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Long term closure of State Route 198 from Peach Tree Valley Road to Fresno County line planned

State Route 198 at Pine Valley Road will have one way traffic for three days.

Site of realignment. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Work started on Highway 25 curve alignment south of Pinnacles National Park

Work begins April and will take several months.

Hollister High School environmental club participates in the parade. Photo courtesy of Hollister High School.

News Release

Hollister High named a green ribbon school

Staff wellness initiatives, the use of electric buses and the district’s adopt-a-tree program cited on application.

Pollinator. Photo Carmel de Bertaut.

Wildfarmers: Planting for the Future: Pollinators, Wilderness, and People

Date/Time March 25, 2023 to March 25, 2023 09:30 AM until 12:00 PM Description Fun in the sun. Come one, come all. Picnic and plant in the beautiful Blue Oak meadows of South San Benito County. Saturday March 25, 2023 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us at Wildfarmers along with Katie from US Natural

Blunt-nosed leopard lizard in Panoche Hills, San Benito County. Photo by Chad M. Lane.

News Release

Federal agency to close Panoche hills to vehicle traffic starting March 1

The Bureau of Land Management says the closure is to protect habitat for the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard.

Hollister High’s Visual and Performing Arts Academic Building. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Education / Schools

Hollister High receives $378K grant

Funds will go toward maintenance and upgrading the school’s HVAC system.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Long-term closures on Highway 25 and State Route 198 are in effect

Highway 25 will be closed in both directions from Lonoak Road to 198.

Clear Creek Road Washout. Photo courtesy of BLM.

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Clear Creek Road closed due to storm-related damage

Vehicle access is limited at Condon Peak Campground.

Pinnacles National Park. Photo courtesy of Pinnacles National Park.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park closed due to ‘extremely hazardous conditions’

Park says high winds and rain are causing rocks and trees to fall on roads and trails.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.


Alerts for Pinnacles National Park visitors

Park is open but visitors are reminded to show caution due to recent rain and avoid Balconies Cave area.

CA_FuelsTreatmentBoundary. Photo courtesy of BLM.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management seeks public input for new wildfire treatment program

Deadline to submit public comments is Jan. 20.

Spartans take off in Paicines Ranch race in Paicines, Ca.


Spartans descend on Paicines

Hardcore athletes came to the scenic Paicines Ranch to face numerous obstacles.

SBHS Board of Trustees at the board’s Nov. 8 meeting. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Hollister High School AP scores, enrollment numbers recovering

Advanced Placement program prepares students for college-level coursework.

Sunset over Panoche Hills. Photo courtesy of BLM.

News Release

BLM Central Coast lifts fire restrictions

The agency manages about 300,000 acres of public land.

The first curve realignment project in 2015 lasted barely three months before it caved in. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

News Release

State approves $9.9 million to repair Hwy 25 realignment

Nearly $9 million comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.