After a hiatus almost three years long, the Local Rag is back. The website is already up (obviously, since you’re reading it!), and the comeback issue will be in advertisers’ businesses at the Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 6th. We expect to return to our old system of mailing to all P.O. Boxes and street addresses in the area shortly thereafter.
Let’s take a few questions from the audience. Anyone? Bueller?
Who can we thank for this wonderful news?
Your editor-in-chief Heather Robson and publisher Gary Robson. The rest of the family is involved, too. More on that later.
Will it be just like the old Local Rag?
Sort of. Except that it’s now 74.3% localer than before. You won’t be reading about Obama and Pakistan and Lady Gaga here, just what’s going on right here in Carbon County. And because of this spiffy new website, you’ll get your local news ever so much faster.
Why do we need the Rag? We already have the Carbon County News.
The News is the official paper of record. They have to print all the boring stuff. We don’t. The Local Rag is localer, edgier, and more fun. That’s been our niche since the 1990s when Lou Ward started the paper (it was called the Red Lodge Local News back then). It continued with Jean Atherly as editor, and then Kari Clayton, and then Gary Robson. You can bet it will continue with Heather.
Awesome! Sign me up! What does it cost?
Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. The Local Rag is and always has been free. How on earth can we do that when our Red Lodge area circulation is bigger than the Carbon County News or the Billings Gazette? Our advertisers. They’re paying for all of this.
How can I support the Local Rag?
If you have a business, you can support us by advertising either in the paper or on the website. If you don’t, you can patronize our advertisers — and tell ‘em you saw them in the Local Rag.
Ooh! Ooh! I have some news for the Rag! What do I do?
Calm down. This is an easy one. Just select “Contact us” on the menu at the top of the page and fill out the form. That’s all there is to it.