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News

California Trout Pushes for the Removal of the Klamath River Dams

Support for the removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric dams is gaining steam. In January 2019, the Hoopa Tribe won…

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Tahoe

Meet Mr. T-Shirt: The 400-Pound Bear Who is a Local Celebrity in this Tahoe Town

View this post on Instagram DISCLAIMER: Sgt. Dellinger took this photo from a safe distance in his patrol car, away…

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Outdoors

A Day in the Life in Lake Tahoe

Cody Blue is a YouTube personality who mostly discusses filmmaking and photography. He also happens to live in the beautiful…

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Outdoors

Yosemite Park Ranger Teaches Important Lesson About Baby Deer in the Wild

Recently at Yosemite National Park, a visitor came across a seemingly abandoned fawn in the wild. Hoping to help, the…

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News

Cascades Frog Halts the Trout Stocking of Northern California Reservoirs

Photo: CDFW In 2017, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to include the Cascades Frog on the California Endangered…

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Photography

Experience the Magical Sunflower Fields of Northern California

Photo: Pixabay It’s July in Northern California, which means if you’ve been lucky to drive through Woodland, Davis or Dixon…

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Outdoors

It’s Mid-July and People are Still Skiing at Mammoth Mountain

Photo: Mammoth Mountain For many of the ski resorts in the United States that were able to stay open late…

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Tahoe

Woman Films as Tahoe Bear Attempts to Crawl Through Cabin Window

She began to film as a big black bear approached her Tahoe cabin. It seemed like a once in a…

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Outdoors

A Stunning Bike Ride Through Yosemite National Park

My last bike ride in Yosemite after working there for 4 months – set to Sleep On The Floor by…

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News

Lake Tahoe’s Water Levels are About to Reach their Legal Limit

As the snowmelt from the crazy winter of 2019 continues to flow into Lake Tahoe, water levels are rising at…

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Bay Area

Fishermen Land GIANT Great White Shark in San Francisco Bay

Joe Gamez of Golden State Sportfishing has made a living catching sharks in the San Francisco Bay for the past…

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Bay Area

Inside the Controversial Plan to Kill Thousands of Mice on the Farralon Islands

Farralon Islands In the 1800’s, seal hunters would make the 27-mile boat trip west of San Francisco to the waters…

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Lassen

Lassen’s Famed Wolfpack Grows with a New Litter of Pups

Trail Camera of the Lassen Pack The Lassen Pack, California’s only known wolfpack, has grown recently with the announcement of…

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News

NorCal Hawklet Adopted by Eagles Goes Missing with the Worst Assumed

It was a story that captured the hearts and minds of Northern California when a family of Redding eagles were…

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Eating NorCal

Exploring Granzella’s – A Northern California Landmark

You’ve most likely driven past the signs for Granzella’s off Insterstate 5 in Williams, California. In fact, you’ve probably been…

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North Coast

Is the Next Big Earthquake Destined for Northern California?

Fires erupt all over San Francisco in the earthquake of 1906 On January 27, 1700, a six-hundred-mile-long wave struck the…

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News

Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Recorded Off NorCal Coast

The NorCal coast near Petrolia. Flickr/J M There has been a ton of geological activity in California lately. Following the…

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News

Redding Eagles Baffle Scientists by Adopting Baby Hawk

The Friends of Redding Eagles recently noticed an odd situation at the nearby eagle’s nest when baby red-tailed hawk had…

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Destinations

Best View in NorCal? The Unforgettable Hike to Heart Lake

We don’t take the designation of “Best View in NorCal” lightly. Northern California is full of beautiful destinations, and Mount…

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Destinations

5 Awesome Adventures in the Lava Beds National Monument

Sitting in the the tippy-top of Northern California is one of the most beautiful, historical parks in all of California.…

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Shasta Cascade

Win Two Free Tickets to the State of Jefferson Brewfest!

Photo: State of Jefferson Brewfest The State of Jefferson Brewfest is returning to Dunsmuir on August 3rd and Discover Siskiyou…

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Photography

Stunning Photos Show the Incredible 2019 Winter in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

The winter of 2019 in Northern California was historic on many fronts. Many ski resorts, including Squaw Valley and Mammoth…

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News

Officials: Stay Out of the Fast-Moving, Deadly NorCal Waterways

High water in the South Yuba River at the old CA-49 bridge in January 2017 With the temperatures increasing and…

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Uncategorized

The Shasta Mountain Art, Wine and Brew Fest Returns to NorCal July 6th

Top off your Fourth of July in Mt. Shasta City by attending the third annual Shasta Mountain Art, Wine and…

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Yosemite-Mammoth

Yosemite’s Scenic Tioga Road Opens for the Summer

Flickr/Don Graham Yosemite’s Tioga Road, the only route in the area over the Sierra Nevada, opened to the public on…

