Mountain Life

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

The Cunning Coyote

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There is something about the coyote’s call, something that calms my fear of having too much civilization and not enough wild.

Pawsitive Reinforcement

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The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is one of 50 shelters across the U.S. participating in Cat Pawsitive, a program intended to increase the adoptability of felines.

Quick Trips: Find Yourself in the Lost Sierra

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SECRET STASH: If you’ve been to the Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl, you know that you have found one of the Lost Sierra’s best-kept secrets only an hour north of Truckee.

Helping Hands and Paws

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How many volunteers does it take to run an animal shelter? The answer, it turns out, is more than 400 — and they don’t just help run an animal shelter. They do things like make hospital visits, foster the literacy of young readers, and make possible the adoption of over 600 animals annually.

From Service to Slopes

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Spearheaded by Truckee-based nonprofit High Fives, Military to the Mountains is one of a growing number of ways to help wounded veterans get outdoors, which benefits their overall well-being.

The Sky’s the Limit

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ALL IN THE FAMILY: Tahoe seems to be a breeding ground for Olympic athletes. Siblings Mack and Abby Winterberger are among the latest crop of rock star youth athletes with their eyes on the Olympic prize.

Cool Beans

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Which beanie is which? With so many different styles of winter headwear, how do you know which is the right look for you?

Some Modest Proposals

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Welcome back to ski season. But first, can we chat?

Stories In The Snow

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SNOWFLAKE STORIES: Become a citizen scientist and help the Desert Research Institute learn more about snowfall.

Time-Restricted Eating

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If you like the idea of intermittent fasting, but can’t imagine a day without food, Time-Restricted Eating may be the answer. You get to eat every day, as long as you do so within an eight to 12-hour window. By aligning with your body’s natural circadian rhythms, just about every biological system — including fat burning — will work more efficiently.

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