• Lynne Barker Reno sustainability manager

    How Green is Reno?

    National leaders may dither over whether climate change is real or not, but in Reno, the mayor and the city council are making the environment a top priority. Article and Photography By Matthew Bieker Over the past decade, Reno’s economic revival has been closely linked to its natural resources and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located […]

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  • Sean Bieker

    Q&A with Sean Bieker

    To much local fanfare, Reno native Sean Bieker, 24, signed with Reno 1868 FC last year in the team’s inaugural season. Sierra Living’s Matthew Bieker—aka Sean’s older brother—sits down over lunch with this hometown hero. Story and Photography by Matthew Bieker So question No. 1: You’re stronger but I’m smarter, how does that make you […]

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  • The Coffeebar experts also have some March breakfast pairing suggestions. “A savory item for early spring would be a scrambled egg with sage wrapped in brioche,” says Pollard.

    Perfect Pairs Feb./Mar. 2018

    If you’re planning to surprise your Valentine, it doesn’t have to be by walking in with a box of chocolates. In fact, David Wilson and Eric Pollard of Coffeebar suggest a fresh-baked pastry paired with a seasonal coffee can be an elegant—and unexpected—choice. “For a sweet item, I am thinking of a fruit and mascarpone […]

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  • Dr. Markus Kemmelmeier

    Q&A Dr. Markus Kemmelmeier

    It’s been suggested America is suffering a mass anxiety attack—between the natural disasters, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, threats of nuclear war and infighting between our national leaders. So this month, Sierra Living’s Matthew Bieker sought out some expert advice from a social psychology professor at his alma mater, UNR. What he found out may surprise […]

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  • THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS are slated to start Feb. 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea, and will welcome athletes from around the world. That includes, of course, skiers and boarders from our very own Sierra Nevada.

    Olympic Hopefuls

    THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS are slated to start Feb. 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea, and will welcome athletes from around the world. That includes, of course, skiers and boarders from our very own Sierra Nevada. Qualifying events were still rolling as we went to press, but we believe these four homegrown heroes will make the […]

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    Süp’s On!

    For a warm winter meal, you can’t beat this popular Midtown eatery. But you should also know the backstory of this determined Reno couple—and how they eventually found the recipe for success. By Paula Rile When Christian and Kasey Christensen describe their decade at the helm of Reno restaurant Süp (pronounced “soup” of course), they […]

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  • There is nothing like home sweet home at day’s end. Here is Matthew Bieker’s shot of a sunset over his parents’ backyard in his hometown of Reno—a place renowned for its cloud formations lighting up at the golden hour.

    Sunset Chasers in Reno

    It’s such a simple thing, the sun setting in the west. Sometimes in the chaos of modern life, we forget to watch this unwavering piece of magic every 24 hours. If you are in the Sierra Nevada—a resident or a tourist—take a moment to capture a sunset for us, and post your photo on Instagram […]

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  • Mayor Hillary Schieve

    Q&A with Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve

    Sierra Living’s Matthew Bieker first interviewed Hillary Schieve in 2012, when he was a UNR journalism student and she was a city council member. He recently sat down with her again to see how her life and the city she loves have changed. Story and Photograph by Matthew Bieker So, the Mayor’s office… My sister […]

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  • Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee

    Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee

    There are those Seattle-based chains on every corner these days, but this Reno coffee roaster is one of a kind. Discover the process behind his unique brews. By Matthew Bieker Photo of Tim Curry by Matthew Bieker Sixteen years ago, standing over his stove at 11 o’clock at night, Tim Curry drank the best cup […]

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  • JT Holmes

    Q&A with JT Holmes

    Story and Photography by Matthew Bieker Jeffery Taggert “JT” Holmes, 36, is a professional freeskier and stuntman whose sponsors include Squaw Valley, HEAD, Red Bull and GoPro. He stars in the recent 60 Minutes film “Taking on the Eiger,” which focuses on his pioneering work in B.A.S.E. jumping and wingsuit flying, techniques that use free falls […]

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