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

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

December 18, 2021 at 5:22 am

Freez­er Burned is an ongo­ing series on the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Steve Ulvi… (Authors note: this fic­tion­al tale of Alas­ka bush life adven­ture, grief and redemp­tion, cir­ca the 1980s, will be con­tin­ued found­ed upon two pre­vi­ous sto­ries.  See Freez­er Burned: “No Mat­ter What” and “The Con­fines of Heav­en” for char­ac­ter back­ground.) The Con­fines of  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Organ at Christmas

December 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Richard Lind will present a recital of Christ­mas music for the organ on the Sec­ond Day of Christ­mas, Sun­day, Decem­ber 26, 2021, at 2:30 PM. There is no admis­sion charge, how­ev­er, dona­tions to the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank and/or the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter will be accept­ed. A recep­tion of Christ­mas cook­ies and cider  Con­tin­ue Reading

Swearing In

December 17, 2021 at 1:13 pm

Dick Grout shares this pho­to of Dwight Col­ley being sworn in ear­li­er this week as the new com­mis­sion­er of San Juan Fire Dis­trict 3 by Judge Kathryn Loring.

Weekly Covid Case Update

December 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm

Since the last update on Fri­day Decem­ber 10th, there have been 16 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 466. While the trans­mis­sion source is not known for all these cas­es, a num­ber are tied to recent hol­i­day trav­el or recent family/friend gath­er­ings. There are approx­i­mate­ly sev­en unvac­ci­nat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

2021 “Volunteer(s) of the Year”

December 17, 2021 at 4:28 am

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor (APS-FH) is pleased to announce our Volunteer(s) of the year — Renee Koehne and her daugh­ter, Brit­tany Koehne. Renee and Brit­tany vol­un­teer as expert cat trap­pers for APS-FH’s TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) pro­gram as well as expe­ri­enced kit­ten fos­ter par­ents through our Fos­ter Pro­gram. These angels recent­ly moved  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island National Historical Park Announces Logo Contest

December 16, 2021 at 8:30 am

Fri­day Har­bor, WA – San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park is proud to announce a con­test to design a new logo for our park! The win­ning design­er will receive an award of $500 and a fea­ture sto­ry about their work and artis­tic process on Nation­al Park Ser­vice web­sites and social media. This con­test is part  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC launches Mariner Training Initiative for Island Workers

December 16, 2021 at 8:27 am

In response to the crit­i­cal lack of mar­itime and fer­ry trans­porta­tion work­ers, and the con­tin­ued need for high-wage careers for islanders, the EDC has launched a Mariner Train­ing Ini­tia­tive. Work­ers seek­ing a new career are invit­ed to the EDC’s new pro­gram on mariner work­force devel­op­ment. First, on Jan. 29th, 2022, the EDC will offer a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Water Management a Top County Priority

December 15, 2021 at 5:42 am

From drought con­di­tions this sum­mer to record rain­fall and flood­ing last month, water man­age­ment is cer­tain­ly a crit­i­cal issue. San Juan County’s Clean Water Util­i­ty, man­aged by the Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship, serves cit­i­zens by address­ing storm and sur­face water infra­struc­ture improve­ments such as stream cul­verts and water qual­i­ty treat­ment. The Util­i­ty also sweeps and  Con­tin­ue Reading

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