"The West Marin Report" - a local radio news program for KWMR listeners that was first produced by Andrew Shaw in 2006, and most recently by George Clyde from August 2011 through July 2012.
You can listen on-line to any of the most recent programs below and to earlier programs in our archives. Use the Google search window at the top left of the screen to find programs that would interest you.
Bolinas Celebrates the Reopening of Terrace Avenue After the Critical Access Route Had Been Closed Two Years by a Landslide. Bolinas Fire Chief Anita Brown tells George Clyde about the importance of the road in emergencies, and engineer Bill McCormack of Kleinfelder says the repair should last at least 20 years. Supervisor Steve Kinsey praises the $1.5 million County project and discusses repair of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. near Olema.
Wednesday Night a Burglar Entered Through the Blackbird Café's Locked Front Door to Take About $1,000. Co-owner Jude Robinson tells George Clyde about the incident and her reactions, and she discourages speculations about a suspect. Meanwhile, the new café with its music, poetry and art is thriving, with beer, wine, and light meals on the horizon.
Shoreline Unified, Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson Union School District Trustees Consider Sharing Resources While Preserving Autonomy; Nicasio School Likely to Join Effort. Faced with declining budgets, the three school boards met at West Marin School Tuesday and agreed to explore opportunities to share programs, teachers and staff. County Superintendent Mary Jane Burke tells George Clyde about the process, and Shoreline Superintendent Stephen Rosenthal comments on its value. Thanks to Lynn Axelrod of the Citizen, whose report is in today's edition.
With the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary's Tightened Regulations, FAA Charts Will Warn Pilots of 1,000 Foot Minimum Altitude Over Bolinas Lagoon, Pt. Reyes and Other Areas - But Not Tomales Bay, Yet. Sanctuary Superintendent Maria Brown tells George Clyde that new restrictions for Tomales Bay and Pt. Resistance were beyond the scope of this amendment process. But, thanking the many local individuals and organizations that suggested their inclusion, she says that the two areas are next for consideration.
Fresh Run Farm (Peter Martinelli), Star Route Farms (Warren Weber) and Paradise Valley Farms (Dennis Dierks) Benefit from $2.4 Million Grant to Marin Resource Conservation District. The RCD's Executive Director Nancy Scolari and Bolinas farmer Peter Martinelli tell George Clyde what the grant from the California Dept. of Fish and Game and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will mean to the farms and to the Coho salmon and steelhead that spawn and mature in Pine Gulch Creek.
Point Reyes Colony Thrives as the Peak Viewing Time Arrives This Week. National Parks biologist Dr. Sarah Allen tells George Clyde about the birthing, mating and alpha male aggression of the northern elephant seals this season, with hundreds of the massive animals in action and easily viewed (and heard) from the Chimney Rock viewing area at Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Links to prior reports (short and long).
Tess Elliott, Editor of the Point Reyes Light, Talks of Future Plans and Merger Prospects. With an array of long-term columnists, reporter Jeremy Blackman and some new writers, Tess Elliott says that the paper has a balanced budget and plans for a new Latino edition <update - plans cancelled>. Although she's concerned for advertisers and open to proposals, she doesn't see an immediate likelihood of a merger. Link to Linda Petersen interview.