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News

Nudity No Longer Allowed at Tahoe’s Little-Known Nude Beach

Secret Cove. Photo: Flickr/ray_explores Secret Cove, located just south of Sand Harbor on Lake Tahoe’s east shore, has been Tahoe’s…

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News

Shasta Lake’s Centimudi Boat Ramp Remains Closed with Debris Build-Up

The high water levels on Shasta Lake are a welcomed sight following years of drought, but with the fast-rising water…

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News

Heatwave Cooks Thousands of Mussels to Death on NorCal Coast

Photo: NOAA Weather extremes have been palpable in Northern California the past seven years, with wildfires from drought and flooding…

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News

Federal Forecaster: California’s Wildfire Season Could be Worse than 2018

California’s 2018 wildfire season was the most devastating on record, with the state’s largest and most devastating fires ever occurring…

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News

Tahoe’s ‘Magical’ East Shore Trail Opens to the Public

Photo courtesy of Tahoe Fund The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is planning to build trails around the 70-mile shoreline of Lake…

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Outdoors

CalTrans Uses Explosives to Clear Car-Sized Boulders Off Tioga Pass

The enormous job that CalTrans takes on every spring to open Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park is incredible. On…

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Video

This Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Fishing Commercial is HILARIOUS!

Sierra Nevada, Northern California’s biggest a most successful craft brewery, has recently tripled down on its allure to outdoor adventurers,…

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News

MONSTER 40-Inch Striper Caught on the Sacramento River Delta

Photo: Micki Fedan Micki Fedan and Robert Ferko were having an average evening fishing on the Sacramento River Delta on…

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Uncategorized

Lassen Park’s Highway Opens Ahead of Schedule for the Summer Season

It’s officially the summer season in Lassen Volcanic National Park! Park officials announced the early opening of Highway 89, which…

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Butte

Public Warned Against Harmful Algae Blooms in Bidwell’s Horseshoe Lake

Flickr/Steven Miller Officials from the Butte County Environmental Health have issued a warning to avoid the water in Bidwell Park’s…

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Stories

NorCal Adventurer Featured on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ to Raise Awareness for Camp Fire

View this post on Instagram That face you make when you realize the floating steps are spring loaded! 😳 Woah!!…

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News

Tahoe Conservationists to Install 250 Cigarette Butt Canisters Around the Lake

Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe A recent Lake Tahoe beach cleanup organized by the League to Save Lake Tahoe…

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Outdoors

WATCH: Man Saves Fawn Swimming in the Middle of Folsom Lake

View this post on Instagram A fawn was rescued Sunday afternoon after it was spotted swimming in the middle of…

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News

Two Earthquakes Slam Northern California Coast in 24 Hours

At 8:53 on Saturday night, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the Northern California coast just southwest of Eureka, near…

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News

Northern California Summer Steelhead to be Listed as an Endangered Species

Photo: NOAA The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to begin the process of listing Northern California summer…

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News

Update: Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning in NorCal

After the National Weather Service announced a Fire Weather Watch in Northern California, they have since upgraded that designation to…

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Destinations

NorCal Destination Makes Outside Magazine’s List of ‘Best Campsites in the U.S.’

Flickr/daveynin When it comes to some of the best camping in the United States, Outside Magazine knows its stuff. That’s…

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Shasta Cascade

Lumgrey Fire Grows to 215 Acres Overnight Near Klamath River in Siskiyou County

The Lumgrey Fire, which began at 6 pm on Monday night near Highway 96 in Siskiyou County, doubled in size…

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News

What Month is It?! Giant Hailstorm Falls on Sierra Nevada Mid-June

It was Father’s Day in the Sierra Nevada on Sunday, and while offspring were celebrating their fathers, it seemed like…

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Outdoors

MUST SEE! Bear Casually Breaks Into Car in Heavenly Mountain Parking Lot

Tyler Silvestri was driving through the Heavenly Ski Resort parking lot on Monday when he saw a big bear wandering…

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News

Mt. Shasta Ski Park Kicks Off Summer Season with Mountain Biking, Disc Golf and Gorgeous Views

The Mt. Shasta Ski Park is back with another summer season on the mountain, which once again includes a mountain…

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News

10-Year-Old Becomes the Youngest to Climb ‘The Nose’ on Yosemite’s El Capitan

Selah Schneiter is no stranger to rock climbing. She first touched a boulder at 3-days-old, and has been climbing for…

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Outdoors

126 Lightning Strikes Have Hit the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Over the Past 24 Hours

Thunderstorms have been prevalent throughout Northern California this week, and no area has seen more threatening weather activity than the…

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Sacramento

Sand Fire Grows to 1,800 Acres, Evacuations Ordered in Yolo County

Photo: Rancho Adobe Firefighters The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for fire risk in Northern California this…

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Outdoors

WATCH: This Donner Summit Snowboard Gap is INSANE!

