Mandi Johnson

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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

Hogle trial postponed until November

The trial of an Orcas man accused of possessing and distributing child…

  • Jul 1st, 2019 1:30am

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

  • Jun 28th, 2019 6:30pm

State’s Kaiser investigation concludes

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner for Washington State released the results…

  • Jun 27th, 2019 1:42pm

San Juan County Council talks radios and housing

San Juan County emergency services may be getting an upgrade to its…

  • Jun 25th, 2019 1:30am

Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions

The United States and Canada are working together to save the endangered…

  • Jun 20th, 2019 1:30am

Orcas couple sue online writer for defamation

An Orcas couple has sued an investigative writer for libel just months…

  • Jun 17th, 2019 10:59am

Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County

Questions began to fly as San Juan County residents were informed by…

  • Jun 10th, 2019 11:08am

Ferries talks fares in Friday Harbor

A proposed 5 percent rise in ferry fares over the next two…

  • Jun 6th, 2019 1:30am

Council hears testimony on marijuana moratorium

The marijuana moratorium in San Juan County remains in effect for now.…

  • Jun 1st, 2019 1:30am

Whale watchers oppose distance initiative

Four regional whale watching companies are suing an orca conservationist group and…

  • May 31st, 2019 12:39pm

Vacation rental moratorium in Eastsound requested

The Eastsound Planning Review Committee has an idea about how to solve…

  • May 28th, 2019 1:39pm

Do not miss ‘Cirque-US’

As the Rock on the Rock choir sings in the finale, “This…

  • May 24th, 2019 3:42pm

Ferries’ plan for the future

Ferry patrons should expect the retirement of the Hyak in June, a…

  • May 21st, 2019 1:30am

Vikings softball wraps up season on the road

The Lady Vikings lost to Friday Harbor at home on May 7,…

  • May 15th, 2019 1:30am

Black bear visits Orcas, again

As the second anniversary of the 2017 black bear visit neared, another…

  • May 13th, 2019 3:31pm

Sen. Liz Lovelett visits the San Juans

Sen. Liz Lovelett visited San Juan and Orcas islands for the first…

  • May 13th, 2019 1:30am

Possible case Lyme disease in San Juan County

With summer fast approaching, islanders and tourists will venture out into the…

  • May 8th, 2019 10:25am

County wins grants for pedestrian paths

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article said that the $500,000…

  • May 7th, 2019 1:16pm

Sea stars return to Salish Sea

Slow and steady wins the race — especially in sea star restoration.…

  • May 6th, 2019 9:10am

Thank you vets and navigators for your service | Editorial

We salute the veteran navigators who have generously given their time to…

  • May 3rd, 2019 11:42am

County temporarily halts marijuana farm permits

A proposed marijuana farm on Lopez Island prompted action from the county…

  • Apr 22nd, 2019 1:30am

County welcomes new deputy prosecuting attorney

When Lindsey Callahan gave birth to her son Graham two years ago,…

  • Apr 16th, 2019 5:11pm

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

  • Mar 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Temporary housing solution for deputy causes problems

Finding housing on Orcas Island is difficult. That dilemma landed the San…

  • Mar 22nd, 2019 12:00pm

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

  • Mar 22nd, 2019 1:30am

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

  • Mar 21st, 2019 12:32pm

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)…

  • Mar 21st, 2019 1:30am

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

  • Mar 19th, 2019 1:30am

Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

  • Mar 18th, 2019 1:30am

Orcas man sues San Juan County, sheriff and deputy

An Orcas Island man is suing the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office…

  • Mar 17th, 2019 8:18pm

Lopez man charged with burglary, imprisonment and malicious mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was charged in the San Juan…

  • Mar 4th, 2019 2:42pm

Sean Hunter sentenced to 17 years for rape, assault

Sean Michael Hunter, 24 was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison…

  • Mar 1st, 2019 1:30am

Orcas man pleads guilty to domestic violence

Colt Lee Hausauer, 31, of Orcas Island, pleaded guilty in San Juan…

  • Feb 27th, 2019 7:29pm