lake tahoe

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Watercraft inspection program continues to ward off invasive species

Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive-species introductions, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District is reporting. During the 2013 boating season, the district&rs ...

Marauding bears can easily ruin a camping trip

It’s heard often and seemingly is a common occurrence in the Lake Tahoe area, a marauding bear breaking into a house. While homeowner’s insurance generally will cover ...

Placer Sheriff tribute, lowered flags mark National Police Week

  Lowered flags Wednesday and the presence of a new name of a long-ago Placer County sheriff on the California Peace Officer Memorial Monument in Sacramento are part of a sho ...

There is more than one way to hunt fall turkeys for success

After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, one reader a few years ago was quick to inform me there is an alternate method of hun ...

Placer County scuttles Lake Tahoe biomass plant effort

Placer County has pulled the plug on any plans to build a biomass power plant at Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. The plant was rejected by the Tahoe Regional Planning A ...