Mandi Johnson

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San Juan County COVID count grows to 65

A new case of COVID on Lopez was added to the San…

  • Dec 3rd, 2020 10:54am
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New COVID cases bring county count to 63

There have now been 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the…

  • Nov 24th, 2020 10:45am
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COVID-19 graphic

Now is a crucial time to stop the spread of COVID

COVID-19 cases are rising — globally, nationally, in the state and in…

  • Nov 21st, 2020 1:30am
COVID-19 graphic
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Minney and Wolf lead council election

Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf won the November 2020 election to represent…

  • Nov 9th, 2020 12:10pm
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The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

  • Nov 1st, 2020 8:50am
The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
crime

Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

  • Oct 29th, 2020 1:30am
crime
Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020 1:30am
Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)
Editorial

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.

  • Oct 11th, 2020 6:00pm
Editorial
An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)

Sound Defenders Alliance seeks to cease Navy encroachment

The Navy’s Growlers have been a bane of many Lopezians for nearly a decade.

  • Oct 8th, 2020 1:30am
An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

After two months and withstanding three vandalizations, the signs memorializing Black lives lost on Lopez are gone. In a ceremony of respect, community members gathered to remove the painted signs along the side of Fisherman Bay Road on Sept. 6.

  • Sep 14th, 2020 4:30am
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on marijuana production and processing will lift after being in place for a year and a half.

  • Sep 11th, 2020 4:30am
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance
Washington’s child care crisis

Washington’s child care crisis

Eighty-six percent of San Juan County’s demand for child care is met…

  • Sep 7th, 2020 5:00am
Washington’s child care crisis
Ferry delays likely to remain for now

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are accustomed to.

  • Aug 29th, 2020 1:30am
Ferry delays likely to remain for now

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

  • Aug 27th, 2020 10:40pm
County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

  • Aug 18th, 2020 1:30am
County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August
Lopez man arrested vandalizing memorial signs

Lopez man arrested vandalizing memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

  • Aug 16th, 2020 9:57pm
Lopez man arrested vandalizing memorial signs
Contributed photo                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

  • Aug 6th, 2020 1:30am
Contributed photo                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)
Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

An informal survey performed by San Juan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center…

  • Aug 4th, 2020 11:07am
Face covering compliance high in the San Juans
Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

  • Jul 29th, 2020 1:30am
Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals
San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

  • Jul 27th, 2020 1:30am
San Juan County COVID-19 update
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Editor’s note: On July 22, a new case was identified on Orcas…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020 1:30am
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three
Love is not tourism | Editorial

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020 5:08pm
Love is not tourism | Editorial
County council hopefuls meet in online forums

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

Eight people are vying for two positions on the San Juan County…

  • Jul 15th, 2020 1:30am
County council hopefuls meet in online forums
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

  • Jul 11th, 2020 1:30am
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)
A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

  • Jul 8th, 2020 1:30am
A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling
Rhea Miller/contributed photo

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

  • Jun 28th, 2020 1:30am
Rhea Miller/contributed photo
Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

After nearly six weeks without a new COVID-19 case in San Juan…

  • Jun 26th, 2020 4:04pm
Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county
County talks COVID grants

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

  • Jun 19th, 2020 1:30am
County talks COVID grants
Move to Phase Three postponed

Move to Phase Three postponed

Editor’s note: A new case of COVID-19 in the San Juan Islands…

  • Jun 17th, 2020 1:30am
Move to Phase Three postponed
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

  • Jun 16th, 2020 11:20pm
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)
A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

The county, country and the world has seemingly had to learn a…

  • Jun 5th, 2020 1:30am
A look at COVID-19 contact tracing
San Juan County COVID update

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

  • May 20th, 2020 1:30am
San Juan County COVID update

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

  • May 17th, 2020 10:04pm
Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting

Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting

Jonathan D. Wilkins, 44, of Eastsound, appeared in front of San Juan…

  • Mar 25th, 2020 7:21pm
Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting
Local resident tests negative for 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 4:55pm
Local resident tests negative for novel coronavirus
Coronavirus — national emergency and statewide school closures

Coronavirus — national emergency and statewide school closures

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San Juan…

  • Mar 19th, 2020 1:30am
Coronavirus — national emergency and statewide school closures
State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

With at least a dozen people in the United States — most…

  • Mar 10th, 2020 1:30am
State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak
Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest

Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest

Shawn Loren Cook, 43, of Lopez Island, is awaiting sentencing in San…

  • Mar 4th, 2020 1:53pm
Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest
Canadian oil pipeline debate continues

Canadian oil pipeline debate continues

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is still in development following a decision…

  • Mar 4th, 2020 1:52pm
Canadian oil pipeline debate continues
Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County

Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County

A YouTube video posted on Jan. 29 about the San Juan County…

  • Feb 27th, 2020 1:30am
Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County