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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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7th Annual Resolution Run and Salish Splash!

December 26, 2021 at 9:24 pm

Island Rec invites you to take part in the 7th Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10:00 am start on January 1, 2022.  This is a family and dog friendly fun run that travels up from Jackson Beach onto Pear Point Rd, left on Argyle, right on Mullis, right onto Spring, right onto Argyle,  Continue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

December 24, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Since the last update on Friday December 17th, there have been 13 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current case count is now 479. However, there are a number of suspect cases currently under investigation that are not yet counted in the total case count pending confirming test results, but may contribute  Continue Reading

Bufflehead on the Wing

December 24, 2021 at 5:31 am

John Miller is back again with another beautiful photo to share, and again captured at Dream Lake (Lakedale). This time it’s a Bufflehead on the wing. Thanks for sharing John!

EverlyWell COVID-19 Test Kit Expiration Dates Extended

December 24, 2021 at 4:25 am

San Juan County Health & Community Services and community partners distributed several thousand EverlyWell COVID-19 Home test kits over the last week. Some of these test kits had an expiration date of December 21, 2021.  We were informed that the expiration dates for these test kits have been extended for one year beyond the printed  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents 2022 Best of the Fest

December 23, 2021 at 5:24 am

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 2022 BEST OF THE FEST series begins brightening your winter on New Year’s Day. Each week during January and February a new event bucket of documentaries, each containing a feature film, a short film, and recorded filmmaker Q&As, will be available on demand on the website, www.fhff.org. All the films are  Continue Reading

2022 Dog Licenses Now On Sale

December 23, 2021 at 5:15 am

The dog licensing season is upon us! The San Juan County Auditor’s office gets the exciting opportunity to name the celebrity dog each year and award them the first dog tag. For 2022, the honor goes to Churchill, a 14-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog who is the unofficial greeter for the Elections Office. Encouraging two-legged members  Continue Reading

San Juan County Mobile Dental Van Dates for 2022

December 22, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van is returning in 2022 thanks to a public-private partnership making dental access to care available across the islands.   2022 Dental Clinic Dates: Friday Harbor – January 19-22, March 7-10, October 5-8, and December 7-10 Lopez – March 11-12, September 23-24 Orcas – February 15-18, April 13-16, September 19-22,  Continue Reading

Winter Weather and County Roads

December 22, 2021 at 4:21 am

Snow is currently in the forecast for this weekend. If you would like to learn more about how the County prioritizes and responds to snow events on County Roads please visit Map Gallery | San Juan County, WA see where you can view our priority maps and plans for snow removal. Please remember, winter weather  Continue Reading

Free Healthcare Clinic for Islanders

December 21, 2021 at 9:50 am

A record 77 people received free care during the first mobile preventative care clinic coordinated by San Juan County’s new Latinx Healthcare Advisory Committee.   The clinic, hosted December 2 at the Mullis Community Center by the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center (FRC), Sea Mar Community Health Center and PeaceHealth, was created in response  Continue Reading


December 21, 2021 at 9:48 am

OPALCO Board Nominations Open: Interested? Virtual Open House for Candidates January 6th OPALCO nominations for board candidates are now open. You can help shape our energy future! There are three positions open: one position in District 1 (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands), one position in District 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands,  Continue Reading

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