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(credit: General Motors Company)

GM Recalls 117,000 Cars, SUVs, Trucks Over Stalling Risk

General Motors is recalling more than 117,000 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years for a defect that could cause them to stall.

10/02/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Leading To Surge In Sierra Bear Captures; 11 Killed By Vehicles Since July

An already busy bear season has exploded in the Sierra Nevada with nine hungry bruins captured since Wednesday morning near Reno and Lake Tahoe as an ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains.

10/02/2014

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

First Dusting Of Snow Hits Sierra; More Snow Expected

The season’s first dusting of snow hit the Sierra Nevada overnight Thursday, with predictions of more snow this weekend.

09/26/2014

Sierra Lamar (CBS)

San Jose Sharks Players Help Raise Money For Sierra Lamar Search In Morgan Hill

San Jose Sharks hockey players helped raise money at Britton Middle School Wednesday to help find missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar.

09/17/2014

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

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

Body Found In The Sierra Identified As Fremont Elementary School Teacher On Solo Backpacking Trip

A Fremont elementary school teacher and Santa Cruz resident missing in Kings Canyon National Park after a solo backpacking trip over the weekend has been found dead, the National Park Service said Wednesday night.

08/20/2014

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

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

California Snowpack At 18 Percent Of Average

With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.

05/01/2014

A missing snowboarder from San Francisco was found after a night in the cold in the Sierra. (CBS)

Missing SF Snowboarder Found Alive In Sierra After Night In Cold

A missing snowboarder from San Francisco was found alive after spending the night in the cold in the Sierra.

04/01/2014

A Nevada County Sheriff's vehicle at the site of where rescuers were searching for a missing snowboarder from San Francisco, April 1, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Snowboarder Missing In Sierra After Snowstorm

Rescuers were searching for a San Francisco snowboarder who was missing in the northern Sierra after a snowstorm, according to authorities.

04/01/2014

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