Changes coming to Daily Times’ newspaper size

Daily Times Staff report

news@rawlinstimes.com

RAWLINS — Changes are coming to the Rawlins Daily Times and it’s one we believe our readers will enjoy.

The width of the Daily Times will decrease approximately two inches beginning with Tuesday’s newspaper.

Daily Times General Manager Missey Turney said the reason for the change was simple.

“We’re doing this to become more uniform with other newspapers in our company, like the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang,” she said. “This will also make it easier for us to cross-sell in other markets along the Interstate 80 corridor.”

When the Daily Times changed from a tabloid to a broadsheet in August 2014, Turney said the publication received plenty of complaints from readers not liking the new size.

That switch was made for the sake of available presses to continue printing the newspaper.

“I believe this will be a good compromise between our tabloid and our broadsheet sizes,” Turney said.

“This will make it easier to read the Daily Times at your kitchen table or wherever you’re drinking your cup of coffee.”

But it’s just the size that’s changing at the Daily Times.

“We’re still going to have great stories, great ads and great photographs,” she said.

Editor Chad Abshire agreed — news coverage won’t be changing along with the size.

“The newsroom and the people who create your local paper on a daily basis aren’t changing,” he said. “We’ll still have loads of local content each day, maybe even more. It’s just the newspaper you read it on will be a bit smaller.”

This isn’t the only change in the works we believe our readers will enjoy, but the publication will share more on that when the time comes.

As always, the Daily Times encourages the community to get involved with their local newspaper. Send us your comments, letters and photographs, as well as story ideas.

We think you’ll enjoy our new size and welcome your thoughts on the change. Give us a call at 324-3411, email us at editor@rawlinstimes.com and mturney@rawlinstimes.com or drop by our office at 522 W. Buffalo St.

Thanks for your support, Carbon County. Without you, we don’t exist.

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