Mandi Johnson

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New cider source on Orcas

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

  • Sep 20th, 2017 1:30am

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

Transient orca sightings on the rise

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

  • Jul 12th, 2017 1:30am

Park and ride progresses

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

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:29pm

Parking problems at county park

Places to leave your vehicle while you explore Agate Beach or Iceberg…

  • Jul 6th, 2017 1:30am

Merideth Kaye Clark to perform Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ at Orcas Center

Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album earned second-place on Rolling Stone’s “Women Who Rock:…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 1:30am

Chamber’s annual Community Parade | Photos

North Beach Road was lined through downtown Eastsound by rowdy revelers to…

  • Jul 1st, 2017 3:06pm

Loneliness after loss

Loneliness after loss can be hard to talk about with others. Join…

  • Jun 30th, 2017 10:31am

Karl Kruger first person to finish Race to Alaska on a paddleboard

One stroke at a time. One stroke after another brought him closer…

  • Jun 29th, 2017 7:45pm

School bond and levy to be voted on in November

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again is an adage…

  • Jun 26th, 2017 3:04pm

Gardens galore

Each year, the Orcas Island Garden Club finds a handful of unique…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:31pm

Mount Baker Farm is now a public campground

Mount Baker Farm opened its gates to the public as a campground…

  • Jun 20th, 2017 1:30am

When a ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ rings, will you answer?

There are few things more annoying than having to listen to the…

  • Jun 12th, 2017 1:54pm

Kruger races toward Alaska again

For the second year in a row, Orcas Islander Karl Kruger is…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:44pm

Airport construction concludes

Construction at the Orcas Island Airport is nearing completion, at least for…

  • Jun 8th, 2017 10:30am

Lopez woman helps Kenyan orphans

For 23 years, Cathy Doherty was a nurse practitioner at the Lopez…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:31pm

Island Pie is serving up the ‘za | Pizza place opens in Deer Harbor

On the western shores of Orcas Island, restaurants are a rarity. But…

  • May 26th, 2017 1:09pm

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary, theft, forgery

Jerad Alan Grey, 34, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with residential…

  • May 15th, 2017 2:39pm

Robert Dash explores what’s ‘On an Acre Shy of Eternity’

On a parcel of land north of Deer Harbor, a little less…

  • May 17th, 2017 12:11pm

Granny’s attic a success for senior center and preschool

After 3 p.m., when the crowds have all left and the piles…

  • May 10th, 2017 1:36pm

A crash course on bicycle safety

May is National Bike Month. Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists…

  • May 3rd, 2017 1:30am

Sada Ashcraft loves work and her kids

It was always in Sada Ashcraft’s life plan to be a mother.…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 4:44pm