Sierra Nevada

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

(CBS Sacramento)

Rain Gives Crews Upper Hand In Fighting King Wildfire, Now Over 40% Contained

Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.

09/25/2014

(CBS)

Fast-Moving King Fire Explodes To 70,000 Acres Overnight, Doubling In Size

The King fire has burned 70,944 acres, a growth of 43,000 acres overnight as flames made a run to the northwest forcing mandatory evacuations for residents in Quintette and Volcanoville.

09/18/2014

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Sierra Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Dozens Of Homes

A wildfire burning on heavily forested land in Northern California has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.

09/13/2014

Tesla Charging Station (credit: LEX VAN LIESHOUT/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla Building I-80 Supercharger Station Near Truckee

The Palo Alto-based electric car company is reported to have installed charging bays in Truckee…

08/26/2014

A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

Search For Missing Hiker Temporarily Suspended After Body Found In Kings Canyon Park

46-year-old Gregory Muck is described as an “experienced hiker” and failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip.

08/20/2014

Lizz Westman

Hiker Stranded In Sierra Nevada Survived By Eating Bugs, Treating His Broken Leg

A hiker who was stranded for six days in California’s Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.

07/16/2014

Vernon 'Cody' Matthews. (Family Photo)

Search Underway For Missing UC Berkeley Student Hiking In Sierra

Search and rescue teams are scouring parts of El Dorado County for a UC Berkeley student who went on a hike on Friday and hasn’t been seen since.

06/10/2014

The California Department of Water Resources weighs a snow sample on January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Last California Snow Survey Reveals More Bleak Water News For The State

The final survey for 2014 found more bare ground than snow in the Sierra Nevada, and the snowpack at a mere 18 percent of average.

05/01/2014

Matt Walker of the USA competes during the ski slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th, 2009 at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Snow Allows More Sierra Ski Resorts To Open Fully

A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.

03/02/2014

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