Highway 50 In Sierra Closed Due To Mudslides A key mountain route between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe is closed indefinitely because of a series of mudslides.
California Snowpack At Drought-Busting 173 Percent Of NormalCalifornia's Sierra Nevada snowpack is at a drought-busting 173 percent of average - the most since 1995, state water officials announced Thursday.
Storm Topples Iconic Giant Sequoia ‘Tunnel’ Tree In Calaveras ParkA beloved giant Sequoia with a tunnel tourists loved to walk through was the latest victim of the big storm that blew through Northern California over the weekend. Strong winds and rain toppled the famous giant Sequoia known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree.
Storm Topples Iconic Giant Sequoia 'Tunnel' Tree In Calaveras ParkStrong winds and rain toppled the famed giant Sequoia known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Tree Park.
Mammoth Mountain Reports 7 Feet Of Snow In 2 DaysThe big storm tracking across the central section of California is dropping significant mountain snow.
California Snowpack At 53% Of Normal Ahead Of Winter StormsSurveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first measurement of the season.
$1,700 Per Day 'Gold Rush' As Tree Cutters Rush To Clear Dead Trees From SierraThe Forest Service estimates there are 24-million dead trees in the southern half of the Sierra
Millions Of Dead Trees In Sierra To Fuel Central Valley Bio-Energy PlantThere are millions of dead trees in the Sierra Nevada – that’s the bad news. But, all those dead trees mean a biomass-energy plant in the Central Valley will stay in business for another five years.
Crews Find Missing Couple Stuck In SierraAuthorities say a Yuba City couple who became stuck in snow while driving in a mountainous area of Northern California over the weekend has been located and both are doing well.
Sierra Ski Season Gets UnderwayA man-made blizzard covered the slopes of the Boreal resort early Friday, a sure sign that the Sierra ski season is about to get underway.
Crews Searching For Small Plane Missing In Rugged Sierra NevadaCrews have resumed searching for a small-engine plane believed to be missing in the Sierra Nevada.
Stanford Student Killed In Sierra Nevada Mountain Climbing AccidentA Stanford University medical student was killed in a steep fall while mountain climbing in the Sierra Nevada mountains over the weekend.
California's Ecosystem Could Benefit From The Return Of Grizzly BearsThere's a bold new campaign to bring grizzly bears back to California.
SF Zoo Biologists Release Endangered Frogs Into High Sierra LakesThe two-year-old frogs were initially collected as eggs from a nearby lake system and raised at the zoo.
Millions Of Sierra Trees Fall Victim To DroughtThe number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year.