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Tahoe Winter Survival Guide

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Surviving and thriving during the crowded Tahoe winter season can be hard. Discover ways to make your stay better with the 2023 Tahoe Winter Survival Guide.

Winter Safety for Dogs

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Keep your hound happy and out of the veterinarian’s office this winter with tips from India Vannini, chief medical officer at Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital.

Lasting Legacy

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Faced with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Jeff Hamilton wanted to leave behind a lasting legacy and created the Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund. The fund’s first award recipients were recently announced.

Animal Rescue: Why It’s Important, for Both Animals and Humans

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A Truckee Tahoe Airport District board member spends his free time flying rescued animals to forever homes. While the financial side of animal rescue may not pan out, it’s not about the bottom line.

Keira Scott: Truckee’s Own Greta Sparks Climate Advocacy

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Truckee High School senior Keira Scott leads climate action initiatives, both locally and on the national stage. Her dedicated efforts inspire students and policymakers.

The Art of Being Present: Keeping New Year’s Resolutions All Year Round

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Do you have problems keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Tanya Fuller lays out a plan to make it happen by focusing on small, daily goals.

Not Your Mama’s School Bus

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The Banned Book Bus — thought up and brought to life by a senior at Tahoe Expedition Academy — is full of books that are being pulled off library shelves across the country.

A Lady Pirate Looks at 50

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Damara Stone wanted to live out the movie Romancing the Stone for her 50th birthday. What she got instead was a harrowing sailboat ride around the rough waters of Panama before a dreamy ending in Colombia.

Get your Tail to Thrifty Tails

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A new thrift store in town that supports the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe will get everyone’s tails wagging.

A Grandmother on a Mission

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With the belief that teaching social and emotional skills was crucial, this local grandmother saw the potential for a mindful evolution in classrooms.