How Does Caltrans Blow Up Massive Boulders Blocking Highways?Caltrans blasting crews are on call 24-7 this time of the year. With one storm after another making rocks more susceptible to sliding, they’re bracing for one of the busiest seasons they’ve seen in years.
Highway 50 Fully Open Near Kyburz FireThe U.S. Forest Service says it expects to have a Northern California wildfire fully contained by Friday.
Kyburz Fire Resurrects Memories Of Deadly 1992 Cleveland FireThe Cleveland Fire killed two firefighters and charred more than 22,000 acres of forest land. It shut down main roadways and cost millions in resources.
UPDATE: Kyburz Fire 40% Contained; Highway 50 Controls Still In PlaceHighway 50 has been closed indefinitely in both directions near Kyburz in El Dorado County due to thick smoke blowing across the roadway from a nearby fire.
A Sacramento Rock Climber's GuideRock climbers in the greater Sacramento area have a fantastic climbing resource just to the east. Grab your gear, get your climbing buddies on board and hit the rocks.
Winter Wildfire Threatens Sierra Town Of KyburzAn unusual winter wildfire pushed by strong winds threatened cabins Thursday in a Sierra Nevada community that typically is covered with snow this time of year.
One Dead In Highway 50 Logging Truck AccidentTraffic is back to normal on Highway 50 through the Sierra after a fatal accident involving a logging truck Monday morning killed one person.
Several NorCal Post Offices On Possible Closure ListThe Postal Service is considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets including many in Northern California.
Icy Roads Stall Wagon Train On Highway 50Just as the pioneers did, dozens of people participating in a wagon train re-enactment over the Sierra have run into some trouble on the trail.