Well, here we are again.
The Richmond News is back to publishing twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.
It is with genuine regret, we saw the closing of the Richmond Review last week. Although we have been in competition for more than 30 years, none of us in the community newspaper business want to see a paper fold.
I know the decision was not made lightly by our parent company, Glacier Media, as after 83 years, the Review held an esteemed place in the community, and in the hearts of many readers.
For us at the News, the closing has meant going back to our old publication schedule — but with a difference.
When we reinvented ourselves as a weekly last April, we put a lot of thought into our new identity.
We moved letters to the front and tried to give the paper a more personal feel. All that will remain. The only difference is that our Thursday paper will come out on Fridays.
The Wednesday paper, on the other hand, will be more news-focused, at least in the front of the paper.
In the back pages, we will feature business and our Pulse Page (Photos from the weekend).
Also, we will introduce a new arts section. We have always covered the arts but have never given it a designated space. On pages 23 and 24, you’ll see Arts Listings, a preview of a play at the Sharing Farm and kids’ book reviews. This is something we aim to build over time.
So, here we go, and we hope you’ll come with us.
Because despite the flux, what remains constant is our commitment to readers and our desire to be a forum for your voices.