"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.
At the Annual "Heart of Marin" Event in San Rafael Yesterday, the Coveted Awards Went to Four West Marin Recipients. Marin Organic, the Dance Palace, Point Reyes National Seashore Association and Jim & Ann Patterson were recognized, corralling the four top prizes in the six award categories. KWMR's Robin Carpenter reports, and Dan Mankin of the Dance Palace comments on the awards to his organization and to other local groups.
Looking to 2012, Kinsey Discusses County Initiatives Re Climate Change, State and Federal Matters Pertinent to West Marin, and His Plans to Run for Re-Election. With this third installment, George Clyde concludes his interview with Supervisor Steve Kinsey, who will likely preside at the Marin County Board of Supervisors this year, regarding the year ahead for West Marin. Here are links to the first and second installments broadcast earlier this week.
Sir Francis Drake Blvd to be Repaved, and Septic Inspections Coming Up. In this second installment of George Clyde's interview with Supervisor Steve Kinsey about 2012, Kinsey predicts a focus on long overdue inspections of local septic systems (required by the State), a decisive point for the Woodacre Flats community septic initiative, and long-awaited repaving of SFD through Samuel P. Taylor Park. Links to the first and last installments and our report on proposed new State septic requirements for homes within 600 ft. of Tomales Bay and Lagunitas Creek.
Steve Kinsey, Expected to be President of the Board of Supervisors, Previews 2012. KWMR's George Clyde interviews West Marin community leaders about what lies ahead this year, starting with this first of three installments with Supervisor Steve Kinsey. He predicts County approval of the draft Local Coastal Plan and discusses various programs to support agriculture, including marketing initiatives, the Marin Carbon Project and the beginning of an effort to support parks, open spaces and agricultural conservation easements through a new sales tax. Links to second. and third installments.
More Than 200 West Marin Birders Enjoyed Fabulous Weather and a Traditional Dinner Celebration at the 42nd Annual Christmas Bird Count Saturday. KWMR's Matt Gallagher reports and hears from Gene Ptak, Dominique Richard and Jim Yaschenko about the day and sightings of 206 species, including a rare red-naped sapsucker. More info here.
County May Seek Parking Fees at Stinson Beach and Elsewhere to Fund Expanded Bus Service for Bolinas and Stinson Beach. The Marin County Transit District approved a new weekday route this week to help students get to Sir Francis Drake High School, but Supervisor Steve Kinsey tells George Clyde that more is needed and will look to raising revenues with help from the National Park Service.
With an Ace Reporter Down With a Sinus Infection, the Christmas Bird Count Report Will Come Later This Week. But George Clyde takes the chance to celebrate the 100th program since the West Marin Report resumed in August and gives some inside information about how the News team gets a local news story out every day (except today).