The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, April 6-12 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, April 6-12

This image from the film shows a black bear approaching a vehicle on a street in broad daylight.
Courtesy NineCaribou Productions |


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

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from April 6-12 at

1. Obituary: Ricky Taylor

The obituary shared the life of Ricky Taylor, 28, who passed away at home on March 31, 2015. Taylor was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, where he attended South Tahoe High School and graduated in 2004.

Originally published: Tuesday, April 7

Page views: 3,756

2. From Tahoe to Hollywood: Local girl making name for herself

This article shared the story of Tahoe City native Nicole Todd Isbell, who graduated in 2005 from North Tahoe High Scholl and has since transitioned to a career as an actress in Hollywood, where she now is known as Nik Isbelle.

She’s been finding work in theater productions, television shows, commercials, music videos, web series, short films, feature films and modeling.

Originally published: Thursday, April 9

Page views: 2,720

3. Spring snow hits Lake Tahoe

This web-only story recapped an early spring snow storm that brought a handful of inches of snow here and there to various high-elevation areas across the Truckee-Tahoe region. Despite providing skiers one last hurrah for the 2014-15 season, the storm did little for the region’s dwindling snowpack.

Originally published: Tuesday, April 7

Page views: 2,517

4. South Lake Tahoe woman charged with gross vehicular manslaughter

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department arrested Olga Nayeli Peña Arce, 21, on April 8 in connection with a suspected DUI car crash that caused the death of South Tahoe resident Aimee Campos, 20, in November.

According to police, Peña Arce was driving 77 mph in a 35 mph zone when she wrecked, and her BAC was “well above 0.08 percent.” She is being held at the El Dorado County Jail on $250,000 bail.

Originally published: Thursday, April 9

Page views: 2,267

5. Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada human-bear conflicts subject of film

The Washoe County Health District recently produced a film showcasing the Incline Village and Reno-Galena areas and how Sierra bears are becoming increasingly bolder with human interaction.

While the 25-minute film — also available on YouTube — focuses on Washoe County, it includes helpful tips and reminders that resonate across the greater Truckee-Tahoe region in terms of being bear aware.

Originally published: Wednesday, April 8

Page views: 1,761

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