Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 211 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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Buy a bracelet and help a Nepali

Something as simple as buying a bracelet from Orcas Arts and Gifts…

  • Jul 10th, 2018 1:30am
Photo by Walter Corbin

Island elk are on the move

The two bull elk first seen near the Orcas Island Golf Course…

  • Jul 9th, 2018 4:40pm
Photo by Walter Corbin

Shook Twins come to shake up the islands

Katelyn and Laurie Shook are often asked if they’re actually twins or…

  • Jul 4th, 2018 1:30am

“Hand to God” brings dark comedy to the Orcas Center

Parents, leave your kids at home. A demonic puppet is about to…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018 1:30am

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018 12:20pm

The tale of Brook and Abe

Tiny fingerprints from the hands of young islanders adorn the glass case…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018 1:30am

Elk on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

  • Jun 29th, 2018 3:13pm

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

The editorial staff at the Islands’ Sounder commends San Juan County for…

  • Jun 27th, 2018 1:30am

Orcas Island Health Care District works on writings its rules

Members of the Orcas Island Health Care District commission spent seven hours…

  • Jun 21st, 2018 1:30am

Orcas school district opts to continue Montessori

The Orcas Island Elementary School Montessori class will accept first-grade students in…

  • Jun 19th, 2018 5:00pm

Four staff members of Orcas Island School District retiring

Four Orcas Island School District employees are hanging up their backpacks and…

  • Jun 19th, 2018 1:30am

Carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death lawsuits dismissed

Two wrongful death lawsuits filed after the carbon monoxide poisoning of Troy…

  • Jun 18th, 2018 4:25pm

Exploring Orcas’ hidden treasures

Along with blooming flowers and the return of leaves to the trees,…

  • Jun 15th, 2018 9:29am

Health district adopts initial budget for 2018

An initial budget for the remainder of 2018 has been set by…

  • Jun 11th, 2018 1:30am

Orcas woman charged with assault

Marilyn Naumann, 67, of Eastsound has been charged with assault in the…

  • Jun 5th, 2018 10:09am

I loved my public school education | Reporter’s Notebook

I remember making three dimensional maps of the country with flour dough.…

  • Jun 4th, 2018 2:01pm

Public school debates future of Montessori program

Orcas Island Elementary School’s Montessori program may not accept new first-graders for…

  • Jun 4th, 2018 1:40pm
Part of the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary

The Southern resident killer whales have fans all over the globe –…

  • May 25th, 2018 1:30am
Part of the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Lopez resident Edward Kilduff and attorneys Nick Power and Michelle Earl-Hubbard were…

  • May 23rd, 2018 1:30am

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

Orcas public hospital district holds first meeting

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

  • May 14th, 2018 12:33pm

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

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