Winter 1874 Challenged Transcontinental Railroad

During the month of May this year, communities across the western United States will be celebrating the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the completion of...

Operation Haylift, Miracle in the Sky, Part II

Few Nevada winters have been as brutal as that of 1948-49, when towering snowdrifts and record cold waves shut down the state’s major highways...

Operation Haylift Saved Nevada’s Cattle Industry, Part I

It’s been 70 years since one of Nevada’s worst winters wreaked havoc across the high desert. Virtually no winter seasons have been as brutal...

Nevada’s Undefeated Ski Season

In 1939, 80 years ago this winter, a dedicated group of young men on the University of Nevada ski team were training for their...

Gold Rush Injustice Against African-Americans

In the 1960s, activist minister and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for social justice and racial equality for African-Americans....

Canine Adventures in the Tahoe Sierra, Part II

The Tahoe Sierra is a dog’s paradise, known for its crisp air, wide-open spaces, clean water and stimulating snowfall. For more than 150 years,...

Canine Adventures in the Tahoe Sierra, Part I

Free open spaces, clean streams and lakes, and the scarcity of ticks and fleas conspire to make the Tahoe Sierra a dog’s paradise. For...

Alpine Skiing Debuts at 1936 Winter Olympics

The 1930s was the breakout decade for ski sport in California and across much of the nation. Despite an economic depression, increasing numbers of...

Truckee’s Wild West roots | A Glimpse into Truckee’s Past

Truckee boasts a thriving downtown vibe as visitors and locals cruise the profusion of popular restaurants and bars, enticing gift shops and niche retail...

What’s in store for winter? Looking at the 2017-18 winter & ahead to...

In the West, precipitation — rain combined with the water equivalent of melted snow — is measured in water years as opposed to calendar...