Mandi Johnson

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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 19th, 2020 1:30am
Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County
Some still seek vacation rental moratorium

Some still seek vacation rental moratorium

Eight months after making their initial request, some islanders are still asking…

  • Feb 15th, 2020 1:30am
Some still seek vacation rental moratorium
Bailer Hill (pictured) was one of the roads most affected by flooding during the recent storm. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Flooding results in county road closures

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that Killebrew Lake…

  • Feb 11th, 2020 1:30am
Bailer Hill (pictured) was one of the roads most affected by flooding during the recent storm. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)
Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan

Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan

Inconsistencies in the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for the San Juan…

  • Feb 7th, 2020 1:30am
Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan
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Land bank neighbor brings lawsuit over public access to shared property

A Henry Island couple has brought a lawsuit against the San Juan…

  • Feb 1st, 2020 1:30am
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Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

Voters have the chance to approve a sales tax increase to improve…

  • Jan 30th, 2020 1:30am
Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot
Extreme risk protection order filed against San Juan woman

Extreme risk protection order filed against San Juan woman

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has requested an extreme risk protection…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am
Extreme risk protection order filed against San Juan woman
Pacasum trial postponed

Pacasum trial postponed

After requesting and being granted $1,500 by the court to fund an…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am
Pacasum trial postponed
Vote yes on both special election measures

Vote yes on both special election measures

San Juan Island residents have been able to vote since Friday on…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am
Vote yes on both special election measures
Art show to benefit Australian animals

Art show to benefit Australian animals

More than 7,000 miles away from the wintery wonderland that is the…

  • Jan 26th, 2020 1:30am
Art show to benefit Australian animals
Snow in the San Juans | Editorial

Snow in the San Juans | Editorial

Snow struck suddenly Sunday, Jan. 12 — or so it seemed. Though…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020 2:27pm
Snow in the San Juans | Editorial
Blackie | Pet of the Week

Blackie | Pet of the Week

“Do you dream of a Dracula cat gracing your sofa? Perhaps even…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020 2:13pm
Blackie | Pet of the Week
Sharing islander opinions about world topics

Sharing islander opinions about world topics

A nationally renowned program is coming to the San Juan Island Library…

  • Jan 22nd, 2020 9:49am
Sharing islander opinions about world topics
Contributed photo                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.

Alex Ramel replaces Jeff Morris as 40th District representative

Following Rep. Jeff Morris’ November 2019 resignation from his position in Washington’s…

  • Jan 14th, 2020 8:30am
Contributed photo                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.
Sucia body is John Doe

Sucia body is John Doe

The person whose body washed ashore on Sucia Island last month is…

  • Jan 9th, 2020 3:19pm
Sucia body is John Doe
Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Four members of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County brought…

  • Jan 7th, 2020 3:30pm
Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery.

Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal

Xylene will not be produced and transported through local waters thanks to…

  • Jan 7th, 2020 9:57am
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery.
Top stories of 2019 | Part I

Top stories of 2019 | Part I

At the end of the year, the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Dec 30th, 2019 4:45pm
Top stories of 2019 | Part I
Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

As 2019 comes to its end, the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Dec 25th, 2019 1:30am
Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial
State supreme court overturns public records decision

State supreme court overturns public records decision

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has overturned part of…

  • Dec 20th, 2019 1:30am
State supreme court overturns public records decision
Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

San Juan County’s seniors say services are lacking throughout the islands. The…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 1:30am
Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results
The Chelan returned to service the international route in early December (WSF Twitter/contributed photo)

Ferries holds first-ever digital meetings

The 30-minute advance arrival rule isn’t going anywhere, there isn’t enough money…

  • Dec 16th, 2019 1:30am
The Chelan returned to service the international route in early December (WSF Twitter/contributed photo)
Man arrested after fight with deputy

Man arrested after fight with deputy

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

  • Dec 13th, 2019 12:05pm
Man arrested after fight with deputy
San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

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
San Juan man charged with burglary and malicious mischief
Shoreline Master Program review progresses

Shoreline Master Program review progresses

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

  • Dec 13th, 2019 1:30am
Shoreline Master Program review progresses
County considers marijuana grow options

County considers marijuana grow options

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

  • Dec 12th, 2019 1:30am
County considers marijuana grow options
Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

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
Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial
Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election

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
Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election
Monument’s planning document outlines big changes

Monument’s planning document outlines big changes

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

  • Dec 9th, 2019 1:30am
Monument’s planning document outlines big changes
(San Juan County/contributed photo)

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
(San Juan County/contributed photo)
Wolverines wrestling ready for winning season

Wolverines wrestling ready for winning season

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

  • Dec 8th, 2019 1:30am
Wolverines wrestling ready for winning season
SJI EMS defends its air ambulance flights

SJI EMS defends its air ambulance flights

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

  • Dec 6th, 2019 1:30am
SJI EMS defends its air ambulance flights
OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution

OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution

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

  • Dec 5th, 2019 1:30am
OPALCO addresses Snake River dam resolution
Unemployment rate continues to drop in San Juan County

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
Unemployment rate continues to drop in San Juan County

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

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
County awarded grant for wood energy project
Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement

Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement

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

  • Nov 15th, 2019 9:55am
Hospital district elects to sign interlocal agreement
Public pleads to county council for vacation rental moratorium

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
Public pleads to county council for vacation rental moratorium
Preliminary election results | $30 tabs fails in county, passes in state

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
Preliminary election results | $30 tabs fails in county, passes in state
County makes headway on affordable housing

County makes headway on affordable housing

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

  • Nov 8th, 2019 1:30am
County makes headway on affordable housing