By Judi Curry
Anyone who has been reading my articles for the past six months should know that I spend a week a month in North Dakota – Fargo, because that is where the airport is, and Blanchard, because that is where my friend the Cowboy resides.
On a recent Saturday before the election it was necessary to go to a farm equipment store for some replacement parts for Cowboy’s tractor. While he was dealing with the owner, I was browsing the counters and came across the “Hillsboro Banner” newspaper of Friday, October 24, 2014. And found the perfect solution to the newspaper problem we have here in San Diego.
I was made aware of this solution when I looked over the sample ballot that Cowboy was getting ready to fill out for mailing, for there, on the ballot, was this item:
And in the Hillsboro Banner was a long editorial entitled: “Banner remains Traill’s only locally owned paper.”
It goes on to say that “this week’s issue will be the most widely read edition of the newspaper in its 135 year history. Voters headed to the polls will be asked to pick either the Hillsboro Banner or the Traill County Tribune to serve as the county’s office newspaper for the next four years!”
Can you imagine voting for the “Official Newspaper of San Diego County” for the next four years. I wonder who would be the contenders?
The San Diego Free Press
The OB Rag
The Daily Transcript
The Voice of San Diego
Oh, sorry, forgot one – the Union/Tribune.
Or maybe a few others not listed.
What a trip that would be not even to have the U/T around during election times. I think North Dakota might know something we should be looking into.
Imagine, an official county newspaper! Of course poor Doug would have to find something else to read in the morning – imagine what joy there would be in having that first cup of coffee and reading the San Diego Free Press!
What do you think?