Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area

Clear Creek was closed to the public in 2008 due to potential risk by naturally occurring asbestos.

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Climbing Advisory in Effect at Pinnacles National Park

The annual measures are put in place to protect nesting raptors. Restrictions for climbing in Pinnacles National Park begin Jan. 16.


San Benito Lifestyle

Pinnacles National Park Announces New Fee Changes

The changes will start Jan. 1.

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Walking San Benito: Mudstone Ranch

This is the 10th in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Housing / Land Use

Bear Gulch Caves open at Pinnacles

Seasonal opening of cave precedes its full closure in late spring through early summer when sensitive bat species has its pupping season



Walking Across America: Ostdick makes it home after nearly 4,000-mile trek

Retired high school teacher, Jim Ostdick, completes walk across America to raise awareness and money to promote connecting San Benito County to a national recreational trail

The Mudstone Ranch Trails in Hollister Hills opened at the beginning of July, and are currently open from dawn to dusk daily.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister Hills Opens Mudstone Ranch Trails

The new trails at the off-road park are for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, and are prohibited to motorized vehicles.



Condor Fundraising Hikes at Pinnacles National Park

Condor Fundraising Birding Hikes