Mandi Johnson

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Orcas Center hosts community forum

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,…

  • May 21st, 2018 2:19pm

Health care district hosts first regular meeting

With one regular meeting now in its rearview mirror, the Orcas Health…

  • May 21st, 2018 2:12pm

Slow start for San Juans’ summer ferry service

It’s going to be a slow summer with the M/V Yakima running…

  • May 21st, 2018 12:50pm

Kulp charged with second degree murder

Eric Kulp was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will…

  • May 17th, 2018 11:53am

Island County judge overturns propane tank permit denial

A previously denied conditional-use permit for a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank on…

  • May 14th, 2018 11:58am

Orcas public hospital district holds first meeting

A hospital district for Orcas Island is officially in existence. During a…

  • May 14th, 2018 12:33pm

Sidewalk suggested for Haven Road

A proposition by the county to construct a sidewalk along the east…

  • May 8th, 2018 4:02pm

County purchases Lopez Hill from state

The San Juan County Land Bank permanently added 400 acres of forested…

  • May 5th, 2018 1:30am

Island business owners learn about paid sick leave

Island business owners learn about paid sick leave

  • May 3rd, 2018 1:30am

Orcas Choral Society celebrates 40 years

It was a dark December night in 1977 when a group of…

  • May 2nd, 2018 1:30am

An orca out of water

It’s hard to miss the 30-foot orca that has landed on the…

  • Apr 26th, 2018 1:30am

Help the whales, help the humans

Jackie Hildering is passionate about whales, and she wants to educate everyone…

  • Apr 25th, 2018 5:18pm

Ferchen charged with harassment to kill

Ezra John Ferchen, 33, of Lopez Island was charged with harassment to…

  • Apr 20th, 2018 1:30am

Deadly rabbit disease inches toward the San Juan Islands

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. Rabbit hemorrhagic…

  • Apr 17th, 2018 1:30am

‘Loss and Found’ screening for APS

Every year, 1.2 million dogs in shelters are euthanized. Not just because…

  • Apr 16th, 2018 12:51pm

Medical provider roundtable

The Eastsound Fire Station meeting room was filled for a roundtable meeting…

  • Apr 9th, 2018 9:45am

A festival for lovers of literature

Jule Treneer has been visiting Orcas since he was young. He noticed,…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018 9:50am

Scientists document rare orca infanticide in Canadian waters

The Salish Sea made international news last week as word spread that…

  • Mar 30th, 2018 12:30pm

OPALCO forum introduces candidates to community

There are two open positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s…

  • Mar 28th, 2018 1:30am

Zero Waste Week comes to Orcas Island

Update: The kick-off event is now free for everyone. Zero Waste Week…

  • Mar 27th, 2018 6:19pm

March for Our Lives in Eastsound | Photos

Community members young and old gathered at the Village Green in Eastsound…

  • Mar 24th, 2018 3:22pm

Long Live The Kings executive director talks salmon

Salish Sea salmon are struggling to survive. Long Live the Kings Executive…

  • Mar 22nd, 2018 2:59pm

‘Billy Elliot – The Musical’ | Review and photos

“Billy Elliot – The Musical” at the Orcas Center is a must-see.…

  • Mar 19th, 2018 12:58pm

Being prepared when the ‘big one’ strikes | Reporter’s Notebook

When it comes to disaster preparation, do as I say, not as…

  • Mar 20th, 2018 11:59am

Orcas prepares for “the big one”

As islanders, it is imperative for residents to have food, water and…

  • Mar 14th, 2018 3:12pm

School improvements enter design phase

David Mount of the architectural firm Mahlum presented a slideshow of plans…

  • Mar 11th, 2018 1:30am

First hospital district commissioner candidate forum

Less than two months remain before Orcas residents vote whether or not…

  • Mar 9th, 2018 1:20pm
Photo by Lisa Boyd

Orcas Fire responds to blaze in Printshop

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at Printshop…

  • Mar 7th, 2018 10:05am
Photo by Lisa Boyd

SAFE San Juans shares #SJItoo

It may be your sister, your aunt, your daughter or your brother,…

  • Mar 5th, 2018 2:36pm

A Lummi vision for Madrona Point

Madrona Point, a peninsula of green that juts into the waters of…

  • Feb 28th, 2018 1:30am

Repertory Dance Theater visits Orcas Island

For 52 years, the Salt Lake City Repertory Dance Theatre has helped…

  • Feb 27th, 2018 3:19pm

Orcas senior takes third place in state wrestling

Beau Wiebe wrestled his way to third place at the Washington state…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018 12:33pm

The ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

Dr. Joe Gaydos describes the ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

  • Feb 23rd, 2018 4:14pm

Orcas senior takes third place in state wrestling

Beau Wiebe has been wrestling for nine years, and that experience is…

  • Feb 17th, 2018 4:16pm

Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial

When a Cooke Aquaculture net pen holding more than 300,000 invasive Atlantic…

  • Feb 14th, 2018 1:30am

Water user association introduces new rate structure

Half of Eastsound Water Users Association members could see an increase in…

  • Feb 21st, 2018 11:15am

State Senate votes to ban net pens

Raising invasive salmon in Washington state waters is one step closer to…

  • Feb 21st, 2018 11:16am

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Orcas

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

  • Feb 7th, 2018 1:30am

Lopez man charged with methamphetamine possession

Nicholas William Zoerb, 18, of Lopez Island was arrested on Jan. 20…

  • Feb 6th, 2018 1:30am

Uncertainty for silks at Orcas Center

The future of Island Aerial Acrobatics at Orcas Center is up in…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 4:09pm