Winter 2016-2017 Feature Articles



Village of Support

Written By Jen Schmidt      

North Lake Tahoe community steps up to help a family in need   In November 2015, Kyla Yorkey was an active, happy little girl. Talkative, energetic and full of smiles, she loved making her new baby sister laugh and running around Incline Village’s Village Green, throwing tennis balls to the family dog. In her first two and a half years…

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A New Year’s Deluge

Written By Matthew Renda      

The Flood of 1997 is remembered as one of the Reno–Tahoe area’s worst natural disasters in modern history   The first drops fell on the northern Sierra on a Monday. It was December 30 and the forecasters had warned for several days that an enormous storm system was on track to strike Northern California.  Regardless of the ominous forecast, revelers…

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Piece by Piece

Written By Alison Bender      

Fabric artist Karen Colbert creates intricate designs using two-inch squares   Off Incline Village’s Tahoe Boulevard, tucked into a small building near Wildflower Café, is Handmade At The Lake. Tables brim with art prints, jewelry and pottery, but the eye is drawn to the colorful quilts lining the walls. Some pieces depict mountain scenes. Others show flowery gardens. Still others…

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Winter Solitude in a Rugged Land

Written By Seth Lightcap      

Backcountry adventure in Great Basin National Park reveals pristine powder, ancient trees and desolation   “Maybe these are woolly mammoth tracks!” I yell with a laugh.  My wife Allison and I are backcountry snowboarding in Great Basin National Park on the far east side of central Nevada. We’ve just climbed onto a bench at 10,000 feet on the flank of…

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Surviving in the Shadows

Written By Dylan Silver      

Tahoe’s smaller ski resorts find success among industry giants   Ruben Kimmelman scrolls down a list of season pass options on his iMac. Kimmelman, a snowboarder who recently moved to the Reno–Tahoe area from Washington, is torn between Squaw Valley and Mt. Rose. He snowboards a few dozen days a year. He’s heard a lot about Squaw, but likes the…

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Aerial Advancements

Written By Sylas Wright      

Woodward Tahoe is a valuable training resource for up-and-coming talent and seasoned pros alike   Rain falling in diagonal sheets is peppering the metal exterior of Woodward Tahoe on a dark October afternoon. It’s napping weather, if anything, too wet and nasty for outdoor recreation. In the spacious bowels of the structure, however, a steady hum of human activity muffles…

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A Craftsmen’s Collaborative

Written By Sylas Wright      

Contemporary Reno home perfected with efforts from a talented team   To realize the potential of this Reno home, the owner assumed the role of an inspiring coach leading a hand-selected team of all-stars. After recruiting a group of talented individuals, she instilled trust and confidence in each member with the idea that, collectively in return, the team of specialists…

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