Changes coming to Courier-Herald papers

By Kevin Hanson and Dennis Box-The Courier-Herald

Changes are on the horizon for The Courier-Herald, reflecting both the evolution of the newspaper industry as well as the new association with Sound Publishing Inc.

The most dramatic change will not be noticed by Enumclaw readers, but will alter the content of Enumclaw's sister publication in Bonney Lake.

Beginning with the Aug. 6 edition, that publication will begin covering Sumner and will be renamed The Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald.

The Courier-Herald newspapers were purchased by Sound Publishing June 3. After the purchase was complete, Sound decided to merge its Sumner publication, The Sumner Reporter, and the Bonney Lake Courier-Herald. The Sumner Reporter has been publishing for about one year. The Bonney Lake Courier-Herald has been published for nearly five years.

Shawn Skager, from The Sumner Reporter, will move to the Courier-Herald office in Enumclaw and cover Sumner news and events.

Readers of both the Enumclaw and Bonney Lake/Sumner papers will see a change on the Views page. Both will begin publishing syndicated columnist John Carlson in place of Adele Ferguson.

The B Section will feature a new section titled “Community Clicks.” We will be asking folks from the community to contribute their pictures for the page, which will also include photos by newspaper staffers.

The Community Click page will be published the first Wednesday of each month in place of the Art Focus in Enumclaw the Our Town features in Bonney Lake/Sumner.

The stories from Arts and the Our Town section will still be in the paper as regular features.

Another change for both papers is the name of the senior section, which is published third week of the month.

The section will now be called Life Waves.

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