The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Aug. 31-Sept. 6 | SierraSun.com

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Staff report
The deteriorating Hirschdale Road bridges — one that spans the Truckee River (pictured) and the other over Union Pacific Railroad — are planned to be retrofitted to address their seismic and structural deficiencies.
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Editor’s Note

“The top five online” is a weekly report of the top five online stories the previous week, in terms of overall page views and reader interest as shared through social media. To stay up to date with our online news, visit SierraSun.com, or follow the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on Facebook.

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 at http://www.sierrasun.com.

1. Tahoe City duo ride waves of loss, support to establish clothing brand

North Lake Tahoe natives Cody Lieberman and Alec Griffith are the masterminds behind the People of Tahoe brand, which embodies a naturalist-meets-spiritualist essence, while capturing what it means to grow up in the adventurous playground known as the Tahoe Basin.

Created in 2010, People of Tahoe specializes in hats, T-shirts, and stickers, with success spreading across the shores of Lake Tahoe and beyond thanks to bold graphics, colorful prints and a close-knit crew of creators and supporters.

Originally published: Tuesday, Sept. 1

2. Tahoe-Truckee utility districts urging residents to be smart when flushing

Regional sewer collection agencies, including the North Tahoe and Tahoe City public utility districts, Truckee Sanitary District, Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency, and Squaw Valley Public Service District, are putting out a call to action to customers: Keep things that don’t belong in your toilet out of said toilet.

That means anything from paper towels, napkins, sanitary products, and hair and finger nail clippings — even items marketed as “flushable.”

Originally published: Monday, Aug. 31

3. Authorities investigating more vandalism at two North Lake Tahoe churches

Authorities are investigating two more Incline Village church vandalism incidents that occurred overnight Aug. 29, the latest in a trend of destructive crimes at the community’s places of worship.

The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church and The Village Church sustained considerable damage, including broken windows and equipment, and severed ropes and Christmas lights. Further, a suspect or suspects attempted to cut down the outdoor wooden cross at The Village Church

Originally published: Sunday, Aug. 30

4. Tahoe Ten: Fireworks and other Labor Day Weekend events you can’t miss

The Sierra Sun’s weekly “Tahoe Ten” feature is published online each Thursday and provides a glimpse of 10 upcoming weekend events that visitors and locals should consider checking out.

Last week’s Tahoe Ten previewed a bevy of Labor Day weekend events throughout the Truckee-Tahoe region.

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 3

5. Two historic Sierra Nevada bridges no longer slated for demolition

Based on public feedback, the proposed demolition of the two dilapidated Hirschdale Road bridges east of Truckee has been scrapped for an alternative that would retain the overpasses.

The bridges — one that spans the Truckee River and the other over Union Pacific Railroad — are planned to be retrofitted to address their seismic and structural deficiencies.

Originally published: Monday, Aug. 31