TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - The Sierra Sun will launch a new online news presence beginning next week.
The digital version of the Sun, along with those of its sister papers at Lake Tahoe and in Truckee - the Tahoe Daily Tribune and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - are combining into one lakewide news website at www.tahoedailytribune.com. The enhanced website goes live Wednesday, March 13.
Next week, Sun readers are encouraged to poke around the new site to see what's offered and where. Access to all of our online content - from news stories to the paper's e-edition to the events calendar and much, much more - will continue to be free, as has been the Sun's tradition for years, both in print and on the web.
Further, while the main page of www.tahoedailytribune.com features top news stories, entertainment and recreation features and sports content throughout the greater Truckee/Tahoe region, the website also boasts separate North Shore and South Shore editions.
Stories and content specific to Truckee, Tahoe City and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe can be immediately accessed at www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore. The South Shore edition can be viewed at www.tahoedailytribune.com/South Shore.
For readers used to typing in the familiar www.sierrasun.com, that same URL will be redirected to www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore.
Readers will see more news and features both on the home page and on the front pages of the North and South editions. Each page features a carousel that will be updated when fresh content is published, rotating through the top news and photos of the day.
And back by popular demand, the ability for users to comment on stories and opinion pieces is returning with the launch of the new lakewide website. Our comments section will be powered through Facebook.
The website is designed to be easier to read no matter what platform readers use - desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone - and its design is based directly on reader feedback and research on how people use the Internet.
The best way to learn about the new site, other than looking around and clicking on various features, is to view an online user guide that highlights the changes and new features. This feature will be a mainstay on the site's front page for the near future.
Questions about the new website can be directed to the paper's managing editor, Kevin MacMillan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.