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.

In the Social Know

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Become a bona fide Tahoe/Truckee citizen by following the right social media accounts. Rachel Arst McCullough breaks down how to stay informed and connected locally without spending hours on social media.

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.

Hope for Humanity: A Show of Solidarity in a War-Torn Region

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Bud Haley felt an unexplained pull to the war-ravaged nation of Ukraine to somehow offer help. He found himself in Poland, and what he witnessed along the way left a lasting imprint on his soul.

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.

Deepcember Diaries

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By the Moonshine Ink Reporting Team It was a December to remember. Nearly 18 feet — or 214 inches, to be precise — of snow fell over the span of 23 days on Donner Summit, making...

Learning the Lay of the Land

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To become a bona fide Tahoe/Truckee citizen, you gotta sign up for the right email newsletters.

Treasure Trove of Transfer Fees

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Bit by bit, transfer fees from residential developments around Truckee have provided $30 million to regional nonprofits, funding environmental efforts, workforce housing, kids programs, and more.

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.