Sugar Bowl

Wet skies bring relief to ski resorts

As they roll shadowy and showering over the foothills, storm clouds are bringing with them a silver lining for mountain resorts to the north. The rains falling in Auburn on Thursd ...

Wet weather, winds forcing business closures in Auburn/Sierra

The wet and windy weather Friday has forced two businesses to cancel operations for the weekend -- so far. The Auburn Old Town Farmers Market has been cancelled for Dec. 1, citing ...

Fishing restrictions are in place on Klamath River

It used to be that some of the hottest salmon fishing in the fall occurred on the Klamath River. Campgrounds were packed, and the mouth of the Klamath literally was a sea of boats. ...

Pig hunts to be offered in Yolo County

California is home to many wild pigs, and farmers aren’t happy with the damage the porkers do in their rooting for foodstuffs. Essentially, wild pigs aren’t much more t ...

Abalone dying along Sonoma County coast

Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table — abalone — are reporting dead or ...

Mt. Everest is the ultimate grind for this Roseville climber

Rick Hitch doesn’t have a fear of heights, but he isn’t particularly fond of heights, either.But when he was supposed to be focused on deer hunting, his attention was d ...

Timely snowstorms have made this a season to remember for Tahoe resorts

In the advertising world, identifying the appropriate product and developing a marketing scheme behind it is standard procedure.In some respects, ski resorts are like any other bus ...

More snowfall means more visitors to resorts

By most accounts, the ski season was a dramatic success a year ago for Lake Tahoe and other California resorts. According to statistics compiled by the California Travel & Tou ...

Meyer leads Placer girls to slalom win

NORDEN — The Placer High girls ski team raced through a storm to dominate Monday’s Central Division II slalom race at Sugar Bowl, placing three skiers in the top six for a conv ...

Falcons closing in on division banner

NORDEN — Despite disastrous days for its top riders, the Colfax High snowboard team maintained a mammoth overall lead in the Central Division II standings after Monday’s slalom ...