About the Author
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

Library Closed Today

January 15, 2020 at 10:37 am

Due to the weather the Library will be closed Wednesday, January 15. Please check our website for further updates. And while you are staying safe and warm at home you can check out our ebooks, digital magazines and streaming video!

Strong Winds Today

January 15, 2020 at 7:22 am

Here’s some news from SJI Fire & Rescue… Plenty of snow fell overnight – if you don’t need to be on the road, please stay home until road conditions improve. Besides the snow, remember there are plenty of icy patches under the snow too. Good news today is that temperatures will be rising. Bad new  Continue Reading

No School Wednesday

January 15, 2020 at 7:03 am

Wednesday Jan 15:  Schools will be closed due to inclement weather. The high school community dinner and the Community Projects presentations are also cancelled.  Be safe, we will see you on Thursday!  

Little Free Libraries

January 15, 2020 at 5:49 am

For such a small island community way up in the northwest corner of the country, we have quite a few “Little Free Libraries”, at least 6 that we know of. Louise Dustrude shares this report on them…  Linda Thompson is a retired public librarian, and so her husband Gary’s gift to her for her 70th  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

January 15, 2020 at 5:45 am

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary In reviewing the year-end results for 2019, the sales dollar volume for the real estate market in San Juan County per the Northwest Multiple Listing Service was $299,854,773 which reflects a small decrease in volume of 2.3% as compared to 2018 when the volume was $306,903,509. The County  Continue Reading

Cancelled Event

January 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Cancelled Event: Lynda Mapes -Mother Orca Tahlequah Wednesday, January 15 at 7 pm at the Grange Due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule so please check the website for updates.

Late Start for Islanders Bank

January 14, 2020 at 7:34 pm

Due to inclement weather, Islanders Bank branches will open at 10:00 am on January 15th.  Night Drop is available for deposits.  ATM is available for withdrawals. Stay safe and thank you for understanding.

Tempestry Project in the San Juans and at SJIMA

January 14, 2020 at 5:49 am

Valarie Keaton, President of the San Juan County Textile Guild says of the Tempestry Project, “Our exhibit reflects 100 years (every 4th year from 1918 to 2018) of climate data from the Olga weather station on Orcas Island.” The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) has recently featured major exhibitions addressing such topics as  Continue Reading

Snowy Pig

January 14, 2020 at 5:47 am

Chuck Dalldorf shares this photo of the Brickworks Piggy Bank all covered in snow.

Continuity and Emergency Planning

January 14, 2020 at 5:46 am

San Juan County DEM is hosting a one day no-cost training on continuity and emergency planning for small businesses. When disasters strike, small and medium sized businesses often endure the worst of the impacts. In the islands, our geographic isolation and economic reliance on a few key industries make the challenge even greater. This no-cost  Continue Reading

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