Mandi Johnson

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Deputy’s son born on sheriff’s boat

This time, it wasn’t the stork who made the middle of the night call to assist two pregnant mothers.

  • Sep 22nd, 2020 1:30am

Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial

Beware of iPhone pocket-dialing 911 and coronavirus-related fraud

  • Sep 16th, 2020 1:30am

Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

After withstanding three vandalizations, the signs memorializing Black lives lost on Lopez are gone.

  • Sep 12th, 2020 1:30am

Washington’s child care crisis

Eighty-six percent of San Juan County’s demand for child care is met…

  • Sep 7th, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on marijuana production and processing will lift after being in…

  • Sep 6th, 2020 1:30am

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

  • Aug 31st, 2020 1:30am

Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

As the 2020 General Election nears, new concerns regarding mail-in voting have…

  • Aug 24th, 2020 3:00pm

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Two Friday Harbor women have been charged with assault of a child.…

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

  • Aug 18th, 2020 1:30am

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are…

  • Aug 16th, 2020 10:11pm

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

  • Aug 14th, 2020 4:00pm

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

A founding father of Northwest rock and roll scene has played his…

  • Aug 10th, 2020 10:35am

Grellet-Tinner’s lawsuit against county dismissed

A 2017 lawsuit against San Juan County, Sheriff Ron Krebs and former…

  • Aug 4th, 2020 3:07pm

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

San Juan County is one step closer to amending marijuana production and…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020 1:30am
Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

  • Jul 31st, 2020 11:10am
Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

  • Jul 31st, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

  • Jul 27th, 2020 11:22am

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020 1:30am

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

  • Jul 21st, 2020 1:13pm

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

  • Jul 12th, 2020 1:30am

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

  • Jul 6th, 2020 10:18am

San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County may soon be entering Phase Three of Gov. Jay…

  • Jun 27th, 2020 1:00am

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

  • Jun 18th, 2020 1:30am
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

  • Jun 17th, 2020 1:30am
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Move to Phase Three postponed

While San Juan County was eligible to request to move to Phase…

  • Jun 15th, 2020 11:16am
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San Juan County COVID-19 update

It’s been almost two months since the last case of COVID-19 was…

  • Jun 10th, 2020 10:34am
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A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

The county, country and the world has seemingly had to learn a…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020 1:30am
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Islanders stand with George Floyd

More than 100 Orcas Islanders gathered on the Village Green to peacefully…

  • Jun 1st, 2020 9:58am
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This week in San Juan County | A COVID update

San Juan County is now in Phase Two of Gov. Jay Inslee’s…

  • May 26th, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

  • May 20th, 2020 1:30am

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

  • May 17th, 2020 10:03pm

County COVID update

As San Juan County approached three weeks without a new confirmed case…

  • May 11th, 2020 3:00pm
Volunteers at the Lopez Resource Center helping with food deliveries.

COVID this week in the San Juans: A look at the resource centers

As the entire nation faces the realities of life during a global…

  • Apr 16th, 2020 1:30am
Volunteers at the Lopez Resource Center helping with food deliveries.

Working Washington Small Business Grants

Submitted by San Juan County Economy Development Council. The Washington State Department…

  • Apr 9th, 2020 3:33pm

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020 1:36pm
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                                A map of areas that have reported cases of novel coronavirus.

Local resident tests negative for novel coronavirus

Editor’s note: The original version of this article said that the 1…

  • Mar 25th, 2020 4:52pm
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                                A map of areas that have reported cases of novel coronavirus.

Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting

Jonathan D. Wilkins, 44, of Eastsound, appeared in front of San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2020 12:57pm

COVID-19 spreads across the state leading to mass closures of public spaces

As COVID-19 inches toward the San Juan Islands, public health officials continue…

  • Mar 17th, 2020 1:30am

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

With 19 people in the United States — 18 of whom were…

  • Mar 9th, 2020 2:52pm

Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest

Shawn Loren Cook, 43, of Lopez Island, is awaiting sentencing in San…

  • Mar 5th, 2020 1:30am