California Bound: The Grigsby-Ide Party, Part III

William Brown Ide and his fellow American pioneers who arrived with the 1845 overland migration into Alta California were well aware of the numerous...

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout re-released in Tahoe

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, for the first time, have stocked Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into their...

California Bound: The Grigsby-Ide Party, Part II

When it comes to America’s western emigration movements in the mid-19th Century, historians and authors have understandably focused on two iconic wagon trains. Captain...

Blaze the trail at Art + Ag

The art and agriculture communities of Plumas and Sierra counties and Sierra County Arts Council are hosting the annual Sierra Valley Art + Ag...

Rare Trout reintroduced in the Sierra

California’s native Paiute cutthroat trout, the rarest trout in North America, swims once again in its high Sierra home waters for the first time...

Nevada Rolls the Dice, Part I

The Gold Rush opened the American West to multitudes of young, reckless men flocking to California, later followed by the draw of Nevada mining...

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...

Adventure Van Expo at Homewood

The second annual Adventure Van Expo is from Sept. 7 to 8 at Homewood Mountain Resort. This gathering for adventurers of all sorts will...

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...

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...