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Opinion: Free Press expands news coverage in Fruita

With all of the recent changes and shifts in the Grand Valley’s media landscape, the Free Press is proud to say that we are here for Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade.

Beginning with this edition we will be running up to four pages a week dedicated to Fruita news, events, and businesses. We see value in being the community news source for our great partners. Since Fruita is one of Mesa County’s major hubs of business, agriculture and tourism, it is vital that we provide the support it needs to get news and information out to the public.

As we have been developing this plan we have had the benefit of meeting with several community members; and we are excited at the prospects this partnership creates for both our readers and the Free Press. Over the next few weeks we will be continuing to meet with the many stakeholders in Fruita’s community.

The future of newspapers is tied directly to the communities we serve. For the Free Press that includes Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade. We live and die by the support of our readers and advertisers. As we begin this project, we need your help. We have a limited staff and rely heavily on our readers to provide their take on what is occurring locally. If you have an event, news item, letter to the editor, or photos from around town, please send them into the paper.

This is also true for all of our readers, regardless of where you live. If you have ideas for stories, opinions about something that you read, or events you want to share, please send them along. The Free Press prides itself on being the voice of the Grand Valley. We believe in the simple notion that we are the people’s newspaper that is focused on what makes our home unique and interesting.

The Free Press is here for you; we have been since we first opened our doors in 2003. When we look to the future of the Grand Valley, we see opportunity and plan on continuing to support all of the things that make our community great.

When we look to the next 10 years, we see potential. Where others have closed doors and stepped back, we see opportunity. We are your paper, and we will continue to cover news that is important to you.

Ben Rogers is general manager of the Free Press. He may be reached at brogers@gjfreepress.com.

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