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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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Park Plan to be Presented

February 12, 2013 at 5:16 am

Here’s a message from Mike Vouri, Chief of Interpretation & Historian at San Juan Island National Historical Park: San Juan Islanders will have an opportunity learn about and comment on the park’s plan for expanded horseback riding in San Juan Island National Historical Park at public meeting scheduled at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday February 13 in the conference  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

February 11, 2013 at 5:54 am

Shy-Ann is anything but “shy” now, but when she arrived at the shelter over a year ago she was quite timid, having gone from living in a home to being kept in a cold garage for over a year. She has become such a loving and friendly girl now and will make a wonderful companion  Continue Reading

Digital Projection Equipment

February 11, 2013 at 5:10 am

Have you noticed the sharper, brighter picture at the movies lately? I just talked with Palace Theater owner Aaron King and he tells me that in mid December he replaced the old 35mm film projectors with new digital ones. Movies used to come to the theater on reels of film – now they arrive on  Continue Reading

On The Fly, Friday

February 10, 2013 at 5:27 am

There’s a new band in town called On the Fly, and they will be entertaining at the Rumor Mill this coming Friday at 8:00 pm. They’re not really all that new exactly, but this will be one of their first public shows (You may have seen them at The Legion on Halloween or at Joe’s  Continue Reading

Fishing Derby Results

February 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

This just in from Debbie Sandwith at the 2013 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic: It was a sold out Event this year ~ with a HOT season of fishing going on here in the San Juan Islands. We weighed in a RECORD amount of fish –196 in 2 days!! The weather was in our favor with  Continue Reading

Shannon Bailey photos

February 8, 2013 at 5:18 am

Photographer extraordinaire Shannon Bailey from the Pacific Catalyst (and now the Westward as well) has sent over some of her beautiful images to share with you. These are just a few of them. Really good stuff. Thank you Shannon!

Another Winner

February 8, 2013 at 5:05 am

Chef Hobbes has another winner with this one. And don’t leave anything out he cautions – this is out of this world when done correctly: This is the best ever, trust me! Just an awesome sandwich, full of flavor, texture and a little crunch! Recipe for two big sandwiches: 1 can good quality island tuna, drained  Continue Reading

Babies Graduation Class Photos

February 7, 2013 at 5:45 am

Calling Class of 2030 High School Graduates! If you have a child that was born between August 31, 2011 and August 30, 2012 please bring your baby for a group photo on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013 at 11 AM to the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Photographer Kathleen Ballard is donating her time to capture the bunch; a similar photo  Continue Reading

What’s Going On….

February 7, 2013 at 5:15 am

Yappy Hour is Thursday! Hope to see you this Thursday, February 7 at the Rumor Mill for our second “Yappy Hour” to benefit the Animal Shelter!  Stop by any time between 4:00 and 5:30 pm, enjoy an appetizer and your favorite libation and Peggy and Orren will donate a percentage of your tab to The  Continue Reading

We’re gonna miss you Helen!

February 7, 2013 at 5:00 am

Brian Rader sent this note over about Helen Venada leaving her position as Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator: This week marks the end of an era in San Juan County. After 24 years of service, both as a contractor and as an employee, Helen Venada will be leaving employment with San Juan County. As I travel  Continue Reading

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