Sierra Nevada News

Nevada Highway Damaged by Largest Area Quake in 65 Years

LAS VEGAS — The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No …

PG&E to Plead Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter for Fire

PG&E Corp. agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection to the deadliest wildfire in California history. The bankrupt utility will pay $4 million in fines for its role in the 2018 Camp Fire, which was sparked by PG&E …

Summer Snow in Sierra; High Winds Damage Plane Near Reno

RENO, Nev. — A strong Sierra cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph (80 kph) dropped the first snow of the season Monday in the mountains along the California-Nevada line and damaged a small airplane that was blown …

Tahoe Residents Oppose New Homes in Path of Wildfire Danger

About the photo: The smoldering remains of a home destroyed by the fast-moving wildfire are seen south of Gardnerville, Nev., May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Tim Dunn) RENO, Nevada — During her career as a flight attendant, Laura …

Stretching Crust Causing Remote Nevada Quakes

Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth’s crust. The Sierra Nevada is moving northwest about a half-inch a year, leaving …

Southern California, Sierra Nevada Heat Wave This Week

Interior areas of Southern California and parts of the Sierra Nevada are in for high heat and increased fire danger this week, forecasters said Monday. The National Weather Service said a strong, upper-level high centered over the Great Basin will …