The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Oct. 11-17 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, Oct. 11-17

A coyote is seen prowling in the wild in Nevada.
Nevada Department of Wildlife |

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Oct. 11-17 at

1. Fatal wreck near Donner Summit shutting down westbound I-80 for hours

A fatal vehicle accident last Thursday afternoon forced officials to shut down westbound Interstate 80 near Donner Summit for many hours.

According to a California Highway Patrol statement at about 3:30 p.m., the closure on I-80 westbound, west of Castle Peak, lasted about 9 to 10 hours as crews investigated the cause of the collision that killed one person.

Page views: 2,387

Originally published: Thursday, Oct. 15

2. California wildlife officers will inspect cars at I-80 bug stop in Truckee Sunday

State officials have started conducting wildlife checkpoints in October and November in Truckee to reportedly promote safety, education and compliance with laws and regulations.

According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, officers were at the California Department of Food and Agriculture Inspection Station (the bug station) Interstate 80 in Truckee on Sunday, and they also will from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 22.

Page views: 683

Originally published: Thursday, Oct. 15

3. Be cautious of Lake Tahoe’s wily coyotes – Toree’s Stories

The howling of the coyote is an eerie sound, often accompanied by a series of yips, yet the howl is but one of at least 11 different sounds falling into three categories: alarm, greeting and contact.

A much-repeated urban legend has it that the coyote will send out a lone scout to lure pets away from the safety of their homes and into the jaws of a waiting pack — a tale sprung from the tendency for dogs to give chase to a lone coyote, who naturally runs toward the safety of its pack.

Page views: 422

Originally published: Thursday, Oct. 15

4. Documentary coming to Tahoe dissects struggle between corporate ski resort, nature-loving community

Alpenglow Sports partnered with Patagonia and Sweetgrass Productions to present “Jumbo Wild,” a documentary highlighting the 24-year fight over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley,” on Oct. 20.

The film documents the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and the ever-increasing development interests in wild places — specifically the proposed 1,500-acre Jumbo Glacier Resort in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains.

Page views: 331

Originally published: Friday, Oct. 16

5. Obituary: Deborah Ann Lund

Deborah Ann Lund, 63, died September 16, 2015, three weeks after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.

Debbie spent most of her time raising her two boys while working at Tahoe Lake Elementary, North Tahoe Intermediate, and Glenshire Elementary as a Teachers Aid.

Page views: 319

Originally published: Wednesday, Oct. 7

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