The California-Nevada Border War

After the United States victory in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), both countries signed a treaty giving the U.S. nearly half of Mexico’s original sovereign...

Vigilante Hanging in Reno

In the second half of the 19th Century, vigilante activism was common throughout the West. During the 1850s, businessmen in San Francisco organized vigilance...

Vikingsholm Celebrates 90 Years

Lora Josephine Knight’s legacy is enshrined in the magnificent Vikingsholm that she built 90 years ago in Emerald Bay. In 1928, the she purchased...

Shall I Pour?

Tahoe Heritage Foundation offers Tea and Scones at Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Experience...

Lake Tahoe Water Wars, Part III

Known worldwide for its stunning beauty, Lake Tahoe has also been coveted for its clean, precious water. For decades California-based entrepreneurs had gazed longingly...

Lake Tahoe Water Wars, Part II

Litigation over water rights in western Nevada began as early as 1864 on the Carson River and just a bit later the Truckee River...

Local Author Pens True Tales

Karen Dustman’s new book, “Forgotten Tales of Carson Valley and nearby settlements,” contains 33 tales of that she collected from her weekly history e-newsletter...

A Roaring Good Time

The 1920s come alive during the 35th annual Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 10 and 11....

Lake Tahoe Water Wars, Part I

After his short stint in Nevada Territory writing for the Virginia City Daily Territorial Enterprise, humorist Mark Twain was credited with saying, “Whiskey is...

Boca Brewery: Truckee’s World-Famous Beer

The thirst for small-batch local beer is seemingly unquenchable across the country these days. The trend is red hot in the Tahoe Sierra with...