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and Thursday, December 24th

 

Green Light on Cell Phone Tower Negotiations in Stinson Beach
The most contentious issue to hit Stinson Beach in recent years has been the idea of Verizon constructing a one hundred foot tall cell phone tower above the village and near a local water tank.  On Saturday, the water board in Stinson Beach voted to move ahead on negotiations with Verizon.  KWMR’s Brenda Kohn was there and files this report.

 

New PRNS Chief Ranger In Town
David Schifsky is the new Chief Ranger at Point Reyes National Seashore; George Clyde asks him about crime in the park and the job he has taken on.

 

IPUD GM is Retiring
Kaaren Gann of the Inverness Public Utilities District is retiring.  Today we hear about why Ms. Gann is leaving and what her most interesting job was before coming to Inverness!


 

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and the weekend!

 

Funding for SFD Boulevard Repairs A Ways Off

Will the eternal bumps and disrepair of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard ever get fixed? Maybe yes, Maybe no.  KWMR Reporter Herb Kutchins provides an update on what was discussed in this regard at a recent meeting of the Transportation Administration of Marin, including comments from West Marin’s Supervisor, Steve Kinsey. 

The 41st Pt. Reyes Christmas Bird Count Last Saturday
The Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count on Saturday was a huge success.  Nearly 200 birders enjoyed a sensational December day to count over 100,000 local winter birds of 192 species.  John Longstreth, Tom Gaman and John Kelley give the highlights to KWMR’s George Clyde.


 

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and Tuesday, December 29th

 

Audubon Canyon Ranch gets new Director
The Audubon Canyon Ranch has hired a new executive director – and his name may be a familiar one to local environmentalists and wildlife scientists alike.  We talked with Scott Feirerabend, about his vision for the ranch in the coming months and years.

What will the year 2010 bring to the Point Reyes National Seashore?
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher tells KWMR reporter George Clyde about the year ahead: spending millions of dollars in stimulus funds, release of the updated draft General Management Plan for the Park and the dispute with Drakes Bay Oyster Company.