Prescott Daily Courier to cease Saturday, Monday printings

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The Prescott Daily Courier is cutting back on its print editions due to a lack of resources brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Prescott Newspapers, Inc. announced this week it will temporarily halt publishing of The Daily Courier on Saturdays and Mondays, the newspaper reported.

Publisher Kit Atwell says the newspaper is dealing with a “drastic shortfall” thanks to a drop in advertising from local businesses, which are also struggling.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued a “stay at home” order on March 30 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The order calls for only essential businesses like grocery stores and pharmacies to remain open.

The change in publishing will take effect Saturday and April 13 until further notice.

Prescott Newspapers also publishes the Prescott Valley Tribune and Chino Valley Review.

The newspaper reported, however, that is online traffic has gone up substantially in recent weeks. Print subscribers also have an all-access digital subscription.

The Daily Courier was established in 1958 as part of Western News&Info.

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