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Annual Meeting of the Scenic Byway Association Postponed to January 18th, 2024

Given the hectic holiday season, the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway board has decided to postpone our annual meeting to our first meeting date in January, the 18th at a time to be determined.  Please watch this space for details, Zoom … Read More

Winter is Coming! Ebbetts Pass Temporarily Closing for Storm 11.17.2023

And the latest from Cal Trans! ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) intends to temporary close State Route 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Lake Alpine to the Route 89 junction due to storm conditions, beginning at 11:00 a.m. … Read More

What’s Happening Along the Byway in November & December, 2023

Winter is knocking on our door! Our friends at the Bear Valley Adventure Company suggest that visiting Ebbetts Pass and the Spicer Reservoir road as great places to see the last of the beautiful fall colors in the next few weeks before … Read More

The Bear is Back

BELIEVE THE HYPE – IT’S OFFICAL Bear Valley re-emerges with new ownership, new energy, and a new commitment… With the same amazing terrain and same dedicated crew. From facilities, lifts and operations, to grooming – on and off the hill … Read More

Hwy 89 Closure at Markleeville on October 20, 2023

Highway 89 Closure Announcement at Markleeville Creek Bridge Scheduled for October 20, 2023 – DETOUR AVAILABLE   Alpine County, October 19, 2023— Caltrans notified Alpine County on October 19, 2023, that a full closure of Highway 89 at the Markleeville Creek … Read More

Flood Awareness Open House on October 24, 2023

Alpine County Community Development Department Announces Flood Awareness Open-House on Tuesday October 24, 2023 in Bear Valley and Markleeville, CA.  Bear Valley/Markleeville, CA – New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) in Bear Valley and South Carson Valley have been … Read More

Calaveras Big Trees Prescribed Burn – Updated 10.19.2023

California State Parks in cooperation and coordination with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) have announced the prescribed burning in Calaveras Big Trees State Park has begun today October 19, 2023. The burn will likely continue through tomorrow. Visitors … Read More

Forest Fire Restrictions Lifted September 30, 2023

Sonora, CA –Stanislaus National Forest today lifted its high-hazard area fire restrictions, citing shorter days and cooler nighttime temperatures as allowing for the move. The fire ban was enacted on July 26, 2023, by Forest Order No. STF-16-2023-16 is based … Read More

Washoe Mountain Gathering at Grover Hot Springs

Washoe Mountain Gathering at Grover Hot Springs: A Weekend of Culture, Community, and Celebration Presented by the Washoe Tribe, Inter-Tribal Council of California, Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, CA State Parks & Alpine Watershed Group  Markleeville, CA – Alpine County … Read More

Alpine Watershed Group Message & Volunteer Opportunity

Alpine Watershed Group (AWG) invites you to join us for Creek Day 2023—a morning of watershed restoration projects in Alpine County on Saturday, September 23, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Turtle Rock Park. This year the event is part of Great … Read More