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Alpine County Exits Regional Stay Home Order

January 12, 2021 – SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19, including data on intensive care unit (ICU) capacity across the state. Based on four-week ICU projections, the Greater Sacramento … Read More

Mountain Passes Closed for the Season

CALTRANS CLOSING MOUNTAIN PASSES FOR WINTER SEASONMONITOR PASS/STATE ROUTE 89, EBBETTS PASS/STATE ROUTE 4 & SONORAPASS/STATE ROUTE 108 CLOSED UNTIL SPRING DUE TO EXCESSIVE SNOWSTOCKTON – Following this weekend’s storm that dropped snow throughout the Sierra Nevada, and with more … Read More

Monitor Pass to Close 12-12-2020 for Storm

Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close Monitor Pass on State Route 89 at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020, due to an incoming storm to protect public safety. There is no estimated time … Read More

Highway 4 to Close for Winter Storm on November 6, 2020

Updated 11.10.2020: Caltrans indicates that officials have assessed the local mountain passes, and they will stay temporarily closed, likely at least through the remainder of the week. Read more here. TRAFFIC ADVISORYHIGHWAY CLOSURES IN SIERRA NEVADAMONITOR PASS/STATE ROUTE 89, EBBETTS … Read More

Regional fire restrictions and local forest order extended for Stanislaus National Forest

10-16-2020 – SONORA, California –Regional Forester Randy Moore signed Regional Order 20-22, extending fire restrictions for all California national forests due to the extreme fire danger.  Fire restrictions remain in effect through Oct. 22 at all elevations on the Stanislaus National Forest, … Read More

Alpine County Fall Colors Photo Contest

If you haven’t visited Alpine County in the Fall, you are in for a treat! The aspens and willows come alive with vibrant hues of yellows, oranges, and reds, and the crisp autumn air and blue skies will take your … Read More

Vote for BV XC Skiing!

Did you know that the Bear Valley Adventure Company (BVAC) has been identified as one of the top 20 cross country ski resorts in North America by USA Today. Now USA Today is asking people to vote for their favorite … Read More

Temporary Forest Closures – Updated

Updated 9-25-2020 – The Stanislaus Forest is open with fire restrictions in place. A red flag warning is in place for this weekend, please recreate safely. Check for updates with the National Weather Service and Hathaway Pines Forest Service office. … Read More

The Scenic Byway Association and the Forest Service Remind You to Take Care of Yourself, the forest, and our communities this Labor Day Weekend

Our visitors are reminded that fire season is here and our rural communities and recreational areas have been overwhelmed this year with visitors. Please follow health guidelines, be especially careful, and clean up after enjoying your time here. We do … Read More

Hermitfest 2020 Canceled

It is with great regret that we have canceled our Annual Scenic Celebration, affectionately known as Hermitfest, planned for September 12th, 2020 due to COVID-19 constraints and concerns for the wellbeing of our community and our visitors.  We know many … Read More