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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

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 ID:  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

HOT TOPIC #21: May 4, 2020 Checking In On Our Current Situation

May 4, 2020 at 12:35 pm

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders Anti­body Test­ing: There Are No Short­cuts to Suc­cess There is noth­ing any­one of us wants more right now than to put the COVID-19 cri­sis behind us and get down to the work of reopen­ing and restor­ing our com­mu­ni­ties. There is an incli­na­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Scotch Broom Census Set for May

May 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

Need an excuse to get out­side? (safe­ly and and while main­tain­ing self-dis­­­tanc­ing, of course…) OLYMPIA–The Wash­ing­ton Inva­sive Species Coun­cil, state agen­cies and researchers are call­ing for a cen­sus in May to help deter­mine the loca­tion of Scotch broom through­out the state. “We need everyone’s help to size up the prob­lem,” said Justin Bush, exec­u­tive coor­di­na­tor of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Bald Eagle

May 4, 2020 at 9:21 am

Local pho­tog­ra­ph­er Kevin Holmes shares this pho­to of a Bald Eagle he pho­tographed a few days ago. Great shot Kevin — Thanks for sharing!

The Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale is Online!

May 4, 2020 at 9:01 am

No stand­ing in lines and no rushed shop­ping at the Mullis Senior Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter this year. We are online only in com­pli­ance with all safe­ty guide­lines for COVID-19. Our Spring Plant Sale starts at 9am, Tues­day, May 5.  Healthy veg­gie starts need new homes! Eight new vari­eties this year, includ­ing two deli­cious cher­ry toma­toes, cucum­bers, cab­bages and  Con­tin­ue Reading

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