Mandi Johnson

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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

County considers marijuana grow options

San Juan County is still working toward drafting regulations for marijuana production…

  • Dec 14th, 2019 1:30am

Man arrested after fight with deputy

Averell Rennie, 27, of Friday Harbor was charged with assault in the…

  • Dec 13th, 2019 12:06pm

Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas brought a draft resolution in front…

  • Dec 12th, 2019 1:30am

Shoreline Master Program review progresses

With an $84,000 grant secured from the Washington Department of Ecology, the…

  • Dec 11th, 2019 1:30am

San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Jacob S. Morehouse, 18, of San Juan Island was charged with burglary…

  • Dec 9th, 2019 1:30am

Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

Tis the season for holiday parties, and with the festivities often comes…

  • Dec 9th, 2019 1:30am

County parks plans for the next two years

In an attempt to balance the San Juan County Parks budget, food…

  • Dec 4th, 2019 1:30am

OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution

While the region’s environmental groups work toward breaching the four lower Snake…

  • Dec 2nd, 2019 11:11am
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Monument’s planning document outlines big changes

Camping on Indian Island could be an option in the future, but…

  • Dec 1st, 2019 1:30am
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Propane tank building permit granted, appealed and allowed

Another attempt to stop the installation of a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank…

  • Nov 26th, 2019 1:30am

Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners voted…

  • Nov 17th, 2019 5:30pm

Public pleads to county council for vacation rental moratorium

Several Orcas islanders hopped on the ferry to give public comment about…

  • Nov 15th, 2019 1:30am

County awarded grant for wood energy project

San Juan Islands Conservation District was granted $181,882 for wood energy projects…

  • Nov 14th, 2019 1:30am

Preliminary election results updated

Preliminary election results show that Liz Lovelett maintains her position in the…

  • Nov 10th, 2019 6:00pm