The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Sept. 21-27 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Sept. 21-27

Ryan Hall of Truckee climbs over Brockway Summit during the Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Sept. 21-27 at

1. Ironman done with Tahoe due to ‘adverse environmental and weather conditions’

Poor environmental and weather conditions led Ironman officials Tuesday, Sept. 22, to abruptly cancel future Lake Tahoe events, three days after the 2015 triathlon drew thousands of people to the region.

The news came after representatives at several North Tahoe businesses praised the Sept. 20 event, expressing their desire for Ironman to continue here.

Page views: 5,281

Originally published: Tuesday, Sept. 22

2. Small fire near Northstar California sparked by illegal campfire

Regional fire crews worked together to quickly put out a quarter-acre wildfire near Northstar California, west of Highway 267, the afternoon of Sept. 21 before it was able to threaten surrounding vegetation.

A Calfire-led investigation indicates the blaze started from an illegally abandoned campfire.

Page views: 1,751

Originally published: Tuesday, Sept. 22

3. Ironman Tahoe: Officials ‘disappointed,’ yet optimistic about future

While local officials expressed disappointed last week after Ironman’s announcement it won’t return to Lake Tahoe, many also expressed gratitude for the time the triathlon did spend in the area, saying the region is set up well economically for years to come.

Page views: 1,160

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 24

4. Man likely on drugs arrested in Truckee after wrecking truck into tree

Truckee authorities arrested David Wayne Johnson, 52, of Sacramento, last Thursday after police say he was on drugs during a late-night pursuit that ended with him ramming his truck into a tree and injuring a female passenger.

He was booked on suspicion of felony charges of driving under the influence and causing injury, assault with a deadly weapon, and evading police. His bail is set at $75,000.

Page views: 1,001

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 24

5. Tahoe residents flood TRPA with criticism of ridgeline campground idea

Members of the public last week levied heavy criticisms of the multi-acre Brockway Campground proposal above Kings Beach.

Concerns including traffic and public safety were expressed during the Sept. 23 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board meeting at the North Tahoe Event Center, where the proposal served as an informational item. The board took no action.

Page views: 987

Originally published: Thursday, Sept. 24

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