Imagine a view of Lake Tahoe from a Virgin Galactic spaceship

“I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” Mark Twain said of Lake Tahoe. Since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed views of the lake from the shoreline, from boats and from airplanes. Imagine viewing the Lake from outer space. Space tourism will make that a reality. Space tourism is […]

Placer and Nevada County CA ranked tops in nation for recreation

WHETHER IT’S BIKING, HIKING, camping, swimming or picnicking, Placer and Nevada Counties are ranked among America’s 50 best counties for outdoor activities, according to a new survey. Placer County ranked #36, Nevada County ranked #47 and El Dorado ranked #49 in the nation, according to Niche, which runs a popular ranking and review site. The […]

Julia Jordan chosen as new CEO of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce

Mark Luster, president of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced Julia Jordan, of Grass Valley, has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer for the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce, effective March 2. According to Luster, “Following an extensive search, we are very excited about the opportunities we have with Julia joining the […]

Jet Blue to offer only nonstop New York-Reno flight, offering easy access to Tahoe

JetBlue Airways will be the only airline to offer nonstop service between Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the U.S. East Coast as it launches service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 28, 2015. Reno-Tahoe will be the airline’s 89th destination and is among a number of new JetBlue routes […]

Nevada County draws prestigious statewide conference

Editor’s note: We were asked to distribute our FoodWineArt magazine at the CALAFCO conference in Squaw Valley last fall, and we look forward to doing it again. The California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO- http://www.calafco.org/) has announced it will hold its annual staff conference in Nevada County next year, April 15-17, 2015. The […]

Yosemite tourism creates more than $379 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that over four million visitors to Yosemite National Park spent over $379 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 5,057 jobs in the local area. “Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place to visit and view awe-inspiring scenery,” said Don Neubacher, Yosemite National […]

The Arts: Ten reasons to be thankful

By California Arts Council 1) Student achievement – Arts education results in higher grades and increased graduation rates. “The arts bring kids to school even on the rainiest of days.” – William Safire 2) Health care – Arts’ healing benefits result in shorter hospital stays and better pain management; music therapy helps stroke and head […]