Slow start but big winter

Lake Tahoe is no stranger to late-starting winters. One of the reasons that local resorts have invested so heavily in expensive snowmaking systems is...

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...

Breakout at Nevada State Pen

Donner Lake is not the only picturesque body of water in the Sierra with a dark and sordid past. Convict Lake near the Mammoth...

The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America

Trains, planes and automobiles: The second decade of the 20th Century in the Far West region represents a revolution in transportation technology when cars...

Step back in time with Donner Party Hikes

Greg Palmer leds a hike on Donner Summit. He Has led a hike during the event for the past 17 years.  |  Tim Erskine...

Donner Party experience: Lessons learned

The annual Donner Party Hikes draw hundreds of participants for a variety of unique and memorable hikes that explore the Donner Pass region each...

Sarah Winnemucca: Princess Activist, Part II

Sarah Winnemucca was the daughter and granddaughter of two well-respected Paiute Indian chiefs – Winnemucca and Truckee, respectively. She grew up with an intimate...

Sarah Winnemucca: Paiute Princess, Part I

The legacy of Princess Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) and the Paiute Indians is a poignant tale of a people caught in the turbulence of a...

Mark Twain’s Nevada adventures, Part II

Editor’s Note: To read Part I of “Mark Twain’s Nevada adventures,” visit TheTahoeWeekly.com. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) arrived in Carson City, Nevada Territory, on Aug....

Mark Twain & his Tahoe adventures, Part I

Historic anniversaries abound this year. Both the Truckee and Tahoe City communities are celebrating sesquicentennial birthdays from 1863 and the Tahoe Dam was completed...