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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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Department of Community Development June Closures

June 17, 2019 at 5:43 am

The SJC Department of Community Development office will be closed on Wednesday June 19th and 26th. Staff will be training on the new permit software and expediting permit application review. We apologize for any inconvenience. You may submit questions online to the land use planners and building permit plans examiners using the forms found at  Continue Reading

Jan Hansen is Everyday Hero

June 16, 2019 at 5:45 am

Jan Hansen recently received a Certificate of Appreciation and a $100 gift certificate as the FH Kiwanis nominee for the Everyday Hero award. In presenting the award, Kiwanis President Doug Popham stated “The Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor has a history of honoring people who go above and beyond what is expected of them without  Continue Reading

On This Day in History

June 15, 2019 at 5:50 am

Does the name Lyman Cutlar ring a bell? It was 160 years ago today that Lyman Cutlar shot a pig, thus igniting an international dispute that nearly drew the United States and Great Britain into war. The previous year, gold was struck up on the Fraser River north of here and that drew thousands of  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

June 14, 2019 at 5:47 am

This month’s dance features two of our favorites, Eric Anderson and Joe Micheals, trading calling and musical duties, and who are bringing their friends Sande Gillette on fiddle and Betsey Cooper on flute to join them. A very versatile group promising a great dance here on the island. As always with contra dance, all dances  Continue Reading

Siri’s Summer Ferry Schedule

June 14, 2019 at 5:47 am

The WSF Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule is now online to help you plan any upcoming trips. Print versions will be available on vessels and at terminals soon. The summer schedule runs from Sunday, June 23, through Saturday, Sept. 28. The cover features a poem written by Friday Harbor High School student Siri Lindstrum, the #WSFHaiku  Continue Reading

Letter To The Editor

June 14, 2019 at 5:44 am

In light of Diane Ball’s retirement as principal from Friday Harbor Elementary, the Family Umbrella Group wanted to extend a thank you for her contributions to the Family Umbrella Group and this community. Diane was integral in extending our scholarship program to all qualified preschools on this island. Currently we offer scholarships to Children’s House  Continue Reading

Officer Talks Down Suicidal Teen

June 13, 2019 at 7:51 am

Just heard this about our island’s own Kevin Holmes. Check it out here on Q13 News… Way to go Kevin!

Orca Sing 2019

June 13, 2019 at 5:50 am

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas and celebrate Orca Action Month. This year’s event is the 20th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 22, with the music beginning at 7 p.m. This year,  Continue Reading

New Book by John Geyman

June 13, 2019 at 5:46 am

John Geyman, M.D. announces publication of: Struggling and Dying Under Trumpcare: How We Can Fix This Fiasco. Dr. Geyman has been writing about U.S. health care policy and reform since 2002. This book describes the health care situation in our country and the current proposals in Congress. He offers evidence based information which supports Medicare For  Continue Reading

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

June 13, 2019 at 5:43 am

  Island Rec is hiring a part-time seasonal Park Maintenance worker to assist with the maintenance of John O. Linde Community Park.  We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking, customer service oriented person interested in being part of the Island Rec team.  This is a 20 hour a week position.  Rate of pay is $16  Continue Reading

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