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Sun Tribune becomes part of Columbia Basin Herald

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | October 21, 2020 12:00 AM

As times change, newspapers are changing, and positive changes are coming to The Sun Tribune. The Sun Tribune will become part of the Columbia Basin Herald to provide readers with more local and regional news.

The Sun Tribune’s publisher, Bob Richardson, said the paper will become a section in the Wednesday edition of the Herald, starting on Oct. 28.

Caralyn Bess, regional publisher of the Columbia Basin Media Group, said making the change provides more value for Sun Tribune readers, who will continue to receive the south Grant County and Adams County news, and stories from the Herald as well. Bess said the expanded Columbia Basin Herald will cover the entire basin, just as its name states, with an added section that provides the local news that readers are used to getting in The Sun Tribune.

While the look of the paper will change, the coverage of Othello, Warden, Royal City, Mattawa, Desert Aire and the surrounding areas will be the same, if not better, Richardson said.

“We are excited to see the growth happening in south Grant County and in Adams County, and look forward to growing right along with our communities. By pooling our resources, we are able to give our readers more,” Richardson wrote.

Subscribers who are accustomed to receiving some of the inserts, such as the grocery store ads, will continue to receive them, Richardson said, and will actually get more grocery inserts. Readers will also have the opportunity to receive the Columbia Basin Herald on Fridays as well.