and Tuesday, June 09
Pt. Reyes Station Enjoys Western Weekend
The 60th Western Weekend was a traditional celebration of the culture and fun of West Marin. Tom McGrath of the Nave Patrola, Western Weekend Queen Mindy Borello, and Inverness Garden Club former President Carrick McLaughlin share the excitement. Jacoba Charles reports.
Forest Knolls Man Arrested in Lagunitas for Alleged Burglary and Armed Assault
Jason Green of Forest Knolls is in jail on charges of burglary and assault with a firearm after an incident at Barranca Road in Lagunitas.
New Survey on Local Bee Colonies
39% of Marin County bee colonies failed, according to a new survey by Bonnie Ballenger. Nationwide, bee colony collapse disorder seems to be declining, but the levels are still too high to sustain the population. Sandy Duveen Reports.
Expansion of Local Marine Sanctuaries to be Pushed in Washington this Week
A special meeting on Capitol Hill on Wednesday will advocate pending legislation to expand our local National Marine Sanctuaries north to Pt. Arena. Richard Charter explains.
and Thursday, June 11
Stimulus Funds Arrive in West Marin
$800,000 is earmarked for Giacomini Wetlands and Tomales Bay water quality projects of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council and Point Reyes National Seashore Association, but the organizations still are suffering from the State budget freeze of their grant funds in December. We hear from Neysa King of the TBWC and Andrew Lowry of PRNSA.
The Herbicide Glyphosate Will be Tested by MMWD
The Marin Municipal Water District plans to test the half-life and mobility of glyphosate in the Mt. Tamalpais watershed.
Conviction for Drunk Driver of Bolinas-Stinson Schoolchildren
Albert Coles of Stinson Beach was convicted by a jury and will serve 60 days for DUI and child endangerment. Four local children spent a night in protective custody when he was arrested in October while driving them on a school trip to Mono Lake. Sheila O’Donnell reports.
Coastal Permits Sought for Two Bolinas Projects
A new path from the Bolinas Middle School to the Mesa Road intersection and a new home on Aspen Road are on the Deputy Zoning Administrator’s agenda for Thursday.
and the Weekend
Stinson Beach Groundwater Has Mercury
A new study focussed on Stinson Beach shows that groundwater may be a natural source of mercury in West Marin waters. Leaky septic systems could contribute to the contamination. We have a West Marin Citizen report by Andrea Blum.
Bolinas Fisherman Honored in Washington
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation names Josh Churchman as the “National Volunteer of the Year” at its annual event in Washington DC. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Dan Howard comments on Churchman's contribution as a charter member of the Sanctuary's Advisory Council and on the ceremony in Washington.
Local Rock Fish Season Opens Saturday
We speak with veteran Bodega Bay fisherman Captain Rick Powers of the New Sea Angler to learn about the easy rock fishing in our local ocean waters. Bodega Bay sportfishing boats can be booked at www.bodegabaysportfishing.com, www.bodegabayfishing.com and www.missanitafishingcharters.com.