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  1. Editor’s Interview


    June 4, 2012 by wcobserver

    The Washington County Observer’s Editor and Publisher, Steve Winkler sat down with “On the Air” host (and frequent WCO columnist) Richard Drake for a rousing interview about running a small-town newspaper in these rough-and-tumble times. “On the Air with Richard Drake” is a Community Access Television show that Drake, a veteran of the media world, has been hosting for more than 20 years. Part 1:


  2. We’re Taking a Break


    May 25, 2012 by wcobserver

    The Observer’s going to take a summer break between Memorial Day to Labor Day. Loyal readers can still find us writing occasional Facebook posts. If we can muster the energy, we’ll also have a fortnightly newsletter. Public service announcements are available from and Patty Baker’s Active Citizens email list.Other information sources include bulletin boards at the West Fork and Winslow city libraries; the Bank of Fayetteville in West Fork; West Fork City Hall; and the new information kiosk at the West Fork recycle center. For gossip try Jake’s and That Place in West Fork; The Mercantile and Mikey’s in Winslow; and the breakfast crowd at the Greenland Mini-Mart./div> The Observer owners and staff will use the time to reorganize. When we return, we will be structured as either a writers’ collective, a consumer and/or producer co-op or an educational non-profit.  If you’d like to participate in this new venture contact us with your ideas at Now, go out and have some fun …