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Athletes to retrace Sierra escape of Donner Party survivors

 A pair of backcountry endurance athletes who became obsessed with the Donner Party spent the last seven years researching and exploring the Sierra on foot to try to pinpoint the final 90-mile route survivors of the infamous tale of cannibalism finally cut through mountain snow drifts to safety in the winter of 1846-47.

Wildfire destroys, damages 20 homes in Reno neighborhood

A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed or damaged about 20 homes in a Reno neighborhood and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Wednesday. It was one of several blazes burning near the Nevada-California border.

California ski resort changing name, citing offensive word

California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word “squaw” is a derogatory term for Native American women, officials announced Tuesday. The site was the scene of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

On Tap: Brewing up relief for Camp Fire victims

More than 1,200 breweries worldwide, including six in Spokane, have joined forces with Sierra Nevada to brew a beer to benefit those affected by last month’s devastating Camp Fire, which killed 88 people and destroyed 10,000 homes.

Drought-easing California snow heaviest in 22 years

Clambering through a snowy meadow with drifts up to the tree branches, California’s water managers measured the state’s vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Thursday at a drought-busting and welcome 173 percent of average.

Group clones California’s huge trees to fight climate change

A cadre of modern day Johnny Appleseeds believe California’s giant sequoias and coastal redwoods are blessed with some of the heartiest genetics of any trees on Earth – and that propagating them will help reverse climate change, at least in a small way.

Average snowpack could prolong California water conservation

A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will likely prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California – although the restrictions could be loosened in some areas after an El Nino storm system drenched the northern half of the state this winter, officials said Wednesday.