A Strength That Prevails

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

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

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

Celebrating Life in a Mountain Town

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

Finding Resilience

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.

The Gift of Techology

This summer, three local Truckee High students started Truckee HELP (Himalayan Exchange Literacy Program) with the goal of creating a mutually beneficial cultural literacy exchange between students of Truckee High School and Sir Edmund Hillary Khumjung School.

Life at the Lake, Education Included

LTCC ramps up offerings of four-year degrees available on South Lake Campus.

The Power of a Good Deed

In the Tahoe Basin’s small connected community, one social media superstar has yet again proven to bring people together: Truckee Tahoe People (TTP). We celebrate three good deeds accomplished by the site.

Survival of the Fittest

Tahoe Tessie is 11 inches long, weighs 2.5 pounds, and lives in a 150 gallon tank. No, not that Tahoe Tessie. This Tahoe legend is of the goldfish variety and was rescued from a frozen creek last year.

When There Is A Will, There Is A Way

“Today, I am here to say that despite a completely failing body, I move forward,” Deborah Vick says about her life, and the touching help she receives from her service dog, Peeta.


The Soulful Saxophone

Appetite for Destruction

Trash Talk