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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

New Public Health Recommendation to Cover the Face

April 6, 2020 at 5:48 am

Following a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revision to public health guidelines, San Juan County health officials recommend islanders cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel allowed under the Governor’s extended order. The face coverings do not have to be hospital grade but need to cover the nose  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs April 2020 Tide Bite

April 6, 2020 at 5:48 am

Greetings, This month’s Tide Bite chronicles a not-that-unusual career progression for Friday Harbor Labs’ scientists: going from a student in a course, to a student doing their own research, to teaching here themselves, to having their own graduate students come to learn the trade!  We love these multi-“generational” ties.  Beth Brainerd is one we are  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Has a Financial Need

April 6, 2020 at 5:47 am

We are all experiencing the COVID-19 crisis. Doctors and nurses are working around the clock to save lives. Grocery store workers are on the front line keeping everyone fed. People are staying at home to help prevent the spread of the virus. At the same time many businesses are closed and over 6 million people  Continue Reading

Town will host Spring Cleanup April 27th through May 1st

April 6, 2020 at 5:47 am

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to offer its residential refuse customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 27 – May 1. Pickup will take place on their regular collection day. “The Town saw an opportunity to encourage neighborhood  Continue Reading

Several New Positive Test Results Reported in San Juan County

April 5, 2020 at 9:06 am

April 4, 2020: San Juan County Health and Community Services staff have been notified of four new positive COVID-19 test results in San Juan County, including one on San Juan Island and three on Orcas Island. This brings the total number of cases in San Juan County to ten. The County data reporting page will  Continue Reading

Remote PHD Meeting

April 5, 2020 at 5:45 am

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Board meeting on April 8, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. through Microsoft Teams. This meeting will be entirely remote, in accordance with the governor’s “stay home, stay healthy,” mandate and in keeping with emergency Open Public Meetings Act rules as issued in Proclamation 20-28  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #12: April 3rd What If Empathy Went Viral

April 4, 2020 at 5:50 am

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve had friends sick. Some were able to get tested, others not so much. All of them felt the burden, like a weight on the chest, of having a potentially life-threatening illness, and the fear that  Continue Reading

San Juan County Council Remote Public Comment

April 4, 2020 at 5:39 am

During this time of social distancing, the San Juan County Council Hearing Room will be closed. If you wish to provide oral public comment at an upcoming County Council meeting, please fill out the form listed on the front page of the SJC website form to be added to the Speakers List. Forms must be  Continue Reading

San Juan County Leaders URGE Residents to Restrict Off-Island Travel and Follow Strict Health Guidelines Upon Returning

April 3, 2020 at 8:13 am

As Washington State approaches the anticipated peak of COVID-19 medical surge cases, San Juan County urges everyone to take more aggressive precautions to protect their families and neighbors when coming to the islands from the mainland. “As cases multiply throughout the state, including Skagit, Island, and Whatcom Counties, islanders traveling back to the islands from  Continue Reading

Deb Langhans Offers A Special Invitation…

April 3, 2020 at 5:49 am

Deb has added a quick addendum to this announcement… Hello again, Islanders! Due to current “Zoombombing” & possibly still unresolved privacy issues during Zoom meetings, I’ve decided to keep researching online options for the “ITM Circle” I proposed in the posting (below), I’m hoping those interested in the Circle will still contact me so I  Continue Reading

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