Mandi Johnson

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Preliminary election results updated

Preliminary election results show that Liz Lovelett maintains her position in the…

  • Nov 10th, 2019 6:00pm

County makes headway on affordable housing

The San Juan County Council had a productive day in relation to…

  • Nov 8th, 2019 1:30am

County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

Voters may see a request for an increase in sales tax on…

  • Nov 2nd, 2019 1:30am
(Life Flight Network/Contributed photo)

Life Flight joins county medevac providers

There’s a new air ambulance provider servicing the San Juan Islands —…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am
(Life Flight Network/Contributed photo)

Unknown man being held in jail for San Juan Island burglary

An unidentified man was charged in San Juan County Superior Court on…

  • Oct 30th, 2019 2:14pm

Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

The future of a dozen community programs in San Juan County is…

  • Oct 25th, 2019 1:30am

San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud

San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services has been fined $350,000 for Medicaid…

  • Oct 12th, 2019 1:30am

Lopez students sent home early over security threat

Following a tip that there may be a weapon hidden on campus,…

  • Oct 10th, 2019 1:49pm

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

  • Oct 9th, 2019 1:30am

Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

Brook Elizabeth Radcliffe, 24, of Bellingham, has been charged with reckless endangerment…

  • Oct 7th, 2019 1:30am

Lopez man found guilty of burglary and mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was found guilty in the San…

  • Oct 4th, 2019 12:20pm

Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills

Thousands of vessels travel throughout the Salish Sea annually, either to pass…

  • Oct 1st, 2019 1:30am
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                                School board president John Helding speaking during the Sept. 25 meeting.

Lopez community weighs in on harassment allegations against staff member

It was standing room only at the first Lopez Island School Board…

  • Sep 30th, 2019 1:21pm
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                                School board president John Helding speaking during the Sept. 25 meeting.

An update on county programs

As the summer came to an abrupt end and fall took ahold…

  • Sep 26th, 2019 1:30am

County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system

San Juan County emergency services may be able to upgrade its radio…

  • Sep 25th, 2019 1:30am

Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

While the conservation spotlight is focused on the survival of the Southern…

  • Sep 21st, 2019 1:30am

Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Warning: This story contains explicit details of alleged sexual harassment. Eight Lopez…

  • Sep 16th, 2019 4:34pm

San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas

The Southern resident orcas are starving to death, and providing quiet areas…

  • Sep 12th, 2019 1:30am

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am

Warrant for arrest for Eastsound man who escaped work crew

Daniel Dawayne Hall, 31, of Eastsound was charged with escape in the…

  • Sep 2nd, 2019 1:30am

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

Though the islands seem safely protected in Salish Sea from any tsunami…

  • Aug 31st, 2019 1:30am

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have…

  • Aug 30th, 2019 1:30am

Creating productive marine protected areas

When developing a marine protection area, Anna Metaxas believes that the genetics…

  • Aug 21st, 2019 1:30am

Turtle turmoils at county fair

The fair is fun and games until a turtle gets hurt. Reports…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 10:03am

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 1:30am

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

From 76 to 73, the Southern resident orca population officially dropped by…

  • Aug 12th, 2019 1:30am

The intellect of the blackfish

Dolphins and whales are highly intelligent beings. Lori Marino believes they don’t…

  • Aug 2nd, 2019 1:30am

Do what’s best for the animals | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

  • Aug 1st, 2019 1:30am

Abdon sentenced to 6.5 years for vehicular homicide

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, was sentenced by Judge Kathryn C.…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 4:36pm

Mullis Center treated unfairly over pledge debate | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 1:30am

Seniors request Mullis Center Operations Committee recall

More than 90 signatures have been collected on a petition to remove…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019 1:37pm

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. A case…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019 10:42am

Port of Friday Harbor addresses allegations

Following the receipt of a formal letter of complaint, the Port of…

  • Jul 18th, 2019 1:26pm

Abdon changes plea to guilty in vehicular homicide case

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, changed his plea of not-guilty to…

  • Jul 15th, 2019 5:32pm

Community copes with child care costs

Access to child care is an issue that extends beyond the county…

  • Jul 14th, 2019 1:30am

County agencies receive record retention funds

Nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded by Legislature to local government agencies…

  • Jul 14th, 2019 1:30am
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

State invests in Puget Sound salmon habitat

More than $45 million in grants were awarded to communities throughout Puget…

  • Jul 13th, 2019 1:30am
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Samish experiences engine problems

After three days of delayed sailings because of an issue with the…

  • Jul 12th, 2019 2:29pm

County’s plan for wildfire protection

Fire season is in full swing as the warmer drier weather has…

  • Jul 11th, 2019 1:30am

WSF answers questions about ferry system

The Hyak is officially retired as of July 1, the Elwha is…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019 11:03am