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Monday, May 25, 2020

Donner Emigrant Monument: A Bittersweet Success

California State Parks will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the impressive emigrant monument at Donner Memorial State Park on June 9, complete with a...

Jane Gets Charley, Part II

By Mark McLaughlin ·  Jane and Myron Lake had worked hard to parley a modest nest egg into a small fortune. Their 1865 hotel venture...

Len Harris | Southern Pacific’s Heroic Detective

After a bold train robbery in 1870, when more than $41,000 was heisted from a Central Pacific express near Verdi, Nev., Central Pacific Railroad...

Winter Weather Outlook

It’s that time of year again when weather prognosticators are peering into their tea leaves to try and discern what the Storm King has...

History, beauty melds at Sugar Pine Point State Park

While cruising down the scenic West Shore of Lake Tahoe, it might be easy to miss the unimposing signs for Sugar Pine Point State...

Murder of Det. Len Harris, Part II

By Mark McLaughlin ·    On May 15, 1894, veteran Southern Pacific Det. Len Harris was shot and killed by Anthony Azoff, an unemployed sign painter...

Donner Summit icon | Norm Sayler

Story & photos by Priya Hutner ·   Visit with Norm Sayler to hear about life on Donner Summit back in day. Norm Sayler is a pioneer...

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...

Around the wye · Tahoe City crossroads steeped in history

Plans are afoot to build a new bridge across the Truckee River downstream of Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City. The bridge will part of...

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,...