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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Hypocrisy of Convenience

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It can’t stay hot in an Amazon box.

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.