Fire forces change in Tribuneís format

By Cloann McNall

Due to a fire Monday in the printing plant on Grangemont Road the Clearwater Tribune has a new look this week. Page size is smaller, as readers will notice.

After 100 years of the paperís page size measuring 14x23 inches it is now 11x21 inches. Plans are to continue the new format but the type size, news and advertising content will remain the same. 

Plans for the printing plant are undetermined at this time. During the past 10 years of the paper being printed in Orofino the Clearwater Tribune has stayed the larger size format while most other papers have down-sized pages to offset printing costs.

The Clearwater Tribune had been printed out of the area for 30 years until 10 years ago, when Barney Mowery moved Central Idaho Offset (CIO) printing plant from Grangeville to the shop on Grangemont Road and assumed printing of this paper, as well as several other area papers.

The Clearwater Tribune, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, was printed on a hand fed press in the back of the Tribune until the early 1970ís when the paper was switched to offset printing. After that it was printed for several years by CIO at Grangeville and later at the Daily News in Moscow.

Itís business as usual at the Tribune as we forge ahead with a new format in 2012 after 100 years of looking the same. Wish us well, please.