Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 230 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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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

“Hand to God” brings dark comedy to the Orcas Center

Parents, leave your kids at home. A demonic puppet is about to…

  • Jul 3rd, 2018 1:30am

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018 12:20pm

The tale of Brook and Abe

Tiny fingerprints from the hands of young islanders adorn the glass case…

  • Jul 2nd, 2018 1:30am

Elk on Orcas

Two bull elk strolled through a yard on the western side of…

  • Jun 29th, 2018 3:13pm

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

The editorial staff at the Islands’ Sounder commends San Juan County for…

  • Jun 27th, 2018 1:30am

Orcas Island Health Care District works on writings its rules

Members of the Orcas Island Health Care District commission spent seven hours…

  • Jun 21st, 2018 1:30am

Orcas school district opts to continue Montessori

The Orcas Island Elementary School Montessori class will accept first-grade students in…

  • Jun 19th, 2018 5:00pm

Four staff members of Orcas Island School District retiring

Four Orcas Island School District employees are hanging up their backpacks and…

  • Jun 19th, 2018 1:30am

Carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death lawsuits dismissed

Two wrongful death lawsuits filed after the carbon monoxide poisoning of Troy…

  • Jun 18th, 2018 4:25pm

Exploring Orcas’ hidden treasures

Along with blooming flowers and the return of leaves to the trees,…

  • Jun 15th, 2018 9:29am

Health district adopts initial budget for 2018

An initial budget for the remainder of 2018 has been set by…

  • Jun 11th, 2018 1:30am

Orcas woman charged with assault

Marilyn Naumann, 67, of Eastsound has been charged with assault in the…

  • Jun 5th, 2018 10:09am

I loved my public school education | Reporter’s Notebook

I remember making three dimensional maps of the country with flour dough.…

  • Jun 4th, 2018 2:01pm

Public school debates future of Montessori program

Orcas Island Elementary School’s Montessori program may not accept new first-graders for…

  • Jun 4th, 2018 1:40pm

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Lopez resident Edward Kilduff and attorneys Nick Power and Michelle Earl-Hubbard were…

  • May 23rd, 2018 1:30am

Orcas Center hosts community forum

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,…

  • May 21st, 2018 2:19pm

Health care district hosts first regular meeting

With one regular meeting now in its rearview mirror, the Orcas Health…

  • May 21st, 2018 2:12pm