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Abby’s First Secchi Disk

By TOM MOOERS | Moonshine Ink This is Abby and her first Secchi Disk. Abby is 8 years old and loves science. She loves Tahoe, too, so...

Not Gonna Do It That Way, Are Ya?

Learn why it’s not a horrible mistake to teach your significant other a new sport.

The Long-Termers

Emy Lou talks about life as a pet while discussing what animals are up for adoption at the local shelters.

Founded on Philanthropy

An aging house sits atop an old stone foundation on E Street in downtown Truckee. Quiet for the better part of the week, the place comes to life on Tuesdays and Thursdays as the Food and Resource Support Center, when volunteers from throughout the area open the doors with a warm welcome to lend a helping hand to some of Truckee’s less fortunate.

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).