Mandi Johnson

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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

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

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

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…

  • Jun 9th, 2017 12:55pm

Airport construction concludes

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

  • Jun 8th, 2017 10:30am

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

New craft store in Eastsound

The San Juans don’t have a Michaels or a Jo-Ann – but…

  • Apr 26th, 2017 1:30am

‘I’m with the band’ | Rock of Orcas

Are you ready to rock? Well, put on your acid wash jeans,…

  • Apr 26th, 2017 11:55am

The acupuncturist who makes home visits

Danielle Dyer sailed into Deer Harbor on a mission: to bring her…

  • Apr 20th, 2017 12:14pm

From sea to shining EPRC

Sidewalks, water and the village vision were the big topics at the…

  • Apr 16th, 2017 1:30am

Reviewing regional recyclables

Living on an island, you get used to slow internet, minimal cell…

  • Apr 17th, 2017 1:54pm

Coffelt pleads guilty to wire fraud

Sarah Coffelt pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Seattle on…

  • Apr 10th, 2017 1:52pm

New deputy for Orcas Island: Eric Peter

Moving to Orcas to work for the San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 2:13pm

Reminder: San Juan County is GMO-free

As farmers and gardeners begin to plant their crops for the coming…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 12:00pm

The Funhouse presents its 17th annual Science Fair

Orcas Island High School sophomore Tim Jenson placed first in the Funhouse’s…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 1:30am

Fire commissioners add two new faces to board

The Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners welcomed its…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 9:51am

Border patrol says no immigration changes at this time

Immigration bans enacted by President Donald Trump have left islanders wondering if…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 11:06am

County council holds weekly meeting on Orcas

Orcas Island infrastructure was the star of the San Juan County Council…

  • Mar 13th, 2017 9:32am

Deer Harbor bridge opening

The Deer Harbor bridge project was officially completed with a ribbon cutting…

  • Mar 9th, 2017 9:56am

‘Aproximada’ makes waves

On the side of Mt. Pickett, nestled between the trees, stands an…

  • Mar 8th, 2017 1:30am

School requests bond recount

Update: A recount was completed on March 3, and the results remained…

  • Mar 9th, 2017 11:57am

Fire commissioners grow from three to five

During the special election held on Feb. 14, voters approved a measure…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:52am

Hughes, Henley and Thomas give county review

The San Juan Islands were not immune to the effects of the…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 11:18am

Burglar strikes Eastsound jewelry store

Sometime during the night of Thursday, Feb. 9, someone broke into Shinola…

  • Feb 13th, 2017 12:23pm

What Valentine’s Day means to us this year | Reporter’s Notebook

Valentine’s Day is traditionally thought of as a holiday to celebrate romantic…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am

Small swarm of quakes shakes the islands

Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, 23 earthquakes rocked the San Juan…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am