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Wine in the Garden

The Friends of the Markleeville Library invite you to join them on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in the Markleeville Park (next to the Library) from 4-8 pm for their annual fundraiser. Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers, live music and more. Wine … Read More

Looking for Things To Do in Alpine County?

Two people per square mile…and you! That’s the Alpine County tagline and you probably already know that there is wilderness galore, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other things to enjoy. Visit the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce’s updated website … Read More

Please Leave Our Forests & Campsites As You Found Them

SONORA, Calif. — The Stanislaus National Forest provides the following information about abandoned campfires and trash left behind on forest. Throughout the 4th of July holiday week, there were 42 abandoned campfires that were found and extinguished by fire and … Read More

2019 Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride Road Closure Information

Presentation on the Me-Wuk of the Big Trees

July 6 at 2pm (after the 4th of July Parade in Arnold) at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Jack Knight Hall. After you enjoy the parade in Arnold, come on up to the park for a free seminar about the Native American … Read More

Summer 2019 Live Music on Ebbetts Pass

Check out the full schedules for the many locations from Murphys to Markleeville that will be featuring live music this summer: Bear Valley Music Festival (Bear Valley)Beer Garden at the Camp Connell General Store (Camp Connell)Bistro Espresso Music & Events … Read More

Forest Service Seeking Members for Regional Recreation Resource Committee

Applications accepted through Aug. 1, 2019 SONORA, California – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill its 11-member Recreation Resource Advisory Committee in California.  Recreation RAC members provide recommendations to the … Read More

Bear Valley Trail Stewardship Work Pary – June 29th, 2019

Mark your calendar for the first Bear Valley Trail Stewardship work party of the summer on Saturday, June 29th. This community volunteer group started last summer and made a noticeable difference on the local trail system. Check it out as many … Read More

The Pass is Open as of Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Thank You CalTrans!

Bear Valley, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris, made necessary repairs and opened State Route 4 (SR4)/Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway at noon on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Caltrans manages three trans-Sierra … Read More

Prescribed Burn near Calaveras Big Trees State Park on June 13-14, 2019

California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) are planning a prescribed burn on 41 acres adjacent to Big Trees Creek from June 13 to June 14, according to a Calaveras Big … Read More