Think Local

Our quarterly Think Local section fosters a thriving community we all love. We recognize that this can only happen when the triple bottom line of economic, environmental, and social capital is nourished and vital. Articles take a positive view, with a glass half full approach, and chronicles elements in our region that feature the localism mindset, showing the benefits and contrasting the situation with ones when any of our capital leaks from the community.

I Don’t Use the Word Local Anymore

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Meghan Robins was born and raised in Tahoe City, but after moving away from her home, she doesn’t like the word “local” anymore. Because what does it truly mean to be local?

Remembering Kindness During Crisis: My Caldor Fire Experience

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With the two-year anniversary of the Caldor Fire approaching, the TRPA’s executive director remembers what it was like to live through the largest evacuation and fire in Tahoe’s history.

Hit All the Best Events in Tahoe This Summer

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Rachel Arst McCullough breaks down how to easily figure out what to do in Tahoe this summer.

Uniquely First

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Longtime Truckee resident Marianne Porter reflects poetically on the milestones a life in Truckee can deliver.

Less Garbage!

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As part of SWEP’s Sustainability Clubs, elementary students in Truckee/North Tahoe use data to show that less food waste in schools is better for the environment and public health.

Memoirs of the Brave

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How do locals write memoirs differently? No fewer than six have published books in 2022 and 2023: Suzanne Roberts, Tim Hauserman, Eddy Ancinas, Jeremy Jones, Hans Burkhart, and Alenka Vrecek.

In the Nonprofit Know

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Become a bona fide Tahoe/Truckee citizen by knowing well the nonprofits who need your volunteer help — and your dollars. Rachel Arst McCullough shares some of her favorite email newsletters from the area’s many helpful nonprofit groups.

Started in Truckee; Now We’re Here

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Landing Locals is a business born in Truckee to help address the housing crisis. It’s now touching down across the United States.

In the Social Know

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Become a bona fide Tahoe/Truckee citizen by following the right social media accounts. Rachel Arst McCullough breaks down how to stay informed and connected locally without spending hours on social media.

The Day the Music Revived

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Jesse Dunn of Dead Winter Carpenters recounts the difficulties for musicians during Covid, and the thrill of reawakening.