Mountain Life

Life in our local mountain towns. 

Squaw Valley Institute


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.

Carl Park Bechdolt


Carl Bechdolt, with a family history that dates back to the 1920s in Tahoe City and a family connection to many of the area's landmarks, is about as local as it gets.

Feeding the Frontlines

Despite the precarious times, morale is up at Tahoe hospitals because of generous support from local eateries and community foundations.
GORGEOUS fall-colored sunsets over the frozen paradise of Donner Lake. What a sight. Photo by Jeremy Jensen/Moonshine Ink

The Sweet, Sweet Outdoors


Looking to get outside this winter? Check out these scenic and accessible recreation spots around the lake.

Carolyn Wallace Dee: Renaissance Woman


Carolyn Wallace Dee is a jack-of-all-trades and mayor of Truckee.

Bored of Leaf Peeping?

Take a quick trip to these downtown Reno craft breweries.

Turning the Tassels

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation helps streamline the application process for the area’s numerous scholarships foundations.

My COVID Summer Vacation

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.

Getting to Know Alvin, Simon, and Theodore

Why do we often think of Alvin and the Chipmunks when we think of chipmunks? Movie stars trump nature? As much as celebrities take over the limelight, there’s much to learn about the real striped speedy mammal.