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More snowfall, cold conditions give ski resorts, water suppliers a lift

Wintry weather conditions are helping bolster mountain snowpack with totals now close to the average for this time of year. Ski resorts are reveling in the snow that has fallen si ...

Storms add to Sierra snowpack

The latest round of snow in the Sierra is making skiers happy and water suppliers more hopeful. At Boreal Mountain resort, a storm pushed through Wednesday, dropping almost a foot ...

Nevada Irrigation District looks at rollback of planned 2010 rate increase

Rolling back part of next year’s 5.4 percent rate increase to help customers during the economic downturn is on the table as Nevada Irrigation District’s board considers future ...

Mercury rising: Meadow Vista lake yields toxic traces of Gold Rush

MEADOW VISTA – A toxic vestige of the Gold Rush era is getting some special attention at a foothills reservoir near Auburn. Mercury, a byproduct of the gold-extraction process, ...