Originally Published: July 11, 2018 6:05 a.m.
We’ve been receiving calls and questions concerning our website becoming subscription-based access on Tuesday, July 17. Thank you for your comments, and we appreciate that so many of you recognize that local independent journalism is worth a price.
First, the print edition is not going away and will continue publishing seven days a week. Secondly, to sign up for digital access you have to wait until Tuesday. Also, some items — such as classified ads, legals, public safety notices and breaking news — will remain free.
To help you on Tuesday, Prescott News Network — owned by Prescott Newspapers, Inc. — will have a lot of people answering phones that day.
If you already subscribe to the Courier’s print edition, visit www.CourierFree.com on Tuesday or thereafter and answer the questions to activate your account. If you do not know all of the answers, such as your account number, fill out as many as you can. The system, in most cases, will find your account.
Print subscribers will receive free access to the websites, for up to four devices. You will continue to get the print version as usual, as well as free access to all three newspapers — The Daily Courier / dCourier.com; Prescott Valley Tribune / PVTrib.com; and Chino Valley Review / CVRNews.com — and everything you get as a print subscriber. Readers who have or buy a print-plus-digital package also receive a full complement of additional print features, including weekly and monthly magazines, crossword puzzles, comics, TV listings, money-saving weekly coupons, sales inserts and more.
And, if you have a problem, call us.
For those readers who want only the online version — which will include all three newspapers, in addition to searchable archives and the Courier’s 3-D page-flip versions of the newspaper pages as they were printed — it will cost $4.99 per month or as little as $50 for a full year. There will also be single-day passes for $2.49 per day.
Online-only subscribers receive access to the websites, also for up to four devices. Online readers will see our local news, plus our online coverage including regional, state, national and international news, along with additional online features such as more breaking news briefs, videos, galleries, interactive graphics, online maps, audio extras, events and more.
In addition, all website subscribers will have full access to the Courier’s archives and 3-D website, which showcases the newspaper pages as they were printed.
Call us on or after Tuesday. For more information about this change, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page at www.dCourier.com/faq.
To accomplish this, dial 928-445-3333 or 928-772-1212. For more information, we’ll be happy to run down answers to your questions. Call me at 928-445-3333, ext. 2032. Or call the Circulation Director, John Mihalyo, at extension 1044, or the Publisher, Kit Atwell, at extension 1070.
This is a big step for us and we want you to continue to get the news we produce.