Sierra Nevada Mountains

A hiker is rescued by CHP using infrared cameras (CHP)

Rescuers Use Infrared Camera To Find Stranded Hiker In Nevada County

The California Highway Patrol has released dramatic video of a rescue in the Sierra foothills.

07/27/2015

When weather allows, crews at Heavenly work around the clock operating snowmaking equipment. Man-made snow supplements natural snow. Heavely Ski Resort boasts the largest snowmaking operation on the West Coast.  (Photo by Ed Fletcher/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

Tahoe Ski Resorts Fire Up Snowmaking Machines

Last weekend’s weather system was cold enough to dust the Sierra Nevada Mountains with snow, prompting at least two local ski resorts to start making their own.

10/29/2014

Rim Fire

U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It ‘Travesty’

A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

08/27/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Lake Tahoe For Spring Break

Lake Tahoe is not only one of the most beautiful places to visit not far from the Bay Area, it’s also one of the most affordable, which makes it a perfect destination for college students

03/08/2014

Frank Ocean

R&B Singer, Frank Ocean Cited For Pot Possession

Frank Ocean faces a marijuana possession charge after police say he was pulled over twice on the final days of the year in California’s Eastern Sierra Nevada…

01/04/2013