"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.
Annual "Welcome Back Salmon" Ceremony at Muir Beach The traditional fire-starting and storytelling ceremony last Sunday, conducted by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, was proceeded by volunteer habitat restoration at Redwood Creek. Brenda Kohn reports on the event, which launched a year-long focus on the Coho Salmon as the GGNRA's "Species of the Year."
Past and Present Bolinas Residents Gathered at the Community Center's 60th Anniversary Last Weekend to Share Memories and Hear Stories Ilka Hartman and Barbara Kayfetz presented slides, and a Founding Family tea gave participants an opportunity to hear personal accounts of life in Bolinas: Ralph Camiccia, Nancy Thacker and Susan Tacherra. Shari~Faye Dell reports.
About a Dozen Homeowners at Duck Cove Leaving as Reservations of Use Expire Next Year The public will be able to enjoy the beach and hillside along Tomales Bay, which has been a private enclave within the Seashore for over 40 years. Homeowner Dr. Pate Thomson says he's resigned to losing the home, and Superintendent Cicely Muldoon tells George Clyde about what lies ahead for Duck Cove.
Early Indications of Another Great Year for Crab The commercial season, scheduled to open today, should produce another banner harvest. But recreational crabbers are already hauling in easy limits of 10 crabs each. Steve Towne of Lawson's Landing tells reporter/crabber George Clyde about this season's prospects and how anyone can get into crabbing in Tomales Bay.
After 15 Years of Licensed Operation, Feds Are Attacking West Marin's Nearest Dispensary for Medical Marijuana George Clyde interviews founder Lynnette Shaw of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana about the latest threats from the IRS and Federal prosecutors to her operation. All marijuana will need to be removed from the Fairfax premises by November 21 if a hearing tomorrow or other legal actions fail.
‘Tis the Season - Of Wood Fires, Spare the Air, and Enforcement of the Opacity Rules The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will likely be issuing its first $400 citations in West Marin this year. George Clyde speaks with Susan Goldsborough of Woodacre about the rules against having dense smoke and why she files many complaints each year. Links to the opacity rules and to health and environmental consequences of wood fires.
The National Emergency Alert System Test Was Successful at KWMR The system allows the government to take over the airwaves of all radio and TV stations nationwide or by region in an emergency. Richard Dillman, KWMR Transmitter Wrangler, explains the national system to George Clyde and also describes local emergency communications capabilities at KWMR. To find the West Marin Disaster Council volunteer with an emergency two-way radio near your home, call Council Coordinator Libby Colman at 663-9450.