Mandi Johnson

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Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)

Island schools talk reopening strategies

For some island students, it’s been 11 months since they walked the…

  • Mar 7th, 2021 1:30am
Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)
Editorial

Reflecting on schools reopening

Hallways that sat empty for many months are starting to refill. Within…

  • Mar 4th, 2021 1:30am
Editorial
vacation rental

San Juan County’s vacation rental discussion continues

San Juan County has issued permits for 1,002 vacation rentals, according to…

  • Mar 4th, 2021 1:30am
vacation rental
Contributed photo

It takes a village to rescue a beloved lost pooch

As the tidewaters rose, rescuers knew they didn’t have long to save…

  • Feb 18th, 2021 1:30am
Contributed photo
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s shake map screenshot from the afternoon of Feb. 8.

Tremor event draws regional attention

Thousands of tremors rattled under Vancouver Island between Jan. 26 and Feb.…

  • Feb 16th, 2021 1:30am
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s shake map screenshot from the afternoon of Feb. 8.
Editorial

What love means to me | Editorial

Readers may recall that in July 2020 I wrote about being separated…

  • Feb 11th, 2021 1:30am
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Editorial

Your trust in us is valued | Editorial

One of the most disheartening things I’ve witnessed since I began this…

  • Feb 3rd, 2021 1:30am
Editorial
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‘Vaccine’ peddler who caused controversy in Friday Harbor charged

In April 2020, Johnny T. Stine was making plans with his long-time…

  • Jan 27th, 2021 1:30am
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Editorial

San Juan County’s COVID success — keep it up!

The United States hit a very grim milestone on Jan. 19, reaching…

  • Jan 27th, 2021 1:30am
Editorial
Tate Thomson photo

Shoreline Master Program review completes

Changes are coming to the San Juan County Shoreline Master Program. With…

  • Jan 27th, 2021 1:30am
Tate Thomson photo
vacation rental

San Juan County Council places moratorium on new vacation rental permits

As of 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 13, San Juan County has a…

  • Jan 19th, 2021 3:00pm
vacation rental
Upper left: Jamie Stephens. Upper right: Mike Thomas. Lower left: Cindy Wolf. Lower right: Christine Minney.

Council hosts first meeting of 2021

The two newest San Juan County Council Members were introduced to their…

  • Jan 16th, 2021 1:30am
Upper left: Jamie Stephens. Upper right: Mike Thomas. Lower left: Cindy Wolf. Lower right: Christine Minney.
This week's editorial.

2020 wasn’t all terrible: The best news of the year | Editorial

The year 2020 will likely go down in history books as one…

  • Jan 5th, 2021 1:30am
This week's editorial.
Tate Thomson/Staff photo
On Dec. 29, Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf were sworn into office by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katheryn Loring.

Minney and Wolf are sworn in

San Juan County’s newly-elected County Counselors are ready to begin their tenure.…

  • Jan 3rd, 2021 1:30am
Tate Thomson/Staff photo
On Dec. 29, Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf were sworn into office by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katheryn Loring.
Screencap of Russel's presentation

‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

  • Dec 28th, 2020 1:30am
Screencap of Russel's presentation
Editorial

Give the gift of giving this season | Editorial

‘Tis the season for giving, and in a year unlike any most…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020 1:30am
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Metro

Employment in San Juan County is down nearly a quarter

Between September 2019 and September 2020, the number of employed people in…

  • Dec 11th, 2020 1:30am
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Two new COVID cases in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID were added to the San Juan County…

  • Dec 3rd, 2020 5:48pm
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New COVID cases bring county count to 63

There have now been 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the…

  • Nov 24th, 2020 10:43am
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COVID-19 graphic

Now is a crucial time to stop the spread of COVID

COVID-19 cases are rising — globally, nationally, in the state and in…

  • Nov 20th, 2020 12:00pm
COVID-19 graphic
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Minney and Wolf win council election

Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf won the November 2020 election to represent…

  • Nov 9th, 2020 12:09pm
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Hospital district opposes hospice sale

The hospital district is seeking to stop the sale of Hospice of…

  • Nov 7th, 2020 8:54pm
Editorial

Keep Hospice of the Northwest locally owned | Editorial

As the San Juans actively seek solutions to long-term care for seniors…

  • Nov 4th, 2020 1:30am
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The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

  • Nov 3rd, 2020 1:30am
The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
Stephanie Claus

Meet one of the women working to keep the islands SAFE

SAFE San Juans Therapist Manager Stephanie Claus says she has the best…

  • Oct 31st, 2020 1:30am
Stephanie Claus
Editorial

Island papers win awards from state newspaper association

In early October, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced the winners of…

  • Oct 26th, 2020 9:56am
Editorial
crime

Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

  • Oct 21st, 2020 12:31pm
crime
Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

  • Oct 19th, 2020 1:30am
Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)
Editorial

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.

  • Oct 15th, 2020 1:30am
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Crime teaser

Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison

An Orcas teen who pleaded guilty to rape of a child has been sentenced.

  • Oct 7th, 2020 1:30am
Crime teaser
An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)

Sound Defenders Alliance seeks to cease Navy encroachment

The Navy’s Growlers have been a bane of many Lopezians for nearly a decade.

  • Oct 6th, 2020 1:30am
An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)
San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state

San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state

On Aug. 21, Inslee announced funds were to be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding.

  • Sep 24th, 2020 2:34pm
San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state
Deputy’s son born on sheriff’s boat

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
Deputy’s son born on sheriff’s boat
Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial

Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial

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

  • Sep 16th, 2020 1:30am
Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

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
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial
Washington’s child care crisis

Washington’s child care crisis

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

  • Sep 7th, 2020 1:30am
Washington’s child care crisis
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

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
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance
A conversation with local elected officials

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
A conversation with local elected officials
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

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
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions
Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am
Reported child abuse on San Juan Island