Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 237 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Man arrested after fight with deputy

Averell Rennie, 27, of Friday Harbor was charged with assault in the…

  • Dec 13th, 2019 12:05pm

San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Jacob S. Morehouse, 18, of San Juan Island was charged with burglary…

  • Dec 13th, 2019 1:30am

Shoreline Master Program review progresses

With an $84,000 grant secured from the Washington Department of Ecology, the…

  • Dec 13th, 2019 1:30am

County considers marijuana grow options

San Juan County is still working toward drafting regulations for marijuana production…

  • Dec 12th, 2019 1:30am

Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

Tis the season for holiday parties, and with the festivities often comes…

  • Dec 11th, 2019 4:31pm

Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas brought a draft resolution in front…

  • Dec 11th, 2019 1:30am

Monument’s planning document outlines big changes

Camping on Indian Island could be an option in the future, but…

  • Dec 9th, 2019 1:30am
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County parks plans for the next two years

In an attempt to balance the San Juan County Parks budget, food…

  • Dec 8th, 2019 1:30am
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Wolverines wrestling ready for winning season

The Friday Harbor Wolverines wrestling team nearly doubled itself between last year…

  • Dec 8th, 2019 1:30am

SJI EMS defends its air ambulance flights

San Juan Island Public Hospital District No. 1 responded to the September…

  • Dec 6th, 2019 1:30am

OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution

While the region’s environmental groups work toward breaching the four lower Snake…

  • Dec 5th, 2019 1:30am

Unemployment rate continues to drop in San Juan County

San Juan County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the…

  • Nov 30th, 2019 1:30am

Propane tank building permit granted, appealed and allowed

Another attempt to stop the installation of a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank…

  • Nov 26th, 2019 1:30am

County awarded grant for wood energy project

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article said that OPALCO’s Community…

  • Nov 16th, 2019 1:30am

Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners voted…

  • Nov 15th, 2019 9:55am

Public pleads to county council for vacation rental moratorium

Several Orcas islanders hopped on the ferry to give public comment about…

  • Nov 11th, 2019 5:11pm

Preliminary election results | $30 tabs fails in county, passes in state

Preliminary election results show that Liz Lovelett maintains her position in the…

  • Nov 10th, 2019 6:02pm

County makes headway on affordable housing

The San Juan County Council had a productive day in relation to…

  • Nov 8th, 2019 1:30am

Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes

With an almost entirely new board of public hospital district commissioners, the…

  • Nov 7th, 2019 2:42pm

Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge

An unidentified man was charged in San Juan County Superior Court on…

  • Nov 1st, 2019 12:08pm

County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

Voters may see a request for an increase in sales tax on…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am
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Life Flight joins county medevac providers

There’s a new air ambulance provider servicing the San Juan Islands —…

  • Oct 30th, 2019 1:30am
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Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

The future of a dozen community programs in San Juan County is…

  • Oct 26th, 2019 1:30am

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27

Come one, come all to the seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival…

  • Oct 24th, 2019 1:30am
(Tate Thomson/staff photo)

Sports update

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

  • Oct 21st, 2019 3:42pm
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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
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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