Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 254 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

It was almost impossible to see a waving paddle and a capsized…

  • Jul 21st, 2018 1:30am

Health district hires Anne Presson as superintendent

Each week the Orcas Island Health Care District commissioners inch closer to…

  • Jul 19th, 2018 1:30am

SUV dangles dangerously at Lopez Dump

Public service announcement: vehicles are not on the “accepted recyclable materials” list…

  • Jul 19th, 2018 1:30am

Port master plan prompts public outcry

The public comment period for Orcas Airport’s possible expansion has been extended…

  • Jul 18th, 2018 11:15am

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

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