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and Tuesday, February 16

Bunk Beds and Local Ambience Nets Top Award
A lodging establishment in West Marin has been given the second highest rating out of more than four thousand of its competitors – and all for only twenty-two dollars a night!  We talk with the Point Reyes Hostel’s General Manager, Hanna Morris.


U.S.D.A announces Rules for Organic
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued new rules for organic dairy farmers.  We examine what will it mean to ranchers in West Marin.  U.S.D.A. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan provides details on what it will mean for consumers of organic milk and beef products.  The good news is that many West Marin rancher’s are already doing more than the new federal requirements.


In the Beginning, there were Oysters…
Science reporter Cassandra Brooks puts native and non-native oysters from Drakes Bay into historical context. 


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and Thursday, February 18


Park Grants Lease Extension
A West Marin Ranch located within the Point Reyes National Seashore was granted a ten year lease extension from the National Park Service.  But it’s not who you think it is…


Oystergate II – the TV movie version…
If you wondered what “Oystergate” would have been like if it had been done in a more subdued, professional manner, then you’ll want to see “Love on the Half Shell.”  It’s a real tear-jerker - the soft-sell version of the Lunny/Drakes Bay Oyster Farm lease debate and is complete with minute-long interludes of classical music.


CLAM to break ground on new “passive” house
The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin, or CLAM, is breaking ground on a new energy-efficient “Passive” House on Saturday. We talk with CLAM executive director, Rae Levine.


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and the weekend!


Keeping a Missing Person Alive
Park officials also said on Wednesday that there are no new leads in the cases of Katherine Truitt or Nicasio resident Silvia Lange, two women who, in separate cases, who went missing in the Point Reyes National Seashore in January.  


Point Reyes Station resident Laurie Monserrat counts Lange among her close friends and provides background information about the woman, and reads a poem that Lange wrote, that keeps her  thinking good thoughts for her.

The America’s Cup Is Well Connected in West Marin
There are quite a few local connections to the recent America’s Cup races in Spain, in which Larry Ellison’s giant high-tech trimaran captured the coveted trophy.  Michael Mery recalls America’s Cup skipper Tom Blackaller, and Brad Webb, a former sailing instructor at the Inverness Yacht Club, calls in to say hello to KWMR listeners. George Clyde reports.  (To see a YouTube video with Brad Webb showing what he does as bowman on the giant trimaran, click here.)