Click here for more information on our new online news website |

Click here for more information on our new online news website

Kevin MacMillan
My Turn

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dear readers,

We at the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza have received plenty of feedback on the design of our new lakewide website that launched earlier today, Wednesday, March 13.

As a reminder to readers, below is a link to a story we published online and in print a week ago that explains the change:

Still, that only explains so much, so we can understand why people are flooding us with feedback today. One thing we want to wholeheartedly reiterate: The Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza newspapers are here to stay. We have not been sold, we have not gone out of business and we certainly will not stop in our ongoing endeavors to be involved partners among the many communities throughout the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe region.

With that said, here are some quick highlights of our new digital presentation that expound upon the story above and provide some clarity, we hope, as to the future of online news in the greater Truckee/Tahoe basin:

• The online versions of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Tahoe Daily Tribune are now housed on one news website, under On this main page, you will find news and features pertaining to the entire Tahoe/Truckee region — North and South Lake Tahoe, and Truckee.

• On that page, there is a North Shore tab at the top — within this tab is content published by the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Sierra Sun. Under the North Shore tab, you’ll find stories related to Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village and everywhere in between. There also is the South Shore tab at the top, and if you go there, you’ll see South Lake Tahoe-specific news and content).

• The URL for the North Shore section is If you type in our old sites — and — you will automatically be redirected to this North Shore page.

• The entire website does have a Tahoe Daily Tribune header on it, with the slogan “Serving Lake Tahoe and Truckee, CA” — this indicates the entire website covers both shores of the lake and Truckee. Yes, even the North Shore/Truckee-specific pages have the Tahoe Daily Tribune header. We realize this may be confusing to some readers, but rest assured, Sierra Sun and Bonanza will continue to be published on a daily basis.

• Again, neither the Sierra Sun nor the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza are closing up shop. We still have staff in all three of our office locations — Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village.

• The Sun and Bonanza are sister papers to the Tahoe Daily Tribune — we are all owned by the same company, Swift Communications — so the Tribune did not purchase the Sun/Bonanza. We simply combined all three papers into one online news site.

• The print editions of the Sun and Bonanza will still be published (with a subtle redesign as we are launching a new internal content management system at the same time) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as we have been doing the past three years.

• All content in print and online remains free.

• As with the launch of any new digital endeavor, there are challenges, and we’re working around the clock to fix issues related to story searches, the online events calendar, efficient content loading and the online comments system, among others. Please bear with us over the next few days as we take care of the bugs.

• Most importantly, your continued feedback is encouraged. Please send comments to Managing Editor Kevin MacMillan at, and Publisher Michael Gelbman at

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