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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.

The Race is On


It is thanks to snowy forcasts and dediated volunteers that Tahoe welcomes back The Great Ski Race, a 30 kilometer cross country ski course of skating lanes and double tracks.

Danger From the Sky


Get pine needles out of your yard, off your roofs, and to a green waste drop-off site

GORGEOUS fall-colored sunsets over the frozen paradise of Donner Lake. What a sight. Photo by Jeremy Jensen/Moonshine Ink

The Sweet, Sweet Outdoors


Looking to get outside this winter? Check out these scenic and accessible recreation spots around the lake.

Downtown Parade to Honor Wolverines


A downtown Truckee parade will celebrate the back-to-back state championship football team and all the other achievements by Truckee High students.

Take Zillow With a Grain of ‘Zalt’


How accurate are Zillow's Zestimates?

Schwartz Shares Local Backcountry Adventures


Last night, Mike Schwartz gave the audience the treasure map to finding thrills in their own backyard as he shared some of his own backcountry ski adventures from the Sierra Nevada.

Reunited, Just in Time

At the end of February, Michelle Okashima got a strange call from a friend in Stanislaus County. Kelly Hackler wanted to know if she would take care of a pit bull that she had...

Out & About: The First LEED Home on Tahoe’s North Shore


Green technology is interwoven throughout every layer of the house, from the roof and the foundation insulation to its heating and cooling systems, plumbing, windows, doors, and even the paints.

Breaking the Stereotype: Bruce the Adventure Cat


Not all cats fall into the “adventure cat” grouping, but some legends say Bruce pioneered this category.

In the Moment

The next time you take your dog for a walk, getting in the moment and being mindful can help ease anxiety.