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Archive for September, 2013

  • Tough Mudder about teamwork

    By Tim Hauserman on September 25, 2013
    Chris Bartkowski  |  Northstar California  ·  They are doing it again. Climbing, slopping, running, yelping and running in the fall Tough Mudder event at Northstar on Sept. 28 and 29. Tough Mudder is a 10-mile run with several dozen challenging obstacles that have to be overcome along the route. It involves jumping into pools of freezing cold water, getting yourself […]
  • Marathon has grown to multi-sport festival

    By Jenn Sheridan on September 25, 2013
    A weekend of running, biking, standup paddleboarding and kayaking kicks off on Sept. 27 at the annual Lake Tahoe Marathon. What began with four racing events and 300 runners has grown into a three-day, multi-sport festival drawing more than 2,500 athletes from across the country and beyond. The weekend unofficially begins on Sept. 26 with registration events at Stateline, Nev., […]
  • The Cliff Room at Martis Camp

    By Katherine Hill on September 25, 2013
    Pan roasted Trumpet Mushroom  · Stunning views, impeccable service and delectable cuisine with a farm-to-table approach make The Cliff Room at Martis Camp one of the region’s best fine dining restaurants. The only downside – you’ll need an invite from a property owner to enjoy this amazing food. Our wine columnist Barbara Keck was lucky enough to score a coveted […]
  • Gems at Culinary Grand Tasting

    By Barbara Keck on September 25, 2013
    One of the wonderful things about the Culinary Grand Tasting at Northstar, part of the annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, is its timing. This is the festival for serious foodies and wine drinkers, held outside the rush of summer activities. At this Grand Tasting, too, you find wines that will be available for enjoyment for the coming […]
  • Sarah Winnemucca: Princess Activist, Part II

    By Mark McLaughlin on September 25, 2013
    Sarah Winnemucca was the daughter and granddaughter of two well-respected Paiute Indian chiefs – Winnemucca and Truckee, respectively. She grew up with an intimate understanding of how her tribal history and native culture were quickly being lost in the mid-19th Century as U.S. government-sponsored cultural eradication policies decimated the Indian way of life. Against all odds, Sarah grew determined to […]
  • Publications

    By Warren Miller on September 25, 2013
    The first of the season edition of Ski Magazine and The Ski Journal dropped into my post office box last week, but, unfortunately, it is still 105 long days until mid-December when many of America’s ski resorts advertise they will open. There are a few of them at oxygen-starvation altitudes that will open earlier and some that are in a […]
  • Beef Satay

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on September 25, 2013
    Last week, I talked about trying to decide what to make and thinking about what region of the world happens to be sparking your interest at the time. Start with the two main ingredients that come to mind for that region or country, and then build from there. This week, I was trying to think of a good recipe to […]
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation

    By The Weekly on September 25, 2013
    Noladelic powerfunk By Joy Michiel He’s got the chops of Louis, the charisma of Dizzy, the oomph of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the understanding that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. He’s trombone powerhouse Big Sam Williams and, along with his band Funky Nation, he’s a driving force of urban funk. It’s rare […]
  • Drive-By Truckers

    By The Weekly on September 25, 2013
    Southern Comfort By Joy Michiel When it comes to understanding and compassion, Southern rockers The Drive-By Truckers dig deep. For nearly two decades, their songs have demonstrated what is perhaps the noblest of human emotions — empathy. In their otherwise over-the-top way, these hard-rocking interstaters from Georgia and Alabama have persistently delved into the struggles of others, redeeming the humanity […]
  • The Ironman Course

    By The Weekly on September 17, 2013
    Ironman Lake Tahoe courses will cover the North Tahoe and Truckee region with the start of Ironman at 6:25 a.m. in Kings Beach with the 2.4-mile swim in Lake Tahoe. The 112-mile bike course will make two loops through the North Shore and Truckee before finishing at Squaw Valley. The race concludes with a 26.2-mile run along the Truckee River […]