Think Local

Comprising Local Lifts, statistics, local specialized ad space, and a business news featurette, mini-interview, or series of local opinion essays, Think Local celebrates all things local in Tahoe/Truckee. It highlights the importance and impact of being a localist in a wholistic sense including thinking about services, restaurants, medical care, nonprofits, businesses, and media.

Martis Valley Wars Led to Land Use Victories

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By Alexis Ollar Few community members understand the positive impact land use advocacy has played in the Truckee/Tahoe region over the past three decades. Conservation victories are often the things you can’t see, like a...

Think Local Throwbacks

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It’s throwback season. Take a look at some of our favorite Think Local articles and opinion submissions of the year.

Leave It Better Than You Found It …

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North Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty speaks for itself. But if we don’t speak up for it — read: do what needs to be done to preserve it — our lakes, meadows, rivers, and all the secret places of the forest won’t retain their magic and biodiversity.

New Kind of Library

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The proposed new library is much more than just a place to check out books. It would be a full-on community center.

Word on the Street

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Keeping it reused in this month’s Think Local, we check in with people’s best-thrifted finds.

Three for the Price of One: Fighting Fast Fashion, Buying Locally, and Helping the...

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Local secondhand shops provide residents and visitors ways to breathe additional life into clothing, housewares, and furniture, while also combatting a major environmental threat.

Resilience Fund Gave Businesses ‘Breathing Room’

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New local loan program saves the day for small businesses during Covid, and now looks to the future.

Big Love for Big Blue

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Since 2013, Tahoe Basics wares have been a hit with locals and tourists alike. The Agate Bay-based company has a focus on community, giving to local nonprofits and pitching in wherever they can.

Word on the Streets and Lift Seats

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These North Tahoe/Truckee residents are thinking local… with their wallets.

Boosting Business in the Pandemic

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Luckily, local businesses in Tahoe/Truckee have staunch advocates to keep them alive. These recent campaigns have helped mitigate the pandemic’s impacts.