In the coming weeks, we will be making some changes to the Lake Powell Chronicle that I hope will be popular with our readers.
The biggest change will be a new calendar of events designed to highlight not only the regular meetings that take place in the community but also public events that are approaching in the coming days and weeks.
For example, some events that could have been highlighted in recent weeks were the Page Unity Pow Wow, the Easter egg hunt and the Special Olympics track meet, all held last weekend.
The goal will be to have our calendar be the No. 1 place for people to turn to when trying to find out what is happening in the community. Once it is set up and going, the calendar will run every week with a mixture of every week events and an updated list of things happening in Page over the next few weeks.
Here’s the catch. I need your help. If you are hosting an event, please let me know. Send me the basic information — who, what, when and where — so we can let the community know what’s happening.
There will be a few rules. All events must be open to the public and must either be free or be used by a nonprofit agency as a fundraiser. Events hosted by for-profit businesses that charge an entry fee will not be run.
The easiest way to get information to me is by emailing email@example.com
The second change will be less obvious but likely as important. One of my goals since I’ve been at the Chronicle is to increase the presence of local people in the paper. With your help, I hope to begin putting out a paper that has more local news, announcements and photos.
If you look at Page 13 in this week’s paper, you will get an idea of what I am hoping to see. The Beta Mu organization sent in three photos with a brief explanation about the donations they recently gave out.
That kind of news, while not Earth shattering, is important to those who live in Page. People like to know what their friends and neighbors are up to and they really like to know that when they give to an organization like Beta Mu, their money actually helps.
This kind of information is really open to almost any organization. If you are a member of a club, send in a photo with a little info on what you are doing. If you run a business and someone is promoted or retiring, send me a photo with a little bit of information. If you are out and your kid catches a big fish, send it in.
There aren’t too many rules related to this one. If grandma is celebrating her 100th birthday, let the community know. If you’re church is doing something special, pass that information on.
It’s real easy and best of all, it’s free. Once again, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take it from there.
The Lake Powell Chronicle has long been the No. 1 source for news in Page. We now want to take the next step and become the No. 1 source for all information related to the community. Whether it’s a community concert or someone celebrating a historic time in their life, we want to share it with the community.
So start sending me stuff and let’s get this going.