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Covering Tahoe Truckee’s community, people, pets, health and wellness, and nature.

Which Tree Is Which?


The Jeffrey and ponderosa pine trees may look alike, but there are subtle differences.

Forest Foraging


Stir fry, add to a pizza or concoct a sweet jam with some delectable edible plants found right here in the Sierra. They’re out of this world — or more like “out of the wild!”

When Coyotes Kill


Wily coyotes cause dog and cat owners to fear for the lives of their pets. 'Nature's Corner' columnist Eve Quesnel delves into the unfortunate times when coyotes kill, giving practical advice for learning how to live with them.

Vortex Energy


Sedona is a spiritual magnet, which draws people for healing, personal transformation, growth and rejuvenation.

Potatoes — Filling or Fattening?


We all know the potato is filling, but is it fattening, too?

Sarah Obexer-Fields: West Shore Successor


Sarah Obexer-Fields is a wife, mother, and part of the legendary Obexer family, a West Shore boating dynasty that can be traced back to the early 1900s. Obexer-Fields talks about her famous family, Tahoe, and locals’ struggles.

Trail’s End Cemetery


Telling the tale of Tahoe City

Pine Sex


Not enough elbow room in your kitchen? We asked three food truck chefs tips for cooking up great cuisine in cramped quarters.

Graduate Salute

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.

The Sky on Fire


This is the story of 54,000 people displaced, 14,000 homes burned to the ground, and over 150,000 acres lost. The 14th Dalai Lama said “if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”