Attention subscribers — Welcome to our new and improved website!
For the month of January, AltusTimes.com will be freely available to all readers. No login is required at this time.
The Altus Times is in the process of redesigning our website. As a result, we have taken down the paywall for the month of January so that residents can read the newspaper online and let us know what complications they experience with the new website.
Some of the new items will include new tabs at the top of the site to take you to particular areas of interest such as News, Sports, Freedom Flyer, Obituaries and Agriculture. But we’re also implementing a way for you to purchase photos by our staff. Right now, all photos are on there, even ones submitted to us. That’s one of the kinks we’re working on because we aren’t going to be selling submitted photos that we don’t have the rights to.
We’re also working on a Calendar where you could submit your events and it would populate the site. That’s in the works.
We are in the process of working out a method of running a list of Funeral Services with just the facts about the upcoming service so that everyone will have access to that. But in order to read the person’s entire obituary, you will need to be a paid subscriber. That won’t happen until Feb. 1, 2019 when we reinstall the paywall.
If you find items that aren’t working properly, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. He’ll advise the web developers of the issue.
We have also implemented a special discounted online rate of $60 a year and a daily rate, in case people just want to read one edition. The daily rate of $2 helps to cover the cost of offering the one-day service.
But don’t get addicted to the free news. Our reporters like to get paid and paid circulation, including the online version, helps augment advertising to pay for our salaries.