Starting with the Jan. 3 edition of the Quay County Sun, subscribers will only receive their paper through the mail.
Customers who now have home delivery will have their subscriptions sent via U.S. mail, said Mike Grigg, circulation director for Freedom New Mexico, which publishes the Quay County Sun. Their cost won’t change to the mail price until their current subscription expires.
“In a tightening economy we have to reduce expenses,” Grigg said. “And we’d rather do this than significantly increase the subscription rates. The Quay County Sun is one of the few weekly or twice-weekly papers in our region and in the nation that still provides home delivery.”
Paying a carrier to deliver the paper costs more than the home-delivery subscription price, he said.
The change also will help offset major increases in newsprint and other items used to produce the paper.
“The Wednesday paper will come by mail on Thursday and the Saturday paper will come by mail on Monday,” Grigg said.
He also asked that any Quay County Sun subscriber with a mailing address different from his or her billing or home delivery address to call, toll free, the circulation department at 1-800-819-9925 with the correct mailing address.
Home delivery now runs $42 a year, going to $45 for an annual mail subscription. And new subscribers as of Jan. 1 will pay $45 for a year for 104 issues.
“At 43 cents an issue, readers are getting a great value for their subscriptions,” Grigg said.
Readers who subscribe to the printed paper also have a free subscription to the “e-Paper,” an electronic copy of the printed version that can be found online at: www.qcsunonline.com
Customers also can continue to buy the Sun from newspaper racks at retail stores in Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon, or in front of the Quay County Sun at 902 S. First St.