Newspaper war ends: Readers lose

It’s a sad day for local news junkies–and sadder still for the dozens of employees of the Eureka Reporter.

After five years of making the Times-Standard get off its ass, the ER is no more.

For those of us who remember local news before the ER’s advent, there is nothing to gloat about here.

We expect the T-S will quickly revert to its old ways: hit-and-miss coverage, with phone-it-in efforts grudgingly put forth by an unengaged news staff whose chief qualification appeared to be fealty to established power.

Whether we loved or hated the Eureka Reporter, this community needed it.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with the staff, past and present, who made this brief but bold experiment possible.