Old Trestle Launches Truckee’s First Distillery in 100 Years


With the release of Theory Gin, Old Trestle Distillery brings distilling back to Truckee, offering its first locally made spirit. Truckee was a mecca of spirits in the late 1800s and has a rich history of distilleries, speakeasies, and saloons. With the arrival of Theory Gin, Old Trestle is reviving this tradition. Founded in 2012 by a group of friends who had a love for whiskey and the experiences that come when you blend great spirits with great company, Old Trestle bottled its first product for sale in January. Theory Gin 001 is the first in a series of gin experiments, highlighting flavors unique to the distillery’s home in the Sierra mountains and is available exclusively at the Old Trestle Distillery production facility in Truckee during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). Local distribution will begin this winter, and the distillery has long-term plans to launch exciting new spirits and expand regionally to more distributors. Info: 10434 River Park Place #2 off West River Street in Truckee

Michael Graham Joins MOBO LAW Team


Local attorney Michael E. Graham and his team have joined Truckee-based MOBO LAW. Graham is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Graham has more than 40 years of experience and is licensed to practice in California and Nevada. He has been rated by his attorney peers with the “AV Preeminent” rating, which is the highest possible rating for professional excellence and ethical standards issued by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized peer review organization. With Graham and his senior paralegals Colleen McCarthy and Alicia Phillips now joining Mobo Law, the team’s estate planning department is comprised of seven people experienced with estate planning, trust administration, probate, and litigation needs.

Introducing Sisu Magazine


Sisu Magazine is a new quarterly magazine uncovering the untold stories of the outdoors, brought to you by the women of Coalition Snow — a locally based ski gear manufacturer. Issue One: Objects in the Mirror, will focus on the untold stories of women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and male allies who are navigating the complexity of staring into the rearview mirror while also keeping their sights set on the road in front of them. Why the name Sisu? It’s a Finnish word that embodies the spirit of perseverance, grit, and guts. Subscriptions are available at sisumagazine.com.

Kids Adventure Games Coming to Northstar


The Kids Adventure Games is returning to the North Lake Tahoe area in 2019, at a new venue, and with all-new adventure. For 2019, the kid-oriented adventure course will be hosted at Northstar California on June 28 through 30. Registration opened on Jan. 15 to secure a spot at the lowest price of the season for $140 per team (spaces limited). The Kids Adventure Games is a nationwide, multi-discipline obstacle adventure race for kids ages 6 to 14. In teams of two, participants compete together on bikes, in water, and on foot through a 2.5- to 4-mile course featuring up to 15 man-made and natural obstacles. Races are limited to 180 teams per day.

Truckee Tahoe Medical Group Celebrates 60 Years


Truckee Tahoe Medical Group was founded in 1959 in preparation for the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley. For six decades, TTMG has served as the foundation for primary care in North Tahoe and Truckee. With seven physicians, two nurse practitioners, and two physician assistants, TTMG strives to be the affordable, convenient, and quality medical home you and your family need. The physicians of TTMG give back to the medical community as volunteer clinical faculty members at UC Davis School of Medicine, teaching third-year medical students during their rural family medicine rotations. In addition, the Squaw Valley office is a training site for sports medicine fellows from multiple programs in the U.S. Several TTMG physicians also volunteer as U.S. Ski Team physicians.

Launch of Ski Chair Furniture Manufacturer, Three Peak Designs


Three Peak Designs is bringing the mountain home by repurposing vintage ski lift chairs for residences and businesses. Launched in Truckee this past August, the team includes Michael Arriola, Ben Greenhaack, and Greg Eaddy — a group of friends who share a passion for the mountains. Three Peak believes in a second life for reclaimed ski chairs, and its process includes sandblasting the chairs to their original metal bases, powder coating custom colors, and designing inlayed wooden seats to add something special to each item. Sourcing the chairs is both the biggest challenge and the competitive advantage. Chairs come from the Tahoe area and beyond and the current inventory is comprised of ’70s vintage lifts. They will be fulfilling custom orders for anywhere in the country as porch swings, inside seating, and for businesses looking for a little mountain flare.

Co-Working Space Added to Waterman’s Landing


New this winter, those interested in remote co-working space are invited to work from the Waterman’s Landing cafe daily between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The inspiring lakefront location features space for up to 13 people per day, a custom communal workspace table with built-in power and USB ports, and discounts on food and beverages from the cafe. The space is available for $30 per day. Monthly memberships are also available, and WiFi and free parking are included. Reservations for the co-working space can be made online at watermanslanding.com. In addition to the co-working space, Waterman’s Landing also offers winter paddle sport rentals and tours.



Local coffee roaster, DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF, announced in January that they have won a 2019 Good Food Award for their Ethiopia Guji Hambela Wamena natural process coffee. Up against some of the most renowned coffee roasters from across the country, DCDS won a medal in the specialty coffee category. This year, the Good Food Awards distinguished makers in 16 categories (beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, and spirits). The 2019 winners come from 34 states and Washington, D.C., rising to the top among 2,035 entries in a blind tasting with 262 judges held in September.