Golf course architect Andy Staples is one person working to change the golf industry. He recently completed a redesign of Rockwind Community Links, owned by the city of Hobbs, New Mexico, earning it recognition from Golf Digest as one of the top 10 new courses in North America. The redesign was intended not only to save water, but to welcome women and youth golfers. It also opened the grounds to non-golfers with amenities such as hiking trails, an events hall, picnic areas and public access to a 5-acre lake.
A mighty darkness is about to descend upon the land, and sky watchers couldn’t be more thrilled. On Aug. 21 the Earth, sun and moon will blow our minds during a total solar eclipse that will last a little more than an hour and 33 minutes, coast to coast.
Volunteers and state employees were on the verge of reconnecting the two severed parts of Big Sur with the completion of a trail that circumvents the condemned Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, which is under demolition — but then the rain returned.
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin and a host of volunteers will be spending the next several weeks turning a vacant lot at the corner of Lafayette and Sutter streets into an urban forest the entire community can enjoy. The nonprofit organization recently was awarded a grant of about $50,000 from CalFire’s Urban and Community Forestry program.
Powerful Republican congressmen and governors are pressing President Donald Trump to take an unprecedented step: Reverse his predecessor’s creation of several national monuments under a law that dates back to Theodore Roosevelt.
This year, Mt. Baldy has been hit with rapidly changing winter mountain conditions including deep snow, avalanche danger, treacherous ice, snow-covered trails, and cornices or overhanging snow off the Devil’s Backbone.
With almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks closed on the south side of a downed bridge along iconic Highway 1 in Central California, Kurt Mayer has chosen to keep his deli and taproom open. It’s a move that is costing him money.
Since 1965, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect civil war battlefield sites, national parks and local recreation areas such the American River Parkway in Sacramento and Henry Lake in Idaho.
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Thursday proposed spending nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the state’s largest lake just as it is expected to evaporate an accelerated pace.
Three weeks after closing Highway 1 between the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge and just south of Palo Colorado due to dozens of landslides, Caltrans reopened the coastal stretch of road to the public Tuesday evening.
Where’s the visitor center? That’s the first question that comes to mind these days if you take a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. The snowbanks rise higher and higher beside the road to the north to the park from Highway 36.
The Heidi-Renee appeared on the water in early December. One day, it was business as usual in the channel leading from Marina del Rey to the sea: kayakers, sailboats, water-skimming pelicans, the occasional sea lion.
California’s chinook salmon — or some of them — are in trouble again. And under a set of proposed rules approved Monday, that’s likely to mean a very restricted salmon season for both commercial fishers and recreational anglers alike.
Construction crews hired by Yosemite National Park and the Federal Highway Administration are working to open Highway 120, the most direct route between San Joaquin County and the Yosemite Valley, after winter storms clogged the road, forcing its closure.