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  • Winter is coming. The squirrels are busily gathering nuts and dropping pine cones. If you’ve been around Tahoe for a while, you might know how to prepare for what could be a gnarly winter. For those of us less schooled in that respect, Wade has compiled a small list of hacks to help you live to see the summer.


    From jewelry to books, and from cutlery to crafts, here are gift ideas from Tahoe/Truckee artists and shops for everyone on your list.

  • Not all cats fall into the “adventure cat” grouping, but some legends say Bruce pioneered this category.

  • Children need exposure to a variety of experiences in their lives. When following their passion in winter sports or any activity, having a say matters.

  • What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.

  • Does extreme cone caching indicate a big winter? Probably not. Overzealous caching more likely reveals a squirrel’s resourcefulness in capitalizing on a big cone crop year.

  • My journey through Africa and the mind

  • A new digital series is all about life in the Big Blue Basin. 

  • Now that summer has come to a close — the shadows longer, daylight shorter, and more time to be spent indoors — fall is a season for crafting, creating. Together with Atelier Truckee, here are a collection of fall-inspired crafts.

  • Truckee native Cayman Levonian brings some dark humor to the Haunted Historical Tour.


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February 14, 2019