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Sports and Outdoors

Our Sports & Outdoors section taps into the passion that Tahoe/Truckee has for sports, be it on the mountain, in the gym, or on the kids’ fields. We cover the region’s bad*ss sun and snow sports experts as well as community wellness and health topics.

The River Runs Through It

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After the cancellations of countless events last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, music and merriment return to Downtown Reno’s Truckee River corridor with the River Festival and Artown.

Onewheel to Freedom

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You may have seen them float by you on the Truckee River Legacy Trail and wondered, "Does that thing only have one wheel?"

The Good, The Bad, and the Dirty

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Each year, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group ranks 46 of the most commonly eaten fruits and veggies according to their overall pesticide contamination. Which are the worst offenders?

Climbing High

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Construction is almost complete on the new High Altitude Fitness climbing gym in Truckee with owners Jason and Gabi Burd hoping for a June opening.

Snow Luck

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When powder days peter out. Moonshine’s Craig C. Rowe spoke with local weather forecaster Bryan Allegretto of Open Snow.

Earn Your Couch Time

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The pandemic has people spending more time on the couch … so why not put it to good use?

The Nordic Route

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Dr. Rick Ganong discusses the benefits of cross-country skiing during a pandemic.

A Backcountry Season to Remember (or forget)

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All indications point to a growing interest in skipping the slopes in favor of hitting backcountry terrain as the pandemic inspires people to avoid crowds.

Catching Their Breath

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Local gym owners hope to stay strong during a pandemic

Power Wheels Tahoe/Truckee is Amped About E-Bikes

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E-bikes have hit the ground rolling in the Tahoe/Truckee area.