Mountain Life

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

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.

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.

Keep Growing Veggies in Winter

These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

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.”

Bullying Is Not Cool

Don’t be a bully, and don’t be a bystander. Be an upstander; stand up for yourself and for other people.

Fosters Save Lives

Living even for a short time with a busy family can prepare young puppies and kittens for that forever home, and puppies in HSTT’s foster program often move quickly from fostered to adopted.

Fun Facts About Tahoe’s Flora and Fauna | Winter 2018-19

While nature is perhaps most easily enjoyed and appreciated during the summer, Tahoe’s winter ecology is equally intriguing.

Be Fire Safe When Decking Your Halls for the Holidays

Did you know the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of year for residential fires? Here’s how to stay safe this season.