The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Sept. 14-20 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Sept. 14-20

On Monday, Sept. 14, crews demolished the 941 building after it sat vacant and boarded up for nearly a year.
Margaret Moran / North Lake Tahoe Bonanza |

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Sept. 14-20 at

1. 2 bodies found at Truckee motel; deaths deemed ‘suspicious’ (updated)

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death case after two bodies — a man in his late ‘40s and a woman in her late ‘60s — were found the afternoon of Sept. 16 at Richard’s Motel near Donner Lake.

“…The deaths are being treated as suspicious,” TPD Sgt. Robert Womack said in a statement. “However, there is no reason to believe anyone else is involved and there is no threat to public safety.”

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 17

2. Ironman Lake Tahoe: Breaking down all of Sunday’s road closures

The Ironman Lake Tahoe race took over North Tahoe-Truckee’s highways this past Sunday, meaning a variety of travel delays and road closures were on tap, from Highway 28 in Kings Beach down and up to highways 267 and 89 in Tahoe City and Truckee, and roads in Truckee were also closed.

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 17

3. Time-lapse video: Truckee’s Mini Mousehole bores through railroad tunnel

The town of Truckee and Caltrans last week announced that crews successfully bored through the Highway 89 Mousehole undercrossing to reach the next phase of the long-awaited pedestrian tunnel project.

The “Mini Mousehole” is now completely through the Union Pacific railroad embankment at the crossing between Deerfield Drive and West River Street. As for what’s next, while most of the work is expected to finish this fall, some will continue before it’s fully finished in spring 2016.

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 17

4. North Tahoe building that stood since 1964 demolished, property on market

The 50-year-old structure that once housed Stanley’s Restaurant at 941 Tahoe Blvd. off Highway 28 in Incline Village was demolished on Sept. 14 after it sat vacant and boarded up for nearly a year.

Built in 1964, the building’s most recent tenant was Nine41 Eatery & Bar. The restaurant closed abruptly on Oct. 20, 2014, after being open for about a year and a half. The property is now on the market.

Originally published: Wednesday, Sept. 16

5. Make no mistake: Lake Tahoe Ironman course one of world’s toughest

Ironman was the name of the game at the North Shore, as 2,000 finely tuned athletes from across the world put their stamina to the test in the Ironman Lake Tahoe and Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe triathlons this Sunday.

Many athletes commenting before the race referred to it as one of the world’s toughest due to our elevation gains here.

Originally published: Friday, Sept. 18

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