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Top 5 web-only stories this week

Compiled by Caitlin Row
crow@tahoedailytribune.com
Lila Lapanja of Incline Village overcame an injury-filled 2015 season to record her first World Cup points in early 2016.
Courtesy Sarah Brunson / U.S. Ski Team |

1. Learn about coyotes, a species known to be prolific around Lake Tahoe.

“Coyotes will snatch a pet, given the opportunity, but coyotes do their part in nature by keeping the rodent population down,” wrote Toree Warfield, a columnist for Sierra Sun on Tahoe’s North Shore. “Be diligent with small pets and learn to appreciate the craftiness of the wily coyote that can cozy up to a badger, no less.”

2. Meet Lila Lapanja, an Incline Village resident and member of the U.S. Ski Team.

According to U.S. Ski Team’s Megan Harrod, “Both on and off the hill, an amalgam of balanced intensity, grace, flow and a little bit of mystery emanates from Lapanja. It’s likely that these same character traits connect Lapanja to the snow leopard, and one of the many reasons she recently became their official ambassador. When Lapanja is at her best, she feels she embodies the traits of the snow leopard and is living life the way she was meant to live.”

3. Learn how millennials vacation with a report from Melanie Wong of Vail Daily.

Wong wrote: “For people ages 18 to 34, gone are the days of timeshares or second homes that they return to throughout the year (although there is still some of that). Instead, researchers say that millennials aren’t partial to ownership, preferring instead to rent a condo or home with friends or family. They want a unique, high-quality experience, whether that’s a bike race or music festival, and they want to be connected, both through social media and to the place they’re visiting.”

4. SnowGlobe adds Kaskade to 2015 lineup.

According to Lake Tahoe Action, “American DJ and producer Kaskade has been added to the lineup for this year’s SnowGlobe Music Festival, which takes place Dec. 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe. The festival focuses mainly on electronic dance music but also includes dance bands and hip-hop artists.”

5. Could a big winter impact Lake Tahoe clarity? Margaret Moran of Sierra Sun explores this issue.

“Amid serious drought, hopes are high this winter will be a snowy one — but with big storms comes the potential of negative impacts to Lake Tahoe’s famed clarity,” reported Moran. “Recent forecasts continue to predict El Niño will likely continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter, bringing the chance of above normal precipitation for southern California and below normal for the northern portion of the state.”

Head to Tahoe Daily Tribune online (http://www.tahoedailytribune.com) 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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