Mountain Life

Covering Tahoe Truckee’s community, people, pets, health and wellness, and nature.

Building Bridges Online

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Sierra College was the first community college in California to make the leap to online learning on account of the coronavirus and will continue to go all virtual into the fall.

Graduate Salute

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As if distance learning wasn’t enough, graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 are also going virtual. Read what schools are doing to make it special for seniors.

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

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Lindsay Simon breaks down what to do and not to do as a couple living together in quarantine.

The Bluebird Landladies

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Every spring for the past two decades, citizen scientists Ann McBride and Patty Evans have monitored egg counts in 50 bluebird boxes they had placed in Martis Valley and the Kyburz Meadow area. “You never know what you’ll find in the boxes — it’s like Christmas,” says McBride. While this labor of love requires tenacity and hard work, Evans wouldn’t have it any other way. She adds, “It’s magical every year.”

Dearly Departed Restaurants

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Where have all the restaurants gone…from Tahoe City

Fun Facts About Tahoe’s Flora and Fauna | Summer 2019

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Tahoe’s home to a spectacular diversity of nature. From a lyme-disease-fighting lizard to the fungus that inspired Christmastime traditions, let TINS be your guide.

Peter Mayfield: From Sierra Club Kid to Founding Director of Gateway...

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When Peter Mayfield isn't summiting mountains or promoting environmental literacy he can be found rigging sailboats with his son or re-living his professional dance days.

John Muir’s “Squirrel of Squirrels”

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The Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii), aka the chickaree, aka the animal that “Peterson Field Guide Mammals of North America” calls “the noisy little squirrel...

Paranormal Therapy

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Shining light on things that haunt us

Squaw Valley Institute

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The Squaw Valley Institute has been attracting big name speakers and selling out events. But it needs community support to keep offering the same calibur of lectures.

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