Mountain Life

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

Quality Products Insuring Quality of Life


Heidi Baikie wants to promote 'conscious consumerism' in her new downtown Truckee shop; where shoppers look at the merchandise and see the human cost.

Mother-Son Playwriting Duo in ‘Dramedy’ about Family Secrets


For years Val Kelly, a Truckee local and writer, and her 36-year old son, Noah, a San Francisco-based playwright and second-grade teacher, knew they wanted to collaborate on a project.

Do Tell! Why did you come to Burning Man this year?


People on the street are asked to share their thoughts on the same question.

Follow the Bouncing Ball

When you think of a cradle for basketball beginnings, Truckee probably isn�t the first town that comes to mind. But Truckee actually has a...

South Pole Pull


Truckee is the starting place for South Pole exploration.

My Friend Flip


Flip's owner remembers the dog we all came to love.


Tahoe City: Alive and Kicking

Editor's Note: See Julie Brown's story, 'New Blood in Tahoe City,' for an in-depth look at how Tahoe City is thriving despite its problems. Ah,...

The Final Flight of a Life Well-Lived


For Squaw Valley’s Shane McConkey, his life came full circle March 26 when he was unable to deploy his parachute during a 12-second freefall from the Sass Pordoi cliff in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains.

Learn From Our Racist Past


Scholars on Chinese History and a Chinese Drama Travel to Truckee September 21


Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply

Dodging the Draft