Once on the brink of extinction, bald eagles are now thriving in the Tahoe Basin and beyond   The local Paiutes call them “ggwe’na’a.” The Shoshone, “biagwi’yaa.” To all Americans, they are our national symbol. The bald eagle is one of the most magnificent examples of...

Questions arise about the state of aging dams in the Tahoe area   When roughly 180,000 people were evacuated beneath the potentially failing Oroville Dam emergency spillway in Northern California on February 12, it brought into sharp focus what experts have been warning for years: Many of...

With the use of drones, Reno–Tahoe area is on the front line of cloud-seeding technology   As winter storms approach the Sierra, experts with an eye toward squeezing every possible snowflake from those churning clouds will be watching closely. For the first time, those engaged in the practice...

In a remote granite bowl on the western Sierra Crest, unassuming snowfields melt into small braided streams among mule’s ear flowers and pines, slowly gathering together and gaining force, cutting deeper and deeper into the soil and rock, eventually forming the mighty American River. Lying on...

Thanks to winter’s return after a four-year hiatus, Lake Tahoe’s wildflowers are poised to impress with a banner year       After four years of drought, Tahoe is heading into summer on the heels of an average snowpack winter: The Lake is once again flowing from its outlet,...