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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.

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Salmon Still Declining

January 18, 2019 at 5:45 am

State’s New Report Shows Salmon Still Declining: Recovery Projects Funded at Only 16 Percent of Estimated Need OLYMPIA–Despite two decades of efforts to recover them, wild salmon are still declining—and a report released today by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office stresses that adequate funding is needed to turn the tide on the iconic species’ future.  Continue Reading

SMP is Compliant

January 18, 2019 at 5:41 am

WA State determines San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program is compliant with state law On January 8, 2019, the State Growth Management Hearings Board found that San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program including its shoreline management regulations comply with the State’s Shoreline Management Act.  San Juan County adopted Ordinance 21 – 2018 that addressed areas  Continue Reading

Vicky Selected as Kiwanian of the Year

January 17, 2019 at 10:08 am

Long-time Island resident and past Friday Harbor Kiwanis President, Vicky Thalacker was recently selected Kiwanian of the Year by the FH Kiwanis Club. Vicky was recognized for “her distinguished service for the past two years as Kiwanis President and for stepping into her current role as Key Club Coordinator, among many other contributions,” stated current  Continue Reading

Rock Island Accelerates Fiber To Town Of Friday Harbor

January 17, 2019 at 9:01 am

You May Be Eligible For A Connection With No Installation Fee! OPALCO’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rock Island Communications, announced this week that it will deliver fiber-optic Internet to approximately 35% of the Town of Friday Harbor with no installation fee. “Dozens of businesses in Friday Harbor now have a chance to hook up to fiber,” said  Continue Reading

Temporary Air Quality Sensor Installed in Friday Harbor

January 17, 2019 at 8:55 am

San Juan County partners with Ecology to monitor air quality The Washington State Department of Ecology installed a mobile air quality monitoring station near the County Administration building on January 7th.  This air quality monitoring station will monitor for PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns).   Particulate matter contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets  Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

January 16, 2019 at 5:54 am

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and  Continue Reading

Fish Taco Fundraiser

January 16, 2019 at 5:47 am

A Fish for Teeth volunteer-crafted Fish Taco is absolutely delicious. These hefty burrito/tacos are prepared with love, and feature hook-and-line caught Alaskan cod donated by Alaskan Leader Seafoods, with Pablito’s Salsa, Tillamook cheese, zesty greens, and a squeeze of fresh lime. Volunteer Opportunities Available (info at the end of article) These delectable fish-focused hunger-satisfying consumption-units always draw a crowd.  Continue Reading

Firefighters Honored for Service in 2018

January 16, 2019 at 5:45 am

This article written by Carolyn Hudson, SJI Fire and Rescue Administrative Officer Lieutenant Michael Henderson received San Juan Island Fire and Rescue’s highest award Saturday night when the District celebrated the 2018 contributions of its members at Downriggers Restaurant. The firefighters and support members were honored for their dedicated service in 2018 at the annual  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

January 16, 2019 at 5:43 am

Meeting today (Wednesday, January 16th) of the Friday Harbor Port Commission. It happens at the San Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 1st Street N., Friday Harbor at 4:00 PM. To see the agenda, click here.

Best of the Fest Winter Series

January 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm

Its time again for the local crowd to see all the films they missed during the FH Film Festival because they were busy with all the business brought in! Friday Harbor Film Festival  presents “Given”, a festival big hit with all – especially families. Given is a filmed travel journal as a young boy from  Continue Reading

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