Tim Humphries is a professional snowboarder located in Tahoe and while everyone is preparing for summer activities, he’s still getting…

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News

NorCal on Red Flag Fire Watch as PG&E Mulls Power Shutdown

Increasing winds and low humidity has resulted in a Red Flag Warning for areas of Northern California on Friday afternoon…

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News

Hunting and Fishing will be Expanded into NorCal Wildlife Refuges

Colusa National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The federal government announced a major expansion of hunting and…

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Hikes

Yosemite Installs Half Dome Cables to Reopen Summit Hike

Yosemite National Park officials have reinstalled the cables on Half Dome, officially opening the hiking season to the top of…

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Outdoors

Tahoe Bear Gets Trapped in Car, Proceeds to Demolish its Interior

There was another car burglary in Tahoe on June 5th and, like most other car burglaries in the area, the…

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Events

Celebrate Local Biking at the Shasta Bike Challenge Celebration Party June 7

Photo: Shasta Bike Challenge The Shasta Bike Challenge, presented by Healthy Shasta, is now over! The final results including the winning…

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Lassen

Lassen’s Manzanita Creek Trail Temporarily Closed Due to Bear Activity

Lassen Volcanic National Park announced Thursday that it has temporarily closed Manzanita Creek Trail due to bear activity. The bear…

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News

Whiskeytown NRA Announces Brandy Creek Falls will Remain Closed this Year

Hopes were high following the reopening of Brandy Creek beach last week following a 10-month closure due to the Carr…

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News

CalFire: California’s Largest Wildfire Ever was Caused by a Hammer

Photo: US Bureau of Land Management The initial investigation of the largest fire in California’s history has been completed and…

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News

Search Continues for Swimmer Swept Away on American River

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office continues the search for a young male who was swept down the American River just…

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Destinations

Mt. Shasta Ski Park Prepares Mountain Biking Course for Opening Day

View this post on Instagram It's what we've been waiting for. As the snow melts and the sun comes out,…

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Events

Fun For the Whole Family at Dunsmuir Railroad Days this Weekend

The Railroad Days festival returns to Dunsmuir on June 8th and 9th for a fun-filled weekend of with vendors, food,…

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News

Triple Digits: The First Heatwave of the Summer is Coming to NorCal

It took a little bit longer than usual, but summer has finally arrived in Northern California. A heatwave is descending…

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Lassen

Stunning Footage Captured of Lightning Exploding Tree in Lassen Park

Thunderstorms have been prevalent throughout Northern California the past week and a stunning video captured in the Lassen Park’s Kohm…

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News

Young Woman Dies Taking Photos at Tahoe’s Eagle Falls

View of Lake Tahoe over Eagle Falls. Photo by Joe Parks A young woman was taking photos at the overlook…

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Butte

DWR Prepares to Use Brand-New Oroville Dam Spillway Next Week

The California Department of Water Resources has announced plans that it may use the Oroville Dam Spillway next week. The…

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Destinations

Whiskeytown NRA Celebrates the Reopening of Brandy Creek

Following a 10-month closure at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area due to the Carr Fire, park officials today reopened the lake’s popular…

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North Coast

Rare Sight: Pod of Killer Whales Spotted in Humboldt Bay

A rare sight was gifted to visitors of Humboldt Bay today when a pod of killer whales were seen cruising…

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Shasta Cascade

Finding the Spiritual Side of Mt. Shasta with Andrew Oser

Although many of us know Mt. Shasta as a utopia for outdoor adventure, it’s estimated that 50 percent of tourism…

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Weather

More Thunderstorms Forecast For NorCal Through the Weekend

As the month of May nears its end and Northern California residents long for sunny weather, the beginning of June…

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Destinations

The 8 Best Places to Catch BIG Fish Near Mt. Shasta

Photo: Wild Waters Fly Fishing When it comes to fishing, there aren’t many areas in the world like Northern California.…

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Outdoors

Man Digs Out Jeep Buried Under 10 Feet of Tahoe Snow

Photo via Jalopnik In November, a Tesla engineer bought a 2000 Jeep Cherokee but not long after it was purchased,…

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Destinations

5 Places to Find Blooming Wildflowers in Siskiyou County

As the long winter of 2019 finally comes to a close, the wildflowers of Northern California will be coming later…

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Outdoors

Watch the Moment Golf Ball-Sized Hail Began Falling on Shasta Lake

With the many warnings from weather forecasters last week, we knew we were in for some inclement weather in Northern…

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Outdoors

Video of Baby Deer Being Rescued in Auburn will Melt Your Heart

A group on a boat found a baby deer longing for help in the Lake of the Pines in Auburn…

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News

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Memorial Day in Northern California

