Butte County California

In this undated photo released by Butte County Department of Public Works, marijuana grading violations are seen on a hillside less than 1,000 feet from the west branch of the Feather River off of Jordan Hill Road in the Concow area in Butte County, Calif. (AP Photo/Butte County Department of Public Works)

Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous to deal with?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With parts of Northern California’s scenic hillsides illegally gouged by bulldozers for marijuana grows, frustrated local officials asked the state for help to protect streams and rivers from harmful sediment and […]


Mt. Shasta

California’s snowpack levels above normal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say several early season storms have pushed California’s snowpack — which supplies much of the state’s water — to well above normal levels.



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