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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2019

Every year, the same thing happens: the summer hits like a ton of bricks.  You look at the calendar and realize that it’s already Independence Day and summertime is here in all its glory....

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2019

Is that the sun?  It’s so nice to feel the warm embrace of the sun, watch the snow melt, see the flowers bloom and the lake fill up.  It’s always delayed, but it’s spring...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2019

We are jumping into spring around here, and Tahoe South has brought us Spring Loaded: Sun, Snow and Good Times. The event started on March 14 and ends April 7, a highlight of all the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2019

We’re number one! Lake Tahoe holds the best snowpack in the western United States, beating out Utah and Colorado.  Heavenly Mountain Resort received about 20 feet in February alone. The talk of the town is,...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2019

January was dubbed "Janu’Bury" by the local paper, after we received a large amount of snow for the majority of the month.  It provided a sustainable base for the slopes at the ski resorts...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2018

The storm door swung open and in came the snow, just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.  Could this mark the start of a big winter?  We’ll just have to wait and see if...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2018

It has been a glorious autumn here at South Lake Tahoe.  Everywhere you look are pockets of turning Aspen and Willow trees just popping with bright yellow leaves, which are contrasted perfectly with the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2018

Our South Lake Tahoe Correspondent, Brendan Packer, found himself speechless with wonder at the beauty of “the Lake of the Sky” and sent us this evidence of his enchantment:

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2018

As usual, the summer seems to be flying by at a rapid pace, but it is certainly the dog days of summer.  We are right in the thick of things, and life at the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2018

The secret is out: Lake Tahoe is a great place to visit in the summer.  Triple digit temperatures scorch places like Sacramento and Reno, so the lake becomes the obvious choice to get some...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2018

When you’re up at South Lake Tahoe this spring, head on over to Zephyr Cove Stables, hop on a horse and go for a ride .  As soon as the clouds parted and the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2018

In terms of snowfall, this winter has been rather lackluster, compared to a year ago when the Lake Tahoe basin was buried in snow well into spring. Maybe we’ll receive a good old-fashioned “March Miracle”...

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley legend “Snowshoe” Thompson Looking up at Jobs Peak, in all of its snow-capped glory, from the floor of Carson Valley, I’m thinking that I cannot be the only one who is happy to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2018

It’s a nice, optimistic feeling to see people get excited for all the snow at Lake Tahoe when there is no snow yet.  People arrive with high hopes and their the skis strapped to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2017

It’s a nice optimistic feeling to see people get excited for all the snow at Lake Tahoe when there is no snow yet.  People arrive with high hopes and their the skis strapped to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2017

As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part; the late fall is filled with anticipation while people wait for the snow to start flying.  November is also the preparation month for the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2017

It felt as if every person on the planet visited Lake Tahoe this summer.  People from all walks of life came to the South Shore in search of the great vacation and great times. ...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2017

The last big push of summer is upon us, and it’s been one hot summer all over the country.  The dog days of summer are here at Lake Tahoe, and Reno is not the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2017

The Fourth of July lands on a Tuesday this year, and that means a four-day weekend. (Yay! )  Or why not just take the whole week off? Americans nowadays don’t take enough vacation time,...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2017

On one particular day in the month of May, my father and I went for the shakedown cruise on his Sea Ray motorboat.  The first voyage of the year was a trip up to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2017

Amazing what a difference a year makes!   Last year at this time the West was gripped by a severe drought. It seemed as though climate change had shifted the weather pattern so badly...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2017

Spring is in the air, and there is snow everywhere.  But the big thaw is underway, while the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise.  All the creeks and streams are swollen,...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2017

There are many roads to South Lake Tahoe, but during a stretch in February major highways into America’s year round playground were closed, and travelers had to take the scenic route to reach their...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2017

Snow, snow and more snow! That’s what we wanted, and that’s exactly what we got.  A good old fashioned Sierra dump.  The type of snowfall that makes people move out of town;  the type of...
2016 Christmas lights at the state capitol, Carson City Nevada

NevadaGram #186 – Must See-Must Do in 2017, Carson City at Christmas, the January...

A Brand New Carson City was unwrapped at Christmas time. Photo courtesy Carson City Pix Not only had the last of the street barricades and detours been removed from the renovated stretch of Carson Street downtown, but...
mountains from south shore, Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2017

On New Year’s Day a lot of people wake up bleary-eyed and discombobulated from a night of saying goodbye to the old year.  2016 left folks with a sense of uncertainty and confusion about...
A trio of young skiers at Heavenly Ski Resort

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2016

November is a month of great anticipation: who is going to be elected the next president of the United States?  Will marijuana be legalized in Nevada?  But up here at the Lake we have...
Star Lake above South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Correspondence – October 2016

In this edition: Boulder City, Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, South Lake Tahoe   Boulder City Good Citizens The biggest event of the year in Boulder City is the Annual Art in the Park...
Tayler Creek, South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2016

Lake Tahoe in October It happens every year: the subtle changes of the season, and you start to see and feel that summer is over. You look at the clock and think it’s 5 pm...
Iconic sternwheeler the Tahoe Queen undergoing repairs following extensive damage by a fire.

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2016

Lake Tahoe Is Lovely in September Well, that’s a wrap on summer at Lake Tahoe.  Wait, no it isn’t: September is the hidden gem month of the season.  The weather remains beautiful, temperatures are very...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2016

South Lake Tahoe Entertainment is the word at South Lake Tahoe in the month of July.  There’s going to be so much fun going on it will make your head spin and your feet tap. ...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2016

South Lake Tahoe Springtime at Lake Tahoe Get out the shorts and t-shirts, but don’t put your parkas away just yet.  It’s day-by-day weather up here at the Lake.  One day it can be 70 degrees...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2016

South Lake Tahoe Winter at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has taken a hiatus. Apart from one nice snow dump on February 17, it was a dry month and March may be more of...
The fried cheese cheeseburger. Does Sassafras serve the hippest food in town?

NevadaGram #174 – US 50 is Burger Road, Comstock Mining Update

The Best Burgers in the World are found along US 50 in Nevada. Anyone who has driven the "Loneliest Highway" and had a burger along the way will agree. No matter how long ago it...
NCOT, Get the Dirt

NevadaGram #15 – Governor’s Conference, Reno, Aurora, Las Vegas

The recent Governor's Conference on Tourism, held in Reno last week, focused on Nevada's new slogan, "Bring It On". Poster Boy for the new campaign (and speaker at the Tuesday luncheon) is Glen Plake,...
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