About the Author
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 21, 2021 at 9:48 am

OPALCO Board Nom­i­na­tions Open: Inter­est­ed? Vir­tu­al Open House for Can­di­dates Jan­u­ary 6th OPALCO nom­i­na­tions for board can­di­dates are now open. You can help shape our ener­gy future! There are three posi­tions open: one posi­tion in Dis­trict 1 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry, Pearl and Spieden islands), one posi­tion in Dis­trict 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Cen­ter and Charles islands,  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Second Court Rejects Cooke Aquaculture’s Challenge Over Termination of Port Angeles Net Pen Lease

December 21, 2021 at 9:42 am

The fol­low­ing sto­ry comes to you from Wild Fish Con­ser­van­cy… In anoth­er legal defeat for Cooke Aqua­cul­ture, a sec­ond Wash­ing­ton state court has reject­ed efforts by the seafood giant to sue Wash­ing­ton state over the ter­mi­na­tion of the company’s lease for their Port Ange­les net pen oper­a­tion. On Tues­day, the Court of Appeals issued an  Con­tin­ue Reading

Swan on Dream Lake

December 20, 2021 at 10:03 am

Local pho­tog­ra­ph­er John Miller shares this image he cap­tured Sat­ur­day of a swan on Dream Lake (Lakedale). Thanks for shar­ing John!

Letter to the Community

December 20, 2021 at 5:50 am

Dr. Frank James wrote this let­ter to share with you… Just to be clear. This is the qui­et before the storm. Be wise and pru­dent and don’t go out to eat, don’t trav­el for the hol­i­days, love the ones you are with now and have been with all along. Jan­u­ary will be the hard­est time in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fair Poster Contest

December 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

“Two Lit­tle Ducks: Quack, Quack” Yes, that is cor­rect, the 2022 San Juan Coun­ty Fair theme cen­ters around bin­go and feath­ered friends.  The SJC Fair would like to invite all aspir­ing artists to sub­mit art for the 2022 poster and declare Bin­go! The San Juan Coun­ty Fair Board enjoys work­ing with the local artists who  Con­tin­ue Reading


December 19, 2021 at 4:42 am

The Co-op Dif­fer­ence: Cap­i­tal Cred­it Checks are in the Mail!  More than $1M in cap­i­tal cred­it checks are going out to OPALCO mem­bers this month, as they do each year. As an elec­tric coop­er­a­tive, the mar­gin at the end of any giv­en year goes back into the hands of mem­bers. Each year the co-op tracks how much you pay for pow­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Tiny Owl…Big Character

December 18, 2021 at 6:07 am

The fol­low­ing is from Wolf Hol­low’s Decem­ber edi­tion of Hol­low Hap­pen­ings… Many of the injured owls we treat are rel­a­tive­ly large. How­ev­er, last month we cared for a tiny owl; a North­ern Saw-whet Owl that was only ~6” tall and weighed just 90 grams. This lit­tle owl had been hit by a car near La  Con­tin­ue Reading

Charlie is this Week’s Pet of the Week

December 18, 2021 at 5:44 am

Piz­za night, pop­corn night, taco night, ice cream night, fam­i­ly fun night, movie night, game night or any­thing night…Charlie is your guy!  An enthu­si­as­tic par­tic­i­pant of almost every­thing, this big, hap­py boy is also full of love and ado­ra­tion for peo­ple.  He is look­ing to secure a warm home and place to call his own  Con­tin­ue Reading

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