Dear Traders,

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to the North Coast Trader as we start our first year of publication. This year brings about changes — a publication that once flooded these green boxes and black racks, founded by Bruce Proctor, has wrapped up after 30 years in business and kindly made way for the new Trader.

While the core of Trader is the same, you may see some changes. You will see the North Coast Trader in six counties: Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Trinity and Lake counties in California, and Curry County in Oregon. You will also see a larger calendar, games, personals and more trading options. We hope that loyal Trader readers and advertisers will welcome the changes.

The North Coast Trader is published by the North Coast Journal team and will print 25 issues per year, taking a small break at the end of the year. If you’ve got ideas of other new things you think should be included in the North Coast Trader, please let us know. We’re excited to be adapting during this wild year. Thanks for adapting with us!

Melissa Sanderson and the rest of the NCJ Team