Top 5 web-only stories this week |

Top 5 web-only stories this week

Granlibakken Tahoe in Tahoe City recently served as showcase project for Placer County in a national effort to cut energy waste.
Courtesy Erik Bergen / Placer County Media |

1. Just in time for Halloween ….

According to The Associated Press, “A judge granted a protective order against a warlock on Wednesday, spelling relief for the Salem witch who accused him of harassment. The two squared off in court before a Salem District Court judge, who granted the protective order to witch priestess Lori Sforza. She had accused self-proclaimed warlock Christian Day of harassing her over the phone and on social media over the past three years.”

2. Make Thai tomato soup with a quick online recipe.

3. Tahoe’s Granlibakken ski area receives kudos for energy savings.

“As part of the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy recently recognized Placer County for its strides in energy efficiency,” a Sierra Sun staff report said. “Last week, federal and local officials gathered in Tahoe City to tour Granlibakken Tahoe, the county’s showcase project for the Better Buildings Challenge, which aims to make various buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade.”

4. Incline Village officials discuss bear/trash issues.

According to Josh Staab of Sierra Sun, “Following two years of stricter solid waste enforcement — and with an expected increase in trash containment issues — Incline Village remains divided on how best to address the issue, especially when the conversation turns to human-wildlife conflicts.”

5. Do your part — pick up litter around Lake Tahoe.

“The No. 1 littered item around the lake and indeed the world, is cigarette butts,” columnist Toree Warfield wrote. “It is such a small thing — the excuses for throwing it on the ground are many but in the end, anything we tell ourselves is just rationalizing away bad behavior. While a cigarette butt is small, it is not biodegradable — it is photo degradable, and there is a difference. Organic items are biodegradable, such as paper, coffee filters and grounds or banana peels.”

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