RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pair of backcountry endurance athletes who became obsessed with the Donner Party spent the last seven years researching and exploring the Sierra on foot to try to pinpoint the...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Winds 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...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe-area veterinarian and former professor at the University of California, Davis who oversaw treatment of horses at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has pleaded guilty to...
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a case of plague at South Lake Tahoe — the first in California in five years.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Richy Werenski holed a flop shot from the fairway on the par-4 16th for a five-point eagle and birdied the last for a one-point victory over Troy Merritt on Sunday in the...
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Troy Merritt made two late birdies Saturday to take a four-point lead into the final round of the Barracuda Championship, a year after he lost the final-round lead in the...
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Branden Grace tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday, a double blow to the South African who was one birdie out of the lead at the Barracuda Championship and now can't...
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Stanley had another eagle in a 14-point round Friday to take the lead into the weekend in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring...
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Moore curled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a share of the lead with Adam Schenk on Thursday in the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship at Tahoe Mountain...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions have been lifted on Interstate 80 in the Sierra after a late spring snowstorm with strong gusty winds blew through the region but more snow and rain is in the...
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old man died Friday in a paragliding accident in Northern California, authorities said.
The Nevada County Sheriff's Office said Eric McAuliffe of Rocklin,...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions remain in effect on U.S. Interstate 80 after a winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on the top of some ski resorts around Lake...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The PGA Tour tournament that's been held in Reno since 1999 is moving next summer to another mountain course designed by Jack Nicklaus about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away near...
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A new bridge has opened across the Truckee River at Tahoe City, California.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for the 153-foot (46-meter) bridge on the...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of new snow has fallen in the Sierra, where more than 6 feet (2 meters) has been recorded the past seven days at the top of some Lake Tahoe-area...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm moving into the Sierra and northern Nevada (all times local):
All lanes have reopened on Interstate 80 in a Sierra snowstorm north...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Golf Association has announced a mountain course near Lake Tahoe will host the 69th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in August 2023.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man has been arrested at Lake Tahoe after authorities say he started a fire near Sierra College's Tahoe-Truckee campus.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A strong Sierra cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph (80 kph) dropped the first snow of the season Monday in the mountains along the California-Nevada line and damaged a...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a storm blowing into the Sierra Nevada (all times local, PDT):
It's still technically summer but snow is falling in the Sierra along the...
WADSWORTH, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials are making fish-friendly modifications to a northern Nevada dam that for more than a century has blocked off native spawning grounds for a threatened trout...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Interstate 80 has reopened in the Sierra after a truck fire and hazmat spill about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Truckee, California closed the eastbound lanes for half...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 35-year-old California woman who died after she slipped while taking a photograph and was swept over a waterfall near Lake Tahoe.
VERDI, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County medical examiner has identified a 49-year-old kayaker who was found dead over the weekend in the Truckee River west of Reno.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a missing snowboarder has been found dead at a Northern California ski resort.
The family of Danieson Crowder reported him missing on Wednesday after...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — This winter is the eighth largest in the Truckee River Basin since 1981, largely due to a February that was full of snowfall, records show.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an avalanche that has shut down Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California (all times local):
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The latest in a series of storms dusted Northern California beaches with snow and caused whiteout conditions on mountain roads, closing a major highway.
A stretch of Interstate 80, a key route through the Sierra Nevada to Lake Tahoe, was closed Saturday because of heavy snow and strong winds. Officials hoped to reopen it later Sunday.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have shut a 95-mile stretch of highway in Northern California amid another snowstorm hitting the Sierra Nevada.
The California Highway Patrol shut Interstate 80 from Colfax to the Nevada state line because of multiple spinouts.
Forecasters issued a winter storm warning of whiteout conditions until Sunday evening because of heavy snow and strong winds throughout the mountain region.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 30-year-old California man who died in skiing accident over the weekend at a resort near Lake Tahoe.
The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Reno said Andrew McDowell of Tahoe City, California died at a Reno hospital Sunday from injuries he suffered at Northstar California resort near Truckee, California.
The cause and manner of the death remain under investigation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains has led to some road and school closures in California.
