Unofficial start to the new year, ‘Weekend’

By: Susan Belknap Editor
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Happy New Year! Although it’s not officially 2010 yet, 2009 will soon be just a memory. And as you can tell from our main story on page 1, it was quite a year. There have been lots of changes in our nation, our community and even our publication. We’ve even have a new face on our reporting staff. Longtime reporter and Roseville resident Nathan Donato-Weinstein has left the paper for the big city of San Francisco. While we miss having Nathan around, we look forward to our new reporter, Eric Laughlin writing stories on Roseville and Granite Bay happenings. As for the paper itself, in May of this year all of our Gold Country Media newspapers underwent a facelift. We think the paper is easier to read and navigate. We changed the nameplate on page 1 and we’ve provided a number of navigation aids to help you move through the paper, locate important stories and get key pieces of news and information at a glance. While this redesign has hopefully helped our readers find the way through our pages easier, it has not detracted us from providing our readers with as much local news we can find. We’ve covered all sorts of crime stories, feel-good features and we’ve tried to stay up with all the changes going on at the Roseville City Hall. And we look for continued improvement in 2010, both in the Wednesday edition that reaches most Roseville and Granite Bay residents, and the Saturday edition that goes to paid subscribers. Beginning Saturday The Press-Tribune will begin carrying America’s most popular weekend magazine, USA WEEKEND Magazine. If you haven’t read USA WEEKEND’s fresh, timely slant on the people and trends that affect our lives, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. USA WEEKEND Magazine’s blend of entertainment, news and consumer information is the perfect companion to the Saturday Press Tribune’s mix of community stories, deep high school sports coverage and great local shopping values. USA WEEKEND extends your Saturday read with celebrity news, health and food news, consumer advice and financial tips. The magazine’s annual health reports on women, men, families and children are a must-read, as are the topical editions that cover such issues as emerging technologies, fashion, pets, finance, travel, TV, home & garden and summer movies. And don’t forget about sports. Just as our sports editor Kurt Johnson works tirelessly to bring you the scores, highlights and heroes from the field, court and diamond, USA WEEKEND will showcase the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics and NASCAR in upcoming editions. USA WEEKEND is carried in more than 700 newspapers nationally, and we feel it will fit in well with our readership family. If you’re already a paid subscriber to the Press Tribune, just sit back, relax and welcome the new addition to your Saturday read. If you receive the paper on Wednesdays, get acquainted with USA WEEKEND by purchasing a Saturday edition in newsstands around town. Better yet, have the Saturday edition delivered to your home by calling 774-7900, and one of our friendly customer service staff members will be happy to set up your annual subscription. All of us at The Press Tribune wish you all the best for the 2010. Susan Belknap can be reached at