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

Neither Here, Nor There

May 11, 2020 at 1:27 pm

This is the first in a series of sto­ries by Steve Ulvi… We can all use a bit more enter­tain­ment these days. Begin by con­jur­ing up the Far North. Way up, where invis­i­ble lon­gi­tu­di­nal lines get clos­er, just short of an invis­i­ble Arc­tic Cir­cle. Near­ly all of these camp­fire tales take place in a par­tic­u­lar chunk  Con­tin­ue Reading

“Just a Minute”

May 11, 2020 at 12:55 pm

60-Sec­ond Videos from the Preser­va­tion Trust The San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust has devel­oped a series of quick, easy-to-watch videos fea­tur­ing the won­der-filled nature in our own back­yards as spring unfolds around us. If you could use some vic­ar­i­ous dos­es of nature’s med­i­cine, click to watch the video above and then look for more of the Preser­va­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Connector Road Update

May 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm

> By Louise Dus­trude The road adjoin­ing the grav­el pit and con­nect­ing Turn Point Road near the ship­yard with Pear Point Road at the grav­el pit will get its final chip-seal­ing this com­ing week, per­haps as soon as Tues­day accord­ing to coun­ty engi­neer Col­in Hunte­mer. After that, and after any loose rocks are swept off,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor High School Teacher Awarded Research Grant

May 8, 2020 at 2:57 pm

A $19,000 grant was award­ed to Fri­day Har­bor High School (FHHS) Sci­ence Teacher Sam Gar­son to sup­port a min­i­mum 2‑year part­ner­ship between the high school sci­ence depart­ment and Fri­day Har­bor Labs in effort to get more stu­dents involved with high-lev­­el sci­en­tif­ic research. This grant was award­ed through a com­pet­i­tive process in the Part­ners in Sci­ence  Con­tin­ue Reading

Arbor Week

May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor sees the health of our trees as vital to our sense of well-being and as a defin­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic of our com­mu­ni­ty. Healthy trees pro­vide us the dai­ly ben­e­fit of clean­er air, shade and source of aes­thet­ic beau­ty. The Tree City USA signs at the Town’s entrances tell vis­i­tors that this  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town sponsors another successful Spring Cleanup

May 8, 2020 at 2:34 pm

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor helped its cus­tomers jump start their spring clean­ing with free pick­up of over­sized refuse the week of April 27-May 1. This is the fifth year the Town has offered the Spring Cleanup ser­vice to its res­i­den­tial refuse cus­tomers. Refuse employ­ees Dave Smith and Jon Munn picked up a total of  Con­tin­ue Reading

“COVID-19 Community Conversations” Round Five

May 8, 2020 at 6:53 am

This week “COVID-19 Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­sa­tions” con­tin­ues with anoth­er three videos that high­light spe­cif­ic efforts from orga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ty that pro­vide key ser­vices and pro­vide cru­cial lead­er­ship around the coun­ty. You can find our entire col­lec­tion of videos on our YouTube chan­nel “San Juan Coun­ty COVID-19 Response” at www.sjccovid.com/conversations. We now have fif­teen  Con­tin­ue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

May 8, 2020 at 6:49 am

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a Spe­cial School Board Meet­ing on Mon­day May 11, at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meet­ing.  This meet­ing is open to the pub­lic. To access the Zoom meet­ing, please click on “Video” with­in the Board Agen­da, or call the num­ber list­ed on the agen­da for audio only. View­ers will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Driving Access to Mount Grant Preserve Summit Resumes Sunday, May 10th

May 8, 2020 at 6:36 am

Your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank will resume open­ing the gate at Mount Grant Pre­serve begin­ning this Sun­day, May 10th.   We have switched to our spring/summer cal­en­dar and dri­ving access to the sum­mit will be avail­able twice a week, Sun­days and Wednes­days from 10am to 7pm. Please con­tin­ue fol­low­ing social dis­tanc­ing guide­lines when­ev­er vis­it­ing your pre­serves: If you’re  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Has a New PPP Survey

May 7, 2020 at 8:30 am

EDC Sur­vey to Deter­mine San Juan Coun­ty Impacts of Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) is col­lect­ing data to learn how well the SBA’s Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram (PPP) is work­ing for islands busi­ness­es. Busi­ness own­ers are urged to par­tic­i­pate in the EDC’s PPP sur­vey here: https://forms.gle/DPxi4gUSpCtnKmDW6 For more infor­ma­tion, please  Con­tin­ue Reading

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