Herald named Poulsbo’s official city newspaper

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Herald has once again been awarded the status of official city newspaper after a unanimous city council decision last week. The Herald came in as the lowest bidder against the Bremerton Sun.

This is the North Kitsap Herald’s third consecutive year as official city newspaper. Look for the city to advertise notices and ordinances exclusively in the Herald, barring any community emergencies, when a wider range of notices will be posted.

The bids were announced at the July 18 city council meeting, when city finance director Al Juarez presented the city’s recommendation. The Bremerton Sun offered a bid of $3.25 per column inch. The Herald’s bid was nearly $1 lower at $2.40 per inch. The council voted the Herald as the official paper, with an exception of urgent situations, during which ads in the Bremerton Sun would also be used.

The North Kitsap Herald has a circulation of 13,238, while of the Bremerton Sun’s 27,200 readers, less than 5,000 are in the North Kitsap region.

Herald publisher Donna Etchey said having a good working relationship with the city is a priority for the paper because readers rely on finding pertinent information in its pages.

“Working closely with the city is always important because we are dedicated to local community news,” she said. “We cover the city inside and out. People really do look to the Herald to find that information.”

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