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Technical difficulties . . . (and a puppy)

Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 by in Media

Technical difficulties . . . (and a puppy)

From the managing editor’s desk: Greetings Inthekoots Network users, Some of you may have had problems logging into the network today. Our IT guys are working on the problem and we apologize for any disruption this may have on your experience. Thanks for your patience while we work this out. By way of trying to [...]

Two more Kootenay papers join Black Press

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by in Media

Two more Kootenay papers join Black Press

Two more Kootenay papers have joined the Black Press newspaper chain, reports