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Jul 23

Drink Coffee. Keep Moving.

Posted on July 23, 2021 at 12:21 PM by Kyle Jost

The Truckee Community Pool teamed up with Drink Coffee Do Stuff to start selling coffee again.  Pre-COVID, the Truckee Community Pool had killer concessions.  The grilled cheeses on Truckee Sourdough bread were perfect, crunchy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside.  The smoothies were healthy and delicious.  I could feed the family after an evening swim for a good price and come home to a clean kitchen.   But the real thing I sook out, day after day, was the staff coffee.  

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May 26

Waitlist Anyone?

Posted on May 26, 2021 at 11:52 AM by Kyle Jost

You know the feeling.  Sweaty palms, heart racing, intense focus on the clock.  You have your hand over the mouse, feverishly adding items to cart and purchasing as quickly as you can in fear it will sell out right in front of your eyes.  Last time I experienced this it was for a premium camping site over spring break on the California coast.  The time before that it was for Sturgill Simpson tickets.  But yesterday, it was for summer camp.  

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Apr 23

Growing Up With TDRPD

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM by Kyle Jost

I turned 40 last week.  It was a fun celebration with friends and family.  During the weeks preceding my birthday I found myself reflecting on where I am in life right now.   My reflections are happy - it is satisfying to think of the person I’ve become, the home I’ve created and the places I’ve been.  I am a real adult!  One repeating thought that I have is how I have spent almost the entirety of my adult life working for the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District.  In many ways, we have grown up together.  

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Mar 31

Revitalizing the "Old Rec"

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 2:02 PM by Kyle Jost

The walls are thin at the Community Art Center.  Really thin.  When a child runs down the hallway, I can hear it from my office three rooms away.  When three children run down the hallway, it sounds like a heard of elephants.  I am careful about having private conversations - even when my door is closed.   And when the theater group is rehearsing for a show, I inadvertently memorize all the songs too.   

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Feb 26

How Do You Mountain Forward?

Posted on February 26, 2021 at 3:47 PM by Kyle Jost

I don’t need to remind anyone that the past 12 months have been, well, strenuous.  There were many times when I had to remind myself and our team that strain is a part of life and while we can’t control the opinions and choices of others or the restrictions placed on us by health officials, we do have control over our reactions.  The conscious decision to react with positivity and respect amidst the chaos of the past 12 months was the impetus of our Mountain Forward campaign.

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