Those tempting backcountry slopes should be enjoyed with a healthy dose of avalanche education and awareness   Laughter, stemming from disbelief at the amount of snow falling on this late-January day, was the only sound along a socked-in road on Tahoe’s West Shore as our group worked...

North Shore   TUNNEL CREEK CAFE REOPENS Located in  Incline Village at the base of the Flume Trail and start of the new East Shore multi-use path, the Tunnel Creek Cafe has reopened following a $1.7 million expansion and upgrade that increased the size of the kitchen, installed...

North Shore   BOURBON PUB 8001 North Village Way #8114  |  Truckee | (530) 562-3200 www.northstarcalifornia.com Celebrated restaurateur Michael Mina’s MINA group, which operates over 40 properties across the country, is opening this casual version of his Bourbon Steak concept in the village at Northstar California’s former Tavern 6330....

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 dark, fast-moving clouds across the sea-foam green water. The waves had white caps....

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 sign—often passed without notice by climbers, runners, mountain bikers and campers—memorializes the initial conservation victory of the nascent Truckee Donner Land Trust,...

Just inside a door opening to the sheltered exterior stair, a rectangular piece of slate painted with a mountain scene—a bear fishing in a creek—hangs on the wall. The word “WELCOME” is stenciled above the woodsy image in large black letters....

Allow me to introduce you to my new(est) lustful fixation—the electric bike, considered to be moral turpitude on wheels by some, or healthy outlet by others. For the uninitiated and e-abstainers who’ve willed their fisted palms from gripping the handlebars of these taboo idols, all e-bikes...

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 neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe, in the core of the city’s population center....

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