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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Gold Rush Vigilantes, Jim Ugly and Yankee Jim

Beginning with the Gold Rush but lasting for decades, residents in many California and Nevada counties formed armed volunteer groups that lynched or shot...

The 175th Anniversary of the Donner Party Adventure, George Donner & James Reed

Author’s Note: To acknowledge the historical significance of the Donner Party and its window into an important era in the West, over the next...

Mark Twain’s Tahoe Adventures, Part III

The adventures of American writer Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) in Nevada Territory 160 years ago are replete with controversy and cross-purpose narratives. Even factual...

Mark Twain’s Tahoe Adventures, Part II

This summer commemorates the 160th anniversary of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ 1861 arrival in Nevada Territory along with his older brother Orion. Orion had a...

Spring trails in Carson City & Reno

April is a seasonal transition month in the Sierra Nevada. While the ski areas are beginning to wind down, there is still too much...

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills, Sobon Wines

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the second edition of the popular guidebook “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers & Rule-Breakers” available now...

Snowiest Places in California

California is a land of radically diverse microclimates: searing hot deserts, Mediterranean-like coasts and soaring, alpine peaks that support year-round snow fields and glaciers....

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills, Clos Saron

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the second edition of the popular guidebook “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers & Rule-Breakers” available now...

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Viña Castellano

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the second edition of the popular guidebook “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers & Rule-Breakers” available now...

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills, Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery

It’s almost an unfair advantage to have a wine judge in the family, and this selfsame judge has not only a great palate but...