In the grand natural arboretum of the Sierra Nevada, one of its hardiest and most underrated specimens stands as an enduring testament of time   [caption id="attachment_10646" align="alignright" width="600"] A twisted Sierra juniper on Carson Pass, photo by Tom Knudson[/caption] What I remember most about that hike near...

Paddleboarding’s growth owes much to a group of avid Tahoe paddlers who saw the potential in a young sport   Lake Tahoe was looking more like an ocean. Mid-May, an inevitable late-season system was about to hit the Sierra Nevada. Temperatures plummeted below freezing. Westerly winds blew...

From its modest start in the early 1990s, the Truckee Donner Land Trust has grown to become a significant force for conservation   In a nondescript clearing surrounded by a ring of lodgepole pines stands a monument to the humble origins of a conservation powerhouse. The tucked-away...

[caption id="attachment_10614" align="alignright" width="398"] A statue of a golden Lab stands guard outside a custom door designed and built by the late Norm Milz[/caption] An Alpine Meadows home features a sleek, cleverly designed barrier that denies unwelcome guests   Just inside a door opening to the sheltered exterior...

Biologists for decades have studied the arrival of new species in the Tahoe Basin   On June 9, 2015, the El Dorado County Animal Services received an unprecedented call. They were asked to remove a large rattlesnake from underneath the porch of a home in the Bijou...

A longtime Tahoe resident and concentration camp survivor is selflessly giving away her fortune to benefit the community   [caption id="attachment_10531" align="alignright" width="400"] Maloff is known as the "Angel of Tahoe" for her generosity, photo by Angie Hall[/caption] The Angel of Tahoe is seated on her sofa with...

[caption id="attachment_10461" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The festive scene at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869, celebrating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad, photo by Alfred A. Hart, courtesy Department of Special Collections/Stanford University Libraries[/caption]   A century and a half after its completion, the First Transcontinental Railroad...

Reverend Rusty Reams and his Great Bingo Revival bring a hip new twist to a classic game   Moments of bingo glory don’t quickly fade from one’s memory. Like the time my family and I went all in on a weeklong game at sea. Although I was...

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