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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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Positive COVID-19 Case with Ties to San Juan Island

May 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm

The San Juan County Health & Community Services surveillance and contact tracing team is actively investigating a positive COVID-19 case with ties to San Juan Island. The case technically belongs to another county due to both the patient’s residence and the testing location being on the mainland, however the patient had recently worked in San  Continue Reading

Letter from the Sheriff

May 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

Over the last few days we have all witnessed the unfolding events in Minnesota, and around the country, spurred by a tragic death that occurred in Minneapolis involving the police and a black male who was in custody. The actions that resulted in the death of George Floyd are disturbing and saddening. When these events  Continue Reading

Residential And Commercial Burning Closed

May 29, 2020 at 5:36 pm

All permits issued for burning commercial or residential burns are expiring as the burn season has come to a close. Campfires, burning charcoal or firewood, remain allowed in contained campfire bowls, stoves, or rings remain allowed in sizes up to 3 foot in diameter.  Please check burning rules frequently for burn risk notifications and burn  Continue Reading

Land Bank and OPALCO Collaborate on Turtleback Powerline Improvements

May 29, 2020 at 5:33 pm

Tailgater Session June 10th – Come Chat OPALCO will soon be undertaking a a project on Turtleback Mountain to remove Douglas fir along the powerline corridor and replace power poles. This project, in collaboration with the San Juan County Land Bank, will serve two purposes: securing the safety and reliability of the power supply to  Continue Reading

Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 29, 2020 at 5:12 pm

Graduation – Friday Harbor High School Class of 2020 on June 6, 2020 The faculty and staff of Friday Harbor High School would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our graduating class of 2020 during our virtual commencement ceremony.  According to FHHS Principal Fred Woods, “The class of 2020 is an amazing  Continue Reading

San Juan County Courts Offer New Process for Reducing Court-Ordered Debts

May 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm

For those who have court-ordered fines and fees, San Juan County District Court and Superior Court are offering a new, easier way to ask the courts to reduce or forgive your debts – and many people qualify for relief. Over the past few years, the Washington Supreme Court and our state legislature have greatly changed  Continue Reading

“COVID-19 Community Conversations” Round Seven

May 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm

After taking a week off, “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with another set of videos highlighting specific efforts from organizations and people in our community that provide key services and crucial leadership around the county. You can find our entire collection of videos on our YouTube channel “San Juan County COVID-19 Response” at www.sjccovid.com/conversations. This week  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #24: Three Critical Medical Updates – May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 at 4:46 pm

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders San Juan County Health & Community Services wants to share three simple but incredibly important pieces of information about healthcare in our community. If You’re Experiencing Covid Symptoms, Talk to Your Medical Provider About Getting Tested Medical providers in the islands are  Continue Reading

Island Rec – June & July Adult Fitness via ZOOM

May 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm

Island Rec is continuing to carry classes with Jacquelyn Reiff and Katerina Wen through the end of July via Zoom. All classes will be accessed through a live Zoom video link that is sent to you each morning of class. Sign up for the whole month, or a drop-in option is also available. To register,  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival 2020

May 28, 2020 at 1:50 pm

2020 has brought a lot of changes and the SJCT Playwrights Festival is changing with it. The challenges of quarantine, social distancing, and maintaining a safe and healthy community have inspired us to re-think our format, and hopefully provide audiences and authors with new opportunities. So for all of us on San Juan Island who  Continue Reading

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