Sun-Herald to become a weekly newspaper
The Colusa County Sun-Herald will change to a once-weekly publication starting in August.
Publisher Paula Patton said the scheduling change will allow for delivery of a full, comprehensive mid-week news and advertising package.
"This is a move we make after much soul searching," Patton said. "We understand how important newspapers are to their communities and feel this move to a once-a-week publication ensures that you will be delivered a quality paper."
The weekly newspaper will be delivered to readers every Wednesday. The Aug. 3 publication will be the last Saturday edition. Home delivery will continue to subscribers and the paper will also be available from newsstands around the county.
Staff members are looking forward to increasing the amount of locally written content delivered to readers while also adding a "community news" page featuring reader-submitted news of weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, clubs, churches and more. Local history notes are being planned, and the opinion page will be localized.
The staff will use the Web to update residents more frequently in between weekly print products. The site design will be updated in the near future; local staff members will have access to update content throughout the week at www.colusa-sun-herald.com. The Sun-Herald site in June drew 120,987 page views from 23,363 unique visitors.
Changes are also planned for the Sun-Herald's sister papers. The Orland Press-Register and The Willows Journal will be combined into one publication covering Glenn County. That paper, as well as the Corning Observer, will also be publishing once per week on Wednesdays. Emphasis for each of the once-weekly papers will continue to be on local news and sports.
• Offices will remain open. The Colusa office is at 249 Fifth St. Readers, sources and advertisers can call 458-2121. Subscribers should call 1-877-741-1313.
• Production and printing of the papers has been handled at the Appeal-Democrat plant in Marysville for some time and will continue, including page production and editing.