"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.
Prescott Ashe Provides New Capital For Nick's A Managing Director of a San Francisco investment company has acquired Nick's Cove and Cottages from Pat Kuleto, and many changes are in the offing. In an exclusive interview for KWMR, General Manager Dena Grunt tells George Clyde why Ashe purchased the resort, and describes improvements to come.
Pt. Reyes Station Campus Would Host Most Local Health Service Providers After over two years of planning, a West Marin group is seeking support for a 27,000 sq. ft. Collaborative Healthcare Center they propose to be built on Mesa Road south of the restrooms/playground. Suzanne Speh and Michael Mery tell George Clyde about the proposal and why it is needed to sustain local healthcares services. More information and contacts here and at the Pt Reyes Village Association meeting Thursday evening.
Tracking West Marin Wildlife KWMR joins the Marin County Tracking Club for one of its monthly excursions to Abbotts Lagoon. Leaders Richard Vacha and Scott Davidson tell George Clyde what the tracks tell about the rabbits, river otters, coyotes and other wildlife in the area, and the spiritual benefits of immersing oneself in nature through tracking. Click for more information about the free monthly outings and a local tracking class this fall.
What To Do When the Bicycles Take Over Our Roads With the Marin Century bringing 2700 more bicyclists to West Marin this Saturday, it's a good time to consider how cars should deal with bicyclists - the considerate ones that ride single-file, and those that travel two or three abreast. George Clyde interviews Marin Century Director Doug Henningsen and offers some of his own techniques: "Car back!" Century traffic information here.
Fish and Game Commission Renews Tomales Bay Oyster Leases on Favorable Terms It took nearly two years, but Hog Island Oyster Company, Point Reyes Oyster Company and Marin Oyster Company have successfully negotiated long-term leases for up to 25 years, with acceptable increases in rental rates. George Clyde interviews John Finger of Hog Island Oyster Company about the leases and the obstacles he faces in expanding his lease areas.
Youth Sailboat Regatta on Tomales Bay, and Lots of Capsizes Sunday was the Annual Youth Championship Regatta at the Inverness Yacht Club, and George Clyde covered it for KWMR. Ashley Tobin tells about the youth sailing program, and we hear from many proud parents and soaked kids after the "capsize party." Maureen Kennedy provides some perspective, and Jim Laws' racing photos are here.
Scoping Process to Develop Air Tour Management Plan Pursuant to a 2000 law, the FAA and NPS are beginning a rulemaking process respecting commercial air tours over the Pt Reyes National Seashore and GGNRA. Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon explains what's at stake, and Gordon Bennett of Save our Seashore calls for appropriate limits in numbers, flight elevations and noise levels of tour aircraft. Both urge participation in the scoping process, which includes public meetings August 16 and 17 in San Francisco and Sausalito, and opportunities for written and on-line comments until September 28 (extended to October 21). George Clyde reports.