The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 16-22 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 16-22

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Truckee Town Hall was packed with residents the evening of Nov. 16; roughly 300 people were in attendance at the Truckee Planning Commissions meeting’s first day on Canyon Springs.
Margaret Moran / Sierra Sun |

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 Nov. 16-22 at

1. Commissioners delay vote on Truckee’s Canyon Springs development

After 9 hours of public meetings across Nov. 16-17 of last week, the Truckee Planning Commission voted 5-0 to adjourn its hearing on Canyon Springs and continue it at a 6 p.m. Dec. 1 special meeting.

At the meeting, no additional public comment will be taken. Instead, commissioners are expected to deliberate. Should the commission not come to a decision then, there will be time for it to continue and vote on the matter at its regular scheduled Dec. 15 meeting.

Page views: 1,345

Originally published: Tuesday, Nov. 17

2. Obituary: David Masters

David Masters, born September 7, 1954, died on October 24, 2015, after losing his battle with Stage 4 cancer. David loved his family, especially his daughter Abby and his wife Shahri.

He passed away at home, with dignity, his wife and daughter at his side. At David’s request, there will be no funeral. He was a private man and the social activity of a service was not his way.

Page views: 994

Originally published: Tuesday, Nov. 17

3. First Tahoe area skier-caused avalanche reported near Kirkwood

Sierra Avalanche Center forecasters are recommending backcountry users exercise caution following the first reported skier-caused avalanche of the season.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 11, near Elephants Back — a peak near Kirkwood Mountain Resort and State Route 88. One person was reportedly carried approximately 150-200 feet and partially buried. There were no injuries, however, and the group the person was with acknowledged ignoring warning signs.

Page views: 942

Originally published: Sunday, Nov. 15

4. North Tahoe sandwich shop’s organic offerings to include cold-pressed juices

Incline Village’s Mountain High Sandwich Company, owned by Ashley and John Brimm, was the focus of last week’s Meet Your Merchant feature, in the Sun’s business section.

Every ingredient on their menu is organic and locally sourced as much as possible, and the meats options come from humanely raised, sustainable sources.

Page views: 821

Originally published: Tuesday, Nov. 17

5. Truckee-North Tahoe’s last remaining bookstore for sale, may close

After 23 years as owner of The Bookshelf in Truckee, Debbie Lane has decided to list the business for sale, so she may retire. The business at 11429 Donner Pass Road (in the Westgate Shopping Center) is on the market for $55,000, not including the store’s inventory of books, journals and more, valued at roughly $120,000.

The bookstore’s three-year lease is up Jan. 31, 2016. Should no one purchase the business by then, it will close and everything from inventory to fixtures will be sold, Lane said.

Page views: 800

Originally published: Friday, Nov. 12

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