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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

From the Wild – the Journey of the Mustang

October 22, 2018 at 5:48 am

Its Friday Harbor Film Festival time Again and here is a great film about mustangs and what is being done by young girls to save them. by Theresa Simendinger Wild mustangs thrive in the stunning, but harsh landscape of Eastern Oregon. Due to their rapidly growing population thousands will be captured and placed in federal  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

October 22, 2018 at 5:46 am

Already thinking about the holidays?  Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 1st Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  Vendors can apply online by going to www.sjcfair.org, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application.  Each  Continue Reading

Brandli Explains “Transactional Practice”

October 22, 2018 at 5:45 am

In the mailbag there’s a letter from Steve Brandli… I write to correct some inaccurate information concerning my campaign. I have been very open about my intention, if elected as District Court Judge, to continue a very part-time practice. That practice will be limited to transactional matters, e.g. largely document drafting and advising. Transactional attorneys  Continue Reading

Planned Power Outage Tonight

October 22, 2018 at 5:43 am

All of San Juan County will be affected by a second planned outage tonight, necessary for BPA to replace a section of one of the two main power lines that feeds the San Juan Islands from Fidalgo Island. The outage will begin at 12:30 am in the wee hours of Tuesday, October 23rd and is  Continue Reading

Orca Protection & Rescue “Open Boat Event” – October 27th

October 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

Meet the crew of Orca Protection & Rescue and learn more about this timely organization on Saturday, October 27, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at Spring Street Landing. Enjoy wine and cheese as you tour OPR’s vessels and learn more about the organization’s mission. Orca Protection & Rescue is dedicated to protecting our local whales and marine wildlife  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Local Author Rebecca Cook

October 19, 2018 at 5:47 am

Celebrate the Debut of her Children’s Picture Book, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas on Saturday November 3, 2:00—4:00 PM If you’re enchanted by the imaginative and captivating world of children’s literature, you must come and celebrate the launching of RA Cook’s book, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas at Griffin Bay Bookstore  Continue Reading

Temporary WSF Schedule Change

October 19, 2018 at 5:45 am

Here’s the official word from Washington State Ferries about service disruption coming up next week… Reduced service on Anacortes/San Juan Islands route Oct. 22 to Nov. 4 With seven of our ferries in need of attention, we made the difficult decision late last week to temporarily downsize our Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, British Columbia route from  Continue Reading

Real Estate Market And Your Tax Assessment

October 19, 2018 at 5:44 am

Merri Ann Simonson is back with more Real Estate information… All of us Island property owners received our tax assessment notices from the County recently. As real estate agents we have been fielding many questions about the statements and new assessments. As you may recall, the State has mandated that our Assessor’s office convert to  Continue Reading

2 Year Contracts for Teachers and School Employees

October 18, 2018 at 5:50 am

San Juan Island School District is happy to announce that we have achieved two-year contracts with both the teachers’ union, San Juan Education Association (SJEA), and the classified employees union, Public School Employees of Washington (PSE).  Both contracts target additional funds for the purpose of honoring employees with the greatest longevity in the school district.   Continue Reading

OPALCO Pays Tribute to Paul Allen

October 18, 2018 at 5:48 am

Allen’s Generosity Created Greater Safety and Connection in San Juan County The world lost a true friend in the passing of Paul Allen. Many are telling the stories of his incredible contributions to science, technology and humanity around the world and particularly in Washington State. You may not realize it, but Allen’s generosity is responsible  Continue Reading

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