Preschool Mountain Munchkins in Need of Space


Mountain Munchkins in-home daycare taking care of children 3 months to 4 years was going to take over the Rideout Community Center space temporarily housing Tahoe Lake Elementary while their school building is under construction, but the school’s lease has been extended another year. The preschool is in need of a new space. Reach out to owner Daniela McDuffie at (530) 721-0449.

New Co-Working Space Comes to Downtown Truckee


Need a new place to work, a space for a big meeting, or just some quiet time? The Lounge, Downtown Truckee’s newest co-working space, is here to help. Local attorney Elaine Hartwell recognized a need for this kind of space downtown, so she opened The Lounge at 5817 South East River St. The space was designed for business women and men to rent dedicated working spaces by the hour, day, or month and offers a conference room with a view of the river, L-shaped executive desks with privacy screens, and sound proof phone booths. Members will have 24/7 keyless access and nonmembers are welcome to make reservations online. For a tour, call (530) 414-9350.

Newcastle Fleur is Now Bringing You Fresh Flowers Galore


Looking for some fresh bouquets this summer? North Tahoe local Jess Allen-Cronshey recently opened a flower farm called Newcastle Fleur, about an hour west of Truckee. They specialize in growing romantic, fragrant, heirloom cut flowers and foliage, and their family farm has a number of specialty cut flowers growing, including old-fashioned favorites like zinnias, dahlias, sweet peas, sunflowers, pincushions, and more. Newcastle Fleur is working to offer a limited number of summertime floral subscriptions with drop-sites in Truckee and Tahoe City. Visit for more information.

Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber Reopens


One of the highlights of the Taylor Creek Visitor Center is its Stream Profile Chamber, which allows visitors to get an up-close underwater view of the spawning kokanee salmon each year. Unfortunately, last season, the chamber’s glass broke during routine cleaning. Staff was forced to close the chamber. The nonprofit Tahoe Fund stepped in to fund replacement of the glass with support from Tahoe Blue Vodka. Just in time for the Center’s 50th anniversary, this collaboration has reopened the Stream Chamber, so that it can continue to be an essential experiential learning opportunity for K-12 students and other visitors. Visit for more information on this collaboration between the Tahoe Fund and Tahoe Blue.

Golf Courses Are Now Open


Incline Village golf courses — The Championship Course and The Mountain Course — officially opened for the season in May. The Championship Course, ranked No. 10 on GolfAdvisor’s Top Courses in Nevada list, is a public par-72 regulation course with a classic Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design. The Mountain Course is a public 18-hole, par-58 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is host to a number of family-friendly events throughout the season including Nine & Wine and Sunday Family Fun Day, when kids 17 and under play free with a paying adult, and offers 9-hole rates and twilight specials.

Newly Renovated Timber Creek Campground


The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has announced that the newly renovated Timber Creek Campground on the Ely Ranger District reopened on Memorial Day Weekend. The campground went through a major renovation, including new tables, grills, fire rings, vault toilets, trail bridges, and tent pads; an updated water system with new hydrants; redesigned campsites to improve accessibility and drainage; and improved roads, spurs, and parking area to handle longer vehicles. Recreation staff anticipates the Bird Creek Campground will remain closed through July this season, while construction continues. There will be no access to the campground until the work is completed. The Timber Creek and Bird Creek campground renovation projects were funded by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.

Tahoe Dave’s Opens Beach Shop


Tahoe Dave’s opened its first Beach House storefront on May 25. Tahoe Dave’s Beach House will take over the beloved winter ski and board rental shop conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Truckee, offering “Swimwear with Altitude,” and specializing in: bathing suits, boardshorts, rash guards, sunglasses, hats, flip flops, and more for the entire family. Located at 10200 Donner Pass Rd., the store will be open daily through Labor Day Weekend. Tahoe Dave’s will hold a grand opening party on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information go to

Truckee Food Shop


Truckee Food Shop, a new eatery, opened at 12030 Donner Pass Rd. on May 23. They highlight California’s year-round bounty of fresh, organic vegetables and meats, offering farm-to-table, chef-made lunch and dinner options for you to take out and/or serve at home. Conveniently located just off I-80 heading into town makes Truckee Food Shop the perfect place for busy locals and tourists to pick up unique sandwiches, salads, soups, and meals for any number of people. Be inspired by the unique and healthy creations of Mexican-born, Canadian-trained, and Truckee-settled Chef Eduardo — and enjoy his lifetime dream — the Truckee Food Shop.

Mountain Living Home Consignment Opens in Truckee


Located in the heart of downtown Truckee, Mountain Living Home Consignment specializes in high-end furnishings, decor, wall art, lighting, rugs, and more. Located at 10009 West River St. across from Jax at the Tracks, the shop offers pick-up and delivery on the north and west shores and in the Truckee area. Owners Ann Dee Zeilinger and Jill Amen are committed to community, customer, and consignor alike, embracing a circular economy with the tenet: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse & Repurpose. For information call (530) 536-5046.

Truckee Local Returns to Tahoe Area with Wellness Tools to Share


Truckee local Vanessa Dodds, certified hatha yoga instructor and conscious chef, is bringing her practice back home after a year living in Brazil where she immersed herself in furthering wellness and spiritual work. She specializes in blending personalized healing treatments as a Reiki master and a fascia therapist, offering a gentle form of physical therapy similar to massage. Dodds is also an Access Bars practitioner, using a manual therapy that activates 32 points on the cranium to treat stress, insomnia, PTSD, and other symptoms. For information call (530) 386-7726.