Record 2016–17 winter opens the door to a backcountry snowboarding adventure in the Southern Sierra   Hideous knocks and squeals reverberate through the truck cab with every rotation of the tires. The veteran shocks and struts on our trusty Tacoma absorb heavy blows in a vicious off-road...

While business recruiters stuff Northern Nevada with new jobs, the community looks to developers to provide more housing   National headlines may trace Reno’s current winning hand in job growth—the straight flush that has some calling the city and its outlying area “Silicon Valley east”—to the September...

Martis Camp home blends in yet stands out with a simple arc and geometric masses   The steep contours of Martis Camp lot 517 called for a structure that was as integrated as it would be beautiful. The singular simplicity of a crisp arc, grounded with weighty...

North Shore   YAMAKAI FISH & SUSHI CO. 5001 Northstar Dr. #5101  |  Truckee, CA (530) 562-2188 www.facebook.com/pg/YamakaiFish Combining “yama,” the Japanese word for mountain, and “kai,” Polynesian for ocean, this Hawaiian-Japanese fusion spot occupies the former Mikuni space in the Village at Northstar. Sushi is on the menu, as are...

Athletes increasingly engaging in both downhill and Nordic skiing   Tahoe’s downhill resorts—totaling some 24,000 skiable acres—may get most of the excitement, attention and crowds. But with hundreds of miles of groomed trails at cross-country resorts around The Lake, Nordic skiing provides not just an alternative, but...

Desert Research Institute eyeing 2018–19 winter for project   Ambitious plans to boost snowfall in the Lake Tahoe region via drones came to a halt last winter, with huge storms reducing the need for man-made snow and regulatory processes hampering researchers’ hopes of flying their unmanned aircraft...