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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.

How to Talk to Your Children About ‘Taboo’ Topics

In her latest online-only monthly wellness column, family and child therapist Lindsay Simon shares tips for tackling taboo topics like sex, drugs and alcohol, and mental health, with kids.

Cool Summer

We rounded up a handful of Truckee/Tahoe’s super-cool camps to help your kiddos be happy campers this summer.

Strengthening Social Skills for Post-Covid Life

After more than a year of living in a pandemic-induced bubble, we’re all a little socially rusty. Online wellness columnist Lindsay Simon shares tips for interacting with others.

College, Career, Life

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s Career Technical Education pathways prepare students for life beyond secondary education, whether they pursue a career or higher education.

Debriefing the Tahoe Rim Trail

It doesn’t take much for the mountains to make you feel small. With humbling humility, Elizabeth White shares a tale of hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail. She thought she was prepared but learned otherwise.

Feeling Fragile?

Not in the Mood: The pandemic has left many people struggling with a range of emotions. Family therapist Lindsay Simon shares a few tips for helping to manage and understand your feelings.

Best in Snow

The Ink received hundreds of submissions for this Tahoe dog photo essay … and had to play dog god. Enjoy the silly, happy, frolicking snow dogs of the region in this compilation

Symbolic Nature

Eve Quesnel shares insight into the life of our nation’s symbol, the bald eagle.

Breakfast, Beers, and Dogs

The Subway Lot at Alpine Meadows is tailgating central

Helping the Heroes

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.