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Our Mountain Life section is a place for discussion about what’s happening in the lives of the people in the area including stories about relevant community projects, policies and changes affecting life here, and what it’s like to live, work, and play in Tahoe/Truckee. Current rotating columns include Feel Good, Kids Connect, Nature’s Corner, Wandering Natives, and Quick Trips.

Unplug and Unwind

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Carrying the weight of the world’s problems can be overwhelming. It’s time to unplug for a while and just enjoy being a kid.

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.

For the Love of Print and Place

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Moonshine gives a genuine tip of the hat to Richard Anderson, a local warrior of the pen, self-publisher of almost three decades, and steward of our local watersheds for the past 16 years.

A Force Named Sandy

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For this month’s Feel Good story, delve into the strength and resilience of one Truckee woman who has been kicking some ALS.

River Runners

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The mink, the river otter, and the beaver are all to be found in the lakes and rivers of the Sierra Nevada. Eve Quesnel tells how to recognize which is which in this month’s Nature’s Corner.

Going The Distance

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His life’s passion is swimming, and at 73, Craig Meacham is showing no signs of slowing down. Last year, he swam Donner Lake on 100 days.

Pick Your Own

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This summer, take your family on a foraging expedition right in your own backyard. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with these easy-to-find local berries that make for deliciously simple treats.

Are You Experienced?

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With print book sales thriving and the addition of the vinyl records, Word after Word Books and its new endeavor, Rock Cellar Records, are proving that both aren’t a thing of the past.

How to Make New Friends as an Adult

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It may take a little while to build a new life when you move to a new place, but it’s easier than you think. Here are some ways to strengthen your social life.

Pug About Town

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Rescued from a neglectful home, Mr. Kellan Pug has gone on to become quite the outdoor enthusiast, living his best Tahoe dog life.