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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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Pet of the Week

December 23, 2019 at 5:47 am

Well hello, and Happy Holidays! My names Marilyn, though my friends call me The Golden Pearl, and I kinda like that.  By friends I mean the posse of K9’s that traveled way across country with me all the way from Texas on the Project Freedom Ride, we had a blast!  I love singing, heck I  Continue Reading

Transition San Juan Island

December 23, 2019 at 5:46 am

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from Transition San Juan Island… You may have heard by way of friends and neighbors that Transition San Juan Island is launching at the Mullis Center, January 12, 2020 from 3 to 6 pm. Everyone of any age or political persuasion is invited to  Continue Reading

Logic and Accuracy Test

December 23, 2019 at 5:41 am

Vote counting equipment testing January 7 at 11:00 am A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the February 11, 2020 Special Election is scheduled for January 7 at 11:00 am. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the  Continue Reading

Help Available for Substance Abuse at PIMC

December 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm

By Louise Dustrude – For those with substance abuse problems, and for the people who love them, worry about them, or are exasperated by them, there is help available at Peace Island Medical Center. Lauren Olsen, MD, is a family practice doctor at Peace Island with training and experience in buprenorphine therapy for addiction. No  Continue Reading

SVC Earns Awards

December 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

Skagit Valley College Marketing and Communications earns seven marketing and public relations awards The Skagit Valley College Marketing and Communications team is proud to announce they won seven marketing and public relations awards — including one Gold — at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 7 fall conference, that was held in Friday Harbor,  Continue Reading

Grange Community Kitchen Upgrade

December 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

Get the Grange Hall Cookin’ San Juan Island Grange #966 is raising funds for the construction of a new county- and state-approved commercially-certified kitchen. During their October monthly meeting, Grange members voted unanimously to dedicate $40,000 from the organization’s capital improvement savings account to a Community Kitchen Upgrade, provided our extended community could raise an  Continue Reading

SJIEMS in 2019

December 21, 2019 at 8:48 am

The following press release was submitted by SJI EMS… As we close out 2019, we thought we would spend some time discussing some of the highlights of the year for San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (SJI EMS). Expansion of Paramedicine Program One of the important programs that SJI EMS has expanded is our pioneering  Continue Reading

2019 Home Trust Ornament Project – Completed

December 20, 2019 at 5:47 am

Ornaments now available by donation at the Home Trust Office Being able to participate at the Farmers’ Markets throughout the year and at the Holiday Market in December has been a wonderful means of outreach to our entire community for the San Juan Community Home Trust.  Not only have these Market interactions led to new  Continue Reading

Rodney Mulvaney

December 20, 2019 at 5:46 am

One of Friday Harbor’s most memorable characters, Rodney Mulvaney, passed away unexpectedly on November 28. If you didn’t know him personally, you most likely would recognize him for his love of elegant, old-time Western-style attire – from his ever-present top hats and his vests, down to his high boots. He first came to San Juan  Continue Reading

Fred Woods Named as Final Candidate for School District Superintendent

December 20, 2019 at 5:45 am

At the December 18, 2019 regular School Board Meeting, The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors named Fred Woods as the final candidate for the position of Superintendent of San Juan Island School District, pending contract negotiations. Through a focused mentoring plan, Mr. Woods has been conferring regularly with current Superintendent, Kari McVeigh.  Continue Reading

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