Help protect Lake Tahoe’s environment

Editor’s note: This is written by Joanne S. Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. As we celebrate Earth Day this April, let’s remember how important environmental stewardship is to the health of Lake Tahoe, and how important our individual actions are. Over the last two decades, public, private, and nonprofit partners have […]

Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival draws renowned poets, writers

We were proud to support the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival, which drew over 100 people to Sierra College’s Nevada County campus on Saturday. In his keynote address, Stanford graduate and award-winning poet Dana Gioia, currently the Poet Laureate of California, gave an upbeat assessment of funding for the arts — despite the philosophy of the […]

Taste & Rest in Plymouth: Exemplifies new culinary “Gold Rush”

SMALL TOWNS INCREASINGLY are joining the nationwide boom in four-star culinary innovation, including the foothills and Sierra. Examples we’ve written about include Trokay in Truckee, Carpe Vino in Auburn, and the New Moon Cafe in Nevada City. Now we’d like to introduce you to another superb restaurant in the foothills that rivals or exceeds any […]

Exclusive: Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley getting upgrade

The Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley will be getting an upgrade, including redecorated guest rooms and suites, and expanded amenities, our magazine has learned. The upgrade includes changing the name to Gold Miners Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member from the Holiday Inn Express — Gold Miners Inn. A new sign on the building […]

Nevada County Railroad Museum reports record attendance, thanks to new rail bus

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum recorded record attendance in 2016. “Our visitor totals (7,788) were an increase of 2,269 from 2015 totals; rail bus operations were the major reason for the increase,” the Museum said in its newsletter. “The rail bus operations had a multiplier effect; more sales in the gift shop and […]

Soul of Place: Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival

TO LAUNCH NATIONAL POETRY Month, the Nevada County Arts Council is hosting the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival on April 1. Activities will include a keynote address by California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, along with a plethora of local, national and international poets and performers. The group includes Al Young, Genny Lim, Molly Fisk, Maya Khosla, […]

Brewery and taproom planned for downtown Grass Valley

Last August, our magazine reported that a group of locals was actively seeking to open Grass Valley Brewing Co. in the historic downtown. Now more details are emerging: the group is seeking to operate a brewery and taproom in an existing 7,600 square-foot building that has been occupied by Tripp’s Auto Body at 141-143 East […]

Sierra Stages’ “End Games”: poignant and entertaining

We thoroughly enjoyed Sierra Stages production of “End Days” this weekend at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.  “Waiting for Wednesday,” when the Rapture is supposed to arrive, has never been so funny  — and touching. In this poignant, five-cast member play — the first production of its ninth season — Sierra Stages continues to delight its […]

Nevada City School of the Arts’ annual fundraiser on March 18 includes chance to win Hamilton tickets

Step right up! With live music, two bars, and better auction items than ever before — including a trip to New York City to see “Hamilton” on Broadway — Nevada County’s premier fundraising event is sure to amaze and astound!  Nevada City School of the Arts presents its 19th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser […]

Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City reopens to well wishers after flood

Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City has reopened after being closed since January 8, when torrential rains repeatedly flooded Little Deer Creek and water engulfed the lower level of the popular eatery. We visited Lefty’s when it reopened on Wednesday night, visited with the affable owners and noticed some new menu items, including an imaginative fruit-and-cheese […]

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