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  • July 2 – July 8 on stands now

    By The Weekly on July 1, 2015
    Crowds enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Lake Tahoe. Patriotic celebrations and four fireworks shows will give visitors and locals alike plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th of July with Kings Beach’s fireworks on July 3 and July 4th shows in Incline Village, Tahoe City and Truckee. Photography by Chris Talbot, TalbotImages.com.
  • Fireworks

    By The Weekly on July 1, 2015
    Gene Murriata ·    July 3 9:30 p.m. | Kings Beach  July 4 9:30 p.m. | Incline Village, Donner Lake & Tahoe City Dusk | Reno, Carson City & Virginia City 9:45 p.m. | South Lake Tahoe & Sparks Tahoe-style celebrations on July 3 & 4 Independence Day takes on added dimension in the Tahoe-Truckee area with celebrations set against […]
  • Explore beauty of Emerald Bay

    By Jenn Sheridan on July 1, 2015
    Story & photos by Jenn Sheridan ·  Music in the Castle July 11 | $85 per person Enjoy a classical concert featuring the Castle’s six-legged Steinway piano and a reception. Conversation with History July 30 & Aug. 27 | $60 per person Take a behind-the-scenes tour and join Dr. Helen Smith, who lived at Vikingsholm for many summers, for an […]
  • Summer’s best swimming holes

    By Tim Hauserman on July 1, 2015
    Story & photos by Tim Hauserman ·  Paradise Lake provides some of the same jumping-off-granite-into-cool-waters joy that you will find in Desolation Wilderness ·  There is something oh so special about finding your exceptional place to swim in the mountains on a warm Sierra afternoon. Whether it’s a private cove on the shore of Lake Tahoe, or a mountain lake […]
  • Building a life on the water Anik & Jay Wild | a local profile

    By Tim Hauserman on July 1, 2015
    By Tim Hauserman ·  The Wild’s dream is to build a foundation to create world-class standup Paddleboarders. Jay Wild enjoying a day on Lake Tahoe ·  Lake Tahoe is home to many world-class athletes who can’t wait to spread their passion for the sports they love. But what happens when two athletes who are bursting with enthusiasm for human-powered water […]
  • Truckee shootout at Hurd’s Saloon, Part I

    By Mark McLaughlin on July 1, 2015
    By Mark McLaughlin ·    Constable Jacob Teeter served his community for 24 years. | Courtesy Truckee Donner Historical Society During the early years of the California Gold Rush, San Francisco was ground zero for tens of thousands of immigrants arriving from countries around the world, all hoping to get rich or die trying. There were honest men and women […]
  • New skateboard parks

    By Warren Miller on July 1, 2015
    By Warren Miller ·  In the early 1960s, my family was living in Hermosa Beach and our friend, Don Guild, owned the local drugstore. Appearing one day in his front window was an 18-inch piece of wood painted red with a roller skate nailed to the bottom. On the top in big bright, white letters it said “Bun Board.” A […]
  • June 25 to July 1 on stands now

    By The Weekly on June 24, 2015
    Tahoe local Holly Shankland enjoys a recent morning surf session on Lake Tahoe. How are you enjoying for summer in Truckee and Tahoe? Share your photos #tahoesummer on Facebook and Instagram. Photography by Court Leve, CourtLeve.com.
  • Donner Memorial blends history, recreation

    By Jenn Sheridan on June 24, 2015
      Story & photos by Jenn Sheridan ·    History meets recreation at Donner Memorial State Park, nestled at the west end of Donner Lake at the location where some of the infamous Donner Party spent the winter of 1846-47 trapped by winter weather. In 1918, the Native Sons of the Golden West erected the Pioneer Monument and in a […]
  • Single track & switchbacks | Tahoe Time

    By Tim Hauserman on June 24, 2015
    Story by Tim Hauserman ·    Enjoying the views from the top of the Lakeview Trail at Tahoe Cross Country. | Tim Hauserman ·  For the Tahoe mountain biker, the recent steady rains are like powder to a skier. Something not to be missed. Rain eliminates the dust and makes the trails firm, tacky and a pleasure to ride. Ride […]