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.

One Girl’s Path Out of the Wilderness

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Six years later, a former Adventure Risk Challenge participant returns to work for the program that helped change her life.

A Strength That Prevails

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On the team of TNSAR, Doug Read joined more than 150 backcountry searches and saved at least 300 lives. As Great Ski Race director, he has raised over a half-million for the team, and through the Hug-A-Tree program has taught more than 3,000 students how to stay safe in the mountains.

Calling All Elves!

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

Bad Moms

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While they say “it takes a village” when it comes to raising children, in the age of social media it can seem like there’s an endless supply of village idiots, with critics hiding behind computer screens ready to pounce. Enter: Bad Moms of Truckee/Tahoe.

Neighborly Act

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Mark Wellman and Carole Praxmayer were the lucky winners of the Elements Mountain Company home makeover giveaway in Tahoe Donner.

A Beacon in the Storm

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Truckee North Tahoe Emergency Warming Center gives shelter to those who would otherwise be left out in the cold.

To the Rescue

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Tahoe City second homeowner receives award for attempting to save man's life with CPR and  selects North Tahoe Firefighters Association as the recipient of the $10,000 award.

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.

Rock-a-Bye, Baby

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If parents are seeking to establish independent sleeping skills for their babies and toddlers, Tracy Chaney is the person they’re looking for.

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.