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Episode 72 | September 16, 2020In a rare debate appearance, current District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock (R) went head to head with Democrat challenger Brynne Kennedy on the issues we care about in Tahoe/Truckee: wildfire, COVID-19, and housing. Broadcasting by Mayumi Elegado, with the candidates’ answers read by Becca Loux as Kennedy and Wade Snider as McClintock.
Airport board recommendations; response to tourism numbers; more.
Episode 69 | September 9, 2020Most people have heard how a pyrotechnic gender reveal ignited the El Dorado fire outside San Bernardino this past Saturday. Many are asking, “how do we get it through our thick human skulls that this is fire season?” The Tahoe National Forest recently started a local program to help drill this fact into our collective psyche.
Episode 68 | September 3, 2020While scuttlebutt says crowds have swelled this pandemic summer, the data tracking how many people are here points to a slight decrease overall. The reason for the congestion may be that the type of visitor has shifted. Reporting by Alex Hoeft.
Episode 67 | August 27, 2020Think, shop, eat, sleep, breathe local. Moonshine and KTKE have long advocated for support and bolstering of the local economy. This episode, broadcast by editor Becca Loux and with reporting by her about the power of a local dollar and an essay by Truckee resident Jan Holan on the future of the region’s economy, focuses on Moonshine’s Think Local campaign, a quarterly look at all things local.
Could the Tahoe/Truckee region move away from a tourism-centric economy? What would the alternatives be? Area residents speak out.