Say goodbye, but never say never
Last updated 12/28/2022 at 12:01pm | View PDF
Last week when the Fountain City Council presented the Fountain Valley News with a Spirit of Fountain award, I explained to members of the council and audience that I was not supposed to be working at a newspaper. Ten years ago this month, I left the last newspaper I worked for prior to this one when I could see the newspaper industry in general, and that particular publication, going downhill. I told myself I would never work for a newspaper again.
Well, I have learned that you never say never.
Seven years later I found myself in need of a job, and by what I can only describe as divine intervention, I became part of the Fountain Valley News. And while this isn't the ending I had hoped for, I can say with certainty that I have been exactly where I needed to be these last three years.
There isn't much I can add about the loss of this newspaper that Patty St. Louis hasn't already said in her column. I can only reiterate how grateful I am to have worked here, and what a shame it is that this must come to an end.
Despite that little interruption known as COVID-19, I have many fond memories and am grateful for all of the amazing people I have met.
Details are still being worked out with Security Public Library regarding a transfer of our archives. I encourage you to keep your eyes open for that transition should you need to access those previous publications.
It's unlikely that our website will continue too much longer, as that comes with monthly fees. We will try to maintain our social media pages, primarily Facebook, as we have more than 10,000 followers. However, with no paid staff, it's uncertain how that will look. We will continue to work behind the scenes to try to find some creative ways to keep that going. Please contact us with any ideas. There is a new email that we have set up for when our business addresses expire, so please keep this tucked away should you need us: [email protected]
In addition, we are creating an extensive list of websites and social media pages we recommend you follow to stay updated on local affairs in our absence. This will be posted to our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/EPCFVN.
Thank you, and take care.