Top 5 web-only stories this week |

Top 5 web-only stories this week

Go ahead. Take a loaf off. This holiday cake bread starts with a box mix, and ends with an easy crowd pleaser.
Courtesy Simone Grandmain |

1. Watch Tahoe Daily Tribune’s Sebastian Foltz make turns at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Monday (video).

According to Foltz, “Guest were treated to bluebird skies Monday and mid-season conditions on open terrain. Snow was deep enough to make skiing in the trees possible. Chair 6, which was open over the weekend, was closed Monday. Officials with the resort said the closure was due to wind.”

2. Sugar Bowl Resort on Tahoe’s North Shore will open Saturday, Nov. 21.

“The resort will remain open Sunday, Nov. 22, closing Monday through Wednesday next week, then re-opening for Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29,” reported Sierra Sun in a staff report.

3. Make pumpkin bread with an online recipe courtesy of Simone Grandmain, a travel and food writer based in the Truckee-Tahoe region.

4. The Associated Press said power lines are a top cause of wildfires.

“California lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.”

5. Tahoe-Truckee’s most recent snowstorm last weekend resulted in anywhere to a few inches to a foot of the white stuff. More snow is predicted Thanksgiving week.

Sierra Sun reported that “Kirkwood Mountain Resort was the big winner from Sunday’s storm, recording 14 inches at its summit, according to Vail Resorts. Closer to North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley ski resort reported 11 inches up top, while neighboring Alpine Meadows received 7 inches. Near Truckee, Northstar California also recorded 7 inches of snow, while 4 inches fell at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe.”

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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