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It Should Work, In Theory

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Four teens, one robot, and a dash of grit. The Perpetual Motion robotics team may be the underdog, but its journey to state championships speaks to the power of collaboration and determination.

The Healing Nature of Pooh

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Jerry Johnsen has been a KidZone volunteer for over a decade. He finds solace in creating structures for its exhibits, while also bonding with his grandson.

Animal Rescue: Why It’s Important, for Both Animals and Humans

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A Truckee Tahoe Airport District board member spends his free time flying rescued animals to forever homes. While the financial side of animal rescue may not pan out, it’s not about the bottom line.

Not Your Mama’s School Bus

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The Banned Book Bus — thought up and brought to life by a senior at Tahoe Expedition Academy — is full of books that are being pulled off library shelves across the country.

Cultural Crossroads

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In the February Feel Good story, North Tahoe resident Alenka Vrecek details her love for her husband, Jim Granger, and how she dealt with the shocking news that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Art That Gives Life

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Artist Aaron Noble hopes the meditative art of sacred geometry helps people to connect to themselves and others.

Drama Queen

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Truckee middle-schooler Sadie Dorst is on the path to a blossoming acting career. She’s now appearing in a new coming-of-age short film called Wait, shot in Reno.

Paradise is Far and Near

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In the February Feel Good story, North Tahoe resident Alenka Vrecek details her love for her husband, Jim Granger, and how she dealt with the shocking news that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Cookie Week

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Cookie week at North Tahoe High School is a joy-filled week when culinary students bake more than 8,000 cookies for a cookie exchange that happens just before winter break.

Zero Trash Tahoe

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Carolyn Usinger has made it her mission to make Tahoe a more beautiful place by picking up litter. When she was convicted of misdemeanors for illegally disposing the litter into the Nevada Department of Transportation’ empty dumpster, she felt defeated. The community’s support inspired her to keep going and she is working to develop a program called Zero Trash Tahoe.