Think Local

Highlighting the importance and impact of keeping community front of mind.

There’s No Place Like Home

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With home prices soaring in Tahoe/Truckee, local agencies have developed programs to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, but even that might not be enough to make home ownership a reality.

Get to Know Your Government by E-Post

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Become a bona fide Tahoe/Truckee citizen by staying in the know about your government. Rachel Arst McCullough breaks down getting signed up for the right email newsletters and taking community action.

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.

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.

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.

Local Latino Businesses Maintain Longevity

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Latinx-owned businesses face additional challenges, whether it be stigma from their own community or trying to attract a wider audience. La Bamba, Atomic Printing, and La Tienda Latina have met these issues head-on.

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...

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.

Local Lifts: Truckee Love in the Time of Corona

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There’s a silver lining for struggling businesses, including a shift to online-centered sales and what the limits on nonessential businesses actually are.