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

Lasting Legacy

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Faced with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Jeff Hamilton wanted to leave behind a lasting legacy and created the Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund. The fund’s first award recipients were recently announced.

Science on the Summit

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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.

Leaving Footprints in Ghana

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A group of Truckee students travel to Ghana to deliver shoes to orphans, and discover some things about themselves.

YEA!

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

Graduate Salute

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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.

Young Model Citizens

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Johanna Peinado, 16, had her heart set on becoming a nurse, but immediately upon entering Sierra High’s public safety pathway switched her desired career to becoming a firefighter.

Be a Holiday Helper

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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...

Sharing Luck

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In 1944 Ramón León spent $6 on a Puerto Rican lottery ticket, the rest is history.

Old Truckee Cemetery Gets a New Look

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Truckee team Hudson Verbeck used the Sierra Mountain Cemetery as the centerpiece for his Eagle Scout service project.

Light Pours In, Joy Pours Out

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Shane McConkey's first ski coach establishes a memorial for the fallen skier at the site of his death in the mountains of Italy.