Truckee’s Wild West roots | A Glimpse into Truckee’s Past

Truckee boasts a thriving downtown vibe as visitors and locals cruise the profusion of popular restaurants and bars, enticing gift shops and niche retail...

Longboard racing | Preserving Sierra ski history

Folks young and old make the quarter-mile trek through mushy snow to line up along makeshift fencing beside the one wide-open, sloping ski trail...

Historic “Teotihuacan” opens at de Young Museum

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in more than 20 years. The ancient metropolis of...

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...

Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary | Part I

During the month of May, communities across the Western United States will be celebrating the sesquicentennial — 150th — anniversary of the completion of...

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...

Explore Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta is a great option for a quick, fall escape from the Tahoe Basin, and the drive to get there is an adventure...

Lassen Volcanic National Park | In search of bubbly mud

My 3-year-old nephew Anikin is obsessed with hot lava and bubbly mud, as he calls it. He spends a lot of time talking about...

Reno Rodeo’s Centennial

The Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 and the Nevada Historical Society is tipping its cap to the city’s longest running...

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...