Top 5 web-only stories this week |

Top 5 web-only stories this week

Compiled by Caitlin Row
Squaw Valley skier Travis Ganong launches off of the lip at the Red Tail Jump during downhill training at the Birds of Prey World Cup on Wednesday in Beaver Creek. Ganong hopes to make this a memorable season after recording his first World Cup win last year.
Courtesy Justin Q. McCart |

1. Head online to see the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2015 Nonprofit Wish List.

“Each year we collaborate to bring you a wish list during the holiday season,” organizer Jean Eick wrote. “This year, we asked nonprofits to submit a Fund-a-Need program or item that will help them make a difference in the Lake Tahoe Region.”

2. View an online photo slideshow of Tahoe skiing, including a Lake Tahoe surf shot.

According to North Shore’s Sierra Sun, “ … sunshine is forecast into the weekend, making for ideal bluebird early season conditions.”

3. Tahoe-area skier Travis Ganong leads Americans into Birds of Prey event in Colorado.

“The 27-year-old Squaw Valley skier said he is feeling confident after taking third in the downhill at Lake Louise and barely off the podium (tied for fourth) in the super G, and is looking forward to unleashing at Beaver Creek,” reported Vail Daily’s Melanie Wong. “Birds of Prey is his kind of course, he said, and it has historically treated him well — he took silver on the downhill course here during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February.”

4. Learn about using Instagram as part of your 2016 business plan.

Milena Regos, founder of Out&About Marketing in Incline Village, said, “Start by following 20-30 people and see what they are posting. You can connect it to your Facebook profile, and Instagram will automatically tell you which ones of your Facebook friends are already on Instagram. From there, you will start seeing the benefits of the channel for a business. I invite you to connect with me @milenaregos to follow my travel adventures from Tahoe and around the world.”

5. South Lake Tahoe police encourage everyone to be aware of package theft around the holidays.

According to a Tribune staff report, “South Lake Tahoe police officers arrested two people from Gustine, California, on Thursday, Dec. 3, for allegedly stealing a package from a Tanglewood Avenue porch. …To prevent theft, it’s suggested that a trusted neighbor arrange to pick up or hide the package once it’s delivered. Another suggestion is to post home security signs in a visible spot or to invest in a video surveillance system.”

Head to Tahoe Daily Tribune online ( to read these stories and more. The Tribune’s website is updated daily with a variety of local and regional news, including breaking news, food, entertainment, recreation and opinion.

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