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With Amanda Oberacker

Nov 24

Counting The Blessings – TDRPD Style

Posted on November 24, 2021 at 11:34 AM by Kyle Jost

During my 40 years on this planet, I’ve had a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving in many ways.  I try to live my life from a place of gratitude and joy.  A place that takes time to express thanks.   But all that seriousness can get tiring and occasionally feels cliché.  So today, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving 2021, in response to our new marketing campaign that aims to position TDRPD as the best place to work and play(#PlayForALivingI’m going to take a playful approach to celebrating Thanksgiving with the Recreation and Park District. 

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Oct 29

Field Sports in a Mountain Town

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 9:11 AM by Kyle Jost

The downfall of playing field sports in a mountain town.   We can’t control the weather and despite our best intentions and first place rankings, we would not be getting anymore practices on grass.  I thought to myself and other coaches- what can we do to save our season?

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Oct 07


Posted on October 7, 2021 at 10:47 AM by Kyle Jost

Victory, victory, ooooh victory!  Now that the stage is set, I want to change it around a bit.  Instead, I’m picturing myself and our TDRPD team cheering away-but we are cheering a different chant to a different audience.  Our audience is the community, the kids and families that call this place home.  Our chant sounds like this: B-U-R-N-O-U-T

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Aug 12

Queen Butterfairy

Posted on August 12, 2021 at 9:20 AM by Kyle Jost

Queen Butterfairy’s mother is a fairy.  Her father is a butterfly.  She says that she can fly, but only once a month, and only under special circumstances.  It needs to be during the sunset of a full moon down by the river.  She prefers not to be called by her proper name, Queen, but rather just Butterfairy.  Butterfairy visits Camp Trudaca once a week to bring the kids adventure, wonder and of course fun.

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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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