Sierra Nevada

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

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Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Strikes Along California-Nevada Border Near Death Valley National Park

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that an earthquake measuring magnitude 4.6 struck along the California / Nevada border near Death Valley National Park Friday evening.

02/13/2015

(Cat Conners)

Hundreds Return To Eastern Sierra Towns Charred By Wildfire

More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.

02/10/2015

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Wind-Driven Wildfire Destroys 40 Homes At Base Of Sierra Nevada

Fire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don’t know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.

02/08/2015

(L-R) A Sierra Nevada IPA and a Lagunitas IPA. (CBS)

Beer Battle Over IPA Label Between Lagunitas And Sierra Nevada Fizzles Out

After threatening to sue Sierra Nevada Brewing Company over the styling of the IPA in the company’s Hop Hunter beer, Petaluma-based Lagunitas Brewing Company has done an about-face.

01/14/2015

Sierra Nevada's 'Hop Hunter IPA' (Source: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Beer Makers Going To Court Over ‘IPA’ Lettering

Two Bay Area beer makers are going to court over how their brews are labeled.

01/13/2015

A wolverine. (Wikimedia Commons)

Rare Sierra Sighting Confirms California’s Lone, Wild Wolverine Is Still Alive

There have only been 2 dozen documented sightings of California’s only wolverine since the solitary predator was first observed in March 2008 about 15 miles northwest of Truckee

01/10/2015

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2 Killed In Plane Crash In Sierra Nevada Foothills

Two people are dead after a small plane crashed not far from an airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California.

12/24/2014

(CBS SF)

Sierra Nevada Blizzard Whips Up High-Winds, Snow In Tahoe Area

There’s a blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to make it to the high country.

12/12/2014

Sierra Snow

Sierra Resorts Rejoice As 1st Significant Storm Of Season Drops Snow In High Country

A significant storm that moved across northern California Friday and Saturday gave hope that the coming winter will bring relief to a parched state.

11/01/2014

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