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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


December 26, 2019 at 8:43 am

The Cattle Point Estates Owners Association opposes BLM’s proposed changes to the San Juan Islands Monument. See their letter to the BLM below… To: Bureau of Land Management Director Re: San Juan Island National Monument RMP for Cattle Point , San Juan Island, WA From: Cattle Point Estates Owners Association PO Box 644 San Juan  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Lions Club funds first round of grants

December 25, 2019 at 8:44 am

The grants committee of the SJI Lions Club met and made the following recommendations which were then approved by the board of directors: $1,500 to PADS for Parkinson’s to suppor their program to trains dogs to be able to detect. Parkinson’s Disease with the mission of early detection and research support through canine discovery $2,100  Continue Reading


December 24, 2019 at 5:47 am

OPALCO Board Listens to Member Concerns, Reconsiders Resolution on Snake River Dams At the December board meeting in Friday Harbor, 18 co-op members participated in an emotionally charged discussion about Resolution 2-2019 regarding the lower Snake River dams and ocean health. The Board listened as members shared their opinions and concerns about ocean health, species  Continue Reading

Thank You!

December 24, 2019 at 5:44 am

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Sheila Martin… Dear Ashley and Market Place, I would like to say thank for all that you have done for my cause in feeding families in need. I put the advent calendar out on FH Rants and Raves and it garnered little interest.  Continue Reading

Community New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 23, 2019 at 5:49 am

Join Island Rec for its annual Community New Year’s Eve Celebration! All ages are welcome at this free event as we count down to the New Year with family, neighbors, and friends. There will be a crazy hat making competition and parade, bingo, photo booth, Wii dance off, board games, Minute to Win It competitions,  Continue Reading

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

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