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Prescribed Burn at Big Trees State Park

Work is anticipated to begin on June 12th, 2023, and may impact traffic and park access.  See the attached press release for more information.

Hermitfest West – Coming September 9, 2023 in Bear Valley – Vendor & Sponsor Information Here

Can you believe it’s almost June, and there are still big piles of snow in and around Bear Valley? But that’s not stopping us from planning for Hermitfest West.  We’ll be back in the ballfield in Bear Valley on September … Read More

What’s Happening Along the Byway in June – Dogwoods in Bloom and More!

Summer is here, let the live music and outdoor fun begin! Thursday, June 1st, 2023 Live Music and a featured beer at Murphys Watering Hole from 5-7 pm. Local’s Weekend Warmup at the Murphys Irish Pub at 6 pm. Live … Read More

Sourgrass Understory Controlled Burn Starting June 5, 2023

Groveland, CA — In addition to ongoing prescribed burning near Strawberry, the Stanislaus National Forest will start burning this week near Groveland, and in the coming days, near Dorrington. Starting today and continuing over the next week, burning will take place … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Board Meeting

Did you know the Scenic Byway Board meets most months on the 1st Thursday evening at 5:30 pm.  These are board meetings, but anyone interested in getting involved with the Byway Organization or who has ideas to share is welcome … Read More

Wildfire Evacuation Planning Meeting – June 3rd in Arnold

Shared from Arnold, CA — With the peak summer fire season just around the corner, Calaveras County Supervisor Martin Huberty will host a Town Hall this coming weekend focused on evacuation planning. It is for residents and business owners … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Opening Update

Caltrans crews typically try to have Highway 108 Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass open by Memorial Day weekend, but it won’t happen this year.  There’s just too much snow lingering on the ground and too much damage being … Read More

Eastern Closure of Ebbetts Pass Moved to Wolf Creek on May 17, 2023

ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 10 moved the closure on the east side of State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass from Gate #5 at the State Route 89/4 junction to Gate #4 at Wolf Creek at approximately … Read More

Monitor Pass Open May 12, 2023 – Ebbetts Pass Remains Closed

ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to reopen State Route 89 between Route 4 and U.S. 395 (Monitor Pass) at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023. Crews have removed snow and ice, removed debris, … Read More

Big Trees Park Dogwood Festival – May 13, 2023

You know what they say, winter’s not over until the snow falls on the dogwood blossoms.  The blooms aren’t happening yet (on May Day), but either way, it’s always fun to visit the Park during the festival. You can follow … Read More