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Tahoe City, CA
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tale of Survival: The Stolpa Story, Part II

During periods of low storm activity, it’s easy to forget how severe winter weather can make traveling in the mountainous West perilous, even deadly,...

The Sierra’s Snowiest Winter

Drought-busting seasons come along every so often (we could use one now), but even after 110 years, the epic winter of 1906-07 continues to...

Rex the Blizzard King: Truckee’s canine superhero

With its wide-open spaces, clear streams and lakes, and absence of ticks and fleas, the Tahoe-Truckee region is a dog’s paradise. By the 1860s,...

Myrtle Huddleston: First to swim across Lake Tahoe

By Mark McLaughlin Swimming near the Tahoe Tavern resort, circa 1920s. “Huddleston’s estimated swim in Lake Tahoe had taken 22 hours and 53 minutes. She lost...

Coming of age: Forecasting weather

By Mark McLaughlin ·  The winter season is nearly upon us and everyone is studying the tea leaves to determine what our weather has in...

Fight of the Century, Part I  

Nevada boxing promoters proclaimed it the “Fight of the Century.” The highly touted 1897 bout between America’s reigning heavyweight champion “Gentleman Jim” Corbett, and...

John & Jessie Frémont: An American Power Couple

The men in Lt. John Charles Frémont’s command were a bit confused. They had spent the spring and summer of 1843 trekking west into...

Madness at Meadow Lake

Gold fever was running hot among Sierra prospectors during the summer of 1863, and mining rushes swept the region. News of big gold strikes...

The Great Sierra Snow Blockade, Part I

The Sun is the engine that drives weather and climate on Earth. For more than a century, there have been many scientists who have...

Ten Miles in One Day: A Railroading Marvel

Shortly before the American Civil War, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman visited northern California. He pronounced that building a railroad over the rugged Sierra Nevada...


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