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Forest Service OKs Expanded Reno Ski Resort, Skier Bridge

RENO, Nev. — The Forest Service has approved the expansion of a ski resort on a national forest between Reno and Lake Tahoe, including a skier bridge over a highway as part of a package that also bans commercial development in areas cherished by conservationis...
Photo of snow-covered Kirkwood Mountain and ski resort

Potential Record 209 MPH Gust Hits Tahoe Peak

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A gust of 209 mph was recorded atop a Lake Tahoe area peak Sunday, a potential record that wowed forecasters monitoring a cold storm moving south through the state. “It's an exciting moment for sure." — NWS forecaster Alex Hoon The bla...
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Dry January Puts a Hurt on California Snowpack

PHILLIPS STATION — California's weather turned largely dry in January and left the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack below average for this time of year, state officials said after measurements Thursd...
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137 MPH Wind Gust at Tahoe Resort; Chains on I-80 in Sierra

RENO, Nev. — Chains or snow tires are required on much of U.S. Interstate 80 in the Sierra and most highways around Lake Tahoe after a winter storm packing snow and winds in excess of 130 mph blew through the region. Chains were mandatory for all trucks and...

California Deputies Help Dumpster-Diving Bear Escape

KINGS BEACH — Sheriff's deputies in Northern California have helped a massive dumpster-diving bear get out of a sticky situation. Placer County sheriff's deputies found the bear trapped Monday in a locked trash bin in Kings Beach, on Lake Tahoe's northern s...