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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.

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.

The ‘Other’ Recyclables

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Everyone knows you can recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, and cardboard. But did you know that you can also recycle bottle caps, foil snack wrappers, markers, coffee bags, crayons, razors and more?

Silent But Deadly

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While the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning exists year-round, it is especially high during the winter months when people make more use of space heaters and portable generators.

On the Surface

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Did you know that your smartphone is likely to be 10 times dirtier that your toilet? The most obvious dirty surfaces can be the most overlooked when it comes to cleaning.