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Limantour Road closure

04/14/2021
Limantour Road will be closed on weekdays until May 7 while construction crews replace old drainage culverts. The work takes four hours at a time, requiring weekday closures from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. The construction is part of the large-scale road rehabilitation in the...

Point Reyes substation reopens at night after eight-month closure

04/07/2021
The coast will once again be patrolled 24 hours a day after the Marin County Sheriff’s Office reopened the Point Reyes substation at night on March 28, after an eight-month closure. “I’m very happy,” said Lt. Brennan Collins, the station commander. “We are very pleased that we’re able to provide...

Libraries plan reopening

04/07/2021
West Marin libraries plan to reopen the week of April 19. Through a new express, limited-capacity service, browsers will be allowed to linger up to 30 minutes while abiding by safety precautions at the Point Reyes, Inverness, Stinson Beach and Bolinas libraries, and curbside service will continue. The Marin County...

Youth center hopes for funding for skate or bike park in underserved area

04/07/2021
Young bikers and skaters in Point Reyes Station are petitioning for a park where they could safely practice and hang out. The California Statewide Park Program identified the area as a critically underserved community in 2018, a designation that allows for competitive grant funding under Proposition 68. Now, Madeline Hope,...

Teacher dismissal prompts petition

04/07/2021
The fallout from the unexplained dismissal of a beloved teacher at the Lagunitas School District continues: A group of parents has created a petition and will deliver it to the school next week, and they’re exploring more drastic action, including a recall of trustee Denise Bohman. Tensions have run high...

MALT hires new leader

04/07/2021
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has selected Thane Kreiner, an entrepreneur and executive from Sebastopol, as its new C.E.O. His hiring marks a new chapter for MALT, as its mission is increasingly focused on sustainability, innovation and stewardship. “I’m really excited about working with the community to experiment, adopt and...

Vaccine eligibility and allowed activities to expand

04/07/2021
The state of the pandemic is shifting quickly. On April 15, all Marin residents over the age of 15 will become eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. By June 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to dissolve the tiered framework that has limited activities based on disease transmission, reopening the economy...

True to boom and bust, fenced herd shrinks in drought

04/07/2021
The drought has caused a third of the tule elk that live in the fenced enclosure on Tomales Point to perish from malnutrition. The decline is the fourth on record, and it aligns with the boom-and-bust cycle the park service predicted after reintroducing the species to the Point Reyes National...

Western Saloon on the market

03/24/2021
The owners of the Old Western Saloon put their building on the market this month for $2.2 million, and they say they will only sell to someone who will preserve the bar. The historic two-story building consists of the saloon and two retail spaces downstairs, and 10 small offices upstairs...

Private tests show bad water quality near park ranches

03/24/2021
Water quality testing commissioned by two groups lobbying for the end of ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore shows fecal contamination exceeding federal recreational standards in several waterways feeding the Pacific Ocean. In response, seashore personnel point to their nearly finalized general management amendment, which requires water quality improvements...

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