The California Department of Transportation is advising drivers to avoid traveling if possible because heavy snow is expected throughout Monday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An airport official says an overnight accumulation of heavy, wet snow caused a rear-engine jet parked at a Lake Tahoe-area airport to do a tail stand before mechanics returned it to its parked position.
Truckee Tahoe Airport official Marc Lamb took photos. He tells The Associated Press that most of the 20 inches (51 centimeters) of dense snow that caused the Wednesday morning spectacle melted by Thursday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is recognizing a police force at Lake Tahoe for its compassionate treatment of a bear cub that was trapped in a garbage bin.
The national animal rights group presented Truckee, California police this week with the Compassionate Police Department Award after officers in the town just north of Lake Tahoe freed the cub on Nov. 16.
The young animal jumped out and ran up a hillside to its mother, who was waiting nearby.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A bear had no trouble opening a door as it strolled into a California Highway Patrol office in a mountain town.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub has been reunited with its mother thanks to a police officer in Northern California who colleagues are calling a "bear whisperer."
Police officer rescues bear cub stuck in dumpster
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County's school superintendent is recommending filing a complaint over a potential open meetings violation during consideration of plans to move a utility corridor at a Reno golf course where the district wants to build a new high school.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $1 million in federal Clean Water Act grants to protect the condition of Nevada surface waters, including more than $350,000 at Lake Tahoe.
The Carson Water Subconservancy District will receive the largest single grant — $237,000 for the Carson River Coalition watershed coordination program.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the California Tahoe Conservancy to help restore a marsh at Lake Tahoe that is the largest remaining wetland in the Sierra Nevada.
The conservancy intends to spend $9 million next year to restore 500 acres (202 hectares) of the south shore's Upper Truckee Marsh.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Placer County authorities are trying to identify human remains discovered after a hiker came across a skull in a remote, wooded area near Truckee, California.
Sheriff's deputies and a search and rescue team found several additional bone fragments after a hiker discovered the skull near Highway 89 on Sunday.
In addition to the remains, they found a weathered, old campsite where they're searching for additional clues.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California man who survived a small plane crash (all times local):
A Northern California man who survived a small plane crash that killed his husband and the pilot was upbeat on Wednesday as he talked about his painful but life-affirming recovery.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A lakefront mansion built by a family that played a key role in the history of boating at Lake Tahoe before World War II has sold for $10 million.
The Sierra Sun reported Wednesday the 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath home on Lake Tahoe's west shore sits on 1.7 acres (0.7 hectares) of landscaped grounds with 160 feet (48 meters) of lake frontage, two double-boathouses, a pier and private harbor.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Olympic skier and a professional snowboarder have teamed up to open a coffee shop near Lake Tahoe.
Olympic skier Travis Ganong and snowboarder Ralph Backstrom recently opened Pacific Crest Coffee in Truckee.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The passenger who died in a small airplane crash that also killed the pilot near Lake Tahoe earlier this week has been identified as a 55-year-old Southern California man.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday an autopsy determined Peter Jackson of West Hollywood died from multiple blunt force injuries in the crash south of Truckee, California.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft.
The 60-year-old pilot from suburban Sacramento, who was declared dead at the scene, reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff and was trying to make it back to the airport in Truckee, California, when the plane went down about 7:40 a.m.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT):
Authorities have identified the 60-year-old pilot from suburban Sacramento who died in a small airplane crash near Lake Tahoe.
The Placer County sheriff says Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee of Carmichael was killed in Tuesday morning's crash south of Truckee that also claimed the life of one passenger and critically injured another.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT):
One person has been killed and two people injured in a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe.
The Placer County sheriff's office confirmed the fatality Tuesday morning south of Truckee, California along State Route 267 near the Northstar ski resort.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a body was found in the Truckee River near the Highway 267 bridge in Truckee, California.
The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports Truckee police located an abandoned car that was running and had its driver side door open near the bridge over the river early Wednesday morning.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A 42-year-old California man convicted of multiple counts of child molestation in Truckee has been sentenced to 52 years to life in prison.
The Sierra Sun reported Thursday that Judge Robert Tamietti heard testimony from the victim before sentencing Jeremy William Dedeker this week in Nevada County Superior Court.