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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

Compass Health Bridge

May 2, 2020 at 5:55 am

Compass Health debuts revolutionary mobile telehealth system to provide vital mental health and substance abuse treatment during COVID-19 social distancing, and for future care Cloud-based Compass Health Bridge platform virtually connects front-line behavioral health providers with clients in community or home settings EVERETT – Compass Health has announced the organization-wide launch of its mobile telehealth system, Compass  Continue Reading

National Tourism Week: Honoring the Spirit of Travel in the San Juan Islands

May 2, 2020 at 5:47 am

Friday Harbor, WA…   National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3 — 9, is the annual salute to the positive effects of travel in the U.S.  Now, more than ever, is a time to reflect on what visitors bring to the vitality and resilience of the San Juan Islands. Travel is in our DNA, and the  Continue Reading

Stay at Home Order Extended

May 2, 2020 at 5:23 am

Here’s a note from Brendan Cowan at SJ Dept. of Emergency Management… On Friday Governor Inslee extended his Stay at Home Order through at least May 31st. Below is a chart highlighting the basics of his phased plan for reopening. The devil is in the details of course, and the next few days will provide  Continue Reading

Congressman Rick Larsen to Speak at EDC Business Recovery Call May 6th

May 2, 2020 at 5:19 am

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) invites community leaders and businesspeople to join in a conversation with Congressman Rick Larsen on the economy, recovery and the news from Washington DC.   The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6th from 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. For more information, please visit https://www.sanjuansedc.org/business-call.

Rethink – Reopen – Rebound

May 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is here to help support you and your business through these trying times. When visiting here begins again we will be ready to provide a safe healthy environment for not only our community but for all of our visitors. We are working to provide guidelines and layouts for  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces Virtual Festival May 8-23

May 1, 2020 at 6:58 am

The Friday Harbor Film Festival in cooperation with Bullfrog Communities is proud to present a Virtual Film Festival of climate-change-related films in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020. Beginning May 8th and continuing through May 23rd, FHFF will offer seven powerful, environmentally focused documentary feature films for online streaming.  Viewing costs only $1.99 per film or $7.99  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Fire And Rescue Report To The Community

April 30, 2020 at 10:48 am

Update on our COVID-19 response and post pandemic response and service lessons learned By Bob Jarman, Chair of Fire District #3 Timing is everything. More than one year ago, San Juan Island Fire and Rescue (SJIF&R) and San Juan Island EMS began working through recommendations from the citizens to join emergency services together into one  Continue Reading

Good News! New Forage Fish Spawning Beaches Found!

April 30, 2020 at 9:25 am

This winter, Friends of the San Juans staff and a team of trained citizen scientists, documented six new Pacific sand lance spawning beaches. They also discovered two previously unknown surf smelt spawning sites. Coupled with results from last winter, the number of documented sand lance spawning beaches in San Juan County more than doubled from 8 to  Continue Reading

Local Farms Directory for San Juan Islands Farms

April 30, 2020 at 9:20 am

An initiative to connect local farms with consumers has been coordinated by the following organizations: San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild (Ag Guild) San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) WSU San Juan County Extension San Juan County Agricultural Resources As part of that effort, they have created a survey to gather data on farms’ open  Continue Reading

Medicare 101

April 30, 2020 at 8:58 am

Do you find Medicare a mystery? Are you unsure which Medicare plan is best for you? Join SHIBA online for a virtual Medicare 101 class where we will cover the “A, B, C, Ds” of Medicare. Our certified SHIBA volunteers will be available to answer all of your questions. SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)  Continue Reading

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