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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

San Juan County Fire Districts Approve  Recreational Fires

September 11, 2021 at 9:10 am

With chang­ing weath­er con­di­tions, as of Fri­day Sep­tem­ber 10, 2021, the San Juan Coun­ty Fire Dis­tricts are allow­ing recre­ation­al fires includ­ing char­coal, wood burn­ing, and recre­ation­al camp­fires. Per­mit Burn­ing is still banned and not allowed until fur­ther notice. If you have a recre­ation­al fire, always remain present and have water avail­able. When you are fin­ished,  Con­tin­ue Reading


September 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

OPALCO to Host Solar Town Hall Sep­tem­ber 20th  Last chance to enter 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 Island, dis­cuss  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Case Update

September 11, 2021 at 8:25 am

Since the last update on Fri­day Sep­tem­ber 3rd, there have been twen­­ty-two new con­firmed cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent total case count is now 288. Of these twen­­ty-two new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that eight appear to have occurred in ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. The num­ber con­tin­ue to show clear­ly that being vac­ci­nat­ed reduces the like­li­hood  Con­tin­ue Reading

Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

September 11, 2021 at 5:39 am

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM), today, announced it will hold a meet­ing of the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (MAC). The pub­lic is wel­come to attend the meet­ing which will occur on Tues­day, Sept. 14, via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Planned agen­da items at the meet­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pet of the Week

September 10, 2021 at 5:50 am

What’s not to love about our Lady Lib­by? From her lop­sided ears and her smil­ing crooked face, to her side­ways body launch­es and Buckin’ Bron­­co-roos; She is sure to secure a place in anyone’s heart whom she graces with her affec­tion. Since arriv­ing from Mex­i­co, Lib­by con­tin­ues to sur­prise us with her growth, quirky ways  Con­tin­ue Reading

It Takes a Village! 2021 Fall Great Islands Clean-up September 25

September 10, 2021 at 5:45 am

It takes a vil­lage to clean an island! The Great Islands Clean-up is back! In hon­or of Nation­al Pub­lic Lands Day, join your fel­low islanders for the 2021 Fall Great Islands Clean-up on Sep­tem­ber 25th. This one-day house­hold or indi­vid­ual effort is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for our com­mu­ni­ty to get out­side, con­nect with our home, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Learn to Run Construction Projects with the EDC and LCLT

September 10, 2021 at 5:40 am

The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) and Lopez Com­mu­ni­ty Land Trust (LCLT) are offer­ing a free course on con­cep­tu­al skills to run a con­struc­tion project effec­tive­ly. Instruc­tors Sandy Bish­op (Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Lopez Com­mu­ni­ty Land Trust) and Pete Kil­patrick (for­mer own­er of Raven­hill Con­struc­tion) will share their deep under­stand­ing and local per­spec­tive. The course will be on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Camas Club Sprouts a New Website for Island Backyard Restorationists

September 9, 2021 at 5:49 am

The recent­ly formed Camas Club launch­es a web­site https://camas.club cre­at­ed for and by islanders to con­nect with oth­er back­yard habi­tat enthu­si­asts. It is a place where native habi­tat afi­ciona­dos can ask ques­tions, share resources, orga­nize seed swaps, and more. By exchang­ing infor­ma­tion about aspects such as restora­tion tech­niques, lessons learned, trust­ed sources of native plant mate­r­i­al,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tree protections? Planning for growth? Your help is needed by Sept 14!

September 9, 2021 at 5:45 am

The fol­low­ing arti­cle is shared with you by R. Brent Lyles, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Friends of the San Juans It’s time to spring into action! On the morn­ing of Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 14th, the Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a hear­ing on the 2021 dock­et. This year’s dock­et includes pro­pos­als for new tree-pro­tec­­tion stan­dards, stormwa­ter-man­age­­ment stan­dards, and doing an  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Shook Twins Return to SJCT this Saturday

September 8, 2021 at 3:36 pm

Tour­ing folk-pop duo band from Port­land, Ore­gon, the Shook Twins, return to San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre on Sep­tem­ber 11th at 7:30pm. You don’t want to miss this! “Iden­ti­cal twins Kate­lyn and Lau­rie Shook have always har­nessed an adven­tur­ous spir­it, nev­er shy to incor­po­rate beat­box­ing, ban­jo-head drum­ming, vocals using a repur­posed tele­phone micro­phone, and oth­er ambi­ent sources  Con­tin­ue Reading

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