The DeRose Vineyards. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Taste traveling at DeRose Winery

Wines made from historic vines are the highlight of the DeRose tasting room.

Pinnacles National Park has over 400 species of bees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Earth Day at Pinnacles

Over 65% of the national park is federal wilderness.

Old vines at the Vaché/Palmtag vineyard site. Photo by Robert Eliason

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: The spectacular 170 year old lineage of Cienega Valley Wines

How Theophile Vaché and William Palmtag established fine winemaking in San Benito County.

Panoche Hills Recreation Area. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management closes Panoche Hills to vehicle access early due to dry conditions 

Vehicle access remains open at Tumey Hills until April 15.

Photo of gray wolf OR-93 taken in Oregon after waking up from sedation. Photo courtesy of Austin Smith, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Environment / Nature

Lone gray wolf enters San Benito County

OR-93 has traveled south from Oregon over the last three months.

News

Paicines Post Office provides after-hours lobby services

Customers have access through an app that uses Bluetooth technology to open the door during off hours.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Highway 25 culvert repair project near Tres Pinos begins next week

The project is expected to result in traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Environment / Nature

West side of Pinnacles National Park and Balconies trail closed

Closure will allow staff to remove down trees, repair trail washouts and mitigate any safety concerns.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Transportation

Several San Benito County roads closed due to recent storm events

County road crews are removing debris from roadways.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Environment / Nature

2021 climbing advisories in effect at Pinnacles National Park

Restrictions implemented to protect nesting birds of prey.

Pasture-raised turkeys from Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy of Paicines Ranch.

Agriculture

Turkey Time: Custom-raised for this unique holiday season

Local ranch offers pasture-raised birds for holiday meals.

California Highway Patrol. File photo.

Police / Fire

Fatal single vehicle collision on Panoche Road

Occurred west of Little Panoche Road. It is unknown at this time if drug or alcohol impairment was a factor.

Pinnacles Condor Recovery Crew member Gavin Emmons taking #1033 from nest. Photo courtesy of Alacia Welch.

Environment / Nature

Central Coast condors fall victim to Dolan Fire

Two chicks perish, nine free-flying adults remain missing.

Photo by Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire continues burning near Panoche Valley

1,508 acres scorched at 100% containment as of July 18; resident calls Cal Fire response ‘amazing.’

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

Containment at 50%, 1,400 acres burned as of 7:01 a.m. on July 16.