The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, March 30-April 5 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, March 30-April 5

The “Castle on Lake Tahoe” is listed at $26 million.
Courtesy Sierra Sotheby’s |


“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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Below is a recap of the top stories from March 30 to April 5 at

1. Obituary: Chantel Wahlgren Young

The obituary detailed the life of Tahoe local Chantel Young, whose life was celebrated Saturday, April 4, at Homewood Mountain Resort. Hundreds of residents attended the event.

Originally published: Monday, March 30

Page views: 6,915

2. ‘Castle on Lake Tahoe’ property hits market at $26 million

Recognized locally as “The Castle on Lake Tahoe,” a 7,249-square-foot home in Lakeshore Drive in Incline Village was recently listed at for $26 million.

The property spans two lots, combining 1.7 landscaped acres with 180 feet of Lake Tahoe frontage, while leaving 95 percent of the property as open space.

Originally published: Wednesday, April 1

Page views: 1,674

3. Tahoe woman collects lottery winnings

A South Lake Tahoe woman claimed her $708,769 winnings on March 30 after nearly matching all numbers during the March 11 Powerball drawing.

Linda Emmons matched five out of six numbers, with the exception of the Powerball, on a $20 Quick Pick ticket to win the money.

Originally published: Monday, March 30

Page views: 1,595

4. Wildfire in Desolation Wilderness started by illegal campfire

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking the public to be aware of fire danger and campfire regulations after a wildfire started March 31 by an illegal campfire at Granite Lake in the Desolation Wilderness.

Forest Service firefighters responded quickly and were able to keep the fire from spreading, despite high winds.

Originally published: Thursday, April 2

Page views: 1,181

5. California drought: Ripple effect of water order flows to Nevada County

Gov. Jerry Brown’s order April 1 for a 25 percent overall mandatory cutback in water use by cities and towns — but not farms — is being called the “most sweeping drought measures ever undertaken by the nation’s most populous state,” and its impacts on communities throughout Nevada County are expected to be large.

Originally published: Sunday, March 1

Page views: 1,141

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