Coho arrive in Lagunitas Creek

FISH: Two male coho salmon vie for position with a female in Lagunitas Creek on Tuesday. Marin Municipal Water District has counted approximately 30 pairs this winter so far, a small number for the time of year, which may be due to lack of rainfall.

CLAM gingerbread house contest

SWEET HOMES: Elizabeth Hill’s baked creation took first place in the adult category of a gingerbread house contest that was on display last weekend at the Yellow House in Point Reyes Station. Tomales Bay Youth Center won first in the youth category for a replication of their meeting place, The...

Santa arrives at Nick's Cove by boat

SAINT NICK: Santa Claus arrived by motor boat, as he does every year, at the Boat Shack at Nick’s Cove last Sunday, to thrilled children and cocktail-sipping parents.

Lego club at the Point Reyes Library

PLAY: A newly formed Lego club, open to kindergarteners through eighth graders, now meets every other Thursday at the Point Reyes Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Creations from the club are put on display in the library. See the calendar for details.

Barley truck overturns

SPILLED SEED: A truck towing two trailers filled with 24 tons of organic barley for the Petaluma company Hunt and Behrens toppled over and spilled its load as it rounded a curve on Highway 1 north of Nick’s Cove in Marshall. Caltrans vacuumed the barley from the ditch and left...

Turkey trot 2015

RACES: Students raced in the annual West Marin School TurkeyTrot at the Bear Valley trail on Monday. Winners in the boys division were Marcos De la Cruz (1st place), Joshua Espulgar Rowe (2nd place) and Matteo Nagle (3rd place). In the girls division, winners were Emily Cardwell (1st place), Isabella...

Conversations about child care start in West Marin

CHILD CARE: Barbara Clifton Zarate (left), of the Marin Community Foundation, introduced the first of what will be many meetings of child care providers on how to improve child care in West Marin, during a Tuesday meeting at the Dance Palace. Some suggested that better access to food through school...

Garageland Marketplace opens in Lagunitas

RETAIL: Inverness Park residents Samantha and Cheyenne Young recently opened up a consignment, retail and vendor shop selling handmade and selected vintage items next to the farmstand on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Lagunitas. Their store, called Garageland Marketplace, will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6...

Library clears West Marin student fees

READING: Jennifer Livingston and Bonnie Clarke passed out new library cards to students at West Marin and Inverness Schools Monday. The director of the Marin County Free Library, Sara Jones, also cleared off any late fees students may have accrued.

Last farmers market of the season

FARMERS MARKET: Last Saturday marked the end of the Point Reyes Farmers Market for the season. A small group of cribbage players gathered for the 1st Annual Sandy Jacobs Memorial Tournament, and past and present members of Marin Organic toasted farewell to the organization.