Next week, Oct. 3–9, is National Newspaper Week. This is a good time to consider the state of the industry and the state of our local papers. To paraphrase Mark Twain, a newspaperman himself, reports of the industry’s demise are greatly exaggerated.
The way people consume information is changing rapidly, and we hear frequently the death of newspapers is imminent.
This week, county supervisors found themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to lie in order to do the right thing.
A year ago they suspended the process for raising rates for Intermountain Disposal's service area. At the time they said they wanted to see a management audit of both of the county's waste haulers, IMD and Feather River Disposal/Waste Management, before they made their decision. The audit has been completed and found both operators do a good job. The supervisors were set to proceed with the rate increase.