From the Newsroom, New Websites

Changes to the Gales Creek Journal and Banks Post websites

Welcome! We just launched a new clutter-free news site for the Banks Post and Gales Creek Journal. It’s faster and easier than ever to get the important community news in Banks, Gales Creek, Timber, Buxton, Roy, and more news that matters to you. But the new site brings some other changes and we wanted to make sure you were aware of the changes to our websites.

Our digital news service, accessible 24/7, will be available for $8 per month. Here’s why we need to charge:

Most will agree that for a small community like ours, a credible news source is vital — one that informs and binds the community. We work hard everyday to make this a better place for you and others to live. 

Without us, who will keep an eye city council, schools, and businesses as they make decisions affecting your lives? Our reporting holds powerful officials accountable for how they use their power — and your money. 

Without us, the day-to-day events that make up life in our community would go on without notice.

But our future is far from certain, and we need your support to sustain this kind of reporting. In recent weeks, more than 1,000 journalists lost their jobs and many communities lost vital connections to news that matters.

Reporting the news in Washington County is time-consuming and expensive work because we want to do it right and get it right. News on Facebook or Nextdoor might be free but you never know what’s true or not. We have to pay a competitive wage to employ professionals to work on your behalf.

At the same time, we have to find other ways to pay for this work, and that’s why we need to charge for our new web service. 

No business succeeds by giving away its product. We want to be here next week, next month, and for years to come to serve the community.

When you subscribe, you support local reporting and make clear you don’t want it to go away.

Help ensure our future. Subscribe to our digital news service today at and

Thank you for your supporting our community by supporting quality local news.

Best regards, 

Chas Hundley, 


Questions? Email me at [email protected]

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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