Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 141 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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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
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                                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
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                                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
Contributed photos
                                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
Contributed photos
                                Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence.
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, a female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whale. Whale researchers who track the small endangered population of Puget Sound orcas say three whales are believed dead or missing since summer. The Center for Whale Research says that as of Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, there are only 80 animals. Two females and a 10-month old calf are believed gone. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Southern residents focus of Way of the Whales conference

The more we learn about the orcas, the less we know, according…

  • Feb 10th, 2019 10:00am
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, a female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whale. Whale researchers who track the small endangered population of Puget Sound orcas say three whales are believed dead or missing since summer. The Center for Whale Research says that as of Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, there are only 80 animals. Two females and a 10-month old calf are believed gone. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

  • Feb 9th, 2019 9:01pm

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

  • Feb 2nd, 2019 5:43pm

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

  • Feb 1st, 2019 7:03pm