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Covering Tahoe Truckee’s community, people, pets, health and wellness, and nature.

Happy Camper

Making summer camp fit your child’s needs — and yours, too

Community Clean-Up Day

Community Clean-Up day: Saturday, June 1, offers several opportunities to help beautify the place we call home.

Bad Moms

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.

From the Depths of Sadness They Rise

Both Send It and the Shane McConkey foundation have made immense contributions to the Tahoe community, showing resilience through tough times.

A Flourishing Language

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.

Gone from Tahoe: The American Pika

“With high metabolic rates and thick fur, pikas are well-adapted to the cold temperatures at high elevations, but these same adaptations make them vulnerable to global warming” (Joseph Stewart, 2017 study on pikas in the Tahoe region).

Power Up With mPower

Launched in 2010, mPower’s goals are to lower energy bills, increase energy and water efficiency, reduce reliance on foreign fuels, stimulate the local economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photographic Memories

Photographic Memories: Like peering through the viewfinder of a camera, life is all about perspective. After the sudden loss of her husband Vernon, Ashley Wiley perpetuates his legacy by introducing photography into the lives of Truckee schoolkids.

Cold as Ice

To combat those slippery surfaces in winter, choose the right ice melt for use around your home.

Breakfast: Is it Really that Important?

At certain times of the day, our bodies are primed to digest food, absorb nutrients, and produce insulin at peak efficiency. Linda Lindsay examines how breakfast relates to circadian rhythms, and why you might not want to skip this morning meal.

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