UPDATE: U.S. Highway 50 Reopens After Large Rockslide Cleared Near Echo SummitTraffic is moving, albeit slowly, again after a large rockslide in the Sierra that blocked a major artery from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe Friday.
Spring Arrives With Meteorologists' Grim Forecast for California Water SupplySaturday marks the first day of astronomical spring and the outlook is grim for California and the West, where drought conditions will persist, according to NOAA.
Man Survives 7 Days Stranded In Sierra After GPS Leads Him Down Dangerous Mountain RoadA California man survived seven days in the Sierra Nevada after following his GPS navigation system down a treacherous mountain road and getting hemmed in by deep snow.
Sierra Snowpack Lags In Latest Measurement Despite Recent Big StormsRecent storms have boosted California’s vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but not enough to fully compensate for a dry start to winter.
Sierra Snow Storm: Avalanche Warning, Winter Weather Advisory IssuedThe National Weather Service in Reno has issued an avalanche warning and winter weather advisory for much of the Sierra Nevada, including Lake Tahoe into Tuesday morning.
Donner Party: Athletes To Recreate Survivors' Escape 174 Years LaterFour veteran ultrarunners from Northern California are setting out on snowshoes to retrace the footsteps of the pioneers who braved the worst blizzard in a century to escape over the top of what’s now called Donner Pass.
Sierra Storm: 111 MPH Winds Cancel Flights, Topple Semi-Trucks Near RenoWinds gusting up to 111 mph (178 kph) along the Sierra’s eastern front toppled trucks north of Carson City and forced flight cancelations at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Friday as another early winter storm headed for Lake Tahoe and western Nevada.
California Nurse, Single Mother of 2, Dies in Hospital After Rescue From Mount Whitney Hiking FallA 34-year-old woman stranded for two nights in frigid temperatures after being severely injured in a fall on Mount Whitney in the eastern Sierra Nevada has died at a hospital.
Video: Smoke From Resurgent Sierra Wildfire Heads Toward Bay AreaThe SQF Complex Fire, smoldering since late August in the Sequoia Nat'l Forest in the southern Sierra Nevada, blew up Saturday, sending a huge plume of smoke into the Central Valley and southern Bay Area. Darren Peck analyzes its potential impact on our unhealthy air.
Creek Fire: National Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 200+ Trapped Sierra CampersCalifornia National Guard helicopter crews frantically airlifted more than 200 people as a wall of flames from the fast-moving Creek Fire burning in the Sierra bore down on them.
Lake Tahoe's Fluctuating Clarity Worse After Wet WinterLake Tahoe’s fluctuating clarity got worse last year during an especially cold and wet winter as sedimentation, algae growth and a tiny invasive shrimp continued to pose restoration challenges for the famed clear water of the alpine lake.
Search Continues For Woman Missing 2 Weeks While 'Quarantining' In SierraThe search for a California woman missing for two weeks after embarking on a solo camping trip in the Sierra south of Yosemite intensified on Monday.
CA National Parks Remove Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Name From Majestic SequoiasTwo national parks in California are removing all mention of Robert E. Lee from informational material even though several majestic sequoias are named for the Confederate general.
Bear Destroys SUV Interior in Minutes Before Placer County Deputies Break WindowA bear likely smelled some type of food in a vehicle in Colfax, then thoroughly trashed it before Placer County deputies managed to break open a window to let the animal get out.
Final Sierra Snowpack Survey of Season Comes Up Dry, Raising Drought ConcernsThe final snow survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada recorded just 1.5 inches snow depth at Phillips Station -- just 3 percent of the May average.