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Beginning Oct. 6, The Herald Journal is altering its print schedule by combining the Saturday and Sunday newspapers into a special “Weekend Edition” delivered on Saturday mornings.

The goal of the schedule change is to offer readers a jam-packed edition at the beginning of the weekend, while at the same time helping The Herald Journal adapt to changing economic realities in the newspaper industry.

The package will still include the traditional color comics, coupon inserts, Home Style section, sports section and Parade Magazine insert currently found in the Sunday edition. We will also introduce a new weekly pullout section called “Lazy Weekends” that will include more comics, weekly TV listings, puzzles and more.

The day-change will allow our readers more time to peruse and enjoy our largest paper of the week, plus provide them a full weekend to act on sales and special advertiser offers. It will also allow our production employees and contracted carriers a day off.

Readers won’t miss out on any Saturday or Sunday news. Coverage of community and sports events, including USU Aggie athletics, will still be published online Saturday and Sunday. Our aim is to break local news first online, then to provide our print readers a more in-depth look at Cache Valley news and events.

The Weekend Edition will cost $2 at newsstands and be delivered to subscribers by 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings. No jobs will be eliminated as a result of the change.