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Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Fix It Yourself!

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Keep Truckee Green sponsors free Fixit Clinics at the Truckee Roundhouse makerspace once each in the spring and fall. Bring your broken items and volunteer “fixers” help repair your stuff.

Dealing with a Frozen Home

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As Old Man Winter does his best to bury us and freeze us out, here’s how to remedy frozen pipes and buried fire hydrants.

Wallpaper is Back!

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Got the post-holiday blues? Reimagine your walls with a little wallpaper. The new modern choices are exciting and can give a room you’re tired of the pizazz you yearn for. Just ask Sue Pipal of Dragonfly Designs.

Moonshiners’ Tips for Working from Home

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Working from home has become our new normal. Find out how we Moonshiners get the job done from our home offices.

Pre-Season Prep

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Take advantage of our beautiful autumn days to get your yard prepped for the long, cold Tahoe winter ahead.

Caching In

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It doesn’t matter whether it’s summer or winter, it’s always wise to be prepared for the unknown when living in the mountains. This includes keeping an emergency supply of nonperishable foods.

Ground to Crown

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Clearing ladder fuels is a crucial part of defensible space clean-up. Doing such helps to prevent flames from vertically climbing a tree and potentially spreading fire from treetop to treetop.

Blackout!

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Are you prepared for prolonged power outages this summer? The Truckee Donner Public Utility District warns that customers could be in for outages lasting one to a few days this summer.

Hot Stuff

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Local fire officials help clear confusion when it comes to firing up the grill during burn restrictions.

Garden Variety

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Planting a combination of natives and hardy perennials will attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden.