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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.

Send It

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Jamie Schou died in 2012 at the age of 35 from a rare cancer, but his legacy lives on in the nonprofit he helped found, the Send It Foundation, which helps young adult cancer patients live life to the fullest in the outdoors.

Biking for a Better World Shares Adventures

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Please join Alpenglow Sports and Dave Nettle for the fourth and final show of our annual Winter Film Series.

A Valentine Seduction

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Lithe as a vine, supple as a peach, she has a wraparound smile that just makes it happen. What’s so disarming about her isn’t her soulful beauty, however, it’s her soulful music.

Singing the Folsom Prison Blues

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Diego was in a shelter in Folsom before he was sent to the Placer County Animal Shelter in Tahoe Vista, but he's still looking for a jail break.

Secrets for Summer Parties

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Here are some insider secrets for throwing a fabulous summertime party, courtesy of Chef Grog Verbeck and his wife Holly.

To South America with NASTC

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Cover Story
In August, while many of us were lounging in swimsuits, writer Susan Schnier was fine tuning her skiing skills in South America, finding the place harboring the 'soul' of skiing.

A Day in the Life of a Realtor

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What does a Realtor's job entail? A lot.

‘It’s Your Trip, Not Ours’

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Rogue Klamath River Adventures

Run Away to the Runway Cafe

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Java Jabber
Construction workers, damp and bedraggled, found their way in to the café and helped themselves to some hot coffee. They sat at a table clutching their cups, allowing the steam to thaw out their faces, and stared into space. It is a decidedly different scene than the one on a summer afternoon when I ate a delicious turkey sandwich at a picnic table outside, planes landing and taking off every few minutes, people enjoying their lunch breaks in the sunshine and groups of pilots re-fueling for their next flights.

Hang the Stockings, Trim the Tree… Groom the Dog?

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Scraps' dog groomer Kayla Wahlborg talks about the art of bathing dirty canines.