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.

Long May You Run

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Jen and Michael Raffaeli met in Yosemite working in outdoor education. From there, it was wherever the dog sled took them.

Cultivating Positive

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Are you content with where your life is headed? Cultivating our ideal environment is key to finding alignment in our lives.

Winter-Aware

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Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue has been teaching winter survival skills to area kids for the past 25 years.

Social Security

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Words of wisdom from a teenage social media maven on the responsibility of using such platforms.

Diverse Terrain

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Ever wonder why everyone looks the same at the resort? It’s not because you all bought the same jacket. The snowsports industry is working to fix its inclusivity problem.

Rescuing the Rescuers

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Community members came to the rescue of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, volunteering time and materials to solve the problem when the group’s new snowcat was too big to fit in the garage.

The Eye of the Heart

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In the spirit of the season, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe shares one very special story of just how important pets can be. Also, a list of the vital programs HSTT has developed for the community.

How to Find Calm in a Crazy World

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Licensed therapist Lindsay Simon explores how to find a sense of calmness in the midst of all the craziness going on in the world. It’s all about the power of positivity.

When the Smoke Clears

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As wildfires have exploded in size in recent years, far surpassing historical definitions, are Tahoe’s flora and fauna able not only to survive, but also to thrive?

Flying into the Future

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Since 1994, the Young Eagles program has given free flights to more than 5,000 Tahoe/Truckee youths. The next rally is scheduled for Dec. 11 at Truckee Tahoe Airport for ages 8 and up.