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Our Mountain Life section is a place for discussion about what’s happening in the lives of the people in the area including stories about relevant community projects, policies and changes affecting life here, and what it’s like to live, work, and play in Tahoe/Truckee. Current rotating columns include Feel Good, Kids Connect, Nature’s Corner, Wandering Natives, and Quick Trips.

River Runners

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The mink, the river otter, and the beaver are all to be found in the lakes and rivers of the Sierra Nevada. Eve Quesnel tells how to recognize which is which in this month’s Nature’s Corner.

Going The Distance

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His life’s passion is swimming, and at 73, Craig Meacham is showing no signs of slowing down. Last year, he swam Donner Lake on 100 days.

Pick Your Own

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This summer, take your family on a foraging expedition right in your own backyard. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with these easy-to-find local berries that make for deliciously simple treats.

Are You Experienced?

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With print book sales thriving and the addition of the vinyl records, Word after Word Books and its new endeavor, Rock Cellar Records, are proving that both aren’t a thing of the past.

How to Make New Friends as an Adult

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It may take a little while to build a new life when you move to a new place, but it’s easier than you think. Here are some ways to strengthen your social life.

Pug About Town

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Rescued from a neglectful home, Mr. Kellan Pug has gone on to become quite the outdoor enthusiast, living his best Tahoe dog life.

Gearing Up

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For the Dogs: Tahoe Dog Gear’s locally handcrafted dog accessories are something to feel good about. Read how these popular collars and leashes rooted from a good cause.

How to Talk to Your Children About ‘Taboo’ Topics

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In her latest online-only monthly wellness column, family and child therapist Lindsay Simon shares tips for tackling taboo topics like sex, drugs and alcohol, and mental health, with kids.

Cool Summer

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We rounded up a handful of Truckee/Tahoe’s super-cool camps to help your kiddos be happy campers this summer.

Strengthening Social Skills for Post-Covid Life

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After more than a year of living in a pandemic-induced bubble, we’re all a little socially rusty. Online wellness columnist Lindsay Simon shares tips for interacting with others.