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Author archive for Katherine Hill

  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • Storybook charm on the coast

    By Katherine Hill on October 30, 2013
    Tucked along Highway 1 as you travel down the coast, it would be easy to miss the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The traffic from Monterey to the wine tasting rooms of Carmel Valley and the rugged coastal views on the drive to Big Sur passes by the turn off for Carmel-by-the-Sea at a hurried pace, but take a turn on […]
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  • Fall reading guide | Business to birding among local books

    By Katherine Hill on October 30, 2013
    The Tahoe-Truckee region has produced a number of prolific writers in recent years, and I’m always glad to read new books penned about our community. This year is no exception, and the range of topics is more varied than in years past from ghost stories and tall tales to birds of the Sierra Nevada to business advice from a successful […]
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  • Lot more than soup at Soupa

    By Katherine Hill on October 30, 2013
    Soupa Quinoa  · One of my favorite lunchtime stops is at Soupa in the Village at Squaw Valley. During the shoulder seasons, I frequent Soupa more often as I can easily make the drive to Olympic Valley and grab some lunch pretty quickly during a work day. My sister, Michelle Allen, and myself did just that on a recent warm, […]
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  • Comfort food with a twist at Jax

    By Katherine Hill on October 16, 2013
    Falafel on Flatbread with Parmesan Chips  · Housed in a restored 1940s diner, Jax at the Tracks has been serving up East Coast comfort food with a twist since owner Bud Haley opened the doors in 2009. (The diner was moved to Truckee in the 1990s by former owners). Haley has crafted a vast, and I mean vast, menu of […]
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  • Fire Sign Café crowd pleaser

    By Katherine Hill on October 2, 2013
    Fire Sign Special  ·   You’ll have to get up early to beat the crowds at Fire Sign Café on the West Shore, but it’s worth the wait for the breakfasts they serve until 2 p.m. If you’re going solo, you’re more likely to get served immediately if there’s a spot at the small counter. Made-from-scratch items have been the […]
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