The Beachcomber has long been a valuable resource for the Vashon Island community, providing readers with vital, engaging and thought-provoking local news. For the first time in decades, however, The Beachcomber’s purchase rates are increasing.
Effective July 15, 2019, The Beachcomber single-issue price is increasing from 75 cents to $1. For home delivery, a yearly subscription is rising from $30 to $45, a two-year subscription from $57 to $85, and off-island mailing will increase from $57 to $75. The cost of unlimited digital access will increase from $30 to $39 a year. The home delivery subscriptions will continue to include unlimited digital access.
“Our circulation has maintained its readership while other print papers have had to face a decline,” said Beachcomber publisher Daralyn Anderson. “To have been able to stay at the same rate for so long is unheard of in any industry.”
The new prices reflect the rising cost of production, as well as the rising cost of bringing quality journalism to the community.
“We’re thankful to have been able to keep prices low for so long,” Anderson said. “We appreciate the community’s ongoing support of our newspaper.”