Typically, Memorial Day sits as the ceremonial beginning of summer for Northern California. That won’t be the case this year.…

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Outdoors

Out of This World! The Best Photos and Videos from NorCal’s Crazy May 24th Storm

We all knew a storm was heading our direction for Memorial Day Weekend, but on the night of Friday, May…

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Outdoors

After Snowiest May on Record, Mammoth Mountain Extends Ski Season to August

The historic winter of 2019 just refuses to quit as Mammoth Mountain has now recorded its snowiest May on record,…

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News

Tornado-Like Storm Brings Crazy Clouds, Golf Ball-Sized Hail to NorCal

What a Friday night in NorCal! We all knew a storm was heading our direction for Memorial Day Weekend, but…

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Destinations

The Ultimate Northern California Summer Bucket List

It’s time to prepare for summer in Northern California, meaning we put away our rain coats and boots and switch…

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Outdoors

The World’s Greatest Houseboat Trip: Shasta Lake

The sun is shining and the heat is beginning to roll into NorCal which means it’s almost time to spend…

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Outdoors

GIANT 48-Inch Striped Bass Caught on the Sacramento River

Photo: Kimberly Mosey There have been a lot of big catches on Northern California waterways this month. On May 8th,…

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News

Thunderstorms, Mountain Snow Forecast for Memorial Day Weekend in NorCal

Clouds over Bridge Bay on Shasta Lake Sheesh, what a bummer. Although Memorial Day isn’t the official first day of…

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News

Geologists Say ‘Ring of Fire’ Volcanoes in Northern California are Due to Erupt

With the volcanic eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii last year, geologists are on high alert for the other volcanoes located…

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News

Fish and Wildlife Officials Offer $2,500 Reward for Information in Humboldt Elk Poaching Case

Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife In December 2018, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife pleaded with the…

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Events

5 Awesome Memorial Day Weekend Events in Siskiyou County

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, which means it’s time to gather with friends and family and enjoy a nice…

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Events

Catch Trophy-Sized Trout at the Lake Siskiyou Kids Fishing Day on May 25

In December, the Mount Shasta Rotary constructed pens in Lake Siskiyou to house and grow “trophy-sized” rainbow trout to release…

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Outdoors

The Newest Member of Squaw’s Avalanche Dog Team is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Many resorts in Northern California have a team of ski patrol dogs who are highly trained to find and rescue…

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News

NorCal Reservoirs Approach Capacity with More Rain and Snow in the Forecast

Shasta Lake At the beginning of May, Northern California reservoirs were already sitting at historic levels. Then came the unexpected…

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News

Record Breaking 33-Pound Catfish Caught on Clear Lake

On May 9th, Frank Gentle went to Clear Lake looking to catch some fish in the lake known for its…

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Events

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at the McCloud Mushroom & Music Festival

Held every Memorial Day weekend at the base of Mt. Shasta in the historic lumber town of McCloud, the McCloud…

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Outdoors

Watch: Pro Athletes Visit Mt. Shasta and Redding for a Biking Adventure

Northern California is a biking utopia. From road biking to mountain biking to even snow biking, there’s an adventure for…

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North Coast

Come Face-to-Face with a Giant Whale with this NorCal Kayak Tour

View this post on Instagram WHALE WATCH: A tour group of kayakers were taken aback when they suddenly encountered a…

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News

Snowy Conditions Bring Chain Controls to the Tahoe Area

With the rare May storm that is currently hitting Northern California with unseasonable snow in the mountains, winter driving conditions…

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Destinations

The Stunning Drive Through Northern California’s Avenue of the Giants

Sitting in in the middle of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the Avenue of the Giants, a 31-mile two…

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News

Winter Weather Advisory: Another Foot of Snow Forecast for NorCal Mountains

Following a series of storms that brought historic rain to the Northern California valley and nearly two feet of snow…

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News

It’s Officially Sacramento’s Wettest May on Record

Flickr/Robert Couse-Baker These storms that have been slamming Northern California the past week have brought heavy precipitation, with inches of…

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Outdoors

Kayaker Performs Death-Defying Drop Off Middle McCloud Falls

During the winter or springtime at McCloud Falls, the flows become heavy enough for death defying kayak stunts. Although the…

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Events

Rainy Weather Postpones the Shasta Bike Tour

The rare rainy weather in May is causing issues for what’s otherwise sunny weather during the Shasta Bike Month. Unfortunately,…

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News

Maybruary?! Another Storm with Heavy Rain and Snow Moving into NorCal Today

After the historic winter of 2019 that singlehandedly brought Northern California out of a 7-year drought, some were hoping for…

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Outdoors

Watch: Bear Scampers Along Squaw Valley Run During May Storm

For the past month, bears have been awakening from their winter hibernation to return in droves to the Tahoe area…

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