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The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, April 20-26

Julia Mancuso voiced her support last week for Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows CEO Andy Wirth.
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EDITOR’S NOTE:

“The top five online” is a weekly report of the top five stories the previous week at http://www.tahoedailytribune.com, in terms of overall page views and reader interest as shared through social media.

To stay up to date with our online news, visit http://www.tahoedailytribune.com, or follow the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on Facebook.

Below is a recap of the top stories from April 20-26 at http://www.tahoedailytribune.com.

1. Man threatens to jump from eighth-story ledge

Police and numerous emergency personnel responded to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Stateline just after 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, for a report of a man who was threatening to jump from the eighth-floor ledge. At 4:55 p.m., he was safely taken into protective custody.

Originally published: Friday, April 24

Page Views: 2,265

2. Julia Mancuso opinion: My friend Andy Wirth is a good guy

Amid varying opinions of the recent announcement that a gondola will be proposed to connect Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, Squaw native and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso penned a letter to the editor that lauded the resorts’ CEO, Andy Wirth: “Andy is a super authentic, friendly, and talented person. I know him personally, and simply put, he is a good guy.”

Originally published: Tuesday, April 21

Page Views: 2,143

3. Boy, 13, killed by train near Truckee late Sunday afternoon

Anthony William Schafer, 13, of Sun Valley, Nev., was hit by a train at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on a double-track bridge near Farad Road, located roughly halfway between Truckee and Reno. Schafer was killed in the incident, which remains under investigation.

Originally published: Monday, April 20

Page Views: 2,111

4. Truckee Police Logs: 86 pounds of pot leads to three felony arrests

The logs for the Truckee Police Department included the following entry for April 13: “Information was received of bulk marijuana being delivered to the Truckee area. Surveillance was conducted, two involved vehicles were located. A search of involved vehicle revealed approximately 86 pounds of processed marijuana. Three suspects were arrested for narcotics violations and conspiracy.”

Originally published: Thursday, April 23

Page Views: 1,727

5. ‘True Squallywood legend’ | Tahoe photographer beginning road to recovery after spinal cord injury

For the second week in a row, this heartwarming story of Tahoe photographer and well-known Squaw Valley local Jason Abraham’s scary ski accident, which damaged his spinal cord and broke sections of vertebrae, was among our top-read stories.

Originally published: Friday, April 17

Page Views: 1,462


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