Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 81 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

  • Sep 8th, 2018 1:30am

Canadian Court of Appeals halts Trans Mountain pipeline

Another legal roadblock was put in the path of the Trans Mountain…

  • Sep 4th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County residents drink more than their neighbors | UW Medicine program releases health data

San Juan County residents outdrink the rest of the state by more…

  • Sep 2nd, 2018 1:30am

Atlantic salmon introduce disease to native salmon

When more than 260,000 Atlantic salmon spilled from a failed net pen…

  • Aug 31st, 2018 1:30am

Shoreline Master Program updates required

It’s back to the drawing board for San Juan County’s Shoreline Master…

  • Aug 28th, 2018 1:30am

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

Deputies respond to bomb scare at Turtleback | Update

A suspicious item reported at Turtleback Mountain turned out to be an…

  • Aug 10th, 2018 11:49am

Ferries flow smoothly as summer begins to ebb

Ferry service in the San Juans should return to its regularly scheduled…

  • Aug 9th, 2018 1:30am

Orcas’ newest deputy comes from Lopez

Sam Fowler is a sixth generation Lopezian and Orcas Island’s newest sheriff’s…

  • Aug 1st, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

It was almost impossible to see a waving paddle and a capsized…

  • Jul 24th, 2018 7:00am

SUV dangles dangerously at the Lopez Dump

Public service announcement: vehicles are not on the “accepted recyclable materials” list…

  • Jul 23rd, 2018 7:00am

Elk on Orcas

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

  • Jul 10th, 2018 1:30am

Shook Twins come to shake up the islands

Katelyn and Laurie Shook are often asked if they’re actually twins or…

  • Jul 5th, 2018 10:16am

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2018 12:19pm

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

I would like to commend San Juan County for joining a national…

  • Jul 1st, 2018 1:30am

Wrongful death lawsuits combined

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

  • Jun 25th, 2018 10:43am

Exploring Orcas’ hidden treasures

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

  • Jun 15th, 2018 9:31am

Orcas woman charged with assault

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

  • Jun 8th, 2018 1:18pm

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary

The Southern resident killer whales have fans all over the globe –…

  • Jun 1st, 2018 1:30am

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

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

  • May 31st, 2018 9:54am

Kulp charged with second-degree murder

Eric Kulp was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and will…

  • May 17th, 2018 10:51am

County purchases Lopez Hill from state

San Juan County Land Bank permanently added 400 acres of forested on…

  • May 9th, 2018 1:30am

Orcas man charged with Burglary in the First Degree – Assault

Roy Granados, 32, of Eastsound was charged by the Superior Court of…

  • May 8th, 2018 1:30am

Help the whales, help the humans

Jackie Hildering is passionate about whales, and she wants to educate everyone…

  • May 7th, 2018 11:34am

Orcas Island business owners learn about paid sick leave

As of Jan. 1, nearly every Washingtonian employee is eligible for paid…

  • May 4th, 2018 11:47am

Ferchen charged with harassment to kill

Ezra John Ferchen, 33, of Lopez Island was charged with harassment to…

  • Apr 25th, 2018 9:38am

Deadly rabbit disease inches toward the San Juan Islands

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. Rabbit hemorrhagic…

  • Apr 24th, 2018 11:07am

Get into shape with CrossFit Lopez Island

A gym that began in a garage six years ago has grown…

  • Apr 18th, 2018 12:33pm

Tour de Lopez rides again

The Tour de Lopez celebrates its crystal anniversary this year on April…

  • Apr 14th, 2018 1:30am

A festival for lovers of literature

Jule Treneer has been visiting Orcas since he was young. He noticed,…

  • Apr 7th, 2018 1:30am

Scientists document rare orca infanticide in Canadian waters

The Salish Sea made international news last week as word spread that…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018 10:12am

Orcas prepares for “the big one”

As islanders, it is imperative for residents to have food, water and…

  • Mar 26th, 2018 12:19pm

The ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

Dr. Joe Gaydos describes the ‘Andromeda Strain’ of the wildlife world

  • Mar 13th, 2018 1:30am

State Senate votes to ban net pens

Raising invasive salmon in Washington state waters is one step closer to…

  • Feb 20th, 2018 4:24pm

Lopez man charged with methamphetamine possession

Nicholas William Zoerb, 18, of Lopez Island was arrested on Jan. 20…

  • Feb 8th, 2018 12:21pm

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Lopez

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

  • Feb 8th, 2018 12:21pm

Woman dies driving off Anacortes Ferry Landing dock; ferry service to mainland resumes

An Everett woman, 30, died when she drove off the dock at…

  • Jan 26th, 2018 9:47am
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How vessel noise affects killer whales

By slowing down just 3 knots, ships can reduce their noise pollution…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018 9:54am
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Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

A movement is spreading like wildfire across the country, fueled by brave…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018 1:30am

The Good Lovelies return to the islands

The three lyrical ladies that comprise The Good Lovelies have ventured the…

  • Jan 8th, 2018 1:30am