The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, June 1-7 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, June 1-7

Firefighters extricate the body of a driver of a full-size SUV who died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning.
Isaac Brambila/Tahoe Daily Tribune |


“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.

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from June 1-7 at

1. Driver and dog killed in crash

Darlene M. Hall, 75, of Skyforest, Calif., was killed in a solo vehicle crash the morning of June 3 near Cave Rock on Tahoe’s East Shore.

She was traveling northeast on Highway 50 when she veered off the road in a 2009 GMC Yukon to the right and traveled a couple of dozen yards before striking several large boulders head-on. Alcohol or drugs were not suspected to be a factor. One dog was reported dead in the incident and a second was seriously injured.

Originally published: Wednesday, June 3

Page Views: 2,157

2. El Dorado County investigates Tahoe Wellness Cooperative

El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies launched an investigation on the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative on June 1, forcing the business that sells medical marijuana to close down for most of the day.

Agents from the state’s Franchise Tax Agency, Board of Equalization and Department of Insurance were also present for the delivery of a search warrant. At the time, no charges were filed.

Originally published: Tuesday, June 2

Page Views: 2,095

3. Resident rattled by snake

Chad Davis found a 3- to 4-foot long rattlesnake under his porch on Treehaven Drive in South Lake Tahoe on June 2. El Dorado County Animal Services safely captured the snake and relocated it to an unpopulated area of the county. There was no known contact with the snake and no injuries were reported.

Originally published: Thursday, June 4

Page Views: 1,595

4. Two people, dog uninjured in Tahoe City house fire

A fire seriously damaged a home at 495 Tamarack Lane in Tahoe City overnight on May 30. The two people and a dog inside were not hurt in the incident.

The home was seriously damaged, but no other structures or surrounding vegetation were threatened. The dog reportedly woke up the home’s occupants, allowing them all to escape safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Originally published: Sunday, May 31

Page Views: 1,376

5. California’s 3-foot bicycle law figures to play role at Truckee-Tahoe

California adopted a law that went into effect last September, requiring drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists on public roads. This story quoted Tahoe-Truckee cyclists and law enforcement officials, who discussed the law’s potential impact while reminding locals that cyclists have to follow road laws, too.

Originally published: Friday, May 29

Page Views: 1,341

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