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Marin moves to orange tier as Covid case rates fall

03/24/2021
Restrictions on reopening were loosened in Marin on Wednesday, and the vaccine rollout is chugging along. An average of 3,700 vaccine doses are being administered in the county each day, and nearly half of adult residents have received their first dose. Marin is expected to complete vaccinations of all willing...

Recent rains a drop in the bucket in drought years

03/24/2021
A flurry of rainy days has yet to improve drought conditions in West Marin. Up from 13.7 inches at the beginning of March, Bolinas has now received a total of 16.15 inches since last summer—less than half of the annual recorded average. The Bolinas Community Public Utility District, which this...

Tomales High School returns to in person learning

03/17/2021
Bus capacity, continued online learning, family health concerns and the need for children to watch younger siblings at home have contributed to a low return rate for Tomales High students. Those who do come to campus are participating in classes from their devices, though new guidance anticipated next week could...

Progress and pain at pandemic's one-year mark

03/17/2021
It’s been a year almost to the day since Marin fell under the first stay-at-home order in the nation, and relief is on the horizon: A third of the county’s population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the state is reopening the economy, and federal stimulus...

Parents roiled over Lagunitas teacher dismissal

03/17/2021
Parents at the Lagunitas School expressed their dissent at last week’s board meeting over the unexplained dismissal of a new teacher, a move they say reflects broader trends of staff turnover and trustees ignoring the will of the community. The administration and trustees are legally prohibited from explaining the dismissal,...

Monarch habitat to be restored on public lands

03/17/2021
Saving the last monarch butterflies, which fell to historically low numbers in California this winter, is the focus of a new initiative launched by Marin public land managers. The project, which received near half a million dollars from the state’s Wildlife Conservation Board last month, will restore overwintering and breeding...

Absent oil threat, Challenger left on the rocks

03/17/2021
An old fishing vessel wrecked on a remote stretch of shoreline north of Dillon Beach has been abandoned indefinitely. Officials suspended their response to the American Challenger this week as the threat of an oil spill was abated and emergency funding dried up. Salvaging the vessel will depend on finding...

Postmaster retires after productive tenure in Woodacre

03/17/2021
Postmaster Bill Gossy retired last month after four years in charge of the Woodacre post office. In his tenure, he renewed the building and smoothed up operations after a bumpy spate of temporary postmasters. He speaks about his work with pride and his patrons with cheer. “When somebody walks into...

Tomales High opens its campus, but virtual learning continues

03/17/2021
Tomales High School reopened its campus for the first time in a year last week, but it will take a loosening of restrictions before teachers can work with students in person again. Under the current guidelines, students on campus are still learning over the computer using noise-cancelling headphones; 70 of...

Boat threatens Tomales Bay with oil slick

03/10/2021
A derelict fishing boat is wrecked on the rocky shoreline north of Dillon Beach, and engineers are assessing the state of the vessel with the goal of preventing pollution. Their biggest concern is an oil spill: The boat can carry up to 29,000 gallons of fuel, and its hull is...

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