Mandi Johnson

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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

Atlantic salmon introduce disease to native salmon

When more than 260,000 Atlantic salmon spilled from a failed net pen…

  • Aug 25th, 2018 1:30am

Power outage affects Orcas businesses

A power outage on Orcas Island isn’t an uncommon occurrence in winter.…

  • Aug 23rd, 2018 1:30am
Part of the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary

The Southern resident killer whales have fans all over the globe –…

  • Aug 20th, 2018 8:46pm
Part of the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Canadian fires cause bad air quality in the San Juans

More than 500 fires are burning in British Columbia and there are…

  • Aug 20th, 2018 3:30pm

$10,000 reward offered for information on the explosive device at Turtleback Mountain trail

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to…

  • Aug 16th, 2018 3:15pm

Bid to build pedestrian park at Orcas Landing accepted

With several major enhancements completed at the Orcas Ferry Landing in the…

  • Aug 10th, 2018 1:30am

Man escapes custody on ferry, caught an hour later

A 28-year-old Orcas man escaped medical transport custody on a ferry heading…

  • Aug 8th, 2018 1:57pm

Apple Health dental patients out of local options

With the closing of Dr. Steven Bailey’s practice, Orcas Island no longer…

  • Aug 6th, 2018 10:31am

Ferries flow smoothly as summer begins to ebb

Ferry service in the San Juans should return to its regularly scheduled…

  • Aug 3rd, 2018 1:30am

Orcas Center hosts second community conversation event

Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, the Orcas Center has been…

  • Jul 31st, 2018 3:55pm

Orcas’ newest deputy comes from Lopez

Sam Fowler is a sixth-generation Lopezian and Orcas Island’s newest sheriff’s deputy.…

  • Jul 31st, 2018 1:30am

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