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.

Community Corkboard | April 13 – May 13, 2020

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Messages of gratitude and hope from and to our community during the time of COVID-19.

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.

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.

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?

Word on the Streets and Lift Seats

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

Change is Inevitable: Speak Your Peace!

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Communities are rich with different ways of thinking, lived experiences, skill sets, and resources. This diversity is what makes communities resilient and adaptable in an evolving world.

Community Corkboard | July 9 – August 12, 2020

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Messages of gratitude and hope from and to our community during the time of COVID-19.

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.

Community Corkboard | August 13 – September 9, 2020

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In an effort to spread the word rather than the virus, we offer the Community Corkboard, a classifieds-style and inexpensive ad for businesses to share the services they currently offer (take-out, hours, specials), and for...

Think Local | January 9 – February 12, 2020

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What does it mean to be a “local” of Tahoe/Truckee to you? Community members ponder that question; we delve into the new possibilities for North Tahoe transit and the dangers of Amazon.