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Art Taking Hold, But Stigma and Safety Issues Stick

Truckee Artist Lofts has garnered a poor reputation because of certain residents, but the affordable housing project is on an upward trajectory, say some. Others continue to struggle with safety, function, and future.

I’m Your Local Workforce

We rely on the work of folks who can’t afford to live here.

Putting Things in Perspective

Some locals lost their roofs to snow this winter, but many Ukrainians lost their homes to war.

The Rental Business

As the STR playing field shifts, the question of what exactly is being managed becomes more important. Are we regulating people or businesses?

Though Challenges Persist, We’re Making Lasting Progress on Workforce Housing

Placer County Supervisor Cindy Gustafson points to the positive gains made in workforce housing despite the crisis Tahoe continues to wade through. Enews email excerpt: Amid a housing crisis that still hasn’t recovered from 2008, Placer County Supervisor Cindy Gustafson argues that there is work being done to address Tahoe’s shortage of homes for the local workforce.

Readers Reflect May 2022

Readers responded to Moonshine’s latest month with a variety of input — wondering why Ukraine is being localized instead of other invasions and wars; constructing a skate park(s) in Tahoe City (and Truckee!); and remembering the good ol’ days with groovy music and local radio.

Sustaining the ‘Tahoe Vibe’ Means There’s Work to Do

In a My Shot, the Tahoe Prosperity Center’s CEO summarizes the results of the Envision Tahoe Community Survey, and finds a common acknowledgement of a “Tahoe vibe.”

Heartless in Tahoe

It’s a diagnosis for those getting greedy in the housing market.

Short-term Arguments and Trees

Short-term, long-term … can’t we branch out and all just get along?

Tahoe is Broken

The author of this My Shot is part of the new coalition Take Back Tahoe which aims to restrict the number and location of STRs on the North Shore; here’s her outline of the extent of the problem and solutions she sees that could start to solve it.