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Summer Reading Program at the Library

ARNOLD: Summer Reading will be June 13 – July 29. Our theme, “Reading by Design” is inspired by the  creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our  world a more interesting, livable, accessible, and beautiful … Read More

2017 Independence Day Parade in Arnold

Celebrate Independence Day weekend, Saturday, July 1st at 10 am. Hwy 4 closes at 9:30 am so the Ebbetts Pass Corridor can celebrate all along the parade route in Arnold. It is a complete day of fun in Arnold, you … Read More

Bear Valley Music Festival

Think music! Summer is almost here… If you don’t have your Festival tickets yet, scroll down to browse this summer’s selection. Select from our tributes to Fleetwood Mac, Motown and Queen. If you like country music, look no further — … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Road Closure Update – June 2017

Ebbetts Pass/SR-4 is scheduled to remain closed into July, due to major road damage. SONORA PASS/SR-108 in Tuolumne County: Due to approaching storm, Sonora Pass/SR-108 will not open today (Friday, June 9). Status will be re-assessed Saturday. EBBETTS PASS/STATE ROUTE … Read More

Photos are Topic of May SMUG Meeting

PHOTOS WILL BE MAIN TOPIC OF SMUG’S JUNE MEETING Exploring the many facets of Apple’s Photos application will be the main topic when the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) has its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 13, beginning at 7 p.m. … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Closed through Memorial Day Weekend 2017 & an Additional 3-5 Weeks Beyond

EBBETTS PASS/STATE ROUTE 4 AND SONORA PASS/STATE ROUTE 108      WILL NOT BE OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Stockton – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced that Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 (SR-4) and Sonora Pass/SR-108 will not open for Memorial … Read More

Volunteer Trail Building

Volunteer Trail Building Mornings, third Saturday of each month from May through October: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, and Oct 21. All trail building mornings follow this pattern: Please meet at the US Forest Service … Read More


Saturdays May 20, and June 3rd, 1pm. “Get to Know your Conifers.” Join retired National Park Service Ranger Mary Anne Carlton for a walk along the ADA portion of the Arnold Rim Trail and learn about how to identify the … Read More

Seminars at Big Trees State Park

The Park is hosting several seminars this spring & summer.  Mark you calendar now for any that pique your interest!

Heads Up – Stanislaus National Forest Suffers Extensive Storm Damage, Some Roads Closed Until 2018

SONORA, California – Roads on Stanislaus National Forest suffered extensive damage from winter storms and many will remain closed until at least 2018, including four popular roads. Forest officials warn all the damage has yet to be assessed. Cottonwood Road … Read More