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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

Bringing Color to Life

January 10, 2020 at 5:45 am

EnChroma Colorblind Glasses to be available for loan in January 2020 at the San Juan Island Library In addition to patrons being able to borrow their favorite books, DVDs and magazines, the Library is pleased to announce that colorblind corrective glasses will soon be available to borrow. The glasses can fit over prescription glasses so  Continue Reading


January 10, 2020 at 5:44 am

Let’s see what’s in the mailbag this morning. Here’s a letter from Travis and Jennifer Ayers… Dear Editor, We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for our children, schools, and community in the upcoming election on February 11th. The renewal of the Capital and Technology Levy will help ensure that our  Continue Reading

Transition San Juan Island

January 9, 2020 at 1:43 pm

We all know of “20-20 hindsight”, but what about 2020 foresight? In many ways we are in a far more precarious state, and highly susceptible to disruption out here on the islands, than our comfortable lives portray. Dependable and affordable electricity, disproportional importation of food stuffs and a lack of capacity for local recycling and  Continue Reading

San Juan EDC Wraps up 2019 Trades Courses

January 9, 2020 at 12:49 am

After the success of the San Juan County Economic Development Council’s previous trades training courses and a tremendous need in our community for trained building tradespeople, they worked to create a large-scale, in-depth building program that would offer training to new and underemployed workers.  The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) was grateful to  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Native Plant Workshop

January 9, 2020 at 12:47 am

An introduction to the benefits of natives and a review of plants available for order in the Native Plant Sale. Presented by Jane Wentworth, botanist, native plant enthusiast and Master Gardener Saturday, January 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the San Juan Island Grange, Friday Harbor Order plants at the Workshop and online at  Continue Reading

New LEGO Club at the Library

January 9, 2020 at 12:45 am

Do you know an elementary school child who loves building with LEGOS? We do! The San Juan Island Library and San Juan Island 4-H are happy to announce a special LEGO Club this winter for children in grades K-5th. The LEGO Club will meet weekly in the Library meeting room afterschool on Thursdays for six  Continue Reading

San Juan EDC Knowledge Worker Network initiative 2019 wrap-up

January 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is proud to announce the successful launch of the Knowledge Worker Network initiative started in 2019.  Last year, the EDC worked to build out a new program to support San Juan County residents who work primarily with information – “knowledge workers” – by providing them a network  Continue Reading

Advance Camping Reservations for Year-Round Residents

January 7, 2020 at 5:47 am

San Juan County Parks Camping Reservation Information for Year-Round Residents San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year ‘round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2020.  Continue Reading

Census Jobs

January 7, 2020 at 5:46 am

The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off peak hiring efforts for the 2020 Census. A representative from the Census Bureau will be available at Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center 221 Weber Way Friday Harbor, WA on Tuesday, Jan 14th from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Get information on how to become a Census  Continue Reading

Get Your Boater Education Card

January 7, 2020 at 5:43 am

The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering “America’s Boating Course” at Skagit Valley College on 4 Sunday afternoons – January 12, 19, 26 and February 2nd from 1:00-4:00 PM. (note: the last class on Feb. 2nd (SuperBowl Sunday) can be rescheduled if the class desires). This is a basic comprehensive course covering all aspects  Continue Reading

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