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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

Business Assistance Deadline June 30th, 2020

June 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

The last day to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is June 30th, 2020. As of today, June 26th, there is plenty of money in the program, and restrictions which may have deterred some businesses have been loosened. To apply for this program, contact your banker. If your bank is no longer offering these  Continue Reading

Keeping the San Juans Safe: A Partner Pledge & Visitor Guidelines Checklist

June 26, 2020 at 8:05 am

A note from the Visitors Bureau… Friday Harbor, WA – Summer is here, and that normally means an increase in visitors to our Islands. While 2020 is redefining what ‘normal’ is, there are steps the tourism industry is taking to safely welcome visitors back to the Islands. One of our most important goals is to  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs closed on the 4th of July

June 26, 2020 at 7:45 am

For many islanders, it is a long-standing tradition to come to UW Friday Harbor Labs (FHL) on the 4th of July to sit on the breakwater or bluffs to watch the fireworks in the harbor – it’s one of the best viewing sites!  So we are saddened to announce that this year, access to the FHL  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council

June 25, 2020 at 1:08 pm

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold candidate forums on the video conference platform Zoom at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8. To attend the forums, please send a message to candidateforums2020@gmail.com to register. The League will provide a link to the Zoom meeting shortly before the scheduled  Continue Reading

The Old Military Road

June 25, 2020 at 11:40 am

This article was written by Mike Vouri, local author and former NPS Historian… The heat was already stifling at 11 a.m. in late July 2004 when I encountered four Canadian reenactor colleagues taking a breather in the shade at the corner of Little and Douglas roads. Clad in the scarlet and blue wool uniforms of  Continue Reading

San Juan County Requests Phase 3 Approval

June 24, 2020 at 2:02 pm

June 24, 2020: Following a recommendation from San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank James, both the County Board of Health and the San Juan County Council approved submitting an application to the WA State Secretary of Health to enter a modified version of Phase 3 of the Governor’s four-phased Safe Start Washington plan. The timing  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

June 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting.   There will also be an Executive Session at 4:00 pm, not open to the public, in accordance with RCW  In accordance with RCW 42.30.110(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of  Continue Reading

New Business in Town: San Juan Striping LLC

June 24, 2020 at 9:23 am

Reyes Rodriguez initially moved to San Juan Island in 1991 from Mexico. After living here for more than a decade, he found his calling working overseas doing Relief Work around the world, in 2003 he married Martha Alvarado, after a few years working abroad they dreamed of returning to the island and having children, the  Continue Reading

Update on Recent San Juan County Cases

June 24, 2020 at 9:13 am

June 24, 2020: Over the past week, San Juan County reported three new COVID-19 cases. Two were on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The County Health & Community Service Department’s surveillance team has performed initial investigation, contact tracing, and testing for each of these cases. It is important to know that monitoring  Continue Reading

The Odds are Good, But the Goods are Odd

June 24, 2020 at 9:04 am

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Interior Alaska is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi… In case you have never heard this pithy phrase describing a single woman’s chances of meeting Mr. Normal in Alaska, I did not come up with it. Some form of this lament surely has echoed everywhere  Continue Reading

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