Colleen Armstrong

Colleen posted 21 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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Vote on custom SJC license plate

Washington residents could soon have the option of buying a custom San…

  • Sep 7th, 2017 1:30am

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is back for 20th year of out of this world music

It began with a handful of musicians and just a few concerts.…

  • Jul 26th, 2017 11:51am

A journey of two | Certified midwife comes to Orcas

As a kid, Tamary Baz had posters of pregnant women on her…

  • Jul 23rd, 2017 1:30am

Sean Hayes: rhythm and blues and folk at Lopez Center

Sean Hayes has a distinct voice: a little rough around the edges…

  • Jul 21st, 2017 1:30am

Black bear now on Orcas has likely been eluding authorities since last week

The black bear that arrived on Orcas over Memorial Day weekend has…

  • Jun 1st, 2017 4:40pm

David Wallace convicted of child rape

Warning: The following story contains graphic details about sexual assault. Lopez Island…

  • May 3rd, 2017 12:32pm

Taylor 2 Dance Company returns to the islands

By Colleen Armstrong Weekly publisher Taylor 2 Dance Company, a branch of…

  • Mar 30th, 2017 1:30am

Orcas woman claims deputy inappropriately searched her

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

  • Mar 20th, 2017 2:33pm

Why states matter | Editorial

We’ve never been so proud to be a Washingtonian. Our home state…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 10:20am

Killorn charged with five counts of firearm possession

By Colleen Armstrong Publisher Ronald Bruce Killorn of Friday Harbor has been…

  • Feb 19th, 2017 1:30am

The poetry of tides

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

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am

New area code and dialing procedure for Western Washington

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

  • Jan 5th, 2017 1:30am

Why ‘Women in Business?’

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

  • Oct 19th, 2016 8:30am

Finding help in your time of need | Editorial

Domestic violence is one of those uncomfortable, difficult to discuss issues.

  • Sep 24th, 2016 8:30am

Friday Harbor man charged with murder pleads not guilty

San Juan Island resident Kevin Patrick Taylor, 53, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of Murder in the Second Degree-Domestic Violence and one count of Malicious Mischief in the First Degree–DV for allegedly bludgeoning his wife to death with the barrel of a rifle in their Friday Harbor home.

  • Sep 16th, 2016 6:26pm

Kevin Taylor to be charged with second degree murder

[WARNING: The following story may contain details too graphic for some of our readers.]

  • Sep 9th, 2016 12:04am

San Juan Island woman allegedly murdered by husband

A San Juan Island woman was murdered in her home in the early morning hours of Sept. 3. Her husband is in custody and is expected to be charged with her homicide in San Juan County Superior Court next week.

  • Sep 4th, 2016 3:46am

Is heroin use becoming more common in the San Juans?

Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin is rapidly delivered to the brain. The euphoria is immediate, and after just a few times of using, people can become addicted. Washington state is experiencing an opioid abuse and overdose crisis, and the San Juan Islands are not immune.

  • Aug 17th, 2016 11:16pm

Orcas Bird and Wildlife Festival

The San Juans are lush with wildlife.

  • Apr 18th, 2016 2:30pm

Hawaiian Super Group, HAPA, to perform on Lopez

Hawaiian musician Barry Flanagan says he wants to meld the soothing sounds of his home island with the beautiful sights of the San Juan Islands.

  • Feb 19th, 2016 6:09pm

Island men stand up against violence

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juans has been holding a fundraising campaign to get 100 “stand up” men to donate $100 in tribute to a woman in their life.

  • May 27th, 2015 11:55pm