I’m in Tahoe this week, and a story is playing out here that will sound all too familiar to resort towns across the country. Lots of visitors. Employee shortages. Rising housing and rental prices. “In Tahoe, the hiring crisis is reverberating across the region and inextricably tied to the housing crisis. Summer is a marathon of a season here, and historically, businesses have staffed up accordingly. This year though, with a shorthanded workforce, businesses are unraveling.”

+ In other news from this region… CHP Truckee officials: Don’t set your car on fire to scare away bears. (It feels like this message should have been delivered by Smokey the Bear.)