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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.

Cultural Crossroads

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In the February Feel Good story, North Tahoe resident Alenka Vrecek details her love for her husband, Jim Granger, and how she dealt with the shocking news that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Coming Home

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Truckee native and Chief Petty Officer Kevin Emley will retire from the Navy in September. His crew gave him a homecoming at the place where his love of aviation started: Truckee Tahoe Airport.

YEA!

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YEA! Camps introduce disadvantaged kids to nature with hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing trips in Tahoe/Truckee.

Art That Gives Life

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Artist Aaron Noble hopes the meditative art of sacred geometry helps people to connect to themselves and others.

Drama Queen

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Truckee middle-schooler Sadie Dorst is on the path to a blossoming acting career. She’s now appearing in a new coming-of-age short film called Wait, shot in Reno.

Paradise is Far and Near

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In the February Feel Good story, North Tahoe resident Alenka Vrecek details her love for her husband, Jim Granger, and how she dealt with the shocking news that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Night To Shine

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The Tim Tebow Foundation selected Elevation Truckee to host Night to Shine, a formal dance event for adults with developmental disabilities.

Heartwarming Tails and Wings

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A little brown bat, awakened from its hibernation in a Donner Lake cabin, crowd-sourced a ride to a rescue center down the hill; a scared Truckee cattle dog, on the lam for two days, finds her way back.

Cookie Week

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Cookie week at North Tahoe High School is a joy-filled week when culinary students bake more than 8,000 cookies for a cookie exchange that happens just before winter break.

Zero Trash Tahoe

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Carolyn Usinger has made it her mission to make Tahoe a more beautiful place by picking up litter. When she was convicted of misdemeanors for illegally disposing the litter into the Nevada Department of Transportation’ empty dumpster, she felt defeated. The community’s support inspired her to keep going and she is working to develop a program called Zero Trash Tahoe.