New Book and Publisher at Bona Fide Books

May 12, 2018

Maeko Bradshaw recently took over the independent press from Kim Wyatt, who founded the company in 2009, specializing in nonfiction and poetry. Bradshaw, a Tahoe local, received an MS in book publishing from Portland State University. Her first release as Bona Fide’s publisher, “Permanent Vacation II: 18 Writers on Life and Work in Our National Parks,” will

Dat So La Lee Washoe Basket Exhibit at Gatekeeper’s Museum

February 19, 2018

Without a doubt, she was Tahoe’s greatest artisan. Dat So La Lee is considered one of the greatest basket weavers and designers among the Washoe people.

A fine collection of Dat So La Lee’s work and 900 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from more than 85 tribes nationwide are on display at the Marion Steinbach Indian Museum located inside the Gatekeeper’s Museum.

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Snowshoe Thompson; Tahoe’s First Mailman

February 7, 2018

He is considered the father of California skiing.  A true mountaineer in every sense of the word.

Snowshoe Thompson weathered blizzards on 25 lb. skis with an 80 pound pack on his back just to deliver the mail.

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Rubicon Ramblings by Poet Judy Tretheway

January 30, 2018

Her book of poems and stories about her intimate wanderings in the woods under the north flank of Rubicon Peak is a salute to Tahoe’s majestic sentinels that lure us deeper into ourselves.

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Fallen Leaf Lake: A Lake and its People 1850–1950 by Janet Kaidantzis

January 29, 2018

From the Washoe to the pioneering families of Nathan Gilmore, Lucky Baldwin, and William Price, to the artists, academics, and craftsmen of the early community, Fallen Leaf Lake drew people to its natural beauty who left a legacy in stories, legends, and land.

Including author Janet Beales Kaidantzis, who has released Fallen Leaf, A Lake and Its People 1850-1950.

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Tahoe’s Cultural Heritage in Ink at Gatekeeper’s Museum Bookstore

January 26, 2018

This place is a treasure trove of Tahoe’s cultural heritage.

Get the Word Out with Tahoe Writers Works

January 22, 2018

So you have something to say? Join the club. Tahoe Writers Works that is. 

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Blue Angels Ski Club at Heavenly

January 15, 2018

It was Heavenly’s first alpine ski racing club dating back to 1957.

Today, it’s been reincarnated as the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation. The Blue Angels Ski Club.

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Pony Express Re-Ride through South Lake Tahoe June

January 14, 2018

The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila in June – check back for the exact date and time.

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Olympic Museum at High Camp

January 12, 2018

The mountain-top Olympic Museum tells the story of the 1960 Winter Games- starting from the very beginning with the Olympic proposal, to photos, videos and memorabilia from the historic Games.

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Did you know…Tahoe has the Highest Lighthouse in North America?


Rubicon Point Lighthouse.

Elevation 6,580 ft.

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The Chinese Immigrant Experience at Donner Summit

January 10, 2018

Located at about 6,000 feet in Truckee, Donner Memorial State Park includes the Emigrant Trail Museum and Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800s.