Thursday, April 30, 2020
To my loyal readers and advertisers, it has certainly been a journey. What started as a kid asking questions has turned into a full publication with a long and varied history. For over eight years we have served as Yachats’ local paper, and it has been a pleasure. Together, we have journeyed through the history and life of our town, revealing its highlights for all to see.
As the years have passed, I have changed along with the town and its people. To put it plainly, I am no longer the wide-eyed eight-year-old I was when I started this. As a 17-year-old high school graduate, and soon to be college student, I have been exposed to the world as it is, not as I want it to be. Because of this, I am no longer able to truthfully deliver the quality of content that has made the Gazette since its inception. One of the things that made the Gazette special was my total innocence and naivete, and I simply no longer possess those qualities. We were considering this conundrum for a while before now, but the corona assault has brought the matter to a head.
As such, I hereby announce that the Gazette will not produce another issue and that the process of resolving its transactions and debts has begun. For advertisers, this will mean that anyone who has paid ahead will have their payments refunded, and while we would appreciate if those who are behind could settle their accounts, it is by no means necessary. Please only even consider it if you can afford to do so safely; I shall not be a contributing factor to the wave of business closures if I can at all help it. All outstanding payments for the issues produced in 2020 are hereby forgiven, and we shall be sending out invoices alerting people of our payment policy shall be sent out shortly, hopefully within the month.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting my journey through childhood and making me the person I am today. Much of my development and knowledge base, as well as my understanding of the world, is directly due to the Gazette, and I believe that it has given me a unique and special understanding of our world. To all, I wish good health, and a safe, grand 2020.