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.

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.

Community Corkboard | June 11 – July 8, 2020

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

Hoss Keeps it Local

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Local radio station owner JD Hoss has been vocal about keeping dollars here in the community in these times, saying, “Exhaust every local resource, before going online.”

Community Corkboard | May 14 – June 10, 2020

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

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.

Think Local: What Does it Mean to be a Tahoe/Truckee Local?

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We asked community members. Here are their answers.

AquÍ en Tahoe, Hablamos dos Idiomas

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Who are we, Tahoe/Truckee? Thinking local starts with people, and demographic data shows an overwhelmingly White-identifying population followed by significant Latinx-identifying populations.

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.

Working for Our Food: Why I Set Out to Eat Only Local

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Tiffany Connolly challenged herself to only buy food that was grown within 150 miles. Here’s why.

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.