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...

Train car part of 150th celebration

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, Nev., is hosting “The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made" exhibit as part of the...

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...

Operation Haylift, Miracle in the Sky, Part II

Few Nevada winters have been as brutal as that of 1948-49, when towering snowdrifts and record cold waves shut down the state’s major highways...

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...

Take a (historical) hike

Hikers can explore the most historically significant square mile in California on Sept. 15 and 16 in the 26th annual Donner Party Hikes. There...

Spring getaway to Genoa | Road biking to gourmet cuisine

The little town of Genoa, Nevada’s oldest settlement, is tucked up tight against the Carson Range, just east of Lake Tahoe. I’ve often headed...

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...

The Endless Ski Season | Summer on Shasta

Unless you've been living under a rock, or perhaps in a snow cave, for the past six months, you're aware that this has been...

Carson City adventures | Waterfalls & hot springs

Sometimes a girl just needs some time in the dirt. After a winter of seemingly endless snow days and many days out enjoying the...