State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) Opens Again for Spring Season

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) Opens Again for Spring Season

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened State Route 89/Monitor Pass at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, after it was closed on Monday, April 11, 2022, due to a storm that hit the Sierra Nevada. Route 4/Ebbetts Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass remain in a winter closure as crews continue to remove […]

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) to Close Ahead of Storm

State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) to Close Ahead of Storm

Markleeville, CA…Caltrans will close State Route 89/Monitor Pass on Monday, April 11, ahead of a snowstorm forecast to hit the Sierra Nevada early next week. Maintenance crews will close access to the highway starting at 8:00 a.m. and will assess it for reopening once the storm has passed. Several more mountain highways remain in a […]

Markleeville’s Iconic Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps® Rises from Covid & Ashes to Host Cyclists July 16th.

Markleeville’s Iconic Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps® Rises from Covid & Ashes to Host Cyclists July 16th.

Markleeville, CA….Registration is open for the 41st annual Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps in Markleeville, Calif. this July. The 103-mile road cycling tour includes more than 14,000 feet of climbing on Sierra Nevada roads, traversing both sides of Monitor Pass, Ebbetts Pass, and the Pacific Grade. Nearly 90% of the course is closed to vehicles, […]

Caltrans Opens Monitor Pass for Spring & Summer Season

Caltrans Opens Monitor Pass for Spring & Summer Season

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will open Monitor Pass on State Route 89 at noon on Friday, April 1, 2022. Crews removed snow and ice, cleared debris, and made necessary repairs to safely reopen the highway. Caltrans’ goal is to have all winter passes open to the public no later than the Friday […]

Alexander Mickelthwate Appointed New Music Director of the Bear Valley Music Festival

Alexander Mickelthwate Appointed New Music Director of the Bear Valley Music Festival

Bear Valley, CA…The Bear Valley Music Festival is excited to announce Alexander Mickelthwate as only the fourth Music Director in its 54-year history. Mickelthwate succeeds Maestro Michael Morgan who passed away in August 2021 having just completed his 8th season with the Festival. “I’m so excited for my position as the new music director of […]

Monitor Pass on State Route 89 Reopens

Monitor Pass on State Route 89 Reopens

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened State Route 89/Monitor Pass at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The roadway had been closed due to a series of storms. Route-4/Ebbetts Pass and Route-108/Sonora Pass remain closed until further notice. Caltrans will provide updates on social media. For the latest road conditions, visit […]

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

Carson City, NV., Oct. 26, 2021 – The Tamarack Fire on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District near Markleeville, California, has been declared 100 percent contained and controlled. The fire reached this milestone after steady precipitation over the weekend provided much needed moisture to the fire area. The fire was reported on July 4, […]

Temporary Closure of Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Due to Inclement Weather.

Temporary Closure of Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Due to Inclement Weather.

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass, Route 89/Monitor Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass due to inclement weather. All three passes were temporarily closed Monday morning for the safety of the traveling public with snowfall predicted to impact the mountain region in the next few days. There is […]

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