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NEWS

Christmas Auto-Miracle

Each year, Truckee’s Auto Doctor picks a deserving local resident to give a free car to during the holidays. This year, they couldn’t pick just one lucky recipient.

ARTS & CULTURE

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Even though death is natural and everyone and everything dies, many of us think of it as preventable. Perhaps we express our final resistance by containing our bodies in coffins or urns or small wooden boxes, assuring that something physical remains ours to keep.

SPORTS

Resolution Realism

New Year’s resolutions often are aimed at exercising more, eating healthier, and losing weight. Learn how to set realistic goals and beat the odds of resolution failure.

MOUNTAIN LIFE

From Service to Slopes

Spearheaded by Truckee-based nonprofit High Fives, Military to the Mountains is one of a growing number of ways to help wounded veterans get outdoors, which benefits their overall well-being.

OPINION

Enforcement Over Regulation; Acting Now on Climate

Readers Reflect: Calls to climate action and in rejection of the necessity of fossil fuels; reaction to STRs, horses, bears; more.

New York Times, Meet Moonshine Ink

Booyah! It’s a new year and it’s time to MAKE SOME NOISE! The Moonshine Ink Membership continues to grow and it is wonderful to hear...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE

The Solution Is You … And Me … And We

Enough with platitudes, talking points, and deferring to the next generation, says TRPA’s Joanne Marchetta. Our considerable problems require a tectonic shift in mindset. Here’s a rallying cry fit for 2020.

Does Moonshine Ink Have a Future?

Exactly 17 years ago, I co-founded Moonshine Ink, a head-first dive into the kind of challenge that brings meaning to life. Today I feel...

Appetite for Destruction

To solve overflowing trash cans, backed up traffic, and employee shortages, we must retool our philosophy to “less is more.”

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ask a Stupid Question … Please!

JUST ASK: Editor Juliana Demarest implores you to not jump to conclusions in life. Instead, ask a question. Perhaps you will learn something new. After all, the only stupid question is the one that never gets asked.

From Road Rage to Streets of Sage

Driving is a lot of things — frustrating, unsafe, annoying … Here are some ideas to make it better, with some life advice melted in.

Mountain Biker’s Paradise; Cycle Commuter’s Challenge

At 29 I’ve been many things. But never a licensed driver — until now. I am finally poised to get my license as a new resident of a mountain town, but I’m not losing my carless ethos.

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Celebrate Sustainability and Find Confidence at the Truckee Roundhouse

Embrace sustainability and learn how to rethink consumerism at the Truckee Roundhouse.

A Year in Real Estate 2018

Here’s what happened in the real estate world last year.

A Tale of Too … Many Special Districts?

The role and funding behind Truckee/North Lake Tahoe’s many little governments

Age Discrimination Afflicts the Standard Hiring Process in Tahoe/Truckee

Truckee’s median age is 38.6, which is 2.2 years over the California-wide median of 36.4, and we have residents of all ages contributing to volunteer efforts, participating in local recreational sports and activities, and stoking the economy through consumption. So why do mature applicants feel they are experiencing age discrimination in the local job market? Read Truckee resident Mindi Brenner’s take on this issue.

NEWS

Running Aground

There’s a sense that finally, animal advocates, ranchers, and agencies might be marching in step toward a common goal in wild horse management. Not so, say advocates.

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