Mountain Life

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.

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

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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?

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

Follow the Bouncing Ball

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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 rich basketball tradition, although its legacy isn�t about sending anyone...

South Pole Pull

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Truckee is the starting place for South Pole exploration.

My Friend Flip

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

 

Tahoe City: Alive and Kicking

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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 joys of the friendly neighborhood competition between Tahoe City...

The Final Flight of a Life Well-Lived

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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

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