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

Onward and upward!

September 30, 2020 at 5:50 am

Helen and Dan from Island Stage Left share some insight into their history, what’s happening now and a look to the future in a couple of videos on SJI Community Network… Dear ISL Friends and Supporters, visit www.sjicn.org and you will find our video and those of some wonderful people making a difference on our  Continue Reading

Election Q & A

September 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm

SJC Auditor Milene Henley and Elections Supervisor Camolyn Armstrong share this information about the election… Interest is high in this year’s general election. As a result, San Juan County Elections staff have been receiving a record number of questions. Below are some of the questions asked most frequently, with the answers. How many registered voters  Continue Reading

October Programs at Island Rec

September 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

Listed first is Pickleball, then see below for three adult fitness classes. Island Rec Pickleball Pickleball is open registration for ages 16+. Tuesdays & Thursdays October 6-29 at the fairgrounds. 5-6:30pm for Beginner and Intermediate Players. 6:30-8pm for Intermediate and Advanced Players. $8 per session. Must have your own paddle. Max 10 players allowed per  Continue Reading


September 29, 2020 at 10:45 am

In the mailbag this morning we find this letter from Anna Maria de Freitas… As I listen to the rain bounce off my sky light and feel the fall chill settle in the air, I know that the days of outdoor dining for me and my restaurant industry colleagues are quickly coming to an end.  Continue Reading

School Board Zoom Meeting

September 29, 2020 at 10:40 am

On Wednesday,Sep 30, 2020, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting.     https://sjisd.zoom.us/s/83455678355 Or join webinar with the following methods Phone one-tap Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,83455678355# or +16699006833,,83455678355# Join by Telephone For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. Dial: US : +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900  Continue Reading

New Scouting Awards for Old Military Road Trail

September 28, 2020 at 4:18 pm

Scout Troop and Pack 4090, located here on San Juan Island, has just received news that their application (filed in March) to have the “Old Military Road Trail” officially designated as an recognized ‘National Historic Trail’ through the National Council of Scouting BSA, has been approved. This means that any Scouts visiting San Juan Island,  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival Coming October 15 – 25

September 28, 2020 at 10:23 am

  The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going virtual this year, featuring award-winning documentaries, short films, and student-made films, as well as daily livestreamed Q&As with filmmakers. All films will be available on demand for 10 days, October 15-25. Q&As will be recorded for those who can’t participate via livestream. Read about this year’s lineup  Continue Reading

SmileMobile Dental Clinic coming to Friday Harbor

September 28, 2020 at 10:18 am

The Arcora Foundation – SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39 – foot dental clinic on wheels, will return to Friday Harbor on October 7 – 9 and 12 – 14 and will park at the Friday Harbor High School – 45 Blair Ave. SmileMobile dentist – Paul Phillips and dental team will provide examinations to babies  Continue Reading


September 28, 2020 at 9:45 am

In the SJ Update mail bag this morning we have this letter from Justin Paulsen… If 2020 has highlighted nothing else within our country it is that political division has seeped into every function of our society. As our current generation navigates social, health and economic waters which have never before been explored, one factor  Continue Reading

Breaking the Surly Bonds of Earth

September 27, 2020 at 3:19 pm

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Interior Alaska is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi… Arriving in Interior Alaska in 1974, I was 23 years old and had never been in any kind of airplane. (Well alright, full disclosure; as a kid, I was big on those horses and planes that  Continue Reading

Recent Comments by Tim