Winter Storm Watches & Flood Warnings Ahead

Winter Storm Watches & Flood Warnings Ahead

Arnold, CA…Ladies & Gentlemen, Lads & Lasses and Boys & Girls….The Drought & Fire Season has been replaced at least for the next week or so with Winter Storm Watches & Flood Warnings. The latest from the National Weather Service is below… weather.gov National Weather Service Watches, Warnings & Advisories Go to the NOAA Homepage […]

Stanislaus National Forest Adjusts Fire Restrictions

Stanislaus National Forest Adjusts Fire Restrictions

Sonora, CA…October 21, 2021. A combination of recent rain, snow, and cooler temperatures has reduced the fire danger within portions of the Stanislaus National Forest, enabling an adjustment to the fire restrictions that were put into place across the entire Forest back in August. High elevation (low fire hazard) areas on the Forest will no […]

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 26th! Shop Local & Save!!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 26th! Shop Local & Save!!

Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.

The Drought & Fire Season Are Over! (Well, Not Really but Next Few Days Sure Look Good!!)

The Drought & Fire Season Are Over!  (Well, Not Really but Next Few Days Sure Look Good!!)

Arnold, CA…Ladies & Gents, Lads & Lasses the storm door is opening and moisture is in your forecast for the next week. The Forecasts from the National Service for the West Slope & Mother Lode are below. Detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada Today Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain. […]

Overnight Storm Closes Passes! Drive Carefully & Carry Chains

Overnight Storm Closes Passes!  Drive Carefully & Carry Chains

Arnold, CA….Yesterday morning we drove over Ebbetts Pass and returned after Midnight over Hwy 88. With the storm door starting to crack open we hope for moisture’s sake it was our last trip till spring. We we passed back over Carson Pass we were pushing over a foot of snow between Kirkwood & Silver Lake. […]

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 19th! Shop Local & Save!!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 19th! Shop Local & Save!!

Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.

Temporary Closure of Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Due to Inclement Weather.

Temporary Closure of Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Due to Inclement Weather.

Arnold, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass, Route 89/Monitor Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass due to inclement weather. All three passes were temporarily closed Monday morning for the safety of the traveling public with snowfall predicted to impact the mountain region in the next few days. There is […]

TuCARE’s Annual Natural Resources Summit is October 8th! “Making Our Communities Fire Safe”

TuCARE’s Annual Natural Resources Summit is October 8th! “Making Our Communities Fire Safe”

Sonora, CA…On Friday, October 8th, 2021, Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and Environment (TuCARE) will hold their Annual Natural Resources Summit in the Sierra Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. The Summit is open to the public and admission is free. Natural Resource agencies, organizations and businesses will provide information tables prior to […]

Noon Estimated Restoral Time for 2,993 PG&E Customers from Dorrington to Lake Alpine

Noon Estimated Restoral Time for 2,993 PG&E Customers from Dorrington to Lake Alpine

Dorrington, CA…Noon Estimated Restoral Time for 2,993 PG&E Customers from Dorrington to Lake Alpine Current Outage Status:Power is currently off Current As Of: September 27 | 7:28 AM PDT PG&E HAS ASSIGNED A CREW TO ASSESS THE OUTAGE. Hide Details Cause: PG&E is investigating the cause of your outage. Start time September 27 | 4:26 […]

Traffic Update….Motorcycle Down Near Silvertip Campground on Hwy 4

Traffic Update….Motorcycle Down Near Silvertip Campground on Hwy 4

Bear Valley, CA…Traffic Update….Motorcycle Down Near Silvertip Campground on Hwy 4. Incident: 00239 Type: Trfc Collision-Minor Inj Location: Sr4 / Sr207 Loc Desc: SR4 NR SILVERTIP CAMPGROUND Lat/Lon: 38.482506 -120.019466 Detail Information 2:22 PM 2 [2] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1181-Trfc Collision-Minor Inj by CHP 2:10 PM 1 [1] SOLO MC […]

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 28th! Shop Local & Save!!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 28th! Shop Local & Save!!

Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.

Stanislaus National Forest Proposes Eliminating Free Day Use & Large 100% or More Fee Increases at Developed Locations

Stanislaus National Forest Proposes Eliminating Free Day Use & Large 100% or More Fee Increases at Developed Locations

Sonora, CA…The Stanislaus National Forest is proposing to charge new or increased fees at 31 developed recreation sites to conduct deferred maintenance and make improvements to enhance visitor enjoyment (Table 1.). Numerous day-use sites, overnight camping sites, and other recreation sites are managed without user fees on the forest. “We recognize how important these sites […]

More Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded

More Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded

Grizzly Flats, CA…As of September 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Evacuation Orders Downgraded, Effective Immediately in El Dorado County, Amador County, Alpine County. Evacuation Order Update: The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in Amador County: Zones 4A and 5A. South of Highway 88 along the Amador/El Dorado County line from Dufrene […]

Hwy 88 a Key Sierra Nevada Roadway Opens After Closure From Caldor Fire

Hwy 88 a Key Sierra Nevada Roadway Opens After Closure From Caldor Fire

Alpine & Amador Counties, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and partner agencies reopened State Route 88 at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021. The roadway had been closed between Peddler Hill and Route 89/Picketts Junction, and later from Peddler Hill to Kirkwood due to the Caldor Fire, which according to Cal Fire had […]

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 21st! Shop Local & Save!!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 21st! Shop Local & Save!!

Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.

Governor Gavin Newsom Should Survive Recall & Serve Out Remainder of Term

Governor Gavin Newsom Should Survive Recall & Serve Out Remainder of Term

Arnold, CA…Locally in our coverage area Alpine County is only County that followed the statewide trend.  From the Secretary of State’s Office… “Unofficial Election Results. Results will be certified by October 22, 2021. ( 18,185 of 18,185 ) precincts partially reporting as of September 15, 2021, 2:55 a.m.. Precincts are listed as “partially” reporting since […]

Stanislaus National Forest Reopens September 16, Enhanced Fire Restrictions Remain in Place

Stanislaus National Forest Reopens September 16, Enhanced Fire Restrictions Remain in Place

Sonora, CA…September 14, 2021— The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will lift the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15. A key factor in the decision was an anticipated increase in available firefighting resources to California due to fire danger lessening in other areas of the […]

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Vallejo, CA…Sept. 14, 2021. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd […]

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 14th! Shop Local & Save!!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 14th! Shop Local & Save!!

Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 14th! Shop Local & Save!!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through September 14th! Shop Local & Save!!

Arnold, CA…Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Click on an image below for full sized version.

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