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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


Apple users who would like to get the most out of their photo collection are invited to attend the Tuesday, June 11 meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) that will begin at 7 p.m. in the assembly room … Read More

Summer 2019 Road Work on Ebbetts Pass

This summer CalTrans will be performing road work on State Route 4 – Ebbetts Pass.  There will be one-way traffic control so motorists should expect at least 10-minute delays for each project according to CalTrans: Installation of rumble strips from … Read More

Sierra Pass Status Update for 2019 Memorial Day Weekend

The latest from Cal Trans: Our passes continue to be impacted by additional snowfall, likely with more to come this weekend. Caltrans primary goal is public safety, and each pass is re-evaluated daily for storm closure, additional damage or reopening. … Read More