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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

Draft Ordinance to Regulate Marijuana Operations Is Available For Review

February 28, 2020 at 5:39 am

The staff report including the draft ordinance are posted at this link. Staff will be checking with the County Council to ensure that the draft reflects their preliminary direction. Comments may be sent to LindaK@sanjuanco.com by noon on March 16. Subject line:  Marijuana Regulations                  Provide: Your full name  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High School Seniors win Competitive Art Competition Awards

February 27, 2020 at 7:44 am

The Scholastics Art Competition is the largest national art competition in the country averaging nearly 340,000 student entries a year. The only two students from Friday Harbor High School who entered the Scholastics Art Competition, both received awards and recognition in the Western Region-at-Large. Senior Katie Place was awarded the Silver Key Individual Award and  Continue Reading

A Common-Sense Local Perspective on Coronavirus

February 27, 2020 at 5:49 am

Frank James MD, San Juan County Health Officer Mark Tompkins, Director, San Juan County Health & Community Services Brendan Cowan, Director, San Juan County Department of Emergency Management Coronavirus is on all of our minds, and for good reason. We are living through a global public health crisis that has the potential to become a  Continue Reading

29th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

February 27, 2020 at 5:46 am

Art in the San Juan Islands! Save the dates, June 6 & 7, to visit 22 art studios and 56 artists in a gorgeous setting during the San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. The SJI Artists’ Studio Tour is an annual, free event and showcases individual art studios as well as guest artists amid luscious  Continue Reading

San Juan County Homeless Count Declines

February 27, 2020 at 5:44 am

The 2020 San Juan County “Point-In Time” (PIT) Homeless Count identified 133 people who have no stable place to live, a decrease from the 2019 count of 149. Of the 133 people identified as having no stable place to live, 66 people were living out of doors, in vehicles, in abandoned buildings, or in an  Continue Reading

Emergency Preparedness for Business

February 26, 2020 at 5:49 am

The San Juan County/Town of Friday Harbor Department of Emergency Management is hosting a no-cost, 8 hour training for island businesses to learn more about how to prepare for emergencies and disruption to their business. When: Tuesday March 31st, 8:30am – 5:00pm Where: Friday Harbor (exact location is to be determined) To Register: CLICK HERE  Continue Reading

Spring Fling at the Fairgrounds

February 26, 2020 at 5:48 am

Love the 80’s?  They are back, at least for a night at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The Spring Fling, Adult Prom will be held on March 28th showcasing live music by Prom Date Mixtape. Come dance the night away to the sounds of The Cure, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, U2, Flock of Seagulls, Wham!,  Continue Reading

Celtic Roots

February 26, 2020 at 5:47 am

Join San Juan Community Theatre in March for the San Juan Singers Spring Concert! The Singers will be performing with island musicians and The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band for their Celtic Roots concert! Friday & Saturday, March 13-14, 7:30 pm Tickets: Adults $20.00 Students $10.00 $5 Student RUSH (at door only)

Hospital District Meeting

February 26, 2020 at 5:46 am

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be meeting on February 26, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Click here for the agenda.


February 25, 2020 at 8:20 am

Know Your Islanders: Bruce Gregory: Farmer-to-Farmer in Tajikistan Bruce Gregory will discuss his third Farmer-to-Farmer trip to Tajikistan, where he worked with orchardists in the remote province of Khatlon.  Come hear how Bruce shared his agricultural knowledge with farmers half-way-round-the-world. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails  Continue Reading

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