Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 405 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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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
Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes

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
Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes
Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge

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
Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge
County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

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

  • Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am
County considers alternate radio upgrade funds
(Life Flight Network/Contributed photo)

Life Flight joins county medevac providers

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

  • Oct 30th, 2019 1:30am
(Life Flight Network/Contributed photo)
Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

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
Levy lift to keep several county programs alive
Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27

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

  • Oct 24th, 2019 1:30am
Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27
(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 EMS fined for Medicaid fraud

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

  • Oct 11th, 2019 12:22pm
San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud
Lopez students sent home early over security threat

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 students sent home early over security threat
Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief

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
Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief
Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

  • Oct 8th, 2019 1:30am
Marijuana moratorium extended another six months
Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

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
Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018
<em>(Canadian Journal of Zoology 2. Craig Matkin/North Gulf Oceanic Society)</em>

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>