The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Dec. 7-13 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Dec. 7-13

Conditions were prime at Northstar on Friday morning after the Truckee-Tahoe region received roughly 2 feet of snow from last week's storm.
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“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, or follow the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on Facebook.

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Dec. 7-13 at

1. Sierra history: Top 5 snowiest winters ever for the region

For the second week in a row, this story from Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin that detailed the top five snowiest winters ever for the Tahoe-Truckee area was our most popular story online.

For those keeping score, the winter of 1938 marks as the worst (or, best?) of all time.

Page views: 4,216

Originally published: Friday, Dec. 4

2. Lake Tahoe weather: ‘Several feet of snow’ possible with Thursday storm

This web-only story first published Monday the 7th, and updated the next two days, discussed the National Weather Service’s forecasts for the winter storm that hit Tahoe last Thursday.

While initial forecasts suggested “several feet of snow” would fall, the storm ended up bringing more than 2 feet in some locations, still a significant dump for December.

Page views: 3,690

Originally published: Monday, Dec. 7

3. Medical marijuana delivery services in Truckee face uncertain future

This story discussed how the town of Truckee and regional medical marijuana delivery services are reacting to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s action on Oct. 9 to sign into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The act, effective Jan. 1, consists of three separate bills that cumulatively regulate medical cannabis dispensaries, delivery services and cultivation.

Page views: 1,113

Originally published: Tuesday, Dec. 8

4. Uber revving up service on both sides of Lake Tahoe; not everyone on board

Continuing to expand its ride-sharing service across the country, Uber launched last week on both sides of Lake Tahoe.

Officials with Uber and Squaw Valley lauded the move as a step forward for the Tahoe region in terms of high-season transportation, while others, such as local tax cab company Tahoe Independent Taxi Group, criticized Uber’s presence in the Tahoe market.

Page views: 798

Originally published: Wednesday, Dec. 9

5. Caltrans: 237 employees ready for Tahoe-Truckee area snow removal

This story unveiled Caltrans’ staffing and equipment plans for snow removal along state highways and Interstate 80 for this winter.

In District 3, which includes roadways in Northern Sierra counties, staffing is at 576 employees. Of that, 185 employees are assigned to the I-80 corridor from Auburn to the Nevada state line, while highways 28, 89 and 267 have a combined 52 employees.

Page views: 728

Originally published: Tuesday, Dec. 8

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