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,...

Nevada Museum of Art exhibition traces the history and evolution of Burning Man   Among the tens of thousands of diehard “Burners” stretching the globe, only a select few know the history behind the countercultural phenomenon quite like Michael Mikel. With the assistance of Mikel and...

Nearly a decade after his discovery, Buddy the wolverine remains an unsolved mystery   On a cold February day in 2008, then-graduate student Katie Moriarty was scanning through images from her 20 remote cameras set up throughout Sagehen Experimental Forest near Tahoe when something caught her eye. “I...

Sponsored Content   My favorite areas to fly fish on a lake or pond are tributaries—where rivers or streams enter the still water. This article is not so much about how to fish these areas, but more about where to fish. Fishing in a stream’s last bit of...

Scratching a summer itch to shred at Nevada’s Sand Mountain Recreation Area   It’s mid-August, there’s not a snowflake in sight, but once again, we’re strapping in. Wishful thinking about snowboarding just isn’t enough for freaks like us. Driving east from Fallon on lonely U.S. Highway 50, you...

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