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.

From Service to Slopes

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Spearheaded by Truckee-based nonprofit High Fives, Military to the Mountains is one of a growing number of ways to help wounded veterans get outdoors, which benefits their overall well-being.

Calling All Elves!

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Holiday cheer: A self-proclaimed “angel second-rate” helps make the holidays brighter for seniors in need.

Be a Holiday Helper

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While Truckee’s number one elf Jesse Griffin may be on a quest to help spread Christmas cheer to the seniors of the Truckee Donner...

Beacon of Hope

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When a customer told Jaclyn Woznicki she was disappointed after coming to Trunk Show to shop the day before only to find the store...

Science on the Summit

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A scientist on Donner Summit is set on revolutionizing science education. Unlike the classroom days of memorizing things like the Krebs cycle, the goal, Megan Seifert says, is to drive the kids toward asking questions they won’t know the answers to. Why she chose this path and how she got there.

Chasing Glass On Water

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It’s 6:45 a.m. and 45 degrees on a late June morning. A cloudy sky and gentle breeze overshadowing Donner Lake bring a chill to the morning, the lake’s smooth surface subtly reflecting a soft gray from above. Yet Bobby Carter appears in shorts and a tie-dye long sleeve shirt, grinning from ear to ear and appearing not worried at all about the dim sky above. He’s been water skiing for 63 of his 70 years. For Bobby, age is but a number.

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.