This is a grim time of year in the news business. Retailers, recovering from the Christmas push, pull in their horns. The Butte Weekly, our colleagues up the interstate, published an eight-page edition this week. That's tiny. We're struggling to keep the Outpost at 28 pages this month.
So it's a bit of a comfort to note that both the Outpost website and this blog had record months in December, both in terms of visits and hits. Thanks for your support (and, in a couple of cases, your hostility).