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One Fir, Two Fir, Red Fir, White Fir

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Learn to tell the difference between the white and red fir.

Feeding the Frontlines

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Despite the precarious times, morale is up at Tahoe hospitals because of generous support from local eateries and community foundations.

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.

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.

The Bluebird Landladies

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Every spring for the past two decades, citizen scientists Ann McBride and Patty Evans have monitored egg counts in 50 bluebird boxes they had placed in Martis Valley and the Kyburz Meadow area. “You never know what you’ll find in the boxes — it’s like Christmas,” says McBride. While this labor of love requires tenacity and hard work, Evans wouldn’t have it any other way. She adds, “It’s magical every year.”

Getting to Know Alvin, Simon, and Theodore

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Why do we often think of Alvin and the Chipmunks when we think of chipmunks? Movie stars trump nature? As much as celebrities take over the limelight, there’s much to learn about the real striped speedy mammal.

Start Your Engines

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In the face of a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to boost your body’s immune system. Follow these tips to help build your immunity.

Dearly Departed Restaurants

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Where have all the restaurants gone…from Tahoe City

Beacon of Hope

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When a customer told Jaclyn Woznicki she was disappointed after coming to Trunk Show to shop the day before only to find the store...

Stories In The Snow

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SNOWFLAKE STORIES: Become a citizen scientist and help the Desert Research Institute learn more about snowfall.

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