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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

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  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  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  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  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  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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