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Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

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

Cattle are moved from one ranch to another along Highway 25 in South County. Photo by Shari Schmidt.

Agriculture

Moving cattle, Bitterwater style

South County resident Shari Schmidt writes about driving a herd of 120 stocker cattle in the southernmost part of San Benito County.

The Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in 2019. Photo provided by Brian Garrahan.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito County Planning Commission approves off-road race

The Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble takes place near Panoche on March 7 and 8.

Amanda McCraw and family in front of their house. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Schools & Education

Rural San Benito schools offer teacher housing

Instructors at Panoche and Jefferson elementary schools wear multiple hats and conduct their classes as a community.

High School Art Show Reception

Date/Time February 08, 2020 to February 08, 2020 05:00 PM until 07:00 PM Description Join the San Benito County Arts Council for an Exhibition Reception celebrating artworks created by local students from San Benito High School, San Andreas Continuation High and Pinnacles Community School. View the artwork, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. This

Panoche School students with their wall of postcards. Photo provided by Amanda McCraw.

Schools & Education

The world arrives at Panoche Elementary School

Students learn about geography, world history through postcards.

Bitterwater-Tully student cast performs as audience looks on. Photo by Shari Schmidt

Features

Community and students gather at Tully Hall

South county students of Bitterwater-Tully School put on a show for over 150 at the Tully Hall. Home baked goods sold at auction help fund a student trip.

Reporter Blaire Strohn wrote agriculture and South County stories for BenitoLink for over two years.

News

Celebration of Life for Blaire Strohn

Family and friends say farewell.

Caltrans attempted to deal with the South County curve on Highway 25 in 2015, but the rerouted portion of the road collapsed just a few months after opening. Now, repairs aren't expected to happen until at least 2022. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hwy. 25 repairs near Pinnacles delayed until 2022

An indigenous site was found near the project in 2018.

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Police / Fire

Antelope Fire burns near Paicines

Blaze near intersection of Panoche Road and New Idria Road is 95 percent contained as of Tuesday evening.

Local rancher Bryan Granger assisting Cal Fire with the Trail Fire on July 16. Photos provided by Lacey Bourdet.

Agriculture

Trail Fire contained near Thousand Trails campground

Local rancher initiated fire suppression.

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Housing / Land Use

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burn near Clear Creek on June 11

Smoke may be visible to nearby rural landowners. Updated information will be provided on BLM California social media sites using #RxBurn.

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Agriculture

San Benito Resource Conservation District Board of Director openings

Organization seeking directors and associate directors to oversee programs that promote erosion control, water quality protection and more.

La Cueva de Calera

Date/Time January 01, 1970 to July 20, 2019 01:00 PM until 04:00 PM Description Location Calera Winery View map 11300 CIENEGA RD, HOLLISTER, 95023, CA , US Additional Information SponsorCALERA WINE COMPANY NameKate Mayhorn

Government / Politics

Congressman Jimmy Panetta on Memorial Day

Information provided by the Office of Jimmy Panetta. On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Services who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our recognition should entail a tribute not only to those who served but also to the families of our servicemembers. The spouses, children,