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California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California Snow Survey Shows Driest Months On Record

It’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.

02/28/2013

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NorCal Beer Maker Helping Monks Rebuild Spanish Monastery

Monks in a small Northern California town are rebuilding a 16th Century Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer.

12/26/2012

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Petroglyph Carvings Sawed Off, Stolen From Lava Cliffs In Sierra Nevada

Carvings that graced the Sierra Nevada in California for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.

11/19/2012

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Skiers, Boarders Rejoice As Storm Brings Snow To Sierra Resorts

Skiers and snowboarders are elated after a storm dropped up to 28 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada over a two-day period.

11/10/2012

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1 Of 2 Hikers Missing In Sierra Nevada Found Safe

Authorities say one of two hikers missing in California’s Sierra Nevada has been found safe. Fresno County officials say Matthew Hanson was found by rescue crews around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

10/29/2012

Officials said Tom Heng of San Rafael was last seen hiking to Mount Langley in the Sierra Nevada on July 22, 2012. (National Park Service)

Hiker From San Rafael Missing In Sierra Nevada

Officials said 31-year-old Tom Heng of San Rafael left on what was supposed to be a day hike on Sunday to the summit of Mount Langley, which stands 14,026 feet, but never returned.

07/24/2012

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Tioga Pass Road At Yosemite National Park Reopening Monday

After a winter of light snow, a major road in Yosemite National Park is set to open on May 7, nearly six weeks earlier than last year.

05/02/2012

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Meteor Shower Startles Sierra Nevada Residents

Thousands of Sierra Nevada residents said they heard a loud boom on Sunday morning and many experts believe it was caused by a passing meteor shower.

04/22/2012

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Snowmobiler Dies After Triggering Sierra Avalanche

A man riding a snowmobile has died after he apparently triggered an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Alpine County.

03/05/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Storm Makes Ripe Ski Conditions In Sierra

A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche.

03/02/2012

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