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

Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe, June 2015 (Photo: GBCC Twitter, Great Basin Coordination Center)

Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway

Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.

06/22/2015

Bear cubs Hoopa and Salyer seen in a trailer before their release in Humboldt County. (Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care)

Beefed Up Orphan Bear Cubs Released Back Into NorCal Wilderness

Two bear cubs who spent the winter fattening up rather than sleeping in were released at the Hoopa Indian Reservation near Eureka on Thursday.

05/14/2015

Full rainbow arcs from Treasure Island to Oakland, April 7th, 2015 (KPIX)

Rain Hits After 11 P.M. With Bay Area Showers Until Morning, 35+ M.P.H. Winds

Gusty winds above 37 mile per hour, rainfall after 11 p.m., and snow in the mountains will hit Northern California as a brief storm moves through the drought-parched state.

04/24/2015

A child snowboards at NorthStar Ski Resort. (NorthStar)

Tuesday’s Snow Sets Up Spring Ski Conditions In Lake Tahoe

The 2014-2015 ski and ride season is not over at Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort received 10-28” of new snow this week.

04/08/2015

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Sugar Bowl 2nd Resort To Suspend Skiing As Drought Takes Toll

Yet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state’s historic drought.

03/19/2015

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Lack Of Snow Prompts Sierra-At-Tahoe To Close At Earliest Time In Decades

A ski resort south of Lake Tahoe has suspended its winter operations due to a lack of snow and could end up closing the rest of the season for the earliest time in about 40 years.

03/16/2015

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Drought Prompts Cancellation Of World Cup Ski, Snowboard Event At Squaw Valley

Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.

02/17/2015

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

Will This Storm Finally Improve Tahoe Ski Conditions?

For snow to fall in Tahoe three things need to happen. First, The air must contain sufficient moisture. Secondly, The air must be forced upward. And lastly, the air temperature must cool to 32 degrees or below as the air is rising.

02/05/2015

(Lake Tahoe Wildlife care)

Bear Cubs Found Orphaned After Mom Hit By Car Finally Going Home

Two orphaned bear cubs who watched their mother get hit by a car in June were released back into the wild Thursday.

01/29/2015

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