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Author archive for Katherine Hill

  • Tahoe Time | Wildflowers & Waterfalls

    By Katherine Hill on June 25, 2014
     Story & photos by Katherine E. Hill  ·   View of Ward Peak Wildflower season in Tahoe changes weekly, sometimes daily, with flowers flourishing one day at lake level, moving to flourish in higher elevations the following week. Meanwhile, new colors emerge to take over at the lower elevations for a brief time. Hillside covered in Woolly mule ears with […]
  • Tahoe Mountain Brewing

    By Katherine Hill on June 25, 2014
    By Katherine E. Hill ·  Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. has become Tahoe City’s local pub since it opened in 2012 brewing craft beers and serving good eats on the North Shore. Since then, they’ve expanded their operations with The Bottle Shop in Truckee offering more than 300 beers, meads and ciders from around the world, and The Brewery tasting room, […]
  • World flavors at Marg’s Taco Bistro

    By Katherine Hill on June 18, 2014
    By Katherine E. Hill ·    Fresh, delicious and full of flavor are just a few ways to describe the cuisine at Marg’s Taco Bistro in Truckee. Add to that friendly to describe the staff, oh-so-good to describe the house margaritas (on the rocks, of course), and hip to describe the vibe at Marg’s from the touches of industrial décor […]
  • Tahoe’s Best Summer Events

    By Katherine Hill on May 21, 2014
    Memorial Day is the kick-off for summer fun in the Sierra, and the crowds will be out for warm days filled with boating, hiking, biking, dining and enjoying the myriad of activities. But, the best of what summer has to offer lies ahead. Here’s some of the best summer festivals you won’t want to miss, so start planning your next […]
  • Culinary delights at Manzanita

    By Katherine Hill on May 21, 2014
    The Ritz-Carlton · I recently enjoyed a relaxing day at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, taking advantage of the Wellness Weekend package featuring spa treatments and fitness classes with my sister, Michelle Allen. After a luxurious afternoon at the spa, we ended the day with a wonderful dinner at Manzanita. Organic, seasonal ingredients punctuate the menu of Chef de Cuisine Jeremy […]
  • Slopeside delights at Tavern 6300’

    By Katherine Hill on January 15, 2014
    Tavern 6300’, located only steps away from the Big Springs Gondola in the Village at Northstar, offers tempting fare to fuel up midday for an afternoon on the slopes, for après-ski or for a great dinner to finish the day. Executive Chef Daniel Carter’s reinvented menu features creations inspired by fresh ingredients featuring small plates, sandwiches and entrees from its […]
  • Tahoe Powder: The skinny side of things

    By Katherine Hill on December 25, 2013
    One of the most relaxing ways to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra Nevada on skis is to try cross-country skiing, which allows skiers to race downhill, skate up steep inclines or glide along quiet trails and meadows. The Tahoe-Truckee region is home to many fantastic cross-country resorts, along with the private Auburn Ski Club, the largest cross-country area […]
  • Local athletes eye Olympic Winter Games

    By Katherine Hill on December 11, 2013
    The XXII Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7. With the Games less than two months away, athletes from around the country are competing for a spot on one of the Olympic teams ranging from alpine skiing to snowboard cross. Locally, nearly two dozen athletes are hoping to take one of the coveted spots, some competing […]
  • Saying goodbye to Joy | Friends, colleagues shares memories

    By Katherine Hill on December 4, 2013
    Our community lost one of its most exuberant spirits on Nov. 13, when our dear friend and colleague Joy Michiel passed away. Joy had been the heart of The Weekly for the last 21 years taking on a range of roles from the classifieds to editor to graphic designer to the Entertainment Editor. Everyone that meet Joy experienced her nature […]
  • New owner takes reigns at Weekly | Staff mourns loss of one of its own

    By Katherine Hill on November 21, 2013
    The past week has brought heartbreaking and bittersweet changes to The Weekly magazine. Heartbreaking in the lost of our friend and colleague Joy Michiel, and bittersweet as the staff learned of her death as the new owner of The Weekly assumed the reigns – myself. Negotiations on the sale of The Weekly to me were finalized early last week and […]