Colleen Armstrong

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Friday Harbor woman accused of embezzling from San Juan Community Theatre

The San Juan Community Theatre has filed a civil complaint against former…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 1:30am

Vikings still in play-offs | Photos

As WIAA Northwest 1A/2B Conference Champions, the Viking boys basketball team advanced…

  • Feb 13th, 2017 11:43am

School and parents join together to correct classroom disruptions

A handful of sixth-grade parents are working with Orcas school administration to…

  • Feb 12th, 2017 8:46pm

The poetry of tides

Jonathan White would watch his wife and son walk out the door…

  • Feb 9th, 2017 1:30am

Killorn charged with five counts of firearm possession

Ronald Bruce Killorn of Friday Harbor has been charged with five counts…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 10:51am

Arden Foster charged with assault with sexual motivation

Warning: the following story contains graphic details. Arden Wayne Foster, 50, has…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 2:42pm

Orcas: get ready to Rock

Grace McCune believes that anyone with a desire to sing should be…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 1:52pm

Wild Island: healthy, local food options

For a midday boost of fresh juice, nutritious rice bowls and strong…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 3:04pm

Pedestrian hit by car at Anacortes ferry landing

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 a woman was struck…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 2:58pm

Linnes given ‘Citizen of the Year’ award for saving woman’s life

Jason Linnes was socializing and enjoying his meal at the Orcas Chamber…

  • Jan 16th, 2017 1:41pm

School to ask for $8 million bond for campus improvements

Editor’s note - a previous version of this story had a $500,000…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 12:30pm

Goodbye to the matriarch of Jpod | Editorial

The southern resident killer whales are sacred, wondrous members of our Pacific…

  • Jan 10th, 2017 1:30am

Partially submerged boat is back up

The 60-foot schooner Phoenix is living up to her name. After a…

  • Jan 6th, 2017 11:46am

The year 2016 wasn’t all misery | Editorial

Many Americans are expressing gratitude that 2016 is coming to an end.…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 1:30am

Orcas woman charged with residential burglary and assaulting an officer

Aurora Elaine Turner of Eastsound has been charged with residential burglary and…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 5:28pm

Orcas School District welcomes new athletic director

After a high school and college career in athletics, Chris Bullock devoted…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 4:41pm

New area code and dialing procedure for Western Washington

Washington state is getting a new area code in 2017. An “area…

  • Dec 31st, 2016 1:30am

Orcas man in critically stable condition after possible assault

A 57-year-old Orcas Island man is in critically stable condition at Harborview…

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 10:32am

Jason Schible charged with failure to register as a sex offender

Jason Michael Schible of Lopez Island has been charged with failure to…

  • Dec 19th, 2016 2:24pm

Sea Stars to present ‘Return of the Sun’ on winter solstice

With darkness comes the promise of light. On the shortest day of…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 1:30am

A bounty of gifts in your own backyard: shop locally | Editorial

Before you are standing in line at that big department store, Christmas…

  • Dec 12th, 2016 10:09am

Sounds of the season: Orcas Community Band

Keeping the tradition of concert bands from long ago, the 35-member Orcas…

  • Dec 10th, 2016 1:30am

Victorian Valley Christmas concerts: an intimate musical celebration of the season

The day after the 2016 presidential election, Susan Osborn was sad and…

  • Dec 1st, 2016 1:00pm

Flights in an hour of need

Undergoing cancer treatment is a daunting prospect. For islanders, there is the…

  • Nov 29th, 2016 1:30am

Fun for all at first annual community dodgeball event

Ian Lister won “Best Holiday Dodgeball Attire” at the first annual community…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 5:22pm

Decommissioned sheriff’s vessel sinks while tied to dock

A decommissioned Sheriff’s boat at the Orcas Ferry Landing fuel dock sank…

  • Nov 26th, 2016 5:34pm

Orcas Medical Center must raise $750k by Jan. 15 to partner with UW Medicine

Orcas Medical Center is at a crossroads. After Island Hospital announced it…

  • Nov 17th, 2016 9:32am

‘Other Desert Cities’ | Review

You’ll win because you have ideas, and they only have fear. It’s…

  • Nov 12th, 2016 8:31am

Home invasion case on Orcas labeled ‘inactive’ | Reward money returned

After hundreds of police hours and very few leads, the case involving…

  • Nov 10th, 2016 1:36pm

Orcas voters overwhelmingly approve library levy

Orcas Island voters have supported the Orcas Library expansion. A total of…

  • Nov 8th, 2016 8:17pm

‘Gypsy Ballads’ at roundtable

John Friedmann will take you on an autumn journey into time and…

  • Nov 4th, 2016 1:32pm

New play opens at the Grange: ‘Other Desert Cities’

During the cold nights of November, go on a journey to the…

  • Nov 4th, 2016 6:14pm

Vote for the library levy | Editorial

What would our community be without a vibrant public library? It’s not…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 3:04pm

A balance between sweet and spicy

For Holly Dennis, her business is a labor of love.

  • Oct 17th, 2016 10:40pm

Selling real estate with a smile

When Marlis Sandwith came to work for Teri Williams, they decided to buy a large farm table instead of individual desks.

  • Oct 17th, 2016 10:36pm

‘Mary’s Wedding’: love across space and time | Review

It doesn't matter what century you are in, there is nothing as magical as those first tremulous steps toward new love.

  • Oct 16th, 2016 6:43am

Why women in business matter | Editorial

Their footsteps echo in the corridors of history, but we rarely hear them.

  • Oct 11th, 2016 7:22pm

‘Mary’s Wedding’ | A story of love and war

An incredible love story.

  • Oct 7th, 2016 7:46pm

Sheriff Krebs is handling adversity well | Editorial

When Ron Krebs was elected San Juan County Sheriff in 2014, the department had been experiencing a relatively quiet period.

  • Oct 6th, 2016 8:30am

Orcas is struggling to sustain its nonprofits

Whenever I ask someone about joining one of the nonprofit boards I serve on, this is the reaction I receive: a panicked look, a quick shake of the head and "No, I am already on a board and I volunteer a lot. There is no way I can possibly take anything else on."

  • Sep 29th, 2016 8:30am