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Feel Good Story

To “end on the positive” in our print editions, Feel Good Stories share inspirational stories that impact the community in non-traditional ways.

Helping the Heroes

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Parker Fontecchio needed an outlet after endurance competitions like the Spartan Race were canceled … so what started as a joke between friends turned into an endeavor to walk around Lake Tahoe almost entirely carrying 22 pounds to raise money for veterans.

Give Unto Others

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Karma comes full circle for Alpenglow Sports as community rallies to keep beloved shop on stable ground during pandemic.

A Beacon in the Storm

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Truckee North Tahoe Emergency Warming Center gives shelter to those who would otherwise be left out in the cold.

Nourish Thy Neighbor

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Tahoe Food Hub Giving Box program donates fresh produce to those facing food insecurity.

Gateway to the Future

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Gateway Mountain Center gives at-risk youths a place to belong, access to valuable resources.

Neighborly Act

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Mark Wellman and Carole Praxmayer were the lucky winners of the Elements Mountain Company home makeover giveaway in Tahoe Donner.

Turning the Tassels

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

Leaders of the Land

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The Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program aims to increase workforce capacity to implement forest health and natural resource management projects throughout the Sierra.

Graduate Salute

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As if distance learning wasn’t enough, graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 are also going virtual. Read what schools are doing to make it special for seniors.

Local Restaurants Provide a Sense of Relief

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Local restaurant owners adapt to their closed restaurants by spearheading Sierra Relief Kitchen, a new organization hoping to alleviate financial stress by serving the community hot meals.