1983 Memorial Day Flash Flood, Part I

It’s been 30 years since the big winter of 1983 triggered a massive landslide on Slide Mountain near Carson City, a cataclysmic event that...

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Train Adventure

Author Robert Louis Stevenson fell in love with Fanny Osbourne, a married California woman nine years older than he. In 1879, Fanny sent the...

Whisky is for Drinking: Water is for Fighting Over

With most resorts now closed for the season, it’s a good time to look back at the highly unusual 2013 winter. December started off...

Worst Winter of All, Part II

Worst Winter of All, Part II By Mark McLaughlin No doubt about it, winter 2012 is off to a monumentally slow start. Virtually no snow...

Earth Day: Tahoe’s Environmental Challenges

April is here and that means that Earth Day 2013 will soon inspire us to reflect on the health of our planet. Although Earth...

Collapse of Squaw Valley’s Blyth Arena, Part II

Among some longtime locals, the collapse of Squaw Valley’s Blyth Arena on March 29, 1983, is a legendary tale of conspiracy, mystery and subterfuge....