Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 193 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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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

More facts from ferries

The Hyak is officially retired as of July 1, the Elwha is…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019 10:25am

Hogle trial postponed until November

The trial of an Orcas man accused of possessing and distributing child…

  • Jul 2nd, 2019 1:30am

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

  • Jun 28th, 2019 7:03pm

Council talks radios and housing

San Juan County emergency services may be getting an upgrade to its…

  • Jun 28th, 2019 7:02pm
(UW Medicine/contributed photo)

State’s Kaiser investigation concludes

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner for Washington State released the results…

  • Jun 27th, 2019 1:30am
(UW Medicine/contributed photo)

Art museum presents “Deep Dive” an exhibit for the orcas

As July 2018 waned, the world had its eyes on the Southern…

  • Jun 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Ferry advisory commission discusses ferry suggestions

An impending increase in ferry fares, the dependability of the islands’ vessels…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 1:30am
J26 (brother) with J16 (mother) breaching. (Photo: Katy Foster)

Task force teams up with Canada for orca solutions

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

  • Jun 18th, 2019 1:30am
J26 (brother) with J16 (mother) breaching. (Photo: Katy Foster)

Get inspired with TEDxSanJuanIsland

Entrepreneurs, authors, doctors and artists take to the San Juan Community Theatre…

  • Jun 17th, 2019 4:40pm

Ferries talks fares in Friday Harbor

A proposed 5 percent rise in ferry fares over the next two…

  • Jun 9th, 2019 1:30am

Kaiser calls it quits in San Juan County

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

  • Jun 7th, 2019 2:29pm

Stanley K. Gurske | Memorial notice

A celebration of life party will be held from 2 p.m. to…

  • Jun 6th, 2019 9:49am

Whale watchers oppose distance initiative

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

  • Jun 1st, 2019 1:30am

Council hears testimony on marijuana moratorium

The marijuana moratorium in San Juan County remains in effect for now.…

  • May 31st, 2019 1:30am

Vacation rental moratorium in Eastsound requested

The Eastsound Planning Review Committee has an idea about how to solve…

  • May 30th, 2019 1:30am

Second record year for San Juan Artists’ Studio Tour

In its 28th year, the San Juan Artists’ Studio Tour offers a…

  • May 29th, 2019 1:36pm

Golf goes to state tournament

Four Friday Harbor Wolverine golf players went to the 1B2B High School…

  • May 28th, 2019 3:34pm
A ferry passes in front of Mount Baker (Joe Massey/contributed photo)

Ferries’ plan for the future

Ferry patrons should expect the retirement of the Hyak in June, a…

  • May 23rd, 2019 1:30am
A ferry passes in front of Mount Baker (Joe Massey/contributed photo)

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace | Editorial

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

  • May 22nd, 2019 1:30am

Golfers go to state

Four Friday Harbor High School Wolverines have secured a spot in the…

  • May 19th, 2019 1:30am