South Lake Tahoe

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Explosive Tahoe Wildfire Burns Area Equivalent To 15 Golden Gate Parks

Air tankers and helicopters helped hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe that has now burned nearly 15,000 acres, or half the size of San Francisco.

06/23/2015

KPIX 5's Roberta Gonzales took this photo of the Far East Express lift at Squaw Valley on February 25, 2014. (CBS)

Environmental Group Sierra Watch Joins Fight Over Squaw Valley Ski Resort Expansion

Operators of the Village at Squaw Valley are seeking approval to build a year-found indoor recreation center and 850 hotel-condominium units with 1,493 bedrooms on over 80 acres of the resort’s parking lot.

06/22/2015

(Getty Images)

Lake Tahoe Cruise Boat Runs Aground Minutes Into New Year, Stranding Hundreds In Freezing Temperatures

A paddle-wheel cruise boat ran aground on the California side of Lake Tahoe only minutes into the new year, stranding hundreds of revelers for about two hours in sub-freezing temperatures, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

01/02/2015

Lake Tahoe (credit: Hanna Bankston/UGC/CBS Local)

Death Of Teen Boy Killed By Falling Tree In South Lake Tahoe May Have Been Caused By Storm

The death of a teenage boy killed by a falling tree in South Lake Tahoe may have been caused by last week’s powerful storm.

12/14/2014

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

Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made Snow

Two major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014

(Jennifer Heiden/Tahoe Daily Tribune)

Winter’s Coming: Chunky Bear Spotted Lumbering Around South Lake Tahoe

The bear’s legs are barely visible, leading some residents to assume it’s a she, and that she is very pregnant. Or is just perfectly plump and ready to hibernate.

11/19/2014

Black Bear Cub and Mother

Lake Tahoe Park Officials Warn Hikers To Stop Taking Selfies With Wild Bears

US Forest Service officials in South Lake Tahoe are asking park visitors to not take selfies with bears.

10/27/2014

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 Nevada yellow-legged frog

Threat To Endangered Frogs Puts Tahoe Tree-Thinning Project On Hold

The U.S. Forest Service will postpone a tree-thinning project intended to decrease the wildfire risk at Lake Tahoe after a lawsuit raised concern about its effect on an endangered frog species.

08/11/2014

(CBS SF)

Baby Bear Burned In Washington Wildfire Recovers At Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center

A bear cub burned in a wildfire in Washington state is now on its way back to full health.

08/05/2014

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