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My COVID Summer Vacation

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Covid Summer Vacation: Burning man was canceled. You were outbid on that little cabin you loved. Your landlord sold your rental. You went swimming a few times.

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.

Mothers of Innovation

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The prospect of homeschooling has local moms getting creative to ensure a better experience for their children and their classmates.

Turning the Tassels

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The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation helps streamline the application process for the area’s numerous scholarships foundations.

Talking Politics

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These turbulent social and political times can threaten friendships or build tension or even estrangement with family members. Here are some wellness tips for talking politics with loved ones.

Leaders of the Land

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The Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program aims to increase workforce capacity to implement forest health and natural resource management projects throughout the Sierra.

Raise. Rehabilitate. Release.

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Our friends at Word After Word shared some of their favorite books to help plan adventures in the Tahoe outdoors.

Building Bridges Online

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Sierra College was the first community college in California to make the leap to online learning on account of the coronavirus and will continue to go all virtual into the fall.

Graduate Salute

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As if distance learning wasn’t enough, graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 are also going virtual. Read what schools are doing to make it special for seniors.

Secondary Losses and Coronavirus

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The U.S. has surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, and even if you don’t know anyone directly affected, It’s not as easy as you think, but you WILL get through it.

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Withering on the Vine

Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply