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Editorial - Ten reasons to subscribe to the paper

Why should I subscribe to the newspaper when I can go to its website and get the news?

That's a question we hear time and time again and while we appreciate the visits to our website, there are still plenty of reasons to get the printed version of the paper.

Here are 10:

1. Anywhere you go, the newspaper can go with you. No laptop, wireless connection or PDA required.

2. When you subscribe, you're guaranteed to receive all our money saving coupons and inserts. In addition, some of the printed features, including the Echo Press "Extra" sections are only included in the print version of the paper.

3. You can read the newspaper while standing, sitting, eating, taking a break or just about anywhere else.

4. If you read a story you like, you can tear it out and save it and not have to pay to read it 14 days later when it goes into a paid archive system.

5. You don't have to sign in, register or remember your passwords to enjoy your newspaper.

6. Your newspaper has great quality photos and type on large pages (without having to zoom in).

7. Your newspaper is affordable, disposable and easy to replace. If it's lost or stolen, it's no problem.

8. Your newspaper is made of recycled paper with no toxic materials and will be recycled time and time again.

9. Newspapers are portable, flexible and can be used for many things after you're done reading them.

10. The newspaper will never "crash" or "go down" due to network issues.

We thank all of our long-time subscribers for renewing the Echo Press year after year. (And we look forward to seeing many of them at our Douglas County Fair again this year when they renew.)

One of the most enjoyable parts of our job is hearing satisfied readers say how much they look forward to getting the paper twice each week in the mail.

If you've never subscribed to the paper before or haven't received it in a while, we invite you to give us a try. We're making a greater effort to make the paper more "newsy" than ever with more local stories and exclusive content about the local community that you won't find anywhere else.

As always, we encourage readers to send us story ideas, tips and suggestions. We are, after all, your hometown newspaper.