American River

Assured flows keep American River whitewater rafting afloat in drought

Assured flows from upstream reservoirs are providing the promise of an active rafting season for American River whitewater outfitters – even in the face of a fourth year of d ...

Slide slows Cool-Auburn canyon crawl commute

The “canyon crawl” commute between Auburn and Cool took on an even slower speed Tuesday when a morning rock slide forced partial closure of a stretch of Highway 49. Th ...

Hell Hole Dam collapse 50 years ago today continues to teach

The photos were spectacular as the Highway 49 bridge gave way 50 years ago today. But the lasting story was the upstream collapse Dec. 23, 1964, of the Hell Hole Dam that sent a s ...

American River metal debris study details cleanup costs

Just what to do with hundreds of tons of metal left in the American River after a 1964 bridge washout is still an open question. But a new report commissioned by the Sierra Nevada ...

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 ...

Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting

Have you learned your deer tags weren’t drawn for your favored zone? Now what do you do? Not hunt? What kind of research do you have to do to obtain a deer tag for another zo ...

Lovers' quarrel leads to American River canyon search and rescue

Left on her own in the American River canyon after a quarrel Wednesday with her boyfriend, a Bay Area woman got a helping hand out of the wild from a Placer County sheriff’s ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications

Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...

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 ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...

Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted

Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...

Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high

Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...

Sterile trout being planted in state waters

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...