Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 254 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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OPALCO forum introduces candidates to community

There are two open positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s…

  • Mar 28th, 2018 1:30am

Zero Waste Week comes to Orcas Island

Update: The kick-off event is now free for everyone. Zero Waste Week…

  • Mar 27th, 2018 6:19pm

March for Our Lives in Eastsound | Photos

Community members young and old gathered at the Village Green in Eastsound…

  • Mar 24th, 2018 3:22pm

Long Live The Kings executive director talks salmon

Salish Sea salmon are struggling to survive. Long Live the Kings Executive…

  • Mar 22nd, 2018 2:59pm

Being prepared when the ‘big one’ strikes | Reporter’s Notebook

When it comes to disaster preparation, do as I say, not as…

  • Mar 20th, 2018 11:59am

‘Billy Elliot – The Musical’ | Review and photos

“Billy Elliot – The Musical” at the Orcas Center is a must-see.…

  • Mar 19th, 2018 12:58pm

Orcas prepares for “the big one”

As islanders, it is imperative for residents to have food, water and…

  • Mar 14th, 2018 3:12pm

School improvements enter design phase

David Mount of the architectural firm Mahlum presented a slideshow of plans…

  • Mar 11th, 2018 1:30am

First hospital district commissioner candidate forum

Less than two months remain before Orcas residents vote whether or not…

  • Mar 9th, 2018 1:20pm
Photo by Lisa Boyd

Orcas Fire responds to blaze in Printshop

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at Printshop…

  • Mar 7th, 2018 10:05am
Photo by Lisa Boyd

SAFE San Juans shares #SJItoo

It may be your sister, your aunt, your daughter or your brother,…

  • Mar 5th, 2018 2:36pm

A Lummi vision for Madrona Point

Madrona Point, a peninsula of green that juts into the waters of…

  • Feb 28th, 2018 1:30am

Repertory Dance Theater visits Orcas Island

For 52 years, the Salt Lake City Repertory Dance Theatre has helped…

  • Feb 27th, 2018 3:19pm

The ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

Dr. Joe Gaydos describes the ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

  • Feb 23rd, 2018 4:14pm

Orcas senior takes third place in state wrestling

Beau Wiebe wrestled his way to third place at the Washington state…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018 12:33pm

State Senate votes to ban net pens

Raising invasive salmon in Washington state waters is one step closer to…

  • Feb 21st, 2018 11:16am

Water user association introduces new rate structure

Half of Eastsound Water Users Association members could see an increase in…

  • Feb 21st, 2018 11:15am

Orcas senior takes third place in state wrestling

Beau Wiebe has been wrestling for nine years, and that experience is…

  • Feb 17th, 2018 4:16pm

Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial

When a Cooke Aquaculture net pen holding more than 300,000 invasive Atlantic…

  • Feb 14th, 2018 1:30am

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Orcas

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

  • Feb 7th, 2018 1:30am

Lopez man charged with methamphetamine possession

Nicholas William Zoerb, 18, of Lopez Island was arrested on Jan. 20…

  • Feb 6th, 2018 1:30am

Uncertainty for silks at Orcas Center

The future of Island Aerial Acrobatics at Orcas Center is up in…

  • Feb 5th, 2018 4:09pm

Warm your soul with Heart of Song

Four Orcas singer-songwriters join forces in a concert at Orcas Center on…

  • Jan 31st, 2018 11:37am

Art for Orcas Kids, enhancing the lives of island youth

Introducing children to art is beneficial to their motor, math, social, emotional…

  • Jan 29th, 2018 10:26am

Woman, 30, dies driving off Anacortes dock

An Everett woman, 30, died when she drove off the dock at…

  • Jan 29th, 2018 9:49am

Recycle yard waste at ORS

Burning yard debris adds carbon monoxide to the environment and directly contributing…

  • Jan 24th, 2018 12:12pm

What we can do today to help the orcas | Editorial

In a perfect world, the Southern resident killer whales would be thriving.…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018 10:27am

How vessel noise affects killer whales

By slowing down just 3 knots, ships can reduce their noise pollution…

  • Jan 20th, 2018 1:30am

Port of Orcas’ master plan progresses

The Port of Orcas began drafting its 20-year master plan in September…

  • Jan 19th, 2018 10:35am

Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

A movement is spreading like wildfire across the country, fueled by brave…

  • Jan 19th, 2018 10:20am

Enchanted Forest Cabaret and Rock on the Rock Choir present: ‘Teatro Titikookoo’

Editor’s note: The author of this story is a cast member of…

  • Jan 19th, 2018 9:46am

Review committee prepares for productive 2018

San Juan County Public Works’ pathway along Lovers Lane from Main Street…

  • Jan 10th, 2018 1:30am

Holiday horror with a happy ending

Joan Baker died on Dec. 13, 2017, and thanks to fast-thinking islanders,…

  • Jan 9th, 2018 4:31pm

The Good Lovelies return to the islands

The three lyrical ladies that comprise The Good Lovelies have ventured the…

  • Jan 4th, 2018 1:30am

Matthew Laslo performs on Chinese television

Everyone on Orcas knows that Matthew Laslo is an amazing magician, and…

  • Jan 2nd, 2018 1:30am

Second public hospital district town hall held

The second town hall answered community questions and concerns regarding the proposed tax district.

  • Dec 24th, 2017 1:30am

School honors those who served

There were smiles, there were tears and there was remembrance. Orcas school…

  • Dec 21st, 2017 10:45am

Tiger Lily threads and toys for tots

There’s an Orcas expression that rings true for the owners of a…

  • Dec 21st, 2017 10:44am
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Another supermoon on the way

In two months, Orcas Island will have witnessed three supermoons

  • Dec 20th, 2017 1:30am
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Mastering martial arts with Cameron Smart

Since January, Orcas Islander Cameron Smart has been instructing martial arts to…

  • Dec 19th, 2017 9:29am