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In the coming weeks and months, the Hermiston Herald will be reinventing itself in an
effort to reach more people in the greater Hermiston area by providing the news and
information that is most important and relevant to our community.
That effort starts with a new look and a change in our print distribution schedule —
the Herald now comes out in print exclusively on Wednesdays — but it doesn’t end there.
The issue you are reading now is an effort to get the newspaper in the hands of people
who may not have read the Herald in a long time, or perhaps have never seen it. We hope
you like what you see enough to choose to subscribe, pick it up regularly at a newsstand,
or turn to our website at www.hermistonherald.com to see what is new in our community.
You will also be able to find links to some of our stories through our Facebook page and
through our Twitter account online.
We want to put out the best possible newspaper for you but we are going to need
your help to tailor our coverage to the needs of our community. So please tell us what you
like about the paper and we also need to know things you do not like so we can best
decide how we will use our staff time and print space to cover the things most important
to our community.
Thank you for taking a fresh look at the new-look Herald. We also encourage you to
take a look at the advertisers in this issue who are the backbone of our growing
community. The are also supporting the mission of making sure Hermiston and the
Hermiston Herald have a local-based news, circulation and advertising team to serve
readers and businesses here.
Thank you for your time. We hope you will make the Hermiston Herald a regular
part of your week.
Gary L. West
Editor of the Hermiston Herald
Hermiston Herald
333 E. Main St. Hermiston, OR
Previous assignment: Two
years as managing editor of EO
Media group’s page design center
in Salem. Before that he was
associate editor for the Capital
Press, the company’s agriculture
newspaper for 8 years.
Other journalism experience:
Various edition jobs over 10 years
at newspapers in Victorville,
Porterville and Palm Springs,
California, and various editing,
reporting and photojournalism
positions at newspapers in
Hermiston and Coos Bay, Oregon.
Education: 1989 graduate of
Oregon State University with a
bachelor’s degree in technical
journalism, 1984 graduate of Echo
High School.
How he got into journalism:
“An interest in photography led
me to working on the yearbook
staffs in high school and college
and eventually to the college
newspaper. A family friend, who
worked at the East Oregonian,
helped me get a summer job
working in the photo lab at the EO
and have been working at
newspapers ever since.”