USGS Map of March 18 earthquake.


A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits San Benito County

Three other earthquakes recorded near Pinnacles this week.

John Chadwell's book is in development to run as a TV series. Netflix is one of the production companies considering the project. Photo courtesy of John Chadwell.


BenitoLink reporter shifts from journalism to screenwriting  

John Chadwell chases his dream. He has been writing novels and screenplays since the late 1980s. 

New Idria Road washout following the January 2021 winter storm. Photo courtesy of Matt Kelley of Kelley Engineering & Surveying.


Repairs to New Idria Road after 2021 washout estimated at $3.9 million

San Benito County is seeking 75% reimbursement from the California Office of Emergency Services.

A giant furnace used to extract mercury for over 100 years at New Idria. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Sunset Magazine writer ventures to New Idria

Road washout forces her to go off-roading to reach destination.

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Police / Fire

Salinas resident dies following dirt bike accident near New Idria

Law enforcement said accident may have been caused by a medical emergency.

George Rose Jr.won the Hackamore Class in 1964. Here he is accepting the award on Princess Nile. Photo courtesy Tammy Rose.


Down Memory Lane: Stars of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

Recalling some of the well-known horses that have entertained crowds at Bolado Park.

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Walking San Benito: Griswold Hills

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


Gathering to celebrate the life of local author and activist, Kate Woods

Locals will gather on the 400 Block at sunset on Friday, May 26 to celebrate the journalist who died in a car crash in rural San Benito County

Ron Paul is an American Foxhound, seven years old.  No collar.


Service Dogs Stolen from New Idria

REWARD for stolen service dogs, taken April 2 from New Idria

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Art & Culture

Just Not Close Enough

Rotten politicians and potholes will always plague us.

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Quicksilver Chronicles and other New Idria Happenings

New Idria resident and local artist Kate Woods reports from New Idria