Tahoe Talks

Community Conference Calls

The Moonshine Ink team swaps our reporter hats for convener hats, hosting video conference calls on important community topics. Our mission is to be a platform for empathy, ideas, and rebuilding in the weeks and months to come. Bringing people together is a special passion of the paper and, we can tell, of our community. We want all walks of life to join. This July 2020 article gives the story of how the pandemic was the mother of the invention of these now-sought-after conferences.

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Below is a list of conference calls, past and present:

If Not Tourism, Then What?

April 5, 2021: A discussion on Tahoe/Truckee’s shifting economy including a look at economic diversification and the evolution of tourism.

Loved to Death, Our Overcrowded Summer 2020

September 14, 2020: What was the reality behind the Tahoe summer crowds this year, and what effects did COVID-19 have on visitorship?

Fire Season in the Face of COVID-19

June 15, 2020: All this and a wildfire, too? The world spins madly on in addition to viruses, protests, and politics, meaning it's officially wildfire season in Tahoe.

Straight From the Source, Your Questions Answered About COVID-19

April 29, 2020: Local health experts discuss the latest trends of the novel coronavirus pandemic affecting the Tahoe region.

Pumping the Brakes on STRs and Visitors During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 9, 2020: The topic of visitors and second-homeowners to the area is clearly important to the community; local experts and residents weighed in.

Tahoe/Truckee Businesses, in the Time of COVID-19

March 27, 2020: The stories are familiar to everyone, but no less heartbreaking: Employees are being laid off and businesses struggle to pay rent, are applying for loans. But there is work underfoot to “mend our nets.”