Mountain Life

Life in our local mountain towns. 

Earthly Delights and Delighting in Dirt


This month Kira headed to Northstar Resort and Earthly Delights for some java, jabber, and an adventure.

Charity of Choice


The love-the-animals organization is getting it right in the human world with a slew of fundraising festivals and events.

Run Away to the Runway Cafe


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.

Women, Wellness, Chocolate and Wine


Learn some healthy alternatives to hormone-related binging at the Women’s Wellness Weekend presented by Tahoe Forest Hospital.

The Scoop on Stoup


The silence is deafening. Its land is a universe of ice and inhabited by neither human beings nor animals. There is no other place in the world more forbidden and savage than the South Pole, but for Doug Stoup, he feels right at home.

Connecting with Our Own Backyard


The new Sagehen program, while science-based and fulfilling many fifth grade standards, also incorporates a major literacy component.

Persistent Pinedrops


The snow plant's cousin — pinedrops.

Gwen the Great


Flip the dog tells you what adorable animal is up for adoption at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Roaring Rory

Flip’s Friends This month I met Rory, a 16-pound cat, who patrols Scraps Dog Bakery in Truckee. Rory is up for adoption through the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation. If you come into Scraps looking...