To the editor:

Congrats to the Hermiston Herald on its newfound print audience! I was thrilled to learn that the paper will be delivered to every household in town beginning this month. This is a great publication and community asset, and knowing that it will reach more people than ever before is a good thing for all of us.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jade McDowell since she first moved to Hermiston, and she’s the kind of editor you want running a local paper — focused, creative, empathetic and curious.

I encourage everyone reading this, especially those who are holding this paper for the first time (or the first time in years), to make time each week to actively engage with the Herald. Read the news and features and get to know more about your town, and then write or call in with story suggestions, letters to the editor, or even just a word of encouragement.

Hermiston is an incredible and diverse community and deserves a voice that represents those values. The Herald can be that voice if we all get involved.

Daniel Wattenburger

Hermiston

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