Feather Publishing announced it will cease operating its Lassen News website effective July 31. As part of that announcement, Feather Publishing wrote, “It’s our hope that someone will come forward to fill this opportunity to be the next leader in reporting local news.” Someone has.
Sam Williams, editor of Lassen News, and his wife Cindie Williams have decided to continue the online news source with the blessing of the parent company in Quincy.
“We’re excited to see how we can continue to serve the people in Susanville and Lassen County,” Sam Williams said. “We’ve already begun working with a team of social media experts to create and design a new website and associated social media contacts we hope will better serve the needs of both our advertisers and our readers.”
Cindie and Sam are both well known in Susanville as local newspaper veterans — Cindie began designing advertising for the Lassen County Times customers 35 years ago, and Sam has been writing local news in Lassen County for nearly 25 years.