The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Northstar California announce the 2018 culinary winners from the 33rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival held September 7th – 9th. Among more than 20 total culinary events at the festival, winners were selected from four major competitions: The Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition (Judges’ Awards and People’s Choice Awards), Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off, Charbay Annual Release Party Bartender Competition and the Mountain Kids Cook-Off. Continue reading →
As North Lake Tahoe’s iconic summer season comes to a close, summer travelers depart and the “secret season” begins. Autumn in North Lake Tahoe exemplifies peaceful beaches, discounted travel packages, dual-sport opportunities, ski and ride pass specials, harvest menus, wellness activities and the most colorful vistas of the year. Continue reading →
The ninth annual Great Basin National ParkAstronomy Festival will take place September 6-8. Join us for three days and three nights of astronomy activities for all ages! Great Basin National Park in Baker Nevada is an International Dark Sky Park, as certified by the International Dark Sky Association, and features some of the darkest night skies in the country. During the daytime visitors may safely view the sun and participate in a variety of programs, while each evening features a different event followed by several hours of telescope observing. Continue reading →
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated racing lineup for the 55th STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead Airport.
The event will feature six racing classes including Unlimited, Jet, Sport, T6, Formula One and Biplane, with speeds reaching over 500 miles per hour. Defending Gold champions returning this year include Rick Vandam flying American Spirit in the Jet Class, Jeff Lavelle flying Race 39 in the Sport Class, John Lohmar flying Radial Velocity in the T6 Class, Lowell Slatter flying Fraed Naught in the Formula One Class and Andrew Buehler flying Phantom in the Biplane Class. Continue reading →
The world’s fastest humans will attempt to break the current land speed record of 89.59 mph in Battle Mountain over the 6-day event. Teams representing ten nations — the US, France, Russia, Japan, Canada, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia and England — will compete with their pedal powered vehicles in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge. The schedule is here. Continue reading →
A broad coalition of Nevadans committed to protecting the state’s water resources are declaring victory in their opposition to the SNWA groundwater pipeline. They applaud a ruling by the Nevada State Engineer denying all water rights applications for the project. Continue reading →
Some 11,000 years ago members of the Great Basin Desert Culture left behind fascinating evidence of their existence at a site known as Danger Cave, less than two miles east of West Wendover. Renowned University of Utah archaeologist Jesse D. Jennings first explored the cave in 1949 and over the next several years directed extensive excavations there. Continue reading →
The Nevada Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 across the state has been designated as Nevada’s first official U.S. Bicycle Route, joining the world’s largest network of national bike routes and expanding tourism and long-term economic potential for local communities along the route.
While many local bicycle routes and paths exist across the state, the designation of U.S. 50 as part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System marks the first route in Nevada to be named a U.S. Bicycle Route and makes Nevada the tipping-point 26th state in the union with a national bike route. Continue reading →