Black Bears

An American black bear. (HBarrison/Wikimedia Commons)

To Abate Bears, Truckee Hikes Fines On Negligent Garbage Disposal

The town of Truckee has adopted new rules designed to prevent careless handling of trash and the critters that come with it.


An American black bear. (HBarrison/Wikimedia Commons)

2 Orphaned Bear Cubs Returned To Wild Near Tahoe

A pair of black bears orphaned as cubs last summer in the foothills near Reno have been returned to the wild atop the Sierra Nevada.


Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Bear Attack Prompts Warning For Sierra Residents, Campers

Department of Fish and Game officials are warning campers that this is also a time when bears appear out of hibernation.