Lucky Baldwin: A Tahoe entrepreneur, Part II

Tallac Hotel and old growth trees. | Mark McLaughlin Lucky Baldwin made a lot of money investing in Nevada silver mines, but his 1880 purchase...

Diamond Peak celebrates 50 years

In the 1960s, entrepreneur Art Wood envisioned a vacation community on Tahoe’s North Shore he dubbed the Pebble Beach of the Sierra, which included...

Diamond Peak to host classic Warren Miller film series

Diamond Peak Ski Resort will host a free Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series at The Chateau at Incline Village, Nev., this winter from...

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,...

Myron Lake: Winner takes all, Part I

By Mark McLaughlin ·  In October, Nevada will celebrate 150 years of statehood. It was on Halloween in 1864 that Congress approved admittance of the...

The strange tale of Charley Parkhurst

By Mark McLaughlin  ·   Charley Parkhurst at the reigns of a stagecoach.  · Stagecoach companies were big business during the Comstock’s heady years of massive silver...

Sugar Bowl celebrates 75 years: Part I

  Sugar Bowl Ski Resort recently celebrated  its 75th anniversary of opening on Dec. 15, 1939. Known as the Grand Dame of California resorts, it...

May “Queenie” Dunn: Tahoe Golf Pioneer: Part II

It’s been 100 years since the opening of the Tahoe City Golf Course, making it one of the oldest, continuously operating public courses in...

1863: Truckee is born

In 2013, the town of Truckee celebrates its founding 150 years ago. In 1863, Joseph Gray erected Gray’s Toll Station along the Truckee River in...

New collection on crossing Donner Summit

Bill Oudegeest has released “Extraordinary Crossings: Stories of Crossing Donner Summit,” a collection of stories, pictures, quotes and tales of the human spirit of...