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Archive for June, 2014

  • June 26-July 2 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on June 25, 2014
    Free, summer outdoor music concerts are part of the fun of summer in Tahoe and Truckee with five days for free music offered weekly, including Bluesdays pictured on the cover in the Village at Squaw Valley every Tuesday through Aug. 26. Photography by Jason Kelley, squaw.com. 
  • Music in the mountains | Outdoor concerts fill summer nights

    By Jenn Sheridan on June 25, 2014
    By Jenn Sheridan  ·   Ron Richman  · Long days and nice weather provide the perfect opportunity to get out and mingle with the community while enjoying great music. Free shows are hosted across the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region throughout the summer, so be sure to catch some of these fantastic bands. With many returning favorites, as well […]
  • Tahoe Time | Wildflowers & Waterfalls

    By Katherine Hill on June 25, 2014
     Story & photos by Katherine E. Hill  ·   View of Ward Peak Wildflower season in Tahoe changes weekly, sometimes daily, with flowers flourishing one day at lake level, moving to flourish in higher elevations the following week. Meanwhile, new colors emerge to take over at the lower elevations for a brief time. Hillside covered in Woolly mule ears with […]
  • Lola Montez: A hike into history, Part II

    By Mark McLaughlin on June 25, 2014
    By Mark McLaughlin ·    Lower Lola Montez Lake At Donner Pass, fascinating history and stunning scenery combine to provide some of the most awe-inspiring walks and hikes in the United States. Several years ago the Donner Summit Historical Society began installing informative plaques as it established the 20 Mile Museum along Donner Pass Road from Donner Lake west to […]
  • Publishing date

    By Warren Miller on June 25, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  After making ski movies for more than 50 years, I know that an editor can change the direction of the film right up and until the time that it is handed off to the lab to print the images and add the soundtrack. The same thing happens in publishing a book and I have been involved […]
  • Tahoe Mountain Brewing

    By Katherine Hill on June 25, 2014
    By Katherine E. Hill ·  Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. has become Tahoe City’s local pub since it opened in 2012 brewing craft beers and serving good eats on the North Shore. Since then, they’ve expanded their operations with The Bottle Shop in Truckee offering more than 300 beers, meads and ciders from around the world, and The Brewery tasting room, […]
  • Garagiste wines

    By Barbara Keck on June 25, 2014
    By Barbara Keck ·  Owner Kate Dubost What is a garagiste winery? The term often refers to folks who make wines in a garage, as they begin winemaking. There is a growing movement in California, primarily based in the Paso Robles area, of garagiste wineries. The term originated in the Bordeaux region of France to “denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, […]
  • The science behind chocolate cake

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on June 25, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  ADJUST FOR ALTITUTE Decrease: Leavening agents Sugar Increase: Liquid Flour Oven temperature I don’t get television at home, so I don’t watch any of the cooking shows and even when I did get TV, I only watched a few once in a great while. One of the few cooking shows I did like was […]
  • Graeagle Meadows

    By TJ Lester on June 25, 2014
    By TJ Lester ·  Graeagle Meadows Golf Course  18 holes | Par 72 Yardage | 4,526-6,759 Slope | 112-127 Rating | 65.1-71. If you are looking for an alternative to the courses located in the Tahoe region, then take a splendid 47-mile drive north along highway 89 to Graeagle Meadows Golf Course. The course first opened as 9 holes in […]
  • Houseboating, Part II

    By Bruce Ajari on June 25, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Tahoe City angler Fred Wickman hooks a nice King Salmon caught on Lake Shasta. The fishing on our houseboating trip started out slowly for the first couple of days. As mentioned last week, we were on the west end of Lake Shasta targeting King Salmon. The Kings were caught trolling with hardware on downriggers. I had […]