For all of us who work in the downtown office on Third and H and at our press and distribution facility in Smith River, today is very special. We hope that you feel the same as we embark together on this next chapter in the history of news coverage in Del Norte County.
The original “message” was written by James Yarbrough in 1979. Del Norte Triplicate file
We have planned and prepared for the launch of this new Del Norte Triplicate for weeks. We’re excited about unveiling this hyper-local community newspaper under our new flag — the redesign of our lighthouse logo that incorporates our new name — that isn’t really new at all.
On April 18, 1979, the Del Norte Triplicate celebrated its “100th Anniversary of Newspapering.” In that commemorative issue, Triplicate publisher and vice-president of Hadley Newspapers, Inc., James J. Yarbrough wrote, “The newspaper to me is the mirror of the community. It shows the good, the bad, the indifferent, sometimes perfectly; sometimes imperfectly. In that mirror, we see our shortcomings and we are given the opportunity to improve.”