Colleen Armstrong

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Early learning is part of a healthy community | Editorial

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in the educational field who…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 1:30am

Celebrating early learning for island kids

County Council Chairman Rick Hughes believes that investing in early learning benefits…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 3:13pm

Introducing Ella Weaver

As part of her sixth-grade class intern program, Ella Weaver has been…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 4:57pm

What to do if you get head lice

What to do if you get head lice

  • Apr 10th, 2017 12:11pm

Why kids need the arts | Editorial

Thanks to dedicated instructors and independent funding, Orcas Island students have been…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 1:30am

Orcas High School presents ‘The Tempest’

“O, brave new world that has such people in’t!” On April 7-8…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 11:08am

Look at the whole picture of housing | Editorial

San Juan County has the least affordable housing in the entire state…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 1:30am

Frausto takes over Windsock Excavators

Long-time excavator Justin Frausto is the new general manager of Windsock Farms…

  • Mar 18th, 2017 1:30am

High school football program seeking more participants

Although Vikings football is all set for the fall, more students are…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 10:12am

The power of Python | Photos

Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on the Orcas Center main stage is joyfully hilarious…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 4:32pm

Grellet-Tinner files civil suit against his former power of attorney

Gerald Grellet-Tinner has filed a complaint about money judgment and restitution of…

  • Mar 13th, 2017 10:28am

Orcas woman claims deputy inappropriately searched her

An Orcas woman convicted of felony burglary and misdemeanor theft has filed…

  • Mar 8th, 2017 3:13pm

‘Spamalot’ debuts on center stage

Doug Bechtel is a veteran theatre director, but he hasn’t produced something…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 11:15am

Dancers bring ‘Musical Manifestos’ to life

Anthony the Dancer is known for presenting shows that are a melting…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 11:18am

Orcas School bond fails

The $8 million Orcas School District bond has been officially been rejected…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 2:43pm

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

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

Vikings still in play-offs | Photos

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

  • Feb 13th, 2017 11:43am

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