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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

Low Visibility

October 4, 2020 at 9:47 am

Ever won­der why fog makes the fer­ries late? Art Smith shares this pho­to tak­en from the car deck in his vehi­cle (that’s his dash­board at bot­tom of the photo)on Sat­ur­day after­noon. — A fer­ry crew mem­ber on fog watch for any poten­tial obsta­cles that radar won’t pick up. Thanks for shar­ing Art!

Compass Health Celebrates Virtual Building Communities of Hope Gala by Honoring Client Stories on World Mental Health Day 

October 4, 2020 at 5:39 am

Non-prof­it behav­ioral health agency invites com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to join the vir­tu­al Gala, set for Octo­ber 10, 2020, to sup­port child, youth and fam­i­ly ser­vices  EVERETT, Wash. – Com­pass Health, North­west Washington’s behav­ioral health­care leader, is proud to hon­or client sto­ries and voic­es at its fourth-annu­al Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala fundrais­er, planned for Octo­ber 10, 2020. The vir­tu­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Attacking Owls

October 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Park Cau­tions Vis­i­tors Against Aggres­sive Attack­ing Owls San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park is cau­tion­ing peo­ple recre­at­ing in the park about recent and aggres­sive behav­ior from owls that has result­ed in at least four known attacks on vis­i­tors in the park. These encoun­ters have been report­ed on Eng­lish Camp’s Bell Point Loop Trail in recent weeks. Park  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council Candidates Youth Forum

October 2, 2020 at 5:45 am

Coun­ty Coun­cil Can­di­dates Youth Forum on Octo­ber 12, 2020 The Envi­ron­men­tal Sys­tems class at Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School will be hold­ing a Youth Forum on Octo­ber 12th from 1–2pm. They will ask the Coun­ty Coun­cil can­di­dates from Orcas and San Juan Islands ques­tions about the envi­ron­ment and cli­mate change. All are wel­come to join this webi­nar!  Con­tin­ue Reading

Volunteer Of The Month

October 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor (APS-FH) is hap­py to announce that Reneé Koehne and her daugh­ter, Brit­tany Koehne have been select­ed as our Octo­ber Volunteer(s) of the Month. Reneé and Brit­tany have spent their sum­mer week­ends, for the past two years, help­ing trap fer­al cats for APS-FH’s TNR (Trap Neuter Return) pro­gram. In addi­tion,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Awards for Peace Island Medical Center

October 1, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter in Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton, has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excel­lence and 2020 Pin­na­cle of Excel­lence Award win­ner by Press Ganey. These awards are a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized sym­bols of achieve­ment in health care. Pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly, the awards hon­or health care facil­i­ties who con­sis­tent­ly achieved per­for­mance in the top five per­cent  Con­tin­ue Reading

Logic and Accuracy Testing

October 1, 2020 at 9:42 am

Vote count­ing equip­ment test­ing Octo­ber 14 at 11:00 a.m. A “Log­ic and Accu­ra­cy” test of bal­lot tab­u­lat­ing equip­ment used in San Juan Coun­ty for the Novem­ber 3, Gen­er­al elec­tion is sched­uled for Octo­ber 14, at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tal­ly­ing the results of a pre­pared set of bal­lots to see if the results  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Library to Purchase Life Care Center as Library’s Future Home

September 30, 2020 at 11:06 am

The San Juan Island Library Dis­trict announces that it has entered an agree­ment with the own­ers of the for­mer Life Care Cen­ter at 660 Spring Street, to pur­chase the prop­er­ty for a future Library build­ing site. The Dis­trict has been work­ing on alter­na­tive loca­tions for a Library for sev­er­al years giv­en the lim­i­ta­tions of the cur­rent  Con­tin­ue Reading

Onward and upward!

September 30, 2020 at 5:50 am

Helen and Dan from Island Stage Left share some insight into their his­to­ry, what’s hap­pen­ing now and a look to the future in a cou­ple of videos on SJI Com­mu­ni­ty Net­work… Dear ISL Friends and Sup­port­ers, vis­it www.sjicn.org and you will find our video and those of some won­der­ful peo­ple mak­ing a dif­fer­ence on our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Election Q & A

September 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm

SJC Audi­tor Milene Hen­ley and Elec­tions Super­vi­sor Camolyn Arm­strong share this infor­ma­tion about the elec­tion… Inter­est is high in this year’s gen­er­al elec­tion. As a result, San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions staff have been receiv­ing a record num­ber of ques­tions. Below are some of the ques­tions asked most fre­quent­ly, with the answers. How many reg­is­tered vot­ers  Con­tin­ue Reading

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