Mountain Life

Life in our local mountain towns. 

Animal Rescue: Why It’s Important, for Both Animals and Humans

A Truckee Tahoe Airport District board member spends his free time flying rescued animals to forever homes. While the financial side of animal rescue may not pan out, it’s not about the bottom line.

Keira Scott: Truckee’s Own Greta Sparks Climate Advocacy

Truckee High School senior Keira Scott leads climate action initiatives, both locally and on the national stage. Her dedicated efforts inspire students and policymakers.

The Art of Being Present: Keeping New Year’s Resolutions All Year Round

Do you have problems keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Tanya Fuller lays out a plan to make it happen by focusing on small, daily goals.

Not Your Mama’s School Bus

The Banned Book Bus — thought up and brought to life by a senior at Tahoe Expedition Academy — is full of books that are being pulled off library shelves across the country.

A Lady Pirate Looks at 50

Damara Stone wanted to live out the movie Romancing the Stone for her 50th birthday. What she got instead was a harrowing sailboat ride around the rough waters of Panama before a dreamy ending in Colombia.

Get your Tail to Thrifty Tails

A new thrift store in town that supports the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe will get everyone’s tails wagging.

A Grandmother on a Mission

With the belief that teaching social and emotional skills was crucial, this local grandmother saw the potential for a mindful evolution in classrooms.

Washoe Warrior Society’s Aim to Heal

A fall gathering by Washoe Tribe members, to be held in Truckee this October, sets sights on a People’s House with the hope to help heal themselves, this land, and the world at large.

Snowbrush: The Fragrant and Fire-Zealous Plant

Whether you call it snowbrush, red root, or tobacco brush, Ceanothus velutinus is abundant in the higher California mountains. Now that its fragrant white flowers have gone for the season, the shrub prepares for its long winter’s nap.

A Teen’s Guide to a Tahoe Summer

The best places around Lake Tahoe for teens to have a good time in the summer.