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Archive for April, 2014

  • April 24-May 8 issue is on stands now

    By The Weekly on April 24, 2014
      On a calm evening on Lake Tahoe, the sun sets over the granite boulders at Sand Harbor creating a brilliant sunburst. Photography by Geoff McGilvray.
  • Spring into Tahoe City

    By Nicole Cheslock on April 24, 2014
    California State Pier | Niobe Burden · Take pleasure in the joys of springtime in Tahoe City, the tranquility on hiking and biking trails and the sheer wonder of being in such a magical place. There are dozens of delicious bites and fun things to do around town, so we’ve narrowed it down to 25 favorites. Whether you are passing […]
  • 1880: Snowiest April Ever, Part III

    By Mark McLaughlin on April 24, 2014
    Author’s Note: This article is adapted from, “Snowbound: Historic Tahoe-Sierra Winters,” a book in progress scheduled for release in 2014 by Mic Mac Publishing. In late March 1880, a temporary lull in what had been a cold and stormy winter, combined with a dramatic warming trend, lured Truckee-Tahoe residents into a false sense of spring and the end of winter. […]
  • Snowfalls

    By Warren Miller on April 24, 2014
    This has been a winter of extraordinary weather patterns and snowfalls. So far, 2014 has had more snow fall in Detroit and Chicago than either city has had since 1884. The north polar icecap has increased by 900,000 square miles. The surf in Southern California was estimated at more than 25 feet recently to the delight of every surfer within […]
  • Incredible variety at Tahoe City Sushi

    By Nicole Cheslock on April 24, 2014
    Jewel Festival Handroll, one of 14 featured vegetarian and vegan rolls · Tahoe City Sushi has an incredible variety of offerings that all sushi-eating lovers will adore. In fact there are 14 distinct vegetarian and vegan rolls, and though my dining companion and I tried to taste them all, we sampled just more than half before vowing to return. “I […]
  • UNR eyes commercial vineyard

    By Barbara Keck on April 24, 2014
    Several years ago, I started following the progress of Dr. Grant Cramer of University of Nevada, Reno as he encouraged the wine industry in Nevada through his classes and wine tastings. There is now even more reason to get involved: the new venture to build a commercial-scale vineyard at the Main Station Field Laboratory. UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and […]
  • Stir it Up

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on April 24, 2014
    Ah, spring time. Actually, I guess we have been saying that since January. I think we ended up having more of a winter after the first day of spring than we did during the calendar winter months. The last few weeks, however, have been pure spring with no hint of winter at all. With all the absolutely gorgeous spring weather, […]
  • April 10 – 23 issue is on stands now

    By The Weekly on April 9, 2014
    Rider Jeffrey Sponzo blunt slides a sub-box at twilight in Squaw Valley’s Terrain Park. Photography by Matt Palmer.   palmerphotography.net   Matt Palmer is the video production manager and staff photographer for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. He’s been living in the North Tahoe Area for the last five seasons and enjoys adventure photography, rock climbing and kite boarding. For […]
  • Canine Companions provide independence

    By Jenn Sheridan on April 9, 2014
    Robbi Rishel and Brynna · Robbi Rishel of Kings Beach was born with a hearing impairment. Without the use of hearing aids, life is difficult at best and potentially dangerous. In the event of an emergency, she may be unable to hear a fire alarm or other warning indications, however, with the help of Brynna, Rishel’s service dog, she is […]
  • Celebrate Mother Earth with films, Earth Day

    By The Weekly on April 9, 2014
    Matt Palmer | Squaw Valley · The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival returns to Squaw Valley Saturday on April 19, with this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival set for April 11 and 12. · Wild & Scenic Film Festival The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a nationwide tour that gives environmental films national exposure at more than 100 […]