Yosemite records 17th death of the year

Yosemite records 17th death of the year

MARIPOSA, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities at Yosemite National Park say a 17th person has died in what has been an unusually dangerous year at the California park.

Low-orbit space plane may test in 2012

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Colorado company's space plane could carry astronauts into low Earth orbit in a test next year, NASA says.
Summer lightning triggers wildfires

Summer lightning triggers wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 (UPI) -- Firefighters Tuesday battled more than 130 western brushfires caused by an unusual three days of summer lightning storms from Yosemite to Oregon.

Few show up to 'moon the balloon'

SARNIA, Ontario, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- "Moon-the-balloon" in Ontario was something of a bust, with only 200 Canadians showing up to drop their trousers to protest a U.S. surveillance balloon.

2 wildfires burn near Reno, Nev.

RENO, Nev., July 17 (UPI) -- Two wildfires have scorched more than 10,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains along the California-Nevada state line, fire officials said Friday.

Spanish ski lift collapses

MADRID, March 2 (UPI) -- A ski lift collapsed Monday at the Sierra Nevada ski resort in Spain, leaving 23 people injured, Spanish officials said.

California could see worst drought ever

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California is hovering near the worst drought in the state's history, officials said after reporting the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 61 percent of normal.

Low snow means Calif. water rationing

PHILLIPS, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- California water rationing is almost certain, with Sierra Nevada snow levels below average despite recent winter storms, officials said.
Snowstorm halts Fossett recovery efforts

Snowstorm halts Fossett recovery efforts

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- California authorities say it could be next year before recovery efforts can resume at the site where adventurer Steve Fossett's plane crashed.

Fossett wreckage collected from mountain

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Investigators have finished removing the wreckage of adventurer Steve Fossett's plane from California's remote Sierra Nevada mountains, officials said.

California mudslide damages homes, fishery

BISHOP, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Mud, water and debris swooshed down the Sierra Nevada foothills in California during the weekend, damaging homes and a fish hatchery, officials said.

Lost hikers found safe in California

FRESNO, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- Eleven hikers missing since the weekend were found safe Wednesday in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range, authorities said.

California wildfires still burning

CHICO, Calif., June 15 (UPI) -- Firefighters say they've gotten the upper hand on the stubborn Humboldt fire in Northern California, where more than 23,000 acres and 74 homes have been burned.

Fire conditions still ripe in NorCal

SACRAMENTO, June 11 (UPI) -- The National Weather Service kept a red-flag warning posted in Northern California Wednesday as heat and dry winds stoked wildfires in the Sacramento area.

California may face long-term drought

SACRAMENTO, May 3 (UPI) -- California officials said the state could be forced to ration water after the driest spring in at least 150 years.
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Sierra Nevada
Jenny Lind, California: Former President Ford Gerald Ford’s son Jack grins as he rests in front of the rolled up hot air balloon which he crewed in an attempt to cross California’s Sierra Nevada range. The flight was made to publicize the new magazine “Outside.” It started in Oakdale in the Sierra foothills, and ended here, on 9/3/1977 in Calaveras County, 25 miles away. (UPI Photo/Files)

Sierra Nevada is a Spanish phrase meaning "snow-covered mountain range" (sierra is one of the Spanish words for "mountain range").

It may refer to any of the following:

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sierra Nevada."
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