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Skier lost on Christmas found dead near California resort

Jan. 08, 2022 19:16 PM EST

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The body of a skier who vanished in a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort on Christmas was found Saturday, miles away from where authorities and volunteers had been searching for him. Search-and-rescue volunteers discovered the body of Rory Angelotta, 43, near a...

Tahoe-area skiier who vanished on Christmas presumed dead

Dec. 31, 2021 16:01 PM EST

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A skiier who vanished in a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort on Christmas day is presumed dead, authorities said. The search for Rory Angelotta of Truckee, Calif. was being called off because there was “no realistic possibility Rory has survived the severe...

Nevada governor declares snow emergency; bitter cold on way

Dec. 29, 2021 17:47 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The coldest weather to hit the Reno-Tahoe area in nearly five years is expected to arrive by the weekend on the heels of a series of storms that have dumped more than 10 feet (3 meters) of snow on parts of the Sierra over the past week and continue to wreak havoc on area travel....

Snow blasts California and freezes Pacific Northwest

Dec. 27, 2021 19:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Severe weather sweeping parts of the U.S. brought frigid temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, heavy snow to mountains in Northern California and Nevada and unseasonable warmth to Texas and the Southeast. Emergency warming shelters were opened throughout Oregon and...

Skier missing amid blizzard conditions at Tahoe-area resort

Dec. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Searchers were battling blizzard conditions at a closed Lake Tahoe-area ski resort in a bid to find a 43-year-old California ski shop manager who was reported missing during after failing to meet friends for Christmas dinner. Rory Angelotta of Truckee was reported...

Storm blasts freezing air, blinding snow across Nevada

Dec. 27, 2021 13:12 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Winter storms blasted freezing air and blinding snow across northern Nevada on Monday, affecting travel and business, with Sierra Nevada highway passes closed, airport flights delayed and canceled and state offices shut down. Nevada State Police reported several...

Parts of California get a White Christmas after snowfall

Dec. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parts of California are getting a White Christmas after all, with snowfall pounding mountains across the state. Other areas of California, however, saw a wet and rainy Christmas as storms continue to drench the state, causing flash flooding and evacuations in...

Winter storm shuts down I-80 in Sierra, more snow on way

Dec. 25, 2021 19:46 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 70-mile (112-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 in the Sierra was closed Saturday when a powerful storm that dropped nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe overnight got its second wind. A winter storm remains in effect...

Tahoe-area art exhibit offers new look at forests and fires

Dec. 25, 2021 13:11 PM EST

RENO, Nev (AP) — Wildfires and art exhibits don’t necessarily go hand in hand. But Forest = Fire, a new art exhibit in Truckee, is an effort to break the mold of how people think about wildfires. The walking exhibit at the Truckee Community Recreation Center on...

Sierra rescue team with Olympic skier readies for new season

Nov. 21, 2021 05:13 AM EST

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The cell phone on the nightstand blares out from the dark. It’s a familiar ringtone to one of the members of the all-volunteer Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue. And at 12:30 a.m., it’s a melody that means only one thing — someone’s lost...