Newly hatched blunt-nosed leopard lizard. Photo by Mark Halvorsen and courtesy of BLM.

News Release

Breeding program for endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards announced

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard was listed as an endangered species at the state and federal level in the mid 1960s.

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.’

Panoche Valley Preserve. Photo by Center for Natural Land Management (CNLM Staff)

Housing / Land Use

Panoche Valley Preserve Opens

Conservation land to mitigate for solar farm is now in operation.

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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.

Solargen is long gone, but opposition to solar farm remains strong.

Business / Economy

Still no sign of work at Panoche Valley Solar Farm

After six years, the Panoche Valley Solar Farm still appears to be hanging in limbo

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Panoche Inn the end spot for poker run

Barbeque this weekend at Panoche Inn is a chance to see this part of San Benito County with its Sunday clothes on.

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Police / Fire

Dead body found in Panoche Valley

Hispanic male believed to be in his mid-20s was found with multiple gunshots. Officials had no immediate leads on a suspect.

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UPDATED: County supes uphold solar project EIR

Public appeal hearing was prompted by concerns over the project by environmental groups

Graphic shows revised area for project in red.

Business / Economy

Officials extend public hearing on Panoche Valley Solar Project

County planning commissioners kicked off public hearing Wednesday night in consideration of environmental review and use permit for solar-power facility proposed for Paicines.

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Sports & Recreation

Bird-watching: A Trip Worth Crowing About

A group of local birdwatchers with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society spends a day in the Panoche Valley

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Panoche Valley solar project signs agreement with Southern California Edison

Agreement gives the project a power purchaser, helping move it toward an expected 2019 opening