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.

Getting Back on the Bike

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Michael Golden bikes 20 miles every day — perhaps you have seen him biking on SR 89 between Truckee and Squaw. But, do you know the reason he is out there everyday?

YEA!

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

One Man’s Trash is an 11-Year-Old Environmentalist’s Treasure

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Rowan Bohnet, 11, started Rowan’s Recycled Rafts, after seeing the amount of trash left at Donner Lake after the Fourth of July fireworks.

Learning Forgiveness Behind Bars

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Once a month, Truckee Realtor and Radical Well Being coach Dinny Evans drives three hours to a building that sits on 275 acres overlooking the San Francisco Bay. When the fog rolls in, no one can enter and no one can leave.

Marijuana Gives Young Boy A New Chance On Life

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The parents of 5-year-old Julian Gaube hope to help his cerebral palsey and serious seizures with a medicinal marijuana treatment. Its high cost has forced them to fundraise, and the community has helped them near their goal.

I’m (Not) Fine

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A group of around 20 middle and high school students have been meeting at InnerRhythms in Truckee every Wednesday after school since September. Why?

Mara White

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The White family lived in a trailer for two months to save money for their daughter's ski cross career

Finding Resilience

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This crazy experience won’t stop Aaron or John from biking. “On my deathbed, I won’t be there regretting that I was on my bike too much,” John says. The experience has also sparked a lasting friendship between the two families.

Truckee Explosion Turns Tragedy into Art and Hope

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Trapped in a downtown Truckee explsion at four years old, Madeline Bond is now a 24-year-old aspiring artist.

Photographic Memories

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Photographic Memories: Like peering through the viewfinder of a camera, life is all about perspective. After the sudden loss of her husband Vernon, Ashley Wiley perpetuates his legacy by introducing photography into the lives of Truckee schoolkids.