Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 213 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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(Tate Thomson/staff photo)

Sports update

Last week in Wolverine sports the football team battled La Conner at…

  • Oct 21st, 2019 3:42pm
(Tate Thomson/staff photo)

San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud

San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services has been fined $350,000 for Medicaid…

  • Oct 11th, 2019 12:22pm

Lopez students sent home early over security threat

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

  • Oct 10th, 2019 1:51pm

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 8th, 2019 1:30am

Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

Brook Elizabeth Radcliffe, 24, of Bellingham, has been charged with reckless endangerment…

  • Oct 7th, 2019 10:13am
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Southern resident orcas and oil spills

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Senior Biologist Gary Shigenaka gave a lecture on…

  • Oct 6th, 2019 1:30am
<em>(Canadian Journal of Zoology 2. Craig Matkin/North Gulf Oceanic Society)</em>
Lopez Island School Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a full room during 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 3rd, 2019 1:30am
Lopez Island School Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a full room during the Sept. 25 school board meeting <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system

San Juan County emergency services may be able to upgrade its radio…

  • Sep 28th, 2019 1:30am

Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills

Thousands of vessels travel throughout the Salish Sea annually, either to pass…

  • Sep 26th, 2019 1:30am

An update on county programs

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

  • Sep 25th, 2019 1:30am

Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

While the conservation spotlight is focused on the survival of the Southern…

  • Sep 19th, 2019 1:30am

Volleyball is set for a strong year

Friday Harbor High School’s volleyball team is starting the season with a…

  • Sep 18th, 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 11:26am

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

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

  • Sep 6th, 2019 1:30am

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am

San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas

The Southern resident orcas are starving to death. This is not news…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am

Warrant for arrest for Eastsound man who escaped work crew

Daniel Dawayne Hall, 31, of Eastsound was charged with escape in the…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

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

  • Sep 2nd, 2019 1:30am

Bringing chamber music to San Juan Island

For three nights in September, San Juan Islanders can enjoy world-class chamber…

  • Aug 28th, 2019 1:29pm

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019 1:30am

Turtle turmoils at county fair

The fair is fun and games until a turtle gets hurt. Reports…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 10:03am
Deep-sea hard (A-C) and soft (D) substratum environments. (A) Hydrothermal vent tubeworms, Endeavour, Northeast Pacific; (B) Corals and fishes, East Diamante Volcano, Western Pacific; C) Deep-water coral and redfish, Northeast Channel canyon, Nova Scotia, Canada; (D) Muddy continental slope, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credits: A. Metaxas/ropos.)

Creating productive marine protected areas

When developing a marine protection area, Anna Metaxas believes that the genetics…

  • Aug 15th, 2019 1:30am
Deep-sea hard (A-C) and soft (D) substratum environments. (A) Hydrothermal vent tubeworms, Endeavour, Northeast Pacific; (B) Corals and fishes, East Diamante Volcano, Western Pacific; C) Deep-water coral and redfish, Northeast Channel canyon, Nova Scotia, Canada; (D) Muddy continental slope, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credits: A. Metaxas/ropos.)

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

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

  • Aug 13th, 2019 1:30am

Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

  • Aug 4th, 2019 1:30am

The intellect of the blackfish

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

  • Aug 2nd, 2019 1:30am

Abdon sentenced to 6.5 years for vehicular homicide

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, was sentenced by Judge Kathryn C.…

  • Aug 1st, 2019 4:09pm

Abdon changes plea to guilty in vehicular homicide case

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, changed his plea of not-guilty to…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 5:46pm

Seniors request Mullis Center Operations Committee recall

More than 90 signatures have been collected on a petition to remove…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 12:26pm

Apology for editing error | Editorial

Try as we might, mistakes do happen, and a rather large one…

  • Jul 24th, 2019 1:33pm

Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

  • Jul 24th, 2019 10:25am

Port of Friday Harbor addresses allegations

Following the receipt of a formal letter of complaint, the Port of…

  • Jul 24th, 2019 1:30am

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

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

  • Jul 23rd, 2019 2:30pm
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 22nd, 2019 4:38pm
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

San Juan Pilots Association barbecue this Saturday

Submitted by the San Juan Pilots Association It’s that time of year…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019 1:20pm
Samish (WSF/contributed photo)

Samish experiences engine problems

After three days of delayed sailings because of an issue with the…

  • Jul 19th, 2019 10:24am
Samish (WSF/contributed photo)

County agencies receive record retention funds

Nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded by Legislature to local government agencies…

  • Jul 18th, 2019 1:30am

Water sport safety | Editorial

Everywhere you turn in the San Juan Islands, you’re likely to see…

  • Jul 17th, 2019 2:35pm

Community copes with child care costs

Access to child care is an issue that extends beyond the county…

  • Jul 17th, 2019 1:30am

County’s plan for wildfire protection

Fire season is in full swing as the warmer drier weather has…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019 1:30am