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Tim Dustrude

Just another part-timer - Part time photographer at ThisIsOurTown.com and Dustrude.com, part time graphic artist, part time blogger at Occasionally a New Photo . And now... full time editor at The San Juan Update.

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Official Race Results

May 24, 2016 at 5:54 am

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby race results Island Rec announces winners of the first Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby. Twenty participants ranged in age from 6 through adult. It was hard to say which age group had more fun. The Cutthroat Pirates were there in force not only racing their  Continue Reading

Rick Hughes, Rachel Dietzman, Bob Jarman and Jaime Stephens - Contributed photo

Goodbye Rachel!

May 24, 2016 at 5:46 am

On Monday morning the County Council recognized Rachel Dietzman, County Engineer, upon the occasion of her retirement.

Myhr receives NWPPA award - Contributed photo

Retired Opalco Director Bob Myhr Receives Public Power Award

May 24, 2016 at 5:44 am

At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), Bob Myhr was presented with the NWPPA Life Member Award. Myhr retired from the OPALCO Board of Directors in 2015 after nearly 30 years of service. Myhr was an advocate for safe, reliable, cost-effective electricity; energy efficiency and conservation; local generation of  Continue Reading


The Tour

May 24, 2016 at 5:36 am

Julie Corrie has teamed up with Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit to bring you “The Tour San Juan Island”. Here she is with more… Hi Tim, Just wanted to let your readers know that “The Tour” is up and going. I have partnered with Kraig Hansen from San Juan Transit to provide locals and  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

May 24, 2016 at 5:29 am

Just heard that Bill and Rita Ament are looking for a Summer Camp Counselor for their Summer Creative Arts Day Camps Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:15 pm Camps held at 4th of July Beach July 5 -8 July 18-21 August 1-4 All Outdoor Fun in Nature for Ages 3-12! Call Bill and Rita  Continue Reading

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Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am

In just about two weeks, the Spring Street History Play will open on the Whittier Stage at SJCT. It will be the culmination of a school-year’s worth of reading, writing, researching and debating. This play is about the Great Depression and it is seriously bluegrass flavored, with a nice big side order of tap dancing. Featuring  Continue Reading


Garden Club Hosted Excursion

May 23, 2016 at 5:43 am

Orcas Island Garden Tour The annual Orcas Island Garden Tour is the highlight of the Orcas garden year. Visitors from all over the U. S. come to Orcas to take a self-guided tour to some of the most beautiful gardens in the San Juans. This year the San Juan Island Garden Club will host an  Continue Reading

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Infinite Body Joyful Joints™ class gains popularity!

May 23, 2016 at 5:39 am

Stephanie Prima reports that due to increased attendance, her Infinite Body Joyful Joints™ class has moved to a larger location. It’s now in the Community Room at Skagit College, Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The class has become so popular because the gentle, flowing movements of this unique class are simple to learn but deceptively powerful on  Continue Reading

1st Annual Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby - Tim Dustrude photo

Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby

May 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Island Rec held their first annual Hill of Thrills soap box derby on Saturday and had a great turnout for this first-ever event here on the island. 18 racers competed in 3 different age groups. PJ Nixon took first place in the 5 to 8 years old category; Timmy Mountford won first place in the  Continue Reading


Joe’s Shoes

May 21, 2016 at 5:53 am

There’s a new store in town. It’s Joe’s Shoes on First, and it’s right there where Cotton Cotton Cotton used to be next door to the Rumor Mill. It is an extension of the clothing store Joe Friday’s upstairs at King’s Market. When they heard the space was available, they took most of the shoes  Continue Reading

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