The News Editorial: Gearing up for year 4
February 3, 2022
This week’s issue of the Northern Wyoming News completes our third year returning to our roots and returning to a weekly newspaper.
We appreciate the community’s support and especially our readers who have continued along with us on our journey.
For the most part the community has adjusted to the weekly but we still hear from our readers that they miss a daily newspaper and on occasion we will get an inquiry if we will ever go back to a daily.
My answer to that is I don’t know, but what I do know for certain is that our staff works hard on this weekly publication to provide a variety of news and entertainment every week, hitting newsstands on Wednesday evenings and mailboxes on Thursday.
Our press route drivers over the past three years are to be commended as we have not missed a publication or been late to the post office since we switched to a weekly and switched where we are printed.
As I have reminded you over the past three years, the Northern Wyoming News is not alone in the state with more weeklies than dailies.
There are currently only five daily newspapers in the state — Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne, Laramie Boomerang, The Ranger in Riverton and The Sheridan Press, none who print a publication seven days a week.
In 2020 the Casper Star-Tribune changed its print publication from seven days a week to five days a week. They do not publish a printed newspaper on Monday and Tuesday. Those two days are available digitally only.
The Tribune Eagle, which eliminated Monday print days in 2018, also eliminated Tuesday print days in 2020, with digital information provided on those days.
The Laramie Boomerang and The Ranger print five days a week and The Sheridan Press prints six days a week.
There are 36 weekly newspapers in Wyoming, a few who publish twice a week but the majority publish just once a week.
The goal of every newspaper in the state, whether daily or weekly is to bring the news that is important to our readers.
This is why we are gearing up to be covering the Wyoming State Legislature during the budget session and gearing up for a full schedule of WESTI Ag Days. February looks to be a busy month. Our sports coverage will be busy as well with our local high school teams soon to be wrapping up regular season play and gearing up for the post season.
Some say nothing happens in a small town or small city, but there is plenty to cover in Worland, Ten Sleep, Washakie County and the surrounding area.
We look forward to covering it all for you in 2022, our fourth year as the weekly newspaper the Northern Wyoming News.