The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 23-29

Staff report
Truckee native Stacey Cook was among a large group of racers from the Tahoe area named to the 2015-'16 U.S. Alpine Ski Team.
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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 Nov. 23-29 at

1. Lake Tahoe weather: Ski resorts report more than foot of fresh snow Wednesday

Anywhere from 1 to 2 feet of snow was recorded by the end of Wednesday, Nov. 25, at upper Sierra Nevada elevations throughout the Truckee-Tahoe area, according to reports from the region’s ski resorts provided in this web-only story.

It was the fourth snow storm of November, and it was the biggest, dumping the most snow across the region to date, setting up solid conditions for Thanksgiving weekend.

Page views: 4,278

Originally published: Wednesday, Nov. 25

2. Lake Tahoe weather: NWS upgrades to winter storm warning; foot of snow possible

This web-only story shared various updates and previews of the National Weather Service’s forecast for the Tuesday-Wednesday Sierra storm that produced heavy winds and plenty of snow coverage.

Page views: 2,598

Originally published: Monday, Nov. 23

3. Lake Tahoe-Truckee athletes named to U.S. Alpine Ski Team

Fifty-eight athletes, including a dozen from the Tahoe area, were officially named to the 2015-2016 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during a public celebration to kick off the Audi FIS World Cup tour on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Highlighting the local list are Olympians Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan and Tim Jitloff on the Men’s A Team, and Julia Mancuso and Stacey Cook on the Women’s A Team.

Page views: 1,120

Originally published: Monday, Nov. 23

4. Truckee Police Logs: Suspect arrested with ‘bulk marijuana, burglary tools’

The latest batch of Truckee Police logs included the following entry for Nov. 12: “At 2:03 a.m. at an undisclosed location, an officer contacted a subject walking around a closed busies. A consent search of the subject’s vehicle revealed ‘bulk marijuana, a stolen vehicle and possession of burglary tools.’ The suspect was arrested and booked.”

Page views: 765

Originally published: Thursday, Nov. 26

5. eBay to join Tesla with major data center at Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center

Online marketplace giant eBay will build its fourth major data center at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Reno. According to the web-only story, the deal was finalized Nov. 18 when the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development board approved a series of sales, business and personal property tax breaks for the company.

Page views: 587

Originally published: Monday, Nov. 23

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