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Online subscriptions a bargain

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By Doug Bell

We believe we have some pretty impressive publications here at Evergreen Newspapers, and the Colorado Press Association recently offered support for this assertion with 14 awards in its annual newspaper contest.
The honors included five first-place awards in the categories of Sports Story, Sustained Coverage, Public Service, Deadline Reporting and News Story. The 14 awards mark the biggest total so far in my five years as editor here.
But putting out high-quality weekly newspapers is not an easy or inexpensive endeavor. And though we want our content to be spread as far and wide as possible, we’ve decided that giving away our stories and photos online is no longer possible.
Starting today, the websites for Evergreen Newspapers will move to subscription-only access. You’ll still be able to access some popular features online: Our community calendar, Happenings, will still be free. But the vast majority of our content, including weekly slide shows and video, will require a subscription to view.
If you already subscribe to a print version of the newspaper, don’t worry: A simple sign-up process is all that’s required to maintain full access to the website.
Non-subscribers can choose a free 30-day online trial. After 30 days, readers have the option of becoming a subscriber, with access to both print and the online product, or can subscribe to the online product only.
But only print and online subscribers will continue to receive e-mail blasts and e-mail news updates when breaking news happens.
To subscribe to the online or print editions, visit www.canyoncourier.com, or call Piper at 303-350-1030. If subscribing online, look for the “Subscribe” button at www
.canyoncourier.com.
Non-print subscribers located anywhere, either in or outside Jefferson County, can sign up for an online-only subscription for $30, which provides full access to the website at a price well below that for non-county print subscribers.
We work hard to produce these newspapers and value every one of our readers — so we hope you’ll keep reading online through a Web subscription if you don’t subscribe to the print version.
Thanks for your support, loyal readers. We’ll keep writing award-winning stories. All you have to do is keep reading.

Doug Bell is the editor of Evergreen Newspapers.