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SierraSun.com gets a facelift, new functionality

Sun staff report

Log on to the Sierra Sun Web site, SierraSun.com, today and you may be surprised.Gone is the big blue navigational rail down the left-hand side of the homepage, replaced by tabs at the top of the page and a new orange and light blue color scheme.Also front and center will be links to recent comments on stories throughout the site, the days events calendar, photo and video galleries and a visitor guide. Further down the homepage and you will find links to the opinion sections, news, sports and entertainment headlines, an online poll and a full-featured events calendar with submissions from the community.The new SierraSun.com offers our readers the opportunity to connect with their community, giving them key features never before available in order to provide them with a deeper sense of community, Sierra Sun Publisher Michael Bennett said.Key new features of new Web site are: Readers will have the chance to get published with the ability to start a blog, share photos, post video and even publish their own stories, some of which will be pulled into the print edition of the Sierra Sun. Users can register on the new site and share their information and ideas with more than 2,500 users daily. As always, readers will have access to all of the complete local news coverage theyve become accustomed to, but with constant updates and more in-depth information about their community. The new interactive calendar helps readers navigate their way through life, with the ability to add their own events, and request reminders be sent via e-mail or text message.

Readers with questions about how the new Web site works should first check out the post in the news section. Or feel free to contact Web Editor Paul Raymore at webeditor@sierrasun.com or (530) 550-2652.The Sierra Sun is part of the Sierra Nevada Media Group, which includes the Nevada Appeal, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe World, Tahoe Daily Tribune, The Record-Courier, the Lahontan Valley News as well as two major tourist Web sites, Reno.com and Tahoe.com. For more information or to answer additional questions, please contact Publisher Michael Bennett at (530) 587-6061.