Can’t keep up? Try the Middle Park Times
July 10, 2008
Too much news. Too many papers.
As a newspaper editor, it took a long time for that to sink in as a legitimate complaint.
At the Sky-Hi Daily News, our small staff works hard to produce as many stories as is humanly possible. Then, we work to get those stories out to you as fast as we can.
We post them on the Web as soon as they are edited. We work late into the night to give you next day coverage of town board meetings and elections. We put out five papers a week ” all that with only three full-time news reporters.
How could anyone complain about that?
But they do. In recent weeks, I’ve heard a few people say ” “I can’t keep up.”
“I don’t make it to town every day and I don’t have Internet.”
“If I miss a paper, I don’t know what’s going on.”
In my newspaper mind, I want people to feel they need to pick up the paper every day to know what’s going on.
But most of Grand County, I’ve come to understand, lives at a different pace.
Until recently, this was a weekly newspaper kind of place. News came out for each town, bundled into one weekly newspaper ” and that format suited some readers’ lifestyle.
From the number of papers that get picked up every day, I know there are a lot of people out there who enjoy the daily newspaper.
But for those who live far from town or who are too busy to read the paper every day ” I always recommend picking up the Middle Park Times.
If you haven’t picked up a copy of the Middle Park Times since October, you may not know that it is a “week in review” paper. It’s available by subscription, but it’s also available for free at almost every post office in Grand County and in the newsstand in front of our Granby office.
I personally sift through the previous week’s papers and choose the best and most relevant stories. Then I repackage them into the Middle Park Times, usually according to town.
Since the majority of subscribers live out of the county, I’m sure to include any stories relating to taxes. I include all the births, obituaries and engagement announcements.
The real estate transactions and the jail log and court reports are in there, too.
If you don’t pick up the paper every day, there will still be things you miss. But if you are out of town for a few days and want to catch up on what happened while you were gone, picking up a free copy of the Middle Park Times is a great way to do that.
If you have any questions, call me at (970) 887-3334 ext. 19600, e-mail email@example.com or stop the newspaper office at 424 E. Agate Ave. in Granby.
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