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Feel Good Story

To “end on the positive” in our print editions, Feel Good Stories share inspirational stories that impact the community in non-traditional ways.

Graduate Salute

As if distance learning wasn’t enough, graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 are also going virtual. Read what schools are doing to make it special for seniors.

Local Restaurants Provide a Sense of Relief

Local restaurant owners adapt to their closed restaurants by spearheading Sierra Relief Kitchen, a new organization hoping to alleviate financial stress by serving the community hot meals.

Delivering Life-Saving Meals & Warm Smiles

Michelle and Ty Eidam are just two in a fleet of Meals on Wheels volunteers who spend time each week delivering food and friendship to North Tahoe seniors.

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.

Calling All Elves!

Holiday cheer: A self-proclaimed “angel second-rate” helps make the holidays brighter for seniors in need.

Be a Holiday Helper

While Truckee’s number one elf Jesse Griffin may be on a quest to help spread Christmas cheer to the seniors of the Truckee Donner...

Beacon of Hope

When a customer told Jaclyn Woznicki she was disappointed after coming to Trunk Show to shop the day before only to find the store...

Science on the Summit

A scientist on Donner Summit is set on revolutionizing science education. Unlike the classroom days of memorizing things like the Krebs cycle, the goal, Megan Seifert says, is to drive the kids toward asking questions they won’t know the answers to. Why she chose this path and how she got there.

Chasing Glass On Water

It’s 6:45 a.m. and 45 degrees on a late June morning. A cloudy sky and gentle breeze overshadowing Donner Lake bring a chill to the morning, the lake’s smooth surface subtly reflecting a soft gray from above. Yet Bobby Carter appears in shorts and a tie-dye long sleeve shirt, grinning from ear to ear and appearing not worried at all about the dim sky above. He’s been water skiing for 63 of his 70 years. For Bobby, age is but a number.

Field Experience

Truckee Elementary students take it outdoors


Withering on the Vine

Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply