Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 63 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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$10,000 reward offered for information on the explosive device at Turtleback Mountain trail | Update

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to…

  • Aug 16th, 2018 3:19pm

Man escapes custody on ferry, caught an hour later

A 28-year-old Orcas man escaped medical transport custody at the Anacortes ferry…

  • Aug 12th, 2018 1:44pm

Ferries flow smoothly as summer begins to ebb

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

  • Aug 11th, 2018 10:18am

San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

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

  • Jul 25th, 2018 7:00am

Shook Twins come to shake up the San Juan Islands

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

  • Jul 7th, 2018 7:00am
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Two bull elk photographed on Orcas

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

  • Jul 6th, 2018 7:00am
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County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2018 12:22pm

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

We commend San Juan County for joining a national lawsuit against pharmaceutical…

  • Jun 29th, 2018 2:40pm

Carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit dismissed | Update

Correction: In a previous version of this article, the San Juan County…

  • Jun 15th, 2018 4:55pm

Orcas woman charged with assault

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

  • Jun 8th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Artwork from the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams fundraises for orca documentary

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

  • Jun 3rd, 2018 12:16pm
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                                Artwork from the poster for “Searching for Chinook.”

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

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

  • Jun 2nd, 2018 7:00am

Slow start for San Juan’s summer ferry service

It’s going to be a slow summer with the M/V Yakima running…

  • May 24th, 2018 12:00pm

Kulp charged with second-degree murder

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

  • May 22nd, 2018 2:16pm

San Juan County Land Bank purchases Lopez Hill from state

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

  • May 18th, 2018 5:10pm
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                                Eric A. Kulp.

Shaw death investigation continues

A Shaw Island resident who is a person of interest in his…

  • May 14th, 2018 12:55pm
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                                Eric A. Kulp.

Orcas man charged with burglary and assault

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

  • May 8th, 2018 7:00am

Lopez Island man charged with harassment to kill

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

  • Apr 27th, 2018 3:09pm
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                                Observations leading to infanticide. (A) Fresh wounds on left flank and kinked spine anterior to dorsal fin of the approximately 3-year-old orca. (B) Calf with its mother and sister. (C) Circling orcas. (D) The calf’s mother ramming the adult male orca from below sending spray and blood into the air.

Scientists document rare orca infanticide in Canadian waters

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

  • Apr 3rd, 2018 2:19pm
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                                Observations leading to infanticide. (A) Fresh wounds on left flank and kinked spine anterior to dorsal fin of the approximately 3-year-old orca. (B) Calf with its mother and sister. (C) Circling orcas. (D) The calf’s mother ramming the adult male orca from below sending spray and blood into the air.

Alaska woman charged in San Juan County with assault

Elizabeth A. Barrett, 32, of Juneau, Alaska, was charged in San Juan…

  • Mar 10th, 2018 7:00am

Orcas wrestler, on Friday Harbor team, takes third at state

Beau Wiebe wrestled his way to third place at the Washington state…

  • Feb 23rd, 2018 7:00am

Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial

When a Cooke Aquaculture net pen holding more than 300,000 invasive Atlantic…

  • Feb 18th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Beau Wiebe, right.

Orcas senior, on Friday Harbor team, wins third place at state wrestling

Beau Wiebe has been wrestling for nine years, and that experience is…

  • Feb 18th, 2018 7:00am
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                                Beau Wiebe, right.

Washington State Senate bans net pen operations

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

  • Feb 13th, 2018 7:00am

Lopez Man charged with possession of a controlled substance

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

  • Feb 1st, 2018 12:00pm

Jeep recovered from water at Anacortes; sailings to mainland resume

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

  • Jan 26th, 2018 9:41am

Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

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

  • Jan 24th, 2018 7:00am

What we can do today to help the orcas | Reporter’s Notebook

In a perfect world, the Southern resident killer whales would be thriving.…

  • Jan 17th, 2018 7:46am

How vessel noise affects killer whales

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

  • Jan 16th, 2018 9:36am

Matthew Laslo of Orcas performs on Chinese television

Everyone on Orcas knows that Matthew Laslo is an amazing magician, and…

  • Dec 31st, 2017 7:00am
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                                A photograph of a full moon.

Another supermoon, over San Juan Island, on the way

In two months, Orcas Island will have witnessed three supermoons

  • Dec 25th, 2017 7:00am
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
                                A photograph of a full moon.

Second wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case

Troy Sullivan and Kelli Ashcraft were discovered dead in a home outside of Friday Harbor.

  • Nov 30th, 2017 4:04pm

Orcas woman arrested for allegedly hiding a fugitive and possessing drug paraphernalia

Kami Philbrook, 29, was arrested by San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies on…

  • Nov 28th, 2017 2:43pm
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                                Councilman Jamie Stephens, WSF Terminal Engineering Director Nicole McIntosh, County
                                Engineer Colin Huntermer, Councilman Rick Hughes, County Manager Mike Thomas, Councilman
                                Bill Watson, Public Works Director Russ Harvey and Project Engineer Jesse Douglas-Seitz.

Orcas Park and Ride opens

The park and ride at the Orcas Ferry Landing hit a few…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 1:30am
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                                Councilman Jamie Stephens, WSF Terminal Engineering Director Nicole McIntosh, County
                                Engineer Colin Huntermer, Councilman Rick Hughes, County Manager Mike Thomas, Councilman
                                Bill Watson, Public Works Director Russ Harvey and Project Engineer Jesse Douglas-Seitz.

Halloween in Eatsound

Islanders of all ages hit the streets on Halloween to trick or…

  • Oct 31st, 2017 5:01pm

A conversation with San Juan County Councilman Hughes

As the year enters its final quarter, San Juan County Council Chairman…

  • Sep 21st, 2017 9:56am

New home health provider in the San Juan Islands

Home health care in the San Juan Islands is changing hands from…

  • Sep 9th, 2017 10:03am

An end to fish farming | Reporter’s notebook

When thousands of non-native salmon were released into the Salish Sea due…

  • Aug 29th, 2017 7:00am

Update on salmon escape in the San Juans

The Lummi Nation has declared a state of emergency after thousands of…

  • Aug 25th, 2017 5:24pm

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case | Update

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the San Juan County Superior…

  • Jul 31st, 2017 4:14pm