A 65-foot white fir tree was on its way from a Northern California forest to the United States Capitol after being cut down Saturday morning.
The story of the 8 pound Washington Nugget nestled in the Mother Lode certainly painted a pretty picture. But it’s tale as the largest chunk of gold found in modern California history may be its undoing.
A major road into Yosemite National Park is set to reopen this weekend after a delay because of heavy winter snow.
The price of gold is at historic highs. While the precious metal is hard to find, modern day prospectors are combing the Sierra Nevada.
The state Department of Water Resources took its final snow survey of the season on Monday and found the water content in the snowpack was 144 percent of normal.
The California Highway Patrol said a chain-reaction crash involving at least six big rigs and nearly 40 vehicles overall has killed one person and shut down westbound Interstate 80 during a heavy snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada.
Recent storms have made up for January’s dry weather, keeping California’s snowpack above average, state water officials reported Tuesday.
It’s not quite a winter wonderland, but a wet and chilly day in the San Francisco Bay area is bringing snow to some of the local mountains.
California officials expect to deliver more water to farms and cities than they did last year despite a relatively dry January.
Skiers and snowboarders are heading for the slopes in the Sierra Nevada to take advantage of what resorts are calling the best early-season skiing conditions in decades.