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

Meet the New Owner

January 20, 2022 at 12:23 pm

The San Juan Update has a new own­er! I am very hap­py to intro­duce the new Owner/Editor of the San Juan Update to you — Jeff Arn­im. Jeff is cur­rent­ly work­ing on a post to intro­duce him­self and fam­i­ly to you — that should be pub­lished here with­in a few days I think, but in the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tsunami Advisory

January 15, 2022 at 8:35 am

Dave Hal­lo­ran from San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment shares this notice with you… Good morn­ing, in the news today is a vol­canic erup­tion near the Ton­ga Islands. The Tsuna­mi Warn­ing cen­ter (tsunami.gov) has issued an Advi­so­ry for the out­er coast of WA and the coast along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The State  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You, San Juan Island

January 1, 2022 at 4:31 am

A note to you from Tim Dus­trude, edi­tor of the San Juan Update… As many of you may know, my pas­sion in the past cou­ple of years has been trav­el­ing with my wife Shan­non in our camper van and see­ing our beau­ti­ful coun­try. We have been many places so far, from west coast to east  Con­tin­ue Reading

So Why Vanlife?

January 1, 2022 at 4:30 am

Well, see for your­self — Here’s a brief his­to­ry in pho­tos show­ing why we are embrac­ing this new lifestyle. Click on any pho­to to enlarge, and then use the left or right arrows to see adja­cent pho­tos. (and be sure to read the cap­tions at the bottom)

I’m Late!

December 31, 2021 at 5:08 pm

“I’m late, I’m late for a very impor­tant date ‑Hap­py New Year” John Miller shares yet anoth­er pho­to of beau­ti­ful swans at Lakedale. Thanks John!

Water Leak Found and Stopped at 660 Spring Street

December 31, 2021 at 4:54 pm

Edi­tor’s Note, Jan. 2, 2022 — We may not be out of the woods just yet — see this mes­sage from Dun­can Wil­son on San Juan Islander. (Fri­day Har­bor, WA) – Decem­ber 31, 2021 – The San Juan Island Library Dis­trict was noti­fied by the Town of a major leak at the for­mer Life Care  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

December 31, 2021 at 4:49 pm

NOTE: the sit­u­a­tion is chang­ing quick­ly and cas­es are increas­ing. This will be a long update, but please read the entire doc­u­ment. There are a num­ber of crit­i­cal details that it is impor­tant the com­mu­ni­ty be aware of. Thank you! Since the last update on Fri­day Decem­ber 24th, there have been 54 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Sarah Werling Sandwith

December 31, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Dear Edi­tor, On Feb­ru­ary 8, 2022, the com­mu­ni­ty of San Juan Island will be asked to vote to renew a local prop­er­ty tax. The Edu­ca­tion­al Pro­grams and Oper­a­tions Levy funds our local pub­lic schools, 100% of which stays in our com­mu­ni­ty, sup­port­ing our stu­dents in pro­grams not fund­ed by the state. This levy is renewed every  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from J. Michael Edwards

December 31, 2021 at 4:44 pm

In the mail­bag this after­noon we find this let­ter to you from J. Michael Edwards… The PHD #1 Again ‘Miss­ing the Boat’ In their press release of Nov. 24, 2021 the PHD #1 stat­ed: “On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Advance Camping Reservations

December 31, 2021 at 4:38 pm

San Juan Coun­ty Parks & Fair is soon offer­ing advance camp­ing reser­va­tions for San Juan Coun­ty year-round res­i­dents, for two weeks only! Proof of res­i­den­cy is required. Ear­ly res­i­dent reser­va­tions will be accept­ed from Jan­u­ary 26 until Feb­ru­ary 9. Email requests (pre­ferred) are accept­ed at 6:00 am on Jan­u­ary 26th via email parks@sanjuanco.com. After 1:00  Con­tin­ue Reading

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