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"Cinder" the bear cub was badly burned in a Washington state wildfire and cared for at a Lake Tahoe wildlife facility. (CBS)

Bear Cub Badly Burned In Washington Recovering After Stint In Tahoe Wildlife Facility

An injured bear cub who was recovering at a Lake Tahoe wildlife facility is going back home.

11/24/2014

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

Snowboarding (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Bay Area Ski And Snow Guide

A few hours drive east of the Bay Area and we’ve got access to awesome winter sports and some of the most gorgeous views in the world. Hit the slopes!

CBS San Francisco–11/12/2014

(Boreal Ski Resort)

Boreal Resort Opening Signals Start Of Sierra Ski Season

It might not feel like it in the Bay Area, but winter is on its way and it’s bringing ski and snowboard season along for the ride.

11/07/2014

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

(CBS)

Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes Destroyed

The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.

09/20/2014

(CBS)

Bay Area Fire Crews Sent To Battle King Fire Near Lake Tahoe

As part of statewide mutual aid, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has sent a strike team, to El Dorado County’s King Fire, one of the largest wildfires burning in California.

09/17/2014

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

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