Post-Record subscribers have been receiving letters in the mail during the past several days, informing them of a significant change that will be implemented later this month.
On July 28, the Post-Record will publish its first Thursday morning edition. It marks a major change from the Tuesday afternoon delivery schedule that has been in place for decades. The final Tuesday edition will publish July 19.
Post-Record office staff have already been receiving phone calls from readers communicating their comments, questions and concerns. Some say they prefer the delivery day and time to remain the same. However, many others have indicated that being able to receive their newspapers first thing in the morning will be a welcome event. Greeting the morning with a cup of coffee and the area’s local news is how they prefer to start their day.
The decision to make this change wasn’t easy, and required several months of planning.
Over the years, readers have consistently inquired about the possibility of offering a morning edition. While this input played a role, the driver for switching from a primarily youth carrier delivery in the afternoon to early morning adult motor route delivery has to do with the Post-Record’s struggles to find and retain those youth carriers. Delivering a newspaper route was once a time-honored tradition for many local families. But times have changed. Boys’ and girls’ schedules are now packed with sports, lessons, events and other after-school activities that often do not leave time for a job.
The Post-Record is the Camas-Washougal area’s source for local news coverage. This will not change. The newspaper also wants to provide its readers with consistent, reliable delivery of the news. The switch to an early morning publication is the means to make this happen.