Highway Open Again, Winter Prep Meetings Next Week, Ventana Re-opening

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Headlines from Big Sur this morning from Stan Russell at the Chamber of Commerce:

Highway Re-opened

As of 3 PM today, Friday, October 24, Caltrans has announced that Highway 1 is open again without restrictions.

Winter Preparations Meetings Next Week

Agenda for next week’s community meeting on SEAT report and
winter storm preparedness

Please see the attached flyer regarding a series of community meetings
that are being hosted by Sup. Dave Potter and Sup. Simon Salinas.

We want people to be aware of the strong potential for flooding and
increased damages as a result of the Basin Complex Fire.  The upper
watersheds in our community have been severely impacted as a result of
this summer’s fires and all residents living in the Carmel Valley,
Cachagua, Arroyo Seco, Big Sur communities and those along the Carmel
River need to be aware that this winter can bring life threatening
mudslides, debris flows and flooding.

The meetings, which will be held next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
from 6 to 8 pm, will discuss the State’s Environmental Assessment Report
which outlines potential problems from winter storms.  Representatives
from the Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service,
American Red Cross, SPCA of Monterey County, Monterey County Water
Resources Agency and the Monterey County Resource Management Agency will
present information on how to prepare your home, family and pets for a
winter storm.

Please spread the word in your community and I hope that you can attend
one of these important meetings.

Kathleen Lee
Chief of Staff
Supervisor Dave Potter
(831) 647-7755

Tuesday, October 28th
6 to 8 pm
Hidden Valley Music Seminar, 88  W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley

Wednesday, October 29th
6 to 8 pm
Big Sur Lodge Conference Room, Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur

Thursday, October 30th
6 to 8 pm
Arroyo Seco Fire Department, 46700 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield

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Ventana Inn Re-Opening

Ventana Inn and Spa will re-open Friday, October 31.
http://www.ventanainn.com/

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