Mandi Johnson

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Kenneth Gibbs talks high-energy at ‘Meeting of the Minds’

Energy invisible to the human eye is falling to the planet’s surface…

  • Jan 16th, 2019 1:30am

Orca task force is briefed on state budget

Gov. Jay Inslee is committed to saving the Southern resident orca population…

  • Jan 15th, 2019 4:11pm

Sean Hunter pleads guilty rape of a child

((Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated Hunter was sentenced…

  • Jan 15th, 2019 10:13am

Top 10 stories of 2018 | Part 2

At the end of the year, The Islands’ Sounder takes a look…

  • Jan 8th, 2019 10:29am

Two Southern resident orcas nearing death

Two Southern resident orcas nearing death

  • Jan 7th, 2019 10:45am
The retaining wall at the Orcas ferry landing was extended to provide a protected pathway to the future pedestrian park.

Councilmember Rick Hughes year-end review

Update: A previous version of this article (including the one in print)…

  • Jan 2nd, 2019 2:45pm
The retaining wall at the Orcas ferry landing was extended to provide a protected pathway to the future pedestrian park.

CenturyLink outage disrupts 911 services

Communities across the nation were without the ability to call 911 due…

  • Dec 28th, 2018 11:29am

Area tribes address Canadian officials about oil pipeline expansion

Four Washington Native American tribes won’t let international borders stop their voices…

  • Dec 26th, 2018 4:11pm

Sea snails struggle in the Salish Sea

The Southern resident orcas aren’t the only species headed toward extinction in…

  • Dec 20th, 2018 9:38am

Salish Sea hatcheries to increase salmon stocks

When the demand for a product increases, a company will often raise…

  • Dec 20th, 2018 9:38am

Paul Allen leaves a legacy on the San Juan Islands

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen not only left a substantial impact on the…

  • Dec 17th, 2018 4:56pm

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

  • Dec 16th, 2018 1:30am

County adopts Complete Streets ordinance

Walkers, cyclists and drivers are all critical to San Juan County road…

  • Dec 10th, 2018 9:27am

Local voters upstage neighbors | SJC has highest turnout in state

San Juan County residents are the most active voters in the state.…

  • Dec 7th, 2018 1:30am

Colleen Smith is the 2018 ‘Flat Person’ for Orcas Island Community Foundation

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation features a “flat person” as…

  • Dec 4th, 2018 4:32pm

Ocean Night at the Sea View Theatre: ‘Beneath the Salish Sea’ movie screening

Head out to the Sea View Theatre for an underwater odyssey through…

  • Nov 28th, 2018 10:05am

Vacation rental violations begin collecting fines

More than 40 people have paid nearly $58,000 in penalties since new…

  • Nov 27th, 2018 1:30am

Port of Orcas approves 2019 budget

In 2019, the Port of Orcas is projecting to spend only 72…

  • Nov 21st, 2018 1:30am

OPALCO reaches out to membership with listening sessions

Low member turnout at Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s four-island listening sessions…

  • Nov 18th, 2018 1:30am

Friday Harbor Labs scientist first speaker in Ocean Night series

SeaDoc Society held its inaugural family-friendly, multimedia-focused Ocean Night at Sea View…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 12:43pm

Forums tackle prevalence of poverty

Behind the million-dollar homes and celebrity residents of the San Juan Islands,…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 12:17pm

Orcas Island School honors veterans

The annual Veteran’s Day assembly held at the Orcas Island School on…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 1:30am

‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Orcas Center | Review

Fun and fanciful, the Orcas Center’s production of “La Cage aux Folles”…

  • Nov 13th, 2018 2:35pm

Get your drag on at ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Men in dresses and heels, what more could you want? In early…

  • Nov 1st, 2018 1:30am

Candidates debate the issues at Orcas forum

Seven candidates vying for a variety of government offices gathered to discuss…

  • Oct 23rd, 2018 1:30am

Orcas kids have filmmaking workshop during film festival

Nine young Orcas Islanders got an opportunity most people only ever dream…

  • Oct 18th, 2018 1:30am

Susan Bradbury opening the door to a healthy future | Women in Business profile

Susan Bradbury wants to lead people to metaphorically open doors to their…

  • Oct 16th, 2018 4:07pm

Renowned scientist Frans de Waal talks animal intellect

For more than four decades, Frans de Waal has studied primates to…

  • Oct 10th, 2018 1:30am

The islands glow purple through the month of October in recognition of domestic violence victims

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018 1:30am

Christina Orchid’s pop-up crab shack, Oct. 4–7

If you ever had a-hankerin’ for a squid po’ boy, Christina Orchid…

  • Oct 1st, 2018 9:45am

Orcas native Jake Knapp releases second book

Following the success of his first book “Sprint: How to Solve Big…

  • Sep 29th, 2018 1:30am

Port master plan progresses

The Port of Orcas’ master plan is approximately two-thirds of the way…

  • Sep 28th, 2018 12:00pm

Community foundation moves into its new building

Orcas Island Community Foundation has a new place to call home thanks…

  • Sep 26th, 2018 1:30am

County Council hears plans for Orcas roads

While roads were the most discussed topic at the San Juan County…

  • Sep 25th, 2018 12:33pm

Canada expands orca research and recovery efforts

The Canadian federal government is taking steps to save the endangered Southern…

  • Sep 25th, 2018 12:32pm

Health care district works on 2019 budget

As the November deadline for a budget and levy rate nears, the…

  • Sep 19th, 2018 9:47am

Local videographer releases short film ‘When I say I’m an Islander’

Islander Roo Smith is using video to share his love of Orcas…

  • Sep 14th, 2018 10:20am

Orcas Center previews upcoming season with ‘Role-out’ event

Big things are coming to the Orcas Center. Under the leadership of…

  • Sep 7th, 2018 2:22pm

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

  • Sep 5th, 2018 1:30am

Canadian Court of Appeals halts Trans Mountain pipeline

Another legal roadblock was put in the path of the Trans Mountain…

  • Aug 31st, 2018 5:54pm