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.

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.

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?

Fighting Hard

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Truckee local Whitney Hardy is recovering after a traumatic brain injury thanks to a supportive community.

From Service to Slopes

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Spearheaded by Truckee-based nonprofit High Fives, Military to the Mountains is one of a growing number of ways to help wounded veterans get outdoors, which benefits their overall well-being.

For the Love of Books

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With a motto of "take a book, return a book," a Free Little Library comes to Donner Lake.

Field Experience

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Truckee Elementary students take it outdoors

Helping the Heroes

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Parker Fontecchio needed an outlet after endurance competitions like the Spartan Race were canceled … so what started as a joke between friends turned into an endeavor to walk around Lake Tahoe almost entirely carrying 22 pounds to raise money for veterans.

Survival of the Fittest

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Tahoe Tessie is 11 inches long, weighs 2.5 pounds, and lives in a 150 gallon tank. No, not that Tahoe Tessie. This Tahoe legend is of the goldfish variety and was rescued from a frozen creek last year.

Delivering Life-Saving Meals & Warm Smiles

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Michelle and Ty Eidam are just two in a fleet of Meals on Wheels volunteers who spend time each week delivering food and friendship to North Tahoe seniors.

Life at the Lake, Education Included

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LTCC ramps up offerings of four-year degrees available on South Lake Campus.