Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 145 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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Preliminary election results update

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

  • Nov 10th, 2019 6:02pm
San Juan County Sheriff/contributed photo

Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge

An unidentified man was charged in San Juan County Superior Court on…

  • Nov 8th, 2019 1:30am
San Juan County Sheriff/contributed photo

County makes headway on affordable housing

The San Juan County Council had a productive day in relation to…

  • Nov 6th, 2019 1:30am

Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

The future of a dozen community programs in San Juan County is…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019 11:13am

Lopez students sent home early over security threat

Following a tip that there may be a weapon hidden on campus,…

  • Oct 11th, 2019 12:29pm

Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was found guilty in the San…

  • Oct 9th, 2019 1:30am

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

  • Oct 9th, 2019 1:30am
Lopez Island School District Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a room full of Lopezians at the Sept. 25 school board meeting. <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

Lopez community weighs in on harassment allegations against staff member

It was standing room only at the first Lopez Island School Board…

  • Oct 1st, 2019 1:30pm
Lopez Island School District Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a room full of Lopezians at the Sept. 25 school board meeting. <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

An update on county programs

As the summer came to an abrupt end and fall took ahold…

  • Sep 29th, 2019 1:30am

Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Warning: This story contains explicit details of alleged sexual harassment. Eight Lopez…

  • Sep 16th, 2019 11:41am

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

Though the islands seem safely protected in Salish Sea from any tsunami…

  • Sep 6th, 2019 1:30am
Mandi Johnson/staff photo
                                Forester and ecologist Carson Sprenger, director of Orcas-based Rain Shadow Consulting.

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have…

  • Sep 3rd, 2019 1:30am
Mandi Johnson/staff photo
                                Forester and ecologist Carson Sprenger, director of Orcas-based Rain Shadow Consulting.

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

From 76 to 73, the Southern resident orca population officially dropped by…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 1:30am

The intellect of the blackfish

Dolphins and whales are highly intelligent beings. Lori Marino believes they don’t…

  • Aug 13th, 2019 1:30am

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. A case…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019 1:26pm
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

State invests in Puget Sound salmon habitat

More than $45 million in grants were awarded to communities throughout Puget…

  • Jul 17th, 2019 1:30am
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions

The United States and Canada are working together to save the endangered…

  • Jun 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County

Questions began to fly as San Juan County residents were informed by…

  • Jun 17th, 2019 5:14pm
Whale warning flag (San Juan County Marine Resource Committee/contributed photo)

Whale watchers oppose distance initiative

Four regional whale watching companies are suing an orca conservationist group and…

  • May 31st, 2019 1:30am
Whale warning flag (San Juan County Marine Resource Committee/contributed photo)

Possible Lyme disease case in San Juan County

With summer fast approaching, islanders and tourists will venture out into the…

  • May 20th, 2019 1:30am

Sen. Liz Lovelett visits the San Juans

Sen. Liz Lovelett visited San Juan and Orcas islands for the first…

  • May 15th, 2019 1:30am

Sea stars in remission

Slow and steady wins the race — especially in sea star restoration.…

  • May 14th, 2019 1:30am

County welcomes new deputy prosecuting attorney

When Lindsey Callahan gave birth to her son Graham two years ago,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019 1:30am

County wins grants for pedestrian paths

Walkers and bicyclists will have soon new paths to use instead of…

  • Apr 22nd, 2019 9:23am

County temporarily halts marijuana farm permits

A proposed marijuana farm on Lopez Island prompted action from the San…

  • Apr 21st, 2019 1:30am

Larsen hosts community coffee

Rep. Rick Larsen met with constituents among the clank and clatter of…

  • Apr 17th, 2019 1:30am

Orca task force unites for year two

The race to save the Southern resident orcas continues as representatives with…

  • Mar 31st, 2019 1:30am

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

  • Mar 29th, 2019 11:03am

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (ecstasy)…

  • Mar 29th, 2019 10:59am

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

  • Mar 28th, 2019 10:38am

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

  • Mar 28th, 2019 10:38am

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

  • Mar 19th, 2019 1:30am

Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to no-contact order violation

John Mitsoyianis, 58, of Friday Harbor, was sentenced to 20 days electronic…

  • Mar 19th, 2019 1:30am

Orcas man convicted for domestic violence

Colt Lee Hausauer, 31, of Orcas Island, was convicted in San Juan…

  • Mar 12th, 2019 5:49pm

Judge imposes state’s recommendations in Hunter sentencing

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison…

  • Mar 11th, 2019 8:17am

Lopez man charged with burglary, imprisonment and malicious mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was charged in the San Juan…

  • Mar 5th, 2019 1:30am

Security video to be released

Security camera footage that resulted in a case dismissal will be released…

  • Mar 3rd, 2019 12:10pm

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. And we are…

  • Feb 24th, 2019 4:11pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Camera controversy continues

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 1:26pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence
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                                Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence.

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 1:23pm
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                                Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence.