The Gering Citizen and Hale Multimedia LLC are pleased to announce the launch of the newspaper’s new, interactive website.
GeringCitizen.com is live online today, Thursday, Jan. 6. “We’ve been working on this for nearly a year, very carefully with Hale Multimedia, to create a modern, user friendly website and community portal for the Panhandle,” said Gering Citizen Publisher Lisa Betz on Tuesday.
Betz said the website will be updated weekly and will serve as a gathering place for Citizen readers and community members who are looking for a community calendar, up-to-date sports scores and statistics, information about local businesses and more. Brian Hale of Hale Multimedia says the website will be the best newspaper website in the area.
“We are really excited about the production of our first full-blown News Media website this week with the launch of GeringCitizen.com!,” Hale said. “It’s been a work in progress for nearly a year with a mutual goal of creating the very best newspaper website for our area and we are looking forward to seeing how GeringCitizen.com develops. We are truly blessed to have been able to work with the great team at The Citizen.”
Hale and his wife, Andrea Hale, have worked many long hours developing a comprehensive website that will allow readers to view the latest news, archived news stories and obituaries, photographs and a complete e-edition for Internet subscribers. They will also have the opportunity to comment on news stories.
An interactive community calendar will allow users to upload their own event information. Betz said she believes the community calendar will be the “most comprehensive calendar in the community to date.” The website will include complete coverage of regional sports.
“The high school sports scoreboard will provide scores, statistics and game results promptly for any team of interest in the western part of the state as well as eastern Wyoming teams,” Betz said.
Website visitors will be able to purchase subscriptions to the printed edition of the Gering Citizen as well as a subscription to the e-edition, enabling them to access the complete archival record of the Gering Citizen’s previous editions.
Betz said the website will continue to be upgraded and modified to meet the needs of the community. Coming soon, she said, will be the ability to order and purchase Gering Citizen photographs online. Read more by Dawn Bowen