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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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May 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm

In the SJI Update Mailbag this afternoon there’s a letter from Richard Grout… Dear Editor: Tuesday evening the San Juan Public Hospital District (PHD) Commissioners took an action we should all applaud. They voted unanimously to withdraw the agreement concerning integration of the San Juan Island Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Fire District #3 and  Continue Reading

Boomerang to the San Juans

May 6, 2020 at 9:36 am

This May 2020 edition of Tide Bites was written by Alyssa Scott… As the tides of life have ebbed and flowed, I’ve continually found myself on the shores of FHL [Friday Harbor Labs]. My first encounter with the Labs was via a two-week research sailing expedition through the San Juan Islands with Deep Green Wilderness.  Continue Reading

State of the Theatre

May 6, 2020 at 8:40 am

Here is a Special Update from SJCT’s Executive Artistic Director… Dear SJCT Family, We’ve had numerous inquiries as to how COVID-19 has affected San Juan Community Theatre. While we don’t know everything that the future holds, we have an update about the State of the Theatre today. Please take a few minutes to watch the  Continue Reading

History IS Here Month

May 6, 2020 at 5:56 am

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum…Remember when we could happily pose this close to each other in a crowd of people, just like the Hemphill family and friends did around 1910 in the photograph above? As everyone knows, we currently live in a time defined by a novel coronavirus,  Continue Reading

New Positive Test Result Reported on San Juan Island

May 5, 2020 at 7:29 pm

May 5, 2020: San Juan County Health and Community Services staff have been notified of one new positive COVID-19 test result in San Juan County, on San Juan Island. This brings the total number of cases in San Juan County to fifteen. The County Health Department’s Surveillance Team is actively contact tracing this new case,  Continue Reading

A Second Virtual Sip ‘n Shop

May 5, 2020 at 3:27 pm

The San Juan Island Retail Businesses have created another virtual experience for a night of shopping and fun! The second San Juan Island Virtual Sip ‘n Shop will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Retailers will post to Facebook, Instagram or their YouTube channel during that time, using the hashtag  Continue Reading

Island Rec Cancellations

May 5, 2020 at 8:56 am

The San Juan Island Park and Recreation District commissioners have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person programs and events for summer 2020 based on Governor Jay Inslee’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order and his four phases of reopening, in addition to Washington State Department of Health guidelines. The health and safety of our  Continue Reading

Thank You, San Juan Island Community Foundation!

May 5, 2020 at 6:54 am

SAN JUAN ISLAND, FRIDAY HARBOR – April 30, 2020 – The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor (APS-FH) is pleased to announce a grant awarded by the San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) Board of Directors to be used for the purchase and installation of PetPoint Data Management System – a new, updated software package  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

May 5, 2020 at 6:51 am

In person meeting or call in?? Read on… San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 is giving public notice of a Special Meeting to be held on Tuesday May 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m. at the Hospital District Offices ( 849 Spring Street Unit B-5). Call-in information for the public follows: Call-In Number: 509-824-1884 Conference  Continue Reading

Asian Giant Hornets

May 4, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Need something else to be worried about this year? Covid-19 not quite enough to raise your hackles? How about Asian Giant Hornets? (a.k.a. Asian Murder Hornets) No, it’s not a B rated horror movie. They’re real and they’re here. Check out this article on CNN and for goodness sake be careful if you see any  Continue Reading

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