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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

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center adjusts visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access

June 11, 2020 at 2:10 pm

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., June 11, 2020– PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center has adjusted its visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access until COVID-19 is no longer a public health threat. Patients who are not COVID-19 suspect or positive are allowed one designated visitor during their stay. Two visitors are allowed on a case-by-case basis  Continue Reading

Triple Impact Coaching Virtual Basketball Training

June 10, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Join former college coach and CEO & Founder of Triple Impact Coaching Arvin Mosley Jr. for a 5-week program to keep basketball on the mind! Run virtually, this program is designed to introduce basketball skills to children in Kindergarten-4th grade with a weekly emphasis on basketball skills and social emotional development. This program is ideal  Continue Reading

Discover San Juan Islands 2020

June 10, 2020 at 6:25 am

Your Conservation Land Bank turns 30 this year and is celebrating with a multi-island exploration. Every preserve has a story – gather your family and get outside this summer to discover what your public lands have to say! The San Juan County Land Bank teamed up with the Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island libraries  Continue Reading

Surface Water in a Subarctic Desert

June 10, 2020 at 6:16 am

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Interior Alaska is a new regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi… Nearly every molecule of water that now covers 70% of our planet was spewed in awesome volcanic eruptions or carried frozen in asteroids or comets that pummeled a lifeless earth for eons.   Any given water  Continue Reading

The Power to Change

June 10, 2020 at 6:15 am

If you are suffering from the effects of domestic violence or sexual abuse, you are invited to take part in a women’s group which will lead you towards the love and care you desire for yourself and others. This 8 week course begins on June 23rd, 2020 and runs from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The  Continue Reading

A Photographic Journey: Iconic Birds of the World – Zoom Presentation with Peter Cavanagh

June 9, 2020 at 11:56 am

We are living in a time of unprecedented trial. In an effort to bring you a much-needed reconnection to the natural world, Friends of the San Juans would like to invite you to attend an upcoming Zoom presentation with Peter Cavanagh. Are you experiencing travel withdrawal after months of lockdown and cancelled travel plans? Peter  Continue Reading

Businesses and Guests Must Work Together to Safely Reopen

June 9, 2020 at 11:54 am

In the SJ Update Mailbag today we find this letter to you from the Visitors Bureau… Dear Fellow Islanders, The world may no longer resemble the one we knew in early March, but San Juan County has risen to the occasion of meeting the COVID-19 challenge head-on. Now, as we start to take steps to  Continue Reading

Reservations Return on Friday

June 9, 2020 at 11:49 am

Vehicle reservations for travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes between June 21 and September 26 will be available this Friday. Customers will be able to go online and save their spot on a sailing at 7 a.m. on June 12. Customers are encouraged to look at the sailing schedules to plan  Continue Reading

Update to PHD Meeting Notice

June 9, 2020 at 11:47 am

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1, has previously given public notice of a special meeting, to be held on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. to be held remotely under COVID-19 emergency rules. Attached is an agenda, and additional information. Call-In Number for the Public (509) 824-1884 Conference ID: enter 731 543  Continue Reading

Why Buy Local?

June 9, 2020 at 11:31 am

Although this is always true in our small community, because of Covid-19 it is now more important than ever to shop local right here in Friday Harbor whenever possible to help support our neighbors. This extensive article from Groom and Style explains a lot about how and why this is so important… Buying Local: Benefits,  Continue Reading

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