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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.

Hide and Seek

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Danielle Segal hides rubber ducks around the area. Artist Nicole Stirling hides colorful prints of her vibrant mandalas. Both women have the same goal: to spread joy to those around them.

Song of the Heart

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Osvaldo and Eddy Ancinas’ love story has spanned more than six decades, but it all began right here in Olympic Valley at the 1960 Winter Games at the former Squaw Valley ski resort.

A Call Away

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Nurse practitioner Emily Allina is offering North Tahoe residents house calls as an alternative to trying to get into busy doctors’ offices for minor ailments.

BackCountry at the Forefront

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Mike Schwartz, owner of The BackCountry, thinks of his employees as family and has found that providing housing is the key to keeping them long term.

Winter-Aware

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Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue has been teaching winter survival skills to area kids for the past 25 years.

Rescuing the Rescuers

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Community members came to the rescue of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, volunteering time and materials to solve the problem when the group’s new snowcat was too big to fit in the garage.

Flying into the Future

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Since 1994, the Young Eagles program has given free flights to more than 5,000 Tahoe/Truckee youths. The next rally is scheduled for Dec. 11 at Truckee Tahoe Airport for ages 8 and up.

Tahoe Backyard

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With a nano brewery and an art collective on-site, Tahoe Backyard hopes to draw locals to hang out with their neighbors and friends.

Let the Sunshine In

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The pandemic has been particularly mentally and emotionally taxing on those working in the healthcare industry. Tahoe Forest Health System has found a simple way to spread a little sunshine into workers’ days.

A Force Named Sandy

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For this month’s Feel Good story, delve into the strength and resilience of one Truckee woman who has been kicking some ALS.