Mandi Johnson

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A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

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

  • Jul 4th, 2020 1:30am

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

Canadian oil pipeline debate continues

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is still in development following a decision…

  • Mar 1st, 2020 1:30am

Local firefighters raise money for cancer research | Editorial

In the last two weeks, firefighters from both San Juan and Orcas…

  • Feb 27th, 2020 1:30am

Pacasum trial postponed until May

The trial for 18-year-old David Pacasum of Orcas Island has been continued…

  • Feb 24th, 2020 1:30am

Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County

A YouTube video posted on Jan. 29 about the San Juan County…

  • Feb 23rd, 2020 1:30am

Some still seek vacation rental moratorium

Eight months after making their initial request, some islanders are still asking…

  • Feb 13th, 2020 1:30am
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                                The sinkhole on Killebrew Lake Road on Orcas.

Flooding results in county road closures

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that Killebrew Lake…

  • Feb 10th, 2020 3:16pm
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                                The sinkhole on Killebrew Lake Road on Orcas.

Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan

Inconsistencies in the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for the San Juan…

  • Feb 8th, 2020 1:30am

Extreme risk protection order filed against San Juan woman

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has requested an extreme risk protection…

  • Feb 6th, 2020 1:49pm

A fight over property rights on Henry Island

A Henry Island couple has brought a lawsuit against the San Juan…

  • Feb 1st, 2020 1:30am

Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

Voters have the chance to approve a sales tax increase to improve…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am

Pacasum trial postponed

After requesting and being granted $1,500 by the court to fund an…

  • Jan 28th, 2020 1:30am

Sharing islander opinions about world topics

A nationally renowned program is coming to the San Juan Island Library…

  • Jan 21st, 2020 1:30am
Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel (Contributed photo)

Alex Ramel replaces Jeff Morris as 40th District representative

Following Rep. Jeff Morris’ November 2019 resignation from his position in Washington’s…

  • Jan 12th, 2020 1:30am
Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel (Contributed photo)

Sucia body is John Doe

The person whose body washed ashore on Sucia Island last month is…

  • Jan 11th, 2020 1:30am

Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Four members of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County brought…

  • Jan 6th, 2020 1:30am
The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal

Xylene will not be produced and transported through local waters thanks to…

  • Jan 5th, 2020 1:30am
The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

As 2019 comes to its end, the Islands’ Sounder is sharing a…

  • Dec 25th, 2019 1:30am

Ferries holds first-ever digital meetings

The 30-minute advance arrival rule isn’t going anywhere, there isn’t enough money…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 1:30am

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

San Juan County’s seniors say services are lacking throughout the islands. The…

  • Dec 18th, 2019 1:30am

State supreme court overturns public records decision

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has overturned part of…

  • Dec 17th, 2019 10:38am