One local’s quest to reinvent surfing, skiing, soaring and history   Craig Beck doesn’t dabble in hobbies. When the longtime Tahoe local gets into something, he tends to go all in. Whether he’s flying homemade hang gliders or working on his latest project—Tahoe Native Surfboards—Beck is...

Truckee Olympian Katerina Nash has achieved much success since her youth in communist Czechoslovakia   To be clear, Katerina Nash is not defending communism. As a child of Soviet-run Czechoslovakia and the late 1980s Velvet Revolution, she is quick to say that democracy and America are good,...

Among the more popular destinations around Lake Tahoe is Eagle Falls. And for good reason. Located on the southwest shore, a short hike from a bustling stretch of Highway 89, this cascading waterfall is not only easy to reach, it also affords dramatic views overlooking...

Once on the brink of extinction, bald eagles are now thriving in the Tahoe Basin and beyond   The local Paiutes call them “ggwe’na’a.” The Shoshone, “biagwi’yaa.” To all Americans, they are our national symbol. The bald eagle is one of the most magnificent examples of...