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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.

Recent Posts by Tim

HOT TOPIC #25: June 18, 2020 — Helping Businesses, their Employees, and their Customers Stay Safe

June 20, 2020 at 6:59 am

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders There are some rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple best prac­tices that our local busi­ness­es and com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions should be fol­low­ing to ensure the safe­ty of employ­ees and vol­un­teers, the safe­ty of cus­tomers, and the abil­i­ty to remain open and pro­vid­ing ser­vice. These are unusu­al times  Con­tin­ue Reading

Second Street Chip Sealing Starting Monday, June 22nd

June 19, 2020 at 12:59 pm

Dri­vers and pedes­tri­ans are urged to exer­cise patience and safe­ty. San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Works (SJCPW) will chip seal Sec­ond Street in the Town of Fri­day Har­bor start­ing the week of June 22nd. The exact date for resur­fac­ing depends on the County’s abil­i­ty to com­plete oth­er sec­tions of road­way on San Juan Island that week.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Reopening Expands Service

June 19, 2020 at 8:14 am

Dear Friends, Great news from the Library!! What many of you have been eager­ly wait­ing for is final­ly here! Begin­ning Tues­day, June 23rd, library staff will deliv­er curb­side holds to your vehi­cles. Ser­vice hours will be from 11am – 2pm on Tues­days, Thurs­days, Fri­days, and Sat­ur­days. Your returns of library mate­ri­als start­ing on June 16th  Con­tin­ue Reading

July 50 Mile Challenge

June 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

Island Rec and Peace Health want you to walk or run 50 Miles in July! Get out­side and enjoy Sum­mer! This is a great way to also train for the Fri­day Har­bor 8.8K Run. You can track your dis­tance using your smart­phone or watch, using many avail­able apps such as Stra­va, Map My Fit­ness, Fit­Bit,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update on Community Outreach Programs

June 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

Here at San Juan Island EMS we have long had a robust pub­lic out­reach and para­med­i­cine pro­gram. Dur­ing the COVID-19 out­break it con­tin­ues to be a pri­or­i­ty, though how we do things has by neces­si­ty changed. The office is cur­rent­ly closed to the pub­lic, but you can call us at 360–378‑5152. Some years ago, frus­trat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Announces 2020 Funding Round for Home Fund Program

June 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices wish­es to announce to eli­gi­ble orga­ni­za­tions the County’s inten­tion to release a Notice of Funds Avail­able (NOFA) for a 2020 fund­ing round for the Home Fund pro­gram. The Coun­ty intends to release this NOFA on July 1, 2020 with respons­es being accept­ed through August 5, 2020. Appli­ca­tions will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Visitors Bureau Awards $3000 in Scholarship

June 19, 2020 at 8:03 am

The San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau is pleased to announce the recip­i­ents of its 3rd Annu­al Tourism/Business/Communications Schol­ar­ships, award­ed to four mem­bers of the Class of 2020 who are grad­u­at­ing from island high schools. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Tyler Sovelove (Lopez Island High School), Cam­ryn Thomp­son (Orcas Island High School), Josephine Cros­by (Fri­day Har­bor High School), and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Affordable Peace of Mind Covid-19 Testing

June 18, 2020 at 1:56 pm

As we move for­ward through the re-open­ing phas­es and begin to wel­come back neigh­bors, friends and vis­i­tors to our beau­ti­ful islands, we know that the pres­ence of the COVID-19 virus in our com­mu­ni­ties is a real con­cern. Liv­ing Med­ical Arts would like to extend you and your busi­ness some peace of mind. Dr. Gul­la is extend­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town installs four Poetry Gardens

June 18, 2020 at 12:45 pm

The Town and its Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion invite the pub­lic to enjoy the new­ly installed Poet­ry Gar­dens locat­ed at: San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre Mullis Cen­ter In the water­front view­ing area below Down­rig­gers Next to the Post Office The 30 poems on dis­play were select­ed in the Town’s first Poet­ry Gar­den Con­test. Nine­ty San Juan Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Department of Health situation report shows increased virus activity

June 18, 2020 at 11:45 am

Sig­nif­i­cant increas­es seen in East­ern Wash­ing­ton, some milder spikes not­ed in West­ern Wash­ing­ton. The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health (DOH) released its lat­est statewide COVID-19 sit­u­a­tion report. The report shows a sig­nif­i­cant increase in viral activ­i­ty in East­ern Wash­ing­ton with con­cen­trat­ed spikes in Yaki­ma, Spokane, Ben­ton and Franklin coun­ties. A ris­ing pos­i­tive test rate means  Con­tin­ue Reading

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