You may have noticed some changes at The Daily Triplicate during the past months, and we're pleased to announce that more are on the way.

We're always looking for ways to expand our coverage of local events. Because of that, this spring we're adding a fifth reporter to our staff. In addition, our parent company, Western Communications Inc., has created a Washington, D.C., bureau to cover federal issues of interest to northern California and Oregon. An intern at that bureau will cover news specific to Del Norte and Tuolumne (home of our sister paper in Sonora) counties through June.

We also recognize that people increasingly are accessing news in different ways than just the printed page, so we're constantly improving our Web site. You may have noticed we now archive all stories that fit the andquot;10 Issues to Address in 2007andquot; categories. By week's end, we'll add a search engine and photo gallery section, the latter of which we'll be adding many picture suites about local news items and events.