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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2019

North Lake Tahoe locals are known to embrace the last days of summer with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy the sunshine before the weather turns. And along with skateboarding, golfing, and perhaps mountain...

Sparks Correspondence – August 2019

Now that we’re going into the dog days of summer, Sparks is all about enjoying live music, beer, and ribs! The new outdoor Nugget Event Center in Victorian Square has been bringing in some...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2019

Summer is in full swing in North Lake Tahoe as temperatures start getting up into the 80s just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Between fireworks, yoga festivals, and a newly opened...

Sparks Correspondence – July 2019

Star Spangled Sparks Star Spangled Sparks is coming out in full force to kick off Independence Day, and there will be a lot going on in Victorian Square -- everything from food trucks, arts and...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2019

Even though the weather’s been a little stormy and cold lately, the snow has melted, and I can finally see out onto my street again without a big snow berm blocking the view. The...

Sparks Correspondence – June 2019

We’re finally welcoming summer with open arms here in Sparks with events that celebrate sunshine, Northern Nevada agriculture, and new entertainment venues. June kicks off with a Toby Keith concert in the recently developed arena...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2019

The snow is starting to melt in the Tahoe Sierra, and we can finally emerge from our Mother Nature-made igloos and get back out into the great outdoors. So, between free swing dancing lessons,...

Sparks Correspondence – May 2019

The weather is finally starting to warm up in Sparks, as we go from bone-dry cold to sweltering heat. However, it’s certainly a nice change from the crazy winter we just had. So, if...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2019

It looks like North Lake Tahoe is finally starting to warm up, but even though we’ve shoveled out of our houses and the white stuff has melted a little bit doesn’t mean that winter...

Sparks Correspondence – April 2019

After a crazy winter of snow, rain, and everything in between, the sun is finally starting to come out in Sparks, and with it the birds, flowers, green grass, and fun events! At the...
Skiing North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2019

This past month has been the  the snowiest in history, with ski resorts reporting receiving an average of 28 feet of solid water falling on the Sierra Nevada this month. Interstate 80 has been...

Sparks Correspondence – March 2019

This past month has been a crazy one, with winds, rain, and snow, but it hasn’t stopped world-class entertainment and events coming to Sparks. This March enjoy a classic cover band at either the...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2019

If you are in a love affair with the snow, then you’re in luck this month, as all the ski resorts around the lake and the Tahoe back country have plenty of it to...

Sparks Correspondence – February 2019

February is all about the Big Game, brain boosting, beer, and making beautiful cards in Sparks this month, as we celebrate Super Bowl LIII, Valentine’s Day trivia nights, punk rock flea markets, and creative...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2019

I guess it only tends to snow on holidays around here, as we got our first significant snowfall on Thanksgiving and then it didn’t snow again until Christmas. With the North Shore...

Sparks Correspondence – January 2019

Country, comedy, and craft beers are the main themes in Sparks going into the new year, and most of what is going on at 39 North is happening at the Nugget Casino...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2018

The fall colors are popping in North Lake Tahoe right now, as the aspens turn an incredible shade of gold and other bushes and trees native to the Sierra turn a fiery shade of...

Sparks Correspondence – November 2018

November is a big month for Sparks as its beloved 13-year mayor Geno Martini retires and Mayor Pro Tempore Ron Smith takes over. Born and raised in Sparks, Martini was appointed to the City...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2018

This season of harvest is all about pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins. Although we’ve been blessed with sunny skies, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to drop fast. Fortunately, there’s...

Sparks Correspondence – October 2015

We’ve been fortunate to experience an Indian summer here in Sparks, but before the weather turns on us too badly we’re going to try to squeeze our last outside events in. Between jambalaya and...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2018

The kids are back in school and the temperatures are starting to drop, but the good news is that the crowds are dissipating and we’re rolling right into what we call “locals' summer”. So...

Sparks Correspondence – September 2018

Aug. 29-Sep. 8 - Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook-Off Sparks rolls into September with the annual Best in the West Rib Cook-Off, otherwise known as the “Super Bowl of Ribs.” Thousands of people...

Sparks Correspondence – August 2018

This summer is all about Hot August Nights (and Days) in Sparks The 32nd annual classic car event kicks off in Reno/Sparks this Friday, Aug. 3, in Virginia City, and then original and restored vehicles will...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2018

As temperatures near 100 degrees in the valley, more people are flocking up to the mountains where it’s a couple of degrees cooler and plenty of room to swim in Big Blue. The month...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2018

Memorial Day Weekend in Lake Tahoe marks the start of tourist season and a lot to see and do on the North Shore. Now that the snow is melted, you can go hiking, biking,...

Sparks Correspondence – June 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting fellow NevadaGram contributors David Toll and Dana Nollsch in Sparks a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the restoration of Last Chance Joe! Thanks to Crown Painting, Joe’s...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2018

As the warmer temps start creeping into North Lake Tahoe, locals and guests may notice mountain bikes strapped to car racks, skiers and riders shedding down the hill in shorts and tank tops, and plenty...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2018

Easter happens to fall on April Fools’ Day this year,  but all of the fun events planned in North Lake is no joke. Now that you’ve had a chance to dig yourself out of...

Sparks Correspondence – April 2018

The month kicks off with egg hunts and Easter brunches on April 1st (but it's anybody's guess what the weather will be like since Mother Nature dumped a lot of snow during "Miracle March")....

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2018

Spring is kicking off in a big way with Snowfest, a week-long North Lake Tahoe festival filled with family-friendly activities spreading from Kings Beach to Truckee. Fireworks shows, ice sculpting contests, parades and the...

Sparks Correspondence – March 2018

Along with the spirit of the Irish coming in on March 17, there are plenty of other opportunities to spend time with friends and family and usher in springtime. If you want a blast from...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2018

Lake Tahoe is finally getting some snow! Although this season has been unpredictable and completely opposite of last winter, Lake Tahoe ski resorts have done a fantastic job of offering their guests great skiable...

Sparks Correspondence – February 2018

We are finally seeing a change in the weather, but only Punxsutawney Phil (the infamous Pennsylvanian groundhog) knows when spring will come. If you want to party with Phil’s friends on February 2, head...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2018

Happy New Year! Even though the snowstorms have been a little sparse compared to last season, it has been plenty cold enough, and there is still a lot to do in North Lake Tahoe....

Sparks Correspondence – January 2018

We made it through another year and Sparks just seems to be getting better and better. The new Pyramid & McCarran intersection opened up making it easier to get around, new schools are being...

Sparks Correspondence – December 2017

Now that we are in the throes of winter, there are plenty of reasons to bundle up (maybe in your 80’s ugly sweater?), start shopping local craft fairs, and mingle with others who are...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2017

The temperatures have dropped fast in North Lake Tahoe, and the local ski resorts are busy hosting job fairs and firing up their snow guns. Mount Rose opened on October 27th with limited operations, and...

Sparks Correspondence – November 2017

For those that aren’t quite over Halloween, consider visiting the new Key and Code Escape Rooms at The Outlets at Legends. What is an escape room, you ask? If you’ve ever watched or played...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2017

It seems like over on the northeastern side of Lake Tahoe autumn came in fast. As we enter into the shoulder season, the temperatures have dropped 20 degrees and we’re experiencing some chilly mornings...

Sparks Correspondence – October 2017

After coming off yet another successful Best in the West Rib Cook-off, Sparks is embracing the beginning of fall with fun outdoor events, including Riding on the River family bike riding event on October...
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