The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Nov. 30 to Dec. 6

Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed a powder day Friday morning at Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit, where a foot of snow was recorded at high elevations.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 at

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

This story from Tahoe historian, nationally published author and professional speaker Mark McLaughlin detailed the top five snowiest winters for the area, based on the history of snowfall measured at Donner Pass. For those keeping score, the winter of 1938 marks as the worst (or, best?) of all time.

Page views: 2,765

Originally published: Friday, Dec. 4

2. Truckee Police nab duo suspected in multiple auto, home burglaries

Truckee Police recently arrested a Reno man and a Truckee woman suspected in a series of recent vehicle and residential burglaries throughout the Truckee-North Tahoe area.

The arrests were made Nov. 21 and Dec. 1, after deputies determined the duo allegedly stole several brand new bicycles from a Truckee business. Both face numerous felony charges after being allegedly tied to other crimes.

Page views: 1,984

Originally published: Tuesday, Dec. 1

3. Tahoe winter parking: How to not break the law, and how much it’ll cost if you do

In an annual effort to make snow plowing easier and keep roadways clear for traffic and emergency vehicles, winter parking rules are in effect throughout the Truckee-Tahoe region. Rules and cost of tickets vary, however, depending on which jurisdiction you reside — Placer County, Washoe County or the town of Truckee.

Page views: 1,254

Originally published: Wednesday, Dec. 2

4. Group pulling plug on Olympic Valley incorporation effort; Squaw says move is ‘step in the right direction’

Incorporate Olympic Valley, the grassroots organization that’s spearheaded the effort to incorporate the community since 2013, announced last week it is withdrawing its petition, based on its perception that Placer County Local Agency Formation Commission staff would be “unyielding in its view” that the proposed town would not be financially viable, despite IOV alleging otherwise.

Officials with Save Olympic Valley and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, meanwhile, lauded the news and said it sets the region up for a better community dialogue moving forward regarding the valley’s future.

Page views: 854

Originally published: Tuesday, Dec. 1

5. Lake Tahoe skiing: Foot of snow recorded from storm – and Thursday Tahoe surfing pics, too!

The first weekend of December, just like November, got off to a wintry start thanks to another small storm that brought about a foot of snow to the Truckee-Tahoe region on Thursday, Dec. 3.

The storm was also a windy one, especially at Lake Tahoe, where several residents took the lake’s waves to enjoy some chilly surfing.

Page views: 832

Originally published: Friday, Dec. 4

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