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Seashore releases visions for ranchlands

10/19/2017
Six alternative strategies that could guide the Point Reyes National Seashore’s management of lands currently leased for ranching and dairying were released on Monday, marking the first step toward amending the seashore’s General Management Plan. The announcement launched a 30-day public comment period that will end on Nov. 15. Two...

Emergency systems shift in reponse to North Bay fires

10/19/2017
As dry heat and fierce winds give way to higher humidity and even a chance of rain, West Marin residents—many of whom provided emergency assistance to those fleeing fires raging in nearby counties—may be feeling some relief. Yet Marin County firefighters remain on high alert, as many of the county’s...

West Marin opens doors to fire evacuees

10/12/2017
Hundreds of people fleeing the ongoing fires ravaging the North Bay took shelter in West Marin this week. Evacuees sought refuge at the Dance Palace and San Geronimo Community Centers; others were invited into churches, businesses, hotels and private homes, many in shock over their sudden losses. Eight fires took...

County hears ample support for delivery-only pot

10/12/2017
After pulling a plan to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Marin, the county is now considering allowing delivery-only dispensaries, a proposal that appeared to have hearty community support at a public workshop on Tuesday. Those who spoke at the colorful hearing, many of whom were in the business, were...

Bolinas parcel tax would renew funding for parks

10/12/2017
Nate Siedman still remembers hitting a homerun during a baseball game on the opening day of Mesa Park in 1995, and “I will keep on remembering,” he said. Now a lawyer, a father and the coach for one of the two Little League teams in Bolinas, Mr. Siedman is watching...

Stinson considers desalination plant

10/12/2017
Stinson Beach County Water District is considering a small desalination unit both as a way to meet peak demand during the town’s busy tourist season and to prepare for reduced flow in future periods of drought. The desalination committee’s two members and other district employees met last week to discuss...

East Coast warbler, landed in Inverness, likely “misoriented”

10/12/2017
Streaks of black line the orange face and breast of the Blackburnian warbler, an East Coast species that somehow wound up in the alder trees above an Inverness creek this September. Renée Cormier, an avian ecologist for Point Blue Conservation Science, first spotted one with a research associate and a...

Man accused of hitting bicyclists in Hicks Valley

10/12/2017
Last Saturday, a 21-year-old man driving a blue Dodge Ram pickup swerved on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, just west of Hicks Valley Road, and hit four cyclists riding in a Marin County Bicycle Coalition fundraising event. The cyclists suffered injuries ranging from moderate to major, and one was transferred to a...

Tax to fund valley teachers on the ballot

10/05/2017
Parcel owners living within the Lagunitas School District will head to the polls next month to decide if a decades-old special tax used specifically to fund the school’s teachers should be renewed after the program sunsets next summer. Measure A, placed on the ballot by the school district’s board of...

Seashore ranches offered interim agreements

10/05/2017
Last month, the Point Reyes National Seashore sent new, roughly five-year agreements to the ranchers whose leases on its lands have expired. The interim permits are individualized, but none exceed the July 14, 2022 deadline set by the recent settlement between the park and three national nonprofits over ranching. By...

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