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.

Field Experience

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Truckee Elementary students take it outdoors

Founded on Philanthropy

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An aging house sits atop an old stone foundation on E Street in downtown Truckee. Quiet for the better part of the week, the place comes to life on Tuesdays and Thursdays as the Food and Resource Support Center, when volunteers from throughout the area open the doors with a warm welcome to lend a helping hand to some of Truckee’s less fortunate.

Bad Moms

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While they say “it takes a village” when it comes to raising children, in the age of social media it can seem like there’s an endless supply of village idiots, with critics hiding behind computer screens ready to pounce. Enter: Bad Moms of Truckee/Tahoe.

A Flourishing Language

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Bill Boelk and Carlos Medina meet weekly at the TDRPD Community Recreation Center to study English language and grammar but spend most of their time just talking about life, family, the construction industry, and more, as friends.

Photographic Memories

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Photographic Memories: Like peering through the viewfinder of a camera, life is all about perspective. After the sudden loss of her husband Vernon, Ashley Wiley perpetuates his legacy by introducing photography into the lives of Truckee schoolkids.

A Strength That Prevails

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On the team of TNSAR, Doug Read joined more than 150 backcountry searches and saved at least 300 lives. As Great Ski Race director, he has raised over a half-million for the team, and through the Hug-A-Tree program has taught more than 3,000 students how to stay safe in the mountains.

The Sky on Fire

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This is the story of 54,000 people displaced, 14,000 homes burned to the ground, and over 150,000 acres lost. The 14th Dalai Lama said “if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”

Breaking the Stereotype: Bruce the Adventure Cat

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Not all cats fall into the “adventure cat” grouping, but some legends say Bruce pioneered this category.

Celebrating Life in a Mountain Town

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A new digital series is all about life in the Big Blue Basin. 

Finding Resilience

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This crazy experience won’t stop Aaron or John from biking. “On my deathbed, I won’t be there regretting that I was on my bike too much,” John says. The experience has also sparked a lasting friendship between the two families.