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

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, and Novem­ber  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 to  Con­tin­ue Reading

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