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Citizens fill gaps left by unprecedented shutdown

01/23/2019
It’s been more than a month since an estimated 800,000 federal workers received pay, marking the longest government shutdown in United States history. With no end in sight to the impasse in Washington, where President Donald Trump battles Democrats over the construction of a border wall, West Marin residents have...

Banner year for spawning coho

01/23/2019
Salmon spawning season is going strong in West Marin. According to Eric Ettlinger, the Marin Municipal Water District’s aquatic ecologist, this year’s run of coho is the largest in 12 years, with more than 300 redds, or nests, and 700 adults counted so far. As of Jan. 11, 60 redds...

Stewart Horse Camp future unclear

01/23/2019
The family that for decades operated the Stewart Horse Camp has discontinued its agreement with the National Park Service, leading equestrians to ask whether the Olema site will reopen after its seasonal closure. The campground, run for nearly 50 years by the Stewart family, had been operating on a one-year...

Winter storm shut roads, caused freak accidents

01/23/2019
The winter storm that peaked last Wednesday night felled trees and power lines, closing roads and causing freak accidents countywide. It also brought seasonal state rainfall up to average levels: although its employees are working without pay due to the shutdown, the National Weather Service reported that rainfall was at...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 17, 2019

01/17/2019
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” LUKE LEE JANES — BORN NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Son of Alison and Casey Janes of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Grandson of Sue and Rob Janes of Inverness Park and Kim and Reynold Lengacher of Orlando, Florida. Nephew of Catherine (Janes) and Chris Rose and...

Safe routes raise array of parent opinions

01/16/2019
Parents, school staff and county administrators gathered in the West Marin School gym on Monday to discuss potential improvements to the routes children take to and from the school, from downtown up to the junction with Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. The meeting was conducted by the Safe Routes to School program,...

Lagunitas Store sells to Woodacre drummer

01/16/2019
The Lagunitas Store, the last stop for nourishment before the forested vale of Samuel P. Taylor, has changed hands after nearly three decades. Loring Jones, a former drummer in the San Francisco acid jazz scene, hopes to serve new culinary offerings and spruce up the establishment’s visual and acoustic ambiance...

C Street ban moves forward

01/16/2019
The county is pressing ahead with new overnight parking regulations on C Street in Point Reyes Station, answering a call from homeowners near the Giacomini Wetlands trailhead to address unlawful activity. The county’s deputy zoning administrator approved a coastal development permit last week, submitted by the Department of Public Works...

Norovirus cases linked to oysters in Tomales Bay

01/16/2019
Tomales Bay oysters infected with a norovirus prompted the California Department of Public Health to intervene early this month. On Jan. 4, the public health department shut down oyster harvesting and recalled a batch of oysters sold by Hog Island Oyster Company to a host of West Marin and Bay...

County stormwater permits heading into new phase

01/16/2019
For the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, preserving the aquatic health of Marin County is paramount. “Everything we do is meant to reduce pollution in stormwater, making sure water flowing from creeks to the bay is as clean as it possibly can be,” said Rob Carson, the county’s stormwater...

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