Mandi Johnson

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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

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until March

The trial date for an Orcas man accused of vehicular homicide has…

  • Feb 6th, 2019 12:12pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Case thrown out due to government misconduct

A criminal case being tried in San Juan County District Court has…

  • Feb 5th, 2019 2:28pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

  • Feb 1st, 2019 6:01pm

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

  • Jan 31st, 2019 3:53pm

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

  • Jan 29th, 2019 11:15am

Gov. Inslee says orcas are a priority

The Southern resident orcas are among Gov. Jay Inslee’s top priorities in…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Property owner files a legal complaint about vacation rentals

An Orcas man is intending to sue the county, a state agency…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019 5:21pm

Vikings take on Wolverines at home

The Orcas Island High School Vikings battled the Friday Harbor High School…

  • Jan 21st, 2019 1:47pm
Nick Power at an election forum on Orcas in 2019.

Inquiries into county candidate’s campaigns

The Public Disclosure Commission is looking into accusations that Nick Power violated…

  • Jan 21st, 2019 12:49pm
Nick Power at an election forum on Orcas in 2019.

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