Mountain Life

Life in our local mountain towns. 

Hormone Issues? You Are Not Crazy

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No matter the age, women don’t have to be at the mercy of their hormones. There are steps they can take to control hormonal ups and downs, such as eating the right food.

You’re Invited: The Ascension of Kelly Smiley

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The community reeled from the tragic loss of the Tahoe Flow Arts Studio founder, Kelly Smiley, last November. Her love of flight is honored in a Burning Man sculpture this year, to be burned Sept. 1.

Coming Home

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Truckee native and Chief Petty Officer Kevin Emley will retire from the Navy in September. His crew gave him a homecoming at the place where his love of aviation started: Truckee Tahoe Airport.

Conversation with a Local Steller’s Jay

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Getting to know our noisy neighbor, the Steller’s jay. With their bright blue plumage, these birds are a familiar sight in the Sierra, but just how blue is their blue? You might be surprised.

An Unforgettable Voyage

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Brian Broom-Peltz fled the massive snow this winter by escaping to Australia and South Africa for their regional Burning Man events, and in the process came to find the true meaning of “home.”

YEA!

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YEA! Camps introduce disadvantaged kids to nature with hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing trips in Tahoe/Truckee.

Beautiful Battle

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Michelle Gordon is a devoted caregiver and a natural entrepreneur. Her story is one of determination and unwavering love.

Pressures for Californian College-Bound Students

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High school seniors feel pressure to get into UCs and CSUs, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to gain acceptance. So what are kids to do?

Art That Gives Life

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Artist Aaron Noble hopes the meditative art of sacred geometry helps people to connect to themselves and others.

Drama Queen

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Truckee middle-schooler Sadie Dorst is on the path to a blossoming acting career. She’s now appearing in a new coming-of-age short film called Wait, shot in Reno.