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

Fall 2021 Great Islands Clean-up a Success!

October 9, 2021 at 5:45 am

Our islands became much clean­er dur­ing the Great islands Clean-up on Sep­tem­ber 25 thanks to ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teers on Orcas, San Juan, Shaw, and Lopez Islands. Over 100 Islanders par­tic­i­pat­ed! Total garbage picked up was 2,318 pounds (plus 11 garbage cans and 1 dump­ster). It real­ly does take a vil­lage to care for our home! Thank you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

October 9, 2021 at 5:23 am

Since the last update on Fri­day Octo­ber 1st, there have been 3 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent total case count is now 312. Of these 3 new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that 2 appear to have occurred in ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. Lopez Island There are 0 new cas­es on Lopez Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

Historic Preservation in Friday Harbor — Update

October 8, 2021 at 5:47 am

Wel­come Karl! The Town of Fri­day Har­bor His­toric Preser­va­tion Review Board recent­ly filled one of the two recent vacan­cies. Our newest mem­ber is Karl Eber­hard who has a wealth of expe­ri­ence in archi­tec­ture and munic­i­pal his­toric preser­va­tion pro­grams and cit­i­zen preser­va­tion advi­so­ry boards. Just one more…. The good news is that there is one more vacant  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rental Agreement Issues in San Juan Island Real Estate Transactions

October 8, 2021 at 5:40 am

It is not uncom­mon for a rental agree­ment to play a role in a real estate trans­ac­tion.   Tim­ing can be every­thing and often the homes on the mar­ket are occu­pied by a ten­ant or sell­ers are unable to time the clos­ing of their cur­rent home and the pur­chase of their next home. In some cas­es,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Change in Ferry Reservations

October 8, 2021 at 5:36 am

This just in from Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries… Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries will reduce the total num­ber of reser­va­tions avail­able dur­ing the two-week and two-day releas­es for the rest of the cur­rent sea­son begin­ning Fri­day, Oct. 8. Start­ing Fri­day, only 20% of a sailing’s total capac­i­ty will open for each release rather than the usu­al 30%. The adjust­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

Three Big Winners in OPALCO’s Island Way Raffle!

October 7, 2021 at 5:46 am

Solar shares and elec­tric tools Since the OPALCO Annu­al Meet­ing in April, co-op mem­bers who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Island Way work­shops have been entered to win raf­fle prizes includ­ing ten shares of the Bail­er Hill Micro­grid Project (to be com­plet­ed in 2022), a Green­works elec­tric mow­er and a Stihl elec­tric blow­er. The three win­ning names were  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update on Sean Morrison

October 7, 2021 at 5:38 am

The tri­als and fears in life that bring us to our knees also fine tune our sens­es to rec­og­nize each mir­a­cle, big or small, and let our hearts embrace each act of kind­ness, devo­tion and gen­eros­i­ty that self­less, lov­ing peo­ple give so freely. We are so hum­bled by those who have helped our fam­i­ly nav­i­gate  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Business on the Island

October 6, 2021 at 5:52 am

Tama­ra Weaver, a bro­ker with Win­der­mere Real Estate San Juan Island has opened a new busi­ness, San Juan Real Estate Resources (SJRER), to help peo­ple nav­i­gate the maze of buy­ing or sell­ing real estate on San Juan Island. Here’s what she has to say about it: “I think there are a lot of peo­ple out there  Con­tin­ue Reading

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