Photo of mountain lion laying on a bathroom floor

Cougar Goes Inside California House, Lies Down in Bathroom

SONORA — Officials say a mountain lion wandered inside a California house and was captured in a photo lying on a bathroom floor. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's office said that family members and the mountain lion ran away from each other Sunday after the co...
Photo of snow on Donner Summit

Snow Falls on I-80 at Top of Sierra Nevada

RENO, Nev. — It's still technically summer but snow is falling in the Sierra along the California-Nevada line. California transportation officials posted a photo on the Caltrans District 3 Twitter account sh...

Four Mountain Climbers Rescued From Sierra Nevada Peak

LONE PINE — A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued four climbers from a Sierra Nevada peak. The effort began Sunday when the Inyo County Sheriff's Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting rescue. Authorities say alpine ...
Photo of worker taking snow survey at Phillips Station, California

Storms Boost Sierra Snowpack to 98% of Seasonal Average

PHILLIPS STATION — California officials say January storms have pushed the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 98 percent of average to date, which is good news for state water supplies. The California Department of Water Resources said Thursday that the snowpack is ...
Photo of first Sierra snowpack measurement of 2019

Sierra Snowpack Checks in at 67% of Normal

PHILLIPS STATION — Winter storms have coated California's Sierra Nevada mountains in snow, but the drought-prone state is still off to another dryer-than-normal start to the crucial wet season. “About two-th...