Sierra

Reid injured, but Hillmen still hope to make Wolverines roster

The pads were popping and the sweat was flying at Sierra College football’s first scrimmage of the season Saturday. But one ill-timed step may have cost Placer High grad Conn ...

Woodcreek and Roseville grads could sign with top collegiate programs

Standouts on the Sierra College baseball team this year, Woodcreek grads Kyle Dixon and Tyler Milani join Roseville grad Bryce Reichmann as three of the top prospects in the Wolver ...

Sierra College sweeps Napa Valley to advance to Super Regional

Riding the momentum of a clutch 6-2 win in the opening game of the CCCAA Northern Regional Playoffs, the Sierra College softball team blew past 16th-seeded Napa Valley on Sunday wi ...

Storm rains 8 inches on Auburn but drought still on

The Auburn area experienced the first major rainstorm of the season over the weekend, with just over 8 inches falling from Thursday to Monday. Sunday represented the peak of a sto ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks

With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

State is starting what appears to be a hot fire season

It’s still spring, and major fires have broken out throughout the state, scorching thousands of acres. November and December were great winter-type months — good rain ...

Hunting season opens Nov. 10 for pheasant, turkey and dove

Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the season for these Chinese imports will find hunters flocking to fields for the opener Saturday, Nov. 10. Going into a field for pheasants i ...

Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

Holiday weekend approaching; weather could be a factor

The high country was just beginning to really open up. The temperature was warming nicely. Snow was melting. Campground operators were scrambling to get their territories opened by ...

Millions of baby salmon already released from Nimbus Hatchery

A few thousand salmon find their way back to their home stomping grounds each year, the Nimbus Hatchery. When they return, it’s the end of their life cycle.To propagate future ge ...