The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 2-8 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 2-8

Staff report
Trail builder Clif McMilan enters a turn in one of the new trails at Donner Ski Ranch.
Courtesy Greyson Howard |

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. 2-8 at

1. Lake Tahoe weather: Snow advisory extended to 10 p.m., 2 feet possible

This web-only story offered a preview of the National Weather Service’s forecast of the first storm of the 2015-16 winter season at Lake Tahoe.

It was a fitting start to November, as roughly a foot of snow ended up falling. Live updates the morning oof Monday, Nov. 2, let readers know about power outages in Incline Village, an upgraded forecast to a winter weather advisory, and more.

Page views: 5,984

Originally published: Sunday, Nov. 1

2. Sierra storm brings snow, record rainfall throughout Tahoe-Reno; Mt. Rose, Boreal ski resorts to open

The Lake Tahoe ski season kicked off Wednesday, Nov. 4, thanks to the season’s first storm.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe received up to 14 inches of snow up top from the storm that picked up steam overnight Nov. 1 and pelted the region with record rainfall and wet snow into Monday afternoon. Mt. Rose became the first ski resort to open, due to the snow and cold temperatures allowing for continued snowmaking.

Page views: 2,223

Originally published: Tuesday, Nov. 3

3. FiftyFifty owners retract application for new Truckee brewery

Truckee’s Andy Barr and his wife, Truckee Mayor Alicia Barr — who both co-own FiftyFifty Brewing Company — recently rescinded their application to build an 18,500-square-foot brewery on the Arnold property on West River Street, due to time constraints to move forward with needed business expansion, Andy Barr said.

Instead, the Barrs have begun work remodeling an existing 12,000-square-foot building along River Park Place, which shares a parcel line with the Arnold property.

Page views: 1,232

Originally published: Tuesday, Nov. 3

4. Truckee football: Wolverines cap season with Sierra Bowl victory

The 2015 Sierra Bowl on Oct. 31 was touted as a season-ending showdown between two evenly matched, bitter rivals hungry for bragging rights. It certainly lived up to the billing.

After falling behind visiting South Tahoe 7-0 early, Truckee responded with 21 unanswered points and then fended off a second-half comeback attempt to escape with a 21-13 win, ending the Wolverines’ season on a high note with a 5-5 overall record (5-4 division).

Page views: 873

Originally published: Sunday, Nov. 1

5. Donner Ski Ranch near Truckee to open mountain biking trails next year

Donner Ski Ranch near Donner Summit has been working this summer to open as many as five mountain biking trails next year.

While five is the initial goal, resort officials hope to have the ability to build more throughout next biking season, offering trails for different tastes and ability levels, from jumps and technical downhill to trails more suited to the modern enduro bike. To learn more, search “The Bike Park at DSR” on Facebook.

Page view: 799

Originally published: Thursday, Nov. 5

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