I’ll admit it. I once believed in New Year’s resolutions.
I have been a member of every health club in town at various times in my 14 years as a Nevada County resident. The junk drawer that was an organized and efficient use of space on a mid-January day has reverted to its chaotic mess of papers, pens, clips and other odds and ends that have no home. I bought laundry baskets to stay organized. The clean basket of unfolded laundry has now become a permanent part of living room decor.
It’s not all a loss. I’m old enough to learn from my experience and mistakes. Resolutions, for me, don’t work. When I was ready, I found a fitness regime that works and am able to make time in a hectic schedule to keep it going. Turns out, laundry baskets can’t actually fold and put away clean clothes. With young children, two dogs and a full-time job, I’m OK with looking at a pile of laundry for a few days.
It’s a wrinkled world.
Which is why, when we decided to improve the look and readability of Prospector, we stayed away from resolutions.
You may have noticed some small changes in the past month to the cover. Rather than resolve to improve our publication, we made it happen in time to celebrate the New Year.
The changes are not just skin deep. Prospector is now available for free, in racks and online. Subscribers will still receive it inside The Union, delivered to their home every Thursday. On Saturdays, it is now available in racks around Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Alta Sierra, south county and even north Auburn. That brings the weekly entertainment guide’s circulation up to 19,000.
Prospector’s reach on entertainment and events in the community is second to none. We are proud to deliver a balanced, diverse publication that focuses on the vibrant Sierra foothills arts scene. As with any change, we welcome your thoughts and ideas to further improve what we do each day.
I hope you enjoy the new look.
Have a happy, safe New Year!
Features Editor Brett Bentley can be contacted at email@example.com.