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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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Citizens Advisory Group Report

April 8, 2019 at 5:37 am

The following is a press release from the SJC Public Hospital District #1… When community member Chuck Dalldorf first agreed to serve on the Citizen’s Advisory Group (CAG) looking into a potential integration of EMS and Fire services on San Juan Island, he probably didn’t realize it would take almost a year. He said: “the  Continue Reading

Owls in Flight

April 7, 2019 at 11:34 am

John Miller shares another great wildlife photo. This one, entitled “Territorial Combat” shows two owls duking it out in flight. Click on the photo to enlarge it. Taken over Fir Island in early January. Thanks for sharing John!

Volunteer of the Month

April 6, 2019 at 11:10 am

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Storrie Arnold is the Volunteer of the Month for April. Storrie became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization. She visits the shelter each week to walk and socialize with the  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

April 5, 2019 at 5:51 am

This first edition of Chamber Chat for 2019 is written by Scott Sluis, 2019 San Juan Island Chamber Board President, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, Islanders Bank… “Banker by day and drummer by night” Introduction: I thought my first Chamber Chat ought to be an introduction of myself since most of you do not  Continue Reading

San Juan Writer Cere Demuth Featured on Orcas Lit Fest Panel

April 5, 2019 at 5:48 am

San Juan Island writer Cere Demuth will be featured at the Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) as a panelist on Saturday, April 6. She will join Heart Berries memoirist Terese Marie Mailhot, Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know, and Kickflip Boys author Neal Thompson on the Orcas Center Main Stage at 2:40  Continue Reading

April is National Poetry Month

April 5, 2019 at 5:45 am

In appreciation of National Poetry Month, the San Juan Update is sharing  poems from local poets every Friday this month starting with today. First up we have FHES 4th grade teacher Lowell Jons and artist/poet Sherry Smith Bell:


April 5, 2019 at 5:42 am

Lori Ann David shares this announcement… Aurora Farms has all the Eggs for Spring and Easter you need. Visit our farm store on Schoolhouse road-Spring Special for eggs is $7.00 per dozen or $20.00 for a flat of 3 dozen. Our organic eggs are from healthy happy poultry that follow our livestock and eat all  Continue Reading

Let’s play ball!

April 4, 2019 at 8:52 am

This month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society & Museum poses many questions… These two striking photographs were shared by the family of one of these Friday Harbor Tigers teammates. At last month’s 3rd Annual Show and Tell evening at the Library, archives researcher Andy Zall presented on the importance of “reading” a  Continue Reading

More than 750 to Gather for Salmon Recovery Conference in Tacoma

April 4, 2019 at 5:49 am

OLYMPIA–More than 750 scientists, salmon recovery experts and interested citizens from Washington and Oregon will meet in Tacoma next week for the seventh biennial Salmon Recovery Conference, marking the 20th anniversary of the Salmon Recovery Act. “By bringing together our state’s field biologists, engineers and policymakers, we’re providing a forum for information sharing and networking  Continue Reading

Upcoming FAC Meetings

April 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

Mark your calendars! WSF and local Ferry Advisory Committees are hosting nine upcoming community meetings! Come learn about the future of ferries, proposed changes to fares, and local projects on your route. Kingston: Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Kingston Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston Coupeville: Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m., Island  Continue Reading

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