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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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Hospital District Board Meetings

February 29, 2020 at 8:24 am

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will now be holding its Regular Board Meetings at 5:30 p.m., but will continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Additionally, the Board has added an additional audience participation section to the Agenda, which  Continue Reading

APSFH’s 13th Annual Mardi Paws “Spay”Ghetti Dinner

February 28, 2020 at 5:49 am

Dr. Sonja Webster and the Islands Veterinary Clinic staff were some of the over 100 San Juan Island community members to celebrate World Spay Day, Mardi Paw style, at the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor’s 13th Annual “Spay”ghetti Dinner at the Mullis Center on Tuesday, February 25th. Event highlights included the delicious “spay”ghetti, Caesar  Continue Reading

SJICF Helps Build Sustainable Nonprofits

February 28, 2020 at 5:48 am

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is more than just a local grant maker. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to bringing together the financial resources of individuals and families to support the missions of local nonprofits. In turn, these organizations fill the many needs of our community through programs that nourish, enrich and inspire the lives  Continue Reading

Wolverine Winter Playoff Update

February 28, 2020 at 5:44 am

Brock Hauck checks in with an Update on the Wolverines… Winter Sports Post Season has begun. Below is an update on the post season opportunities for our winter sports teams. First Wrestling, then Girls Basketball, and finally Boys Basketball:

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

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