Fire on Mount Vision contained quickly

County firefighters fist-bumped each other at a slow-spreading blaze on Monday afternoon on Mount Vision Road. The fire, near Pine Ridge Fire Road, was fully contained within a few hours after burning about a quarter of an acre. Although fire planes flew overhead, they did not douse retardant owing to...

Bolinas women and men win Independence day tug

The Bolinas women’s Fourth of July tug-of-war team celebrated their win in a shower of champagne on Tuesday morning at the mouth of the lagoon. They and their male counterparts beat the Stinson Beach teams this year.

Interdependence Festival brings community together through art

Maya De Santiago painted red cherries, a blue sky and swirling clouds on a temporary mural outside the Whale of a Deli during the first-ever Interdependence Festival of Arts and Community, held Saturday in Point Reyes Station. The festival, borne of an idea among members of an artist committee of...

New mooring servicing boat sets sail

Skip Vilicich, whose family has owned the Marshall boatyard for a century, on Saturday celebrated the launch of a 36-foot boat fitted to service moorings, after six years of restoration. His sister, Susan Welch, broke a champagne bottle over the bow to christen the craft, which was orginally built to...

Non-profits thank volunteers at Dance Palace appreciation event

Susan Deixler, a care manager for West Marin Senior Services, talked with a volunteer last Thursday at a first annual volunteer appreciation party at the Dance Palace Community Center. Organizers sent out 280 invitations to volunteers throughout West Marin who keep organizations afloat by cooking meals, chauffeuring seniors, hosting classes,...

Astrid Lindo opens new shop inside Flower Power

Astrid Design Home, a shop located within Point Reyes Station’s Flower Power, opened last Saturday. Owner Astrid Lindo will sell art, accessories and home furnishings, mostly reclaimed or repurposed.

Locals born in '47 come together

CELEBRATION: Ten years ago, a group of people born in 1947 convened in Inverness Park to celebrate their shared birth year. Last Saturday, most of them came together again, with a few additions, in Bear Valley. Pictured from left are Carlos Porrato, Alex Hinds, Barbara Gaman, Robin White, Barry Linder,...

Tomales Fire Station set to be rebuilt

SAFETY: Marin County has set aside roughly $8 million for a complete renovation of the Tomales Fire Station. Construction is set to begin next spring, and officials say response times will not be compromised.

Inverness Tennis Club potty gets vandalized

VANDALISM: Inverness Tennis club members arrived on Monday to find the Porta-Potty at the Second Valley court crushed against an alder tree several yards from its original location. Club member Terry Aleshire suspects that teens rammed a vehicle into it.

West Marin sixth grader wins award for essay

AWARDS: West Marin School sixth grader Seth Wollenburg earned $50 for himself and $200 for his class last week, when his essay on gratitude placed in the top 20 of 350 entries from middle schoolers across the county. The Phillips Writing Contest has awarded prizes for the last 25 years...