Mandi Johnson

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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

Discussions about Kaiser Permanente’s emergency flight policy continue

Madden Surbaugh sat with his wife at their Orcas Island home on…

  • Feb 26th, 2019 1:30am

Judge Eaton rules to release courtroom security video

Security camera footage that resulted in a case dismissal will be released…

  • Feb 20th, 2019 12:08pm

Fire chief talks disaster prep

The more prepared a community is for a disaster, the easier it…

  • Feb 19th, 2019 1:08pm

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic assault

Philip K. Traini, 38, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with burglary…

  • Feb 18th, 2019 1:30am

Two Friday Harbor residents charged with impersonation and theft

Two Friday Harbor residents have been charged with stealing a car and…

  • Feb 16th, 2019 1:30am

Dismayed with case dismissal

We are dismayed that a criminal case has been thrown out due…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 5:58pm
Contributed photos
                                Stills from the San Juan County District Court security camera that were submitted as evidence.

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 1:22pm
Contributed photos
                                Stills from the San Juan County District Court security camera that were submitted as evidence.
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Camera controversy continues

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 1:20pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Islanders prepare for disaster

With a fault-line capable of doing more damage to the islands than…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 11:50am

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic violence and strangulation

James Rockford Desermeaux, 25, of Friday Harbor has been charged with one…

  • Feb 12th, 2019 1:30am
J16/Slick breaches while J26/Mike swims nearby on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)

Southern residents focus of Way of the Whales conference

The more we learn about the orcas, the less we know, according…

  • Feb 10th, 2019 1:30am
J16/Slick breaches while J26/Mike swims nearby on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)

Friday Harbor woman charged with animal cruelty

Warning: This article contains information about sexual acts with animals. Stephanie Romero-Suchara,…

  • Feb 7th, 2019 1:25pm

The facts about airlift insurance | Editorial

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…

  • Feb 7th, 2019 1:30am