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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.

Recent Posts by Tim

Public Asked to Protect Honey Bees by Reporting Sightings of the Invasive Asian Giant Hornet

July 2, 2020 at 9:35 am

OLYMPIA—As summer gets into full swing and people spend more time outside, state and federal officials and local beekeepers hope the public will keep their eyes open and report any sightings of Asian giant hornet. “When it comes to preventing and stopping a new invasive species, we all have a role to play and this  Continue Reading

Paying It Forward

July 2, 2020 at 9:28 am

This FHL Tide Bite was written by Jen Burnaford… My first trip to UW Friday Harbor Labs was in 1995. After completing my undergraduate thesis on freshwater zooplankton and spending a post-bac year chasing primates through the jungles of Borneo, I had been accepted into the PhD program at Oregon State University in the Menge/Lubchenco  Continue Reading

All Personal Fireworks Are Illegal In San Juan County

July 2, 2020 at 9:23 am

A friendly reminder that all personal fireworks are prohibited in San Juan County. This includes firecrackers, mortars, sparklers, and bottle rockets. Personal firework discharge is a crime punishable by fines from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore any fires linked to the use of personal fireworks are subject to billing from all agencies that  Continue Reading

Vacancies on Various County Boards & Commissions

July 2, 2020 at 9:13 am

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Missing Mountain Road is Officially Open

July 1, 2020 at 3:59 pm

By Louise Dustrude A small crowd of supporters wearing masks and socially distancing from one another celebrated the opening of the new Missing Mountain Road on Wednesday at 1 pm. Several of those who spoke pointed out that it had taken some 25 years since the road was first proposed, by the town planning commission,  Continue Reading

Recording of WSF Virtual Meeting

July 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Thank you to everyone who participated in WSF’s Virtual Community Meeting yesterday! For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting is now available online on our Community Meetings page. To watch the meeting, you’ll need to provide a name and email to sign into the GotoWebinar page. For more information go  Continue Reading

Thriving Anywhere

July 1, 2020 at 7:28 am

Sharp eyed Update reader Josephine Swan saw this flower and called John Miller to take these shots Sunday because she could not believe her eyes.   Of these photos she says: “The soul’s roots planted in good soil will thrive anywhere.”

Merri Ann’s Video Series

July 1, 2020 at 7:24 am

Merri Ann Simonson has a new entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about San Juan Island Real Estate and COVID

Logic and Accuracy

July 1, 2020 at 7:15 am

2020 Primary Vote counting equipment testing July 20 at 11:00 a.m. A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the August 4, 2020 Primary election is scheduled for July 20 at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see  Continue Reading

Flashback: 4th of July Parade, 1981

July 1, 2020 at 5:49 am

Without a parade this year, we’ve been thinking of festive 4th of July celebrations from years past. Here is a photo from the 1981 parade, shining the spotlight of history on the Islanders Bank float that year. It’s tradition for Islanders Bank to enter a float in the parade, and this one was noteworthy because  Continue Reading

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