Mountain Biker’s Paradise; Cycle Commuter’s Challenge

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At 29 I’ve been many things. But never a licensed driver — until now. I am finally poised to get my license as a new resident of a mountain town, but I’m not losing my carless ethos.

Divided, We Fall

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Sadly, tragedy brings out the best in people and we truly saw the best of America in the 9/11 aftermath. It was a reminder that we’re all in this life together. We all are Americans.

A Common Goal, Not a Common Enemy

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On this 18th anniversary of the national tragedy of 9/11, let’s take the opportunity to reflect on how to unify around a common dream, not a common enemy.

Feeling the Burn

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We all play a role in keeping the threat of wildfire from falling out of sight, out of mind. Moonshine launches its On Fire series.

Home Among the Trees of My Youth

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An undeniable sense of homecoming came to me immediately upon moving to Truckee a mere month and a half ago, despite never having lived here full time.

This Land Was Made for You and Me — Let’s Keep...

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One of the reasons the Truckee/Tahoe area is so beautiful is that it is clean. Seldom do you see roadside litter, and it’s even more rare to see plastic bags floating along streets like tumbleweeds blowing in the wind. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, the duty to keep this majestic region pristine is ours just the same. On June 1, we can all do our part, with a number of community clean-up days set to take place.

The Age of Activism

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Too many pivotal movements are being left in the rearview mirror of the news cycle before they gain enough momentum to make a difference, let’s stay the course.

While Standing in Line …

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Every human receives knowledge differently. At the end of the day, it doesn’t come down to how much a person learned. It comes down to exposure to a learning environment, which teaches you many things.

I’m Done Arguing; Let’s Talk

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A plea for the return of discussion, and a suggestion that we fix the sinking boat and stop filibustering different suggestions on how and whether to patch it.

To Learn More About Us, We Must First Learn About the...

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We cannot understand ourselves, or our place in the world, without first broadening our scope of it. By not taking time to learn about the world in which we live, we become stagnant. It all starts here.