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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.

The One and Only RB

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Incline Village sixth grader RB Bruce is teaching the world that kindness is a superpower. His classmates have joined together to support their friend, who has a unique chromosomal abnormality.

Hide and Seek

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Danielle Segal hides rubber ducks around the area. Artist Nicole Stirling hides colorful prints of her vibrant mandalas. Both women have the same goal: to spread joy to those around them.

Plan of Attack

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North Tahoe High School seniors Iran Pacheco Martinez and Laura Bravo have learned a lot while applying to college. They share what they’ve learned with the incoming senior class of 2023.

Song of the Heart

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Osvaldo and Eddy Ancinas’ love story has spanned more than six decades, but it all began right here in Olympic Valley at the 1960 Winter Games at the former Squaw Valley ski resort.

Getting Pumped

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How the pandemic led Reno teen Adrian Lin to chase a dream he didn’t even know he had: building a neighborhood pump track.

Early Morning Alarms

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Nature’s Corner columnist Eve Quesnel shares that what is seemingly ordinary is truly extraordinary, as she learned in her quest for knowledge about the American robin.

A Call Away

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Nurse practitioner Emily Allina is offering North Tahoe residents house calls as an alternative to trying to get into busy doctors’ offices for minor ailments.

BackCountry at the Forefront

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Mike Schwartz, owner of The BackCountry, thinks of his employees as family and has found that providing housing is the key to keeping them long term.

Long May You Run

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Jen and Michael Raffaeli met in Yosemite working in outdoor education. From there, it was wherever the dog sled took them.

Cultivating Positive

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Are you content with where your life is headed? Cultivating our ideal environment is key to finding alignment in our lives.