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Updated National Forest Orders for June 9, 2020

SONORA, Calif., –The Stanislaus National Forest revised its seasonal high-elevation road closure order. The revision lists only five forest roads that remain closed through June 30, 2020 due to lingering snow.  The previous order included sixteen high elevation roads.   View a … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Closed for Repairs June 16-17, 2020

ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 4 beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day for paving to repair a failing section of … Read More

Calaveras Big Trees Association 2020 Annual Meeting

“ZOOM”ing to a computer near you on Saturday June 20, 2020 11 am. Each year, Calaveras Big Trees Association holds an Annual meeting for all members and friends who would like to find out what the association is all about … Read More

US Forest Service Recreation Site Closure Extended to Mid-June

Sonora, CA– The Stanislaus National Forest has once again extended its recreation site closure order — this time until mid-June — while also enacting campfire restrictions. The current order is set to expire tomorrow (Sunday, May 31). The Forest Service … Read More

Ebbetts Pass is Open

Friday, May 15, 2020, Sonora, CA — Effective today, you can now travel over Highway 108 Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass. The eastern side of Highway 120 Tioga Pass is also open, however, since Yosemite National Park remains … Read More

Bear Valley Resort Update

Letter from the resort: Dear Valued Bear Valley Resort Guests and Team Members, The changes that the world has seen over the past few weeks are certainly unprecedented and we have been doing our best to navigate our way through … Read More

Shop Arnold From Home

If you’re an Arnold resident, or you’ve vacationed in Arnold in the past, you’re probably interested in helping to save your favorite Arnold businesses that you’ve enjoyed over the years so they’re still here for you when the pandemic is … Read More

Seasonal Roads and Trails on Stanislaus National Forest Closed December 16, 2019

SONORA, Calif. — Seasonal road and trail closures on the Stanislaus National Forest began Dec. 16 and will remain in effect until April 14, 2020. The free STF Motor Vehicle Use Map, or MVUM, indicates which roads and trails will … Read More

Ebbetts Pass is Closed for the Season – December 2, 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY SEASONAL PASS CLOSURES EBBETTS PASS (STATE ROUTE 4), MONITOR PASS (STATE ROUTE 89), AND SONORA PASS (STATE ROUTE 108) Stockton – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass, Route 89 over … Read More

Ebbetts Pass to Temporarily Close at 6 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Caltrans is scheduled to temporarily close Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass and Route 108 over Sonora Pass at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, due to incoming inclement weather forecast for the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service indicates … Read More