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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

Napa Valley (credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Napa Tourism Thrives, Tahoe Suffers Amid Dry Winter

Tourism in the Sierra and Lake Tahoe is suffering due to the lack of snow this winter. Meanwhile, the Napa Valley is reaping the benefits of an unusually dry and mild season with a huge jump in visitors.

01/24/2014

Photos: Amgen Tour Of California

15-Year I-80 Improvement Project In Sierra Near Completion

A 15-year, $820-million rehabilitation project of the interstate between Auburn and the Nevada line is expected to wrap up by October 15.

10/05/2013

Snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Survey Finds Sierra Snowpack Just Half Of Normal

There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

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Good Samaritan Finds Wedding Ring On Interstate 80 In Sierra

Finding a lost wedding ring along a snowy highway is hard enough. But a Good Samaritan in Northern California also has to track down the man it belongs to.

12/27/2012

(L-R) Paula Lane, Roderick Clifton (CBS)

Man Dead, Woman Survives After Couple Stranded For Days In Sierra

A Sacramento area couple lost in the Sierra for nearly a week has been found – with the man dead and his girlfriend suffering from frostbite, according to authorities.

12/06/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Coming Storms Expected To Dump Snow In Sierra

A series of Pacific storms are expected to bring rain to the Bay Area and snow to the Sierra beginning Thursday night and increasing through the weekend.

11/15/2012

Sunday's meteor over the Sierra as seen from Reno, Nevada. (Lisa Warren/NASA-JPL)

Public Urged To Forward Sierra Meteor Photos, Video

NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute were asking for the public’s help finding footage photos and video of a daylight meteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday.

04/26/2012

Image of meteor falling over the Sierra. (Lisa Warren)

Pieces Of Flaming Meteor Found In Sierra Foothills

Experts say the flaming meteor, dating to the early formation of the solar system 4 to 5 billion years ago, was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth’s atmosphere with a loud boom early Sunday.

04/25/2012

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New Bay Area Storm System Brings Rain, Wind, Colder Temps

Rain was falling across the Bay Area again Friday morning and forecasters said more precipitation is on the way.

03/16/2012

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