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.

Following the Music

FRANCES JOY Violinist Mirna Mejia, 18, from Truckee, sometimes falls asleep to the swirling sensation of 19th century Czech composer Friedrich Smetana’s classical piece “The Moldau.” She had played the piece in the Reno Philharmonic’s...

Truckee River Bike Trail in July: More Dangerous than BASE Jumping?


The bike trail from Tahoe City to the entrance of Squaw Valley is five beautiful miles of pavement right next to the idyllic waters of the Truckee River — an off-season and early morning stretch of biker heaven, away from roads and people, peaceful, smooth, and easy. Then at midsummer, all hell breaks loose, and this patch of joy becomes a dangerous obstacle course.

Say Hello to My Little Friend … Boscoe the Mini Horse


Companionship is a blessing humans often take for granted, and when it comes to our animals, we sometimes forget is equally important for their well-being.

Mountain Life Announcements (13 August – 17 September)


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New Metric Cycling Century in Sierra Valley


Out in Sierraville, where the grass is green this time of year and the birds are perky, the volunteer fire and rescue department has worked up a new organized bicycle tour to add to the summer cycling calendar.

Mother-Son Playwriting Duo in ‘Dramedy’ about Family Secrets


For years Val Kelly, a Truckee local and writer, and her 36-year old son, Noah, a San Francisco-based playwright and second-grade teacher, knew they wanted to collaborate on a project.

It’s a Match!


Tips to help you pick the right dog.

MAP Conserves Truckee’s Landscape for 27 Years


Mountain Area Preservation has worked for 27 years to protect the Truckee area's environment and encourage smart growth.

Storm’s Brewing


Truckee/Tahoe's forecasting culture