Growing with Truckee: Local life, local people, local news – now twice a week. |

Growing with Truckee: Local life, local people, local news – now twice a week.

Today marks a milestone in the 134-year history of the Sierra Sun. The Sun has proudly served the Truckee community each week for more than a century. Today, the debut edition of our “Weekend” paper hits the newsstands. We now proudly offer the Truckee readers, two editions a week: One on “Midweek” Wednesday (delivering news a day early) and the other on the “Weekend” Friday. This is not the first time the Sun has been more than a weekly paper. The archives tell us that the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza joined forces to publish twice a week during the 1970s, not so long ago.

Today also marks a sort of milestone for me: I’ve just passed one year with the paper.

A year ago, I was introduced to Truckee at the Follies. I still can’t look at some local businessmen without picturing them in tights singing “Greased Lightening,” but that’s another column. My first year, has been a considerable learning experience. Truckee is a vital, lively community with a number of critical issues. It deserves a vital, lively newspaper. It’s my mission to deliver that.

Part of my assignment when arriving in Truckee was to take a look at the market, talk to readers, advertisers and residents, and evaluate the need for added publication days.

This trial balloon has been floated on more than one occasion. Is Truckee demanding more than a weekly paper? I spoke to a number of you, and the answer is yes.

Today we’re proud to bring you the new Weekend edition. The Weekend edition features all of the local commitment of the prior Sierra Sun Thursday issue, along with some lifestyle content celebrating the reason we live here. The cornerstone of the Sierra Sun remains local life, local people and local news. It’s your news, and it’s something we hope to be a part of for another 134 years.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you as readers and grow with you as a community.

Jody Poe can be reached at 587-6061 or

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User