The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Feb. 22-28 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Feb. 22-28

A van-sized boulder rolled onto U.S. Highway 50 Saturday evening, Feb. 20, near Cave Rock, on Lake Tahoe's East Shore.
Sebastian Foltz / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

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, or follow the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on Facebook.

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Feb. 22-28 at

1. Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. founder arrested for felony theft

The person who owned Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. locations in Carson City and Fernley, Michael Candelario — who for a more than a year planned to open a brewpub in downtown Truckee — was arrested on suspicion of felony theft Feb. 22 in Carson City.

Candelario could face multiple felony charges stemming from several fraud-related investigations.

Meanwhile, owners of the historic Flying A building in downtown at 10091 Donner Pass Road cut ties with him earlier this year amid contract disputes; since, Engel & Völkers has signed, and the Europe-based real estate company is expected to open this spring.

Page views: 4,312

Originally published: Monday, Feb. 22

2. Search continues in Donner Lake for men feared dead after canoe capsizes

This web coverage updated a few times Saturday and Sunday told the story of rescue crews’ efforts to locate the two man whose canoe capsized into Donner Lake.

Several posts from the Truckee Police Department via Nixle assisted in informing the community about the search, which ultimately ended Sunday with both bodies recovered.

Page views: 3,773

Originally published: Saturday, Feb. 27

3. ‘Race’ movie review: Jesse Owens biopic doesn’t live up to potential

Lisa Miller’s At The Movies film review last week of “Race” was a popular online read. Miller gave the film a “B” (2 and a half stars out of 4), writing that, “The title ‘Race’ is a clever double entendre for a film that doesn’t live up to its potential.”

Page views: 2,433

Originally published: Wednesday, Feb. 24

4. 2 Tahoe bartenders arrested for allegedly selling cocaine to patrons

This web-only story reported how two Incline Village bartenders were arrested in February on suspicion of selling cocaine following a series of undercover sting operations at community bars and pubs.

One of the investigations led the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to seize 9.2 grams of powder cocaine. Both men face felony drug charges.

Page views: 2,109

Originally published: Friday, Feb. 26

5. Massive boulder blocking Lake Tahoe highway lane

Special equipment was required to break up a large boulder that rolled onto Highway 50 on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore the evening of Feb. 20. The 9-foot by 6-foot rock caused a non-injury accident when it came loose near Glenbrook.

It came free from a steep slope ­and rolled across all four lanes of the road before coming to a stop on the other side, blocking the lakeside westbound lane. The rock and debris was removed by the middle of last week.

Page views: 1,441

Originally published: Monday, Feb. 22

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User