Post-Record will transition to a Thursday morning publication

Change will take place starting July 28

Deadlines and Contacts

The Post-Record will begin publishing on Thursday mornings on July 28. The final Tuesday afternoon edition will be delivered July 19. The new deadlines will be:

News

  • Milestones - Monday at 10 a.m.
  • Around Town - Monday at 10 a.m.
  • Letters to the Editor - Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Obituaries - Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • Advertising

  • Display ads - Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Classified display ads - Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Classified line ads - Tuesday at 4 p.m.
  • Legal notices - Monday at 5 p.m.
  • The new customer service phone number for questions related to circulation will be (360) 694-2312. It will be open weekdays, from 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends and holidays from 6 a.m. to noon.

    All other questions can be directed to the Post-Record’s main line number at (360) 834-2141.

    This month will mark a major milestone in the history of the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.

    The 108-year-old weekly community newspaper will switch from a Tuesday afternoon delivery schedule, to a Thursday morning distribution.

    “The possibility of shifting to morning delivery is something many of our readers have inquired about over the years,” said Managing Editor Heather Acheson. “We think this will improve the newspaper’s ability to get the latest Camas-Washougal news into readers’ hands quickly and efficiently.”

    The transition to an early morning publication also means that the Post-Record will no longer be delivered by the boys and girls who have traditionally — primarily through walking and bicycling routes — served as newspaper carriers. Instead, adult carriers will take on this responsibility exclusively.

    According to Circulation Manager Shelly Atwell, this change will address what has in recent years become a significant obstacle — finding kids who are able and willing to fit a weekly newspaper route into their already busy schedules.

    “It will allow us to get newspapers on the streets earlier in the day, which is something customers have requested numerous times,” Atwell said. “Of course, it also means that we will no longer have youth carrier delivery. That was a tough decision for us. We have struggled to get youth interested in applying for delivery positions, which has made it increasingly challenging to provide reliable delivery of the Post-Record to subscribers.”

    The final Tuesday edition will publish on July 19. Once the new delivery schedule begins on July 28, readers can expect to see the Post-Record arrive at their homes, as well as on newsstands, by 5:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.

    “Post-Record employees take a lot of pride in being the Camas-Washougal’s area’s source for local news coverage,” Acheson said. “This commitment to community journalism will remain steady as the newspaper begins publishing on Thursday mornings.”

    Newsroom staffers Dawn Feldhaus, Dan Trujillo, Danielle Frost and Acheson will continue to cover the Camas-Washougal area, with beats including high school sports, Camas and Washougal city governments and school districts, the Port of Camas-Washougal, Hometown features, personality profiles, and local events and festivals.

    The newspaper’s website, www.camaspostrecord.com, as well as Facebook and Instagram pages and Twitter feeds will continue to augment the print edition, and will be updated throughout the week with breaking news and special events coverage.

    The Post-Record currently has approximately 3,000 subscribers. The newspaper was founded in 1908. Since 2005 it has been owned by The Columbian — Vancouver’s family-owned daily newspaper.

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