943 (right) spreads his wings before take off upon release at Pinnacles. Photo courtesy of Danae Mouton of the National park Service.

News

California Condor survives aluminum can obstruction and lead poisoning

Trash poses risks for wildlife.

ashurst-ranch. Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield marketing brochure.

Features

53,000-acre ranch in south San Benito County sold

Central Valley farmer Scott Raven purchased the Ashurst Ranch which extends into Fresno County.

Jefferson School students. Back row; Jake Volmer, Kathy Miramontes. Middle row: Daniel Miramontes, Justin Delgado and Atticus Ortez-Salas. Front; Kassandra Mirmontes. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Local rural school holds end-of year ceremony for six students

They had been receiving in-person instruction since January.

Al DeRose. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Al DeRose’s journey from Hollister to Chile and back again

DeRose Winery winemaker creates fine vintages on two continents.

The DeRose Vineyards. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

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

Eat Drink Savor

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.