celebrates success

A coalition of islanders is one step closer to protecting the rights…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 1:50pm

Ranker and Habib talk budget and community

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib and State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, held a…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:30pm

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker speak in support of OPAL

The topic of affordable housing on Orcas is a large enough issue…

  • Jul 14th, 2017 5:42pm

Park and ride progresses

Construction of the Orcas Ferry Landing Park and Ride is nearing its…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:29pm

Transient orca sightings on the rise

The village of Eastsound was treated to a rare sight on the…

  • Jul 12th, 2017 1:30am