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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

Nearly $119k in Donations!

September 15, 2021 at 9:29 am

Com­mu­ni­ty Donat­ed Near­ly $119k Dur­ing SJICF Vir­tu­al Fair Event The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion is thrilled to announce an incred­i­ble $118,720 was donat­ed dur­ing its annu­al Coun­ty Fair Match­ing Grant cam­paign. 643 dona­tions were made by gen­er­ous com­mu­ni­ty donors dur­ing the “vir­tu­al” fair days through SJICF’s online giv­ing cat­a­log. The cat­a­log fea­tured 25 local non­prof­its  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank September 2021 Meeting & Agenda

September 15, 2021 at 5:52 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing on Sep­tem­ber 17, from 8:30am-11:15am via Zoom. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click HERE to down­load the agen­da (includes ZOOM link) and meet­ing mate­ri­als. To learn more about your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank, vis­it sjclandbank.org. If you’re inter­est­ed in vol­un­teer­ing and/or join­ing our  Con­tin­ue Reading


September 15, 2021 at 5:48 am

Solar Town Hall — Sep­tem­ber 20 This is your last chance to enter the raf­fle! OPALCO’s series of Island Way work­shops con­cludes with a Solar Town Hall via Zoom on Sep­tem­ber 20th at 5:00pm. The Solar Town Hall will give an update on the next com­mu­ni­ty solar project – the Bail­er Hill Micro­grid on San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Lodging Tax grant application deadline September 27th

September 15, 2021 at 5:46 am

The Town of Fri­day Harbor’s Lodg­ing Tax Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (LTAC) is accept­ing appli­ca­tions up until 4:30 pm Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 27, 2021, for grants to fund tourism pro­mo­tion of events and activ­i­ties tak­ing place with­in the town in 2022. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to those oper­a­tions and activ­i­ties that encour­age tourists to vis­it dur­ing the shoul­der  Con­tin­ue Reading

Elections FAQs

September 14, 2021 at 6:38 pm

It’s that time again, Islanders! With the 2021 Gen­er­al Elec­tion just around the cor­ner, and the height­ened focus on our elec­toral process, your Elec­tions Team want­ed to take a moment to share some fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions: Q:  When will my bal­lot arrive? A:   Bal­lots are mailed about 20 days pri­or to the Elec­tion. If you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Governor Appoints Former State Agency Director to Salmon Recovery Funding Board

September 14, 2021 at 10:01 am

Olympia — Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appoint­ment of Kaleen Cot­ting­ham, a life-long Wash­ing­ton res­i­dent, to serve on the Salmon Recov­ery Fund­ing Board. Cot­ting­ham, of Olympia, recent­ly retired as the direc­tor of the Wash­ing­ton State Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office, which pro­vides sup­port to the Gov­­er­nor-appoint­ed Salmon Recov­ery Fund­ing Board and the Governor’s Salmon Recov­ery Office.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fish For Teeth

September 14, 2021 at 9:40 am

Fish for Teeth will bring Med­ical Teams Inter­na­tion­al Mobile Den­tal Van to Fri­day Har­bor on Octo­ber 6, 7, 8 and 9. It’s that tooth-fix­ing time of year, and Fish for Teeth is help­ing to bring the Med­ical Teams Inter­na­tion­al (MTI) Mobile Den­tal Van to Fri­day Har­bor on Octo­ber 6–9. For 10 years, Fish for Teeth has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Need A Washington State Boating Education Card?

September 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

Sign up for an upcom­ing, on-line U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Course  Belling­ham, Wash. – This fall, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Belling­ham and San Juan Islands Flotil­la is pro­vid­ing boaters on-line, Wash­ing­ton State Basic Boater Edu­ca­tion Course. All Wash­ing­ton state res­i­dents must car­ry a Boater Edu­ca­tion Card while on the water oper­at­ing a pow­er-boat greater  Con­tin­ue Reading

Black and White — The World in Shades of Grey

September 13, 2021 at 10:13 am

Bob Stavers is pleased to announce that an exhib­it of 14 Black and White pho­tographs is cur­rent­ly in the lob­by of the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. The exhib­it runs until Sep­tem­ber 30th, and the lob­by is open noon to 3 pm Tues­day through Fri­day and 11 am to 2 on Sat­ur­days. I have always thought  Con­tin­ue Reading

News from NPS

September 13, 2021 at 9:41 am

Greet­ings! I am writ­ing to keep you informed about the acces­si­bil­i­ty plan­ning process at San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park. Our Self-Eval­u­a­­tion Tran­si­tion Plan is still avail­able for com­ment until the end of Sep­tem­ber 2021 at this link. We also will be host­ing an open house to explain the plan­ning process and answer ques­tions from  Con­tin­ue Reading

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