Heavy storms cause road closures

WEATHER: Heavy rains this week caused yet more road closures and flooding. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard was closed for most of Tuesday from east of Olema through Lagunitas. That, coupled with the closure of Nicasio Valley Road south of the Lucas Valley Road intersection, made for a hectic commute for...

Restoration plans begin for Roy's Redwoods

ROY’S REDWOODS: The Open Space District Board of Directors will give $49,375 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to help plan restoration work at Roy’s Redwoods in the San Geronimo Valley. The parks department says heavier usage and “unregulated trail development” has led to problems, such as impacting the...

Adult coloring classes come to West Marin libraries

COLORING: Adult coloring classes take place at the Inverness Library on the first Wednesday of each month, and at the Bolinas Library on the third Thursday. The library calls it a “relaxing, stress-relieving activity” and provides supplies and refreshments.

First baby of 2017

FIRST BABY: West Marin’s first baby of 2017 was born at 8:58 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Sutter Regional Hospital in Santa Rosa. Ridge Latham Eastman was born to Laughty Nixdorf, Evan Eastman and brother Liam Fisketjon. The Point Reyes Light and all the businesses on these pages welcome...

Redwoods felled

TREES: Arborists felled two giant—and long dead—old-growth redwoods along the road through Samuel P. Taylor State Park last month, a joint project of the county and Marin Municipal Water District. Though the idea was to cut the trees in such a way that they toppled into Lagunitas Creek to create...

Car crashes avoiding fallen tree

HAZARDS: A local drove off the road and down an embankment toward the creek in Samuel P. Taylor State Park before daybreak on Tuesday, after swerving to avoid a fallen tree on a curve. The accident closed the road for nearly two hours. The driver was uninjured.

Wells Fargo tree comes down

POINT REYES STATION: Next month, Wells Fargo Bank will remove a large pine tree whose limbs have for years carried homemade Christmas lights in winter. A spokesman said arborists who examined the tree believe it has been dead for over a year.

Salmon return

RAINS: Coho salmon boomed in Marin this month: 181 were counted in Lagunitas, San Geronimo and Devil’s Gulch Creeks as of Dec. 16—the most since 2006, according to Marin Municipal Water District aquatic ecologist Eric Ettlinger. “I often hear people say that salmon runs are larger in wet years, but...

Our lady of Guadalupe celebrated

CELEBRATION: People gathered in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Sacred Heart Church in Olema on Sunday. The holiday remembers when, in 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared twice to a man named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church.

Dance proceeds go to Standing Rock

DANCE: A movement workshop described as a “creative exploration of the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body in motion” in the Dance Palace Church Space on Sunday donated proceeds to the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.