Avoid heat-related illnesses as well as unintentional fire starts
The current dry heat wave this week is expected to bring highs above 100 degrees … Read more
An elected director says the agency has a track record of incompetence
Criticism of Groveland Community Services District’s track record as well as calls for caution have … Read more
The recent wet winter increased storage levels at New Melones Reservoir, but not as much … Read more
Oakland-based activists who want Hetch Hetchy Valley restored in Yosemite National Park have filed a … Read more
Structure fire reported near Cedar Ridge, two wild fires in Calaveras
It’s hot. It’s dry. And, as expected, fires are erupting across the Mother Lode. Three … Read more
The fire south of Yosemite Valley is being monitored but not suppressed
Mountain weather spawned isolated thunderstorms and lightning at times in the past week over the … Read more
Three orphaned cubs cared for in Tahoe
A mother black bear was struck and killed by a car on Tioga Road in … Read more
Input sought on whitewater plan between Camp Nine and New Melones Reservoir
Before New Melones Dam was completed, whitewater rafting and kayaking were popular in the Camp … Read more
Blazes ignited by fireworks were in Calaveras
At least two fires were sparked by fireworks in the Mother Lode over the three-day … Read more
Four friends rigged a 420-foot highline across the face of Vernal Fall, and three of … Read more
Man accused of sparking Tulloch blaze with fireworks
Days before this Fourth of July weekend, Cal Fire said a Stanislaus County man is … Read more
Lack of a long-term contract means plant owners can’t justify investing millions on upgrades and maintenance, while a dead-tree wildfire catastrophe looms in the Sierra Nevada.
The 20-megawatt biomass plant outside Chinese Camp that burns wood chips to produce electricity is … Read more
Escalating fire threats are a primary concern. Changes in Sierra Nevada ecosystems are among long-term effects.
More than 60 million dead trees in the Sierra Nevada mean mountain forests are changing. … Read more
The 44th president is the first to visit Yosemite while in office since John F. Kennedy in August 1962.
Fourth-grader Tyrell Price Jr. smiled proudly as he spoke about meeting President Barack Obama early … Read more
President Barack Obama and his family will vacation this Father’s Day weekend in Yosemite National Park. Will he see firsthand the devastating effects of tree mortality and the 2013 Rim Fire?
President Barack Obama arrived in Yosemite National Park late Friday, en route from Atwater in … Read more
Copperopolis residents Ciara Datwyler, 10, and her mother, Bonnie Pivirotto-Datwyler, used to see osprey nesting … Read more
Board also rescinded the mandatory 21 percent water conservation target
Fire-proofing the vulnerable flume-ditch system that carries water for people served by Tuolumne Utilities District, … Read more
Ranchers are transitioning to summer in the Central Sierra Nevada. That means moving cows up to higher-elevation grazing allotments in the Stanislaus National Forest.
Dick Gaiser, Daryl Larsen, Michael Engler and other ranch people with descendants that go back … Read more
State officials say Tuolumne County is leading the way with pilot project to remove dead and dying trees in beetle-ravaged Highway 108 neighborhood
Jacee Vallelunga, 7, stood with her friend, Mary McCrory, 6, outside her family’s Leisure Pines … Read more
The start of fire season has been declared in Yosemite National Park due in part … Read more
Rancher Jack Gardella’s grandson was in 4-H when he started asking about goats. “We’d go … Read more
Discolored water has been flowing out of the pipes of Calaveras County Water District customers … Read more
A firework thrown or launched from the back of a boat on Lake Tulloch ignited … Read more
California red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain in his 1865 story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'
Western pond turtles and California red-legged frogs, described by Mark Twain in his 1865 story … Read more
Tuolumne County administration and emergency services staff have received $1.6 million in funding from the … Read more
Crews have cleared between 10K and 20K truckloads since fall
After more than seven months of cleaning debris caused by the Butte Fire, Calaveras County … Read more
The burn area is likely to remain closed through next week. A trailer is set up as a temporary visitors center for expected crowds this weekend.
Blackened fingers of charred wood, twisted metal deck railings, and a building’s worth of burned … Read more
Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4, at 8,730 feet elevation, opened for the season last week. Higher passes, Tioga on Highway 120 and Sonora on Highway 108, remain closed.
Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4 opened for the season last week, and other mountain passes … Read more