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.

Helping the Heroes

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Parker Fontecchio needed an outlet after endurance competitions like the Spartan Race were canceled … so what started as a joke between friends turned into an endeavor to walk around Lake Tahoe almost entirely carrying 22 pounds to raise money for veterans.

More People, More Puppies, More Problems

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To the limit: Local veterinary offices are feeling the effects of the pandemic in more ways than one. New residents, a boom in pandemic puppies, and COVID exposures are stretching them thin.

Going the Distance

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Words of wisdom from a fourth grader when distance learning is the only option.

Give Unto Others

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Karma comes full circle for Alpenglow Sports as community rallies to keep beloved shop on stable ground during pandemic.

Gateway to the Future

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Gateway Mountain Center gives at-risk youths a place to belong, access to valuable resources.

HSTT meeting the COVID challenge, but needs your help

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The pandemic has thrown new challenges at HSTT, but the nonprofit keeps charging.

No Place Like Home

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Maddie’s Fund helps nearly 1,800 pets find their furever homes.

Bored of Leaf Peeping?

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Take a quick trip to these downtown Reno craft breweries.

Back (in)to School

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Is the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District on target to pivot to its hybrid learning model on Oct. 14?

My COVID Summer Vacation

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Covid Summer Vacation: Burning man was canceled. You were outbid on that little cabin you loved. Your landlord sold your rental. You went swimming a few times.