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Kids back on campus amid Delta surge

08/18/2021
As students return to class this week, West Marin’s public schools are facing the second back-to-school season of the pandemic. The Delta variant’s surge dashed hopes of normalcy, but bringing kids back in person was a nearly universal priority for public health agencies, schools, parents and teachers. Despite elevated case...

Coho surprise scientists in Pine Gulch Creek

08/18/2021
Juvenile coho salmon have been spotted in Pine Gulch Creek for the first time in more than a decade. A team of monitors conducting a snorkel survey of the Bolinas stream found about 80 specimens of the endangered fish last month, the National Park Service said. For Michael Reichmuth, a...

West Marin, seniors part of county's digital divide

08/18/2021
A needs assessment produced by Digital Marin identifies West Marin as part of the county’s “digital divide” and outlines the barriers and steps to increasing internet access countywide. The report, released Aug. 6, reflects community outreach conducted by local groups and by Digital Marin, created in 2019 after a civil...

Point Reyes Station's oldest building changes hands after decades

08/18/2021
A historic property on Point Reyes Station’s main street sold this month to a West Marin resident. The buildings that house Zuma, Black Mountain Artisans and the Marty Knapp Photography Gallery—one of which is believed to be the oldest surviving building in town—were originally put on the market in 2016...

CLAM takes ideas from the public on Coast Guard site

08/18/2021
The public was invited to “learn, share and be junior architects” at the third and final community meeting at the site of future affordable housing in Point Reyes Station on Saturday. The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin, its partner, Eden Housing, and their architects presented feedback from the...

Point Blue's long-term data show birds thrive on protected lands

08/11/2021
Protected lands help bird populations recover and thrive in the long term, a study by the Petaluma-based Point Blue Conservation Science found. Over the course of a quarter century, researchers at the Palomarin Field Station in Bolinas surveyed bird populations in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation...

San Geronimo Valley Community Center to celebrate Juneteenth

08/11/2021
Better late than never. The first inaugural Juneteenth event in West Marin will take place in September at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, after it was postponed in June with hopes of a live event. The afternoon will feature history, information and entertainment, with tributes to Maya Angelou, the...

Former TIRN staff allege harassment

08/11/2021
In 2017, Callie Veelenturf won the first conservation scholarship given out by Turtle Island Restoration Network, which meant she’d be traveling with Todd Steiner, the head of the West Marin-based nonprofit, to study sharks and turtles at Cocos Island, 350 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. At first...

Seashore, Graton Rancheria formalize work agreement

08/11/2021
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria signed an agreement with the National Park Service on Monday, the tribe announced, formalizing the government-to-government relationship between the entities for the next two decades. The agreement concerns historic sites within the Point Reyes National Seashore as well as the park's management of the...

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