The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Oct. 4-10 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Oct. 4-10

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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 Oct. 4-10 at

1. What could ‘Godzilla’ El Niño mean for Lake Tahoe?

Fall is in the air and the El Niño winter hype machine has begun. Will this be the end of four down snow years in the Tahoe Basin?

With some forecasters calling for the potential for the biggest El Niño event on record, founder Joel Gratz and Tahoe-area weather aficionado Bryan Allegretto can’t say for sure, but there are some positive indicators for substantial precipitation.

Page views: 1,604

Originally published: Monday, Oct. 5

2. Truckee man arrested on felony burglary charge, meth possession

A Truckee man was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary after authorities say he broke into the Fast Lane gas station on Highway 267 and stole several packs of cigarettes and lottery tickets.

According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4:51 a.m. to a report of a burglary that happened during closed hours. Anthony Allen Criswell, 42, was eventually arrested and also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was booked on $10,000 bail.

Page views: 862

Originally published: Monday, Oct. 5

3. Truckee’s new community makerspace finds a home at the airport

In the true fashion of a makerspace, it took the cooperative efforts of a talented community to bring the Truckee Roundhouse home.

That’s what the 11 collaborators from the Truckee community might say now that the Roundhouse has found residency at Truckee Tahoe Airport, following an Aug. 26 unanimous decision by its board to approve a lease for the nonprofit.

Page views: 677

Originally published: Friday, Oct. 2

4. Sierra Sun Publisher’s Note: Moving on from North Tahoe-Truckee and the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza newspapers publisher Michael Gelbman announced his resignation on Oct. 5, bringing an end to his six-year tenure with the publication.

Gelbman will be moving to Kentucky where he plans to spend more time with his family while working at the advertising director with the Ashland-based publication, The Independent. His last day with the Sun-Bonanza is Oct. 23.

Page views: 616

Originally published: Monday, Oct. 5

5. Lake Tahoe Marathon returns this week for 20th running

Runners from Hawaii to New York flocked to the Lake Tahoe Basin last week for four days of running, paddling and swimming as part of the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Marathon.

But it is not so much about who comes in first in each of the numerous events. It’s the atmosphere.

Page views: 475

Originally published: Tuesday, Oct. 6

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