Mountain Life

Life in our local mountain towns. 

What Do You Really Know About Zika?

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To date, 1,800 Americans have returned from overseas infected with Zika. Of these, 134 are Californians, including one man from the Sacramento area.

The Road to Freedom

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Touring the U.S. as a trucker.

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.

Kids’ Gift to Self and Someone Else

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HOLIDAY HANDBOOK 2012 What’s a Gift You Would Like for Yourself & a Gift You Would Like to Give Someone Else?… During the holidays, it’s not uncommon for parents to remind their children of a famous...

Silent Friday

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A first hand musing on the Paris terrorist attacks.

Explore the Ice Kastle at Squaw Valley

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Squaw offers a ginormous and ephemeral experience through this Saturday. Kids and adults are invited to explore climbing walls, hand-carved stair cases, luges, and slides that have been all carved out of snow. The 5,000...

Mountain Life Announcements (October 9 – Nov 12)

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Whats going on in your mountain town

Passing Go

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The previous owner of my house left behind a Monopoly game, which is a nice touch, really, for a real estate transaction. So far, Monopoly has worked as a cure for cabin fever, but before long we might need something to divert us from Monopoly-cabin fever.

Three Houseplants Perfect for the Sierra Nevada

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Our new column Space It Up! is here to provide you tips and tricks for your home and garden. Its authors and topics will bring you fresh info for Sierra home care.

Miles from Nowhere

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Carol Meagher hikes the John Muir Trail with her two diabetic teenage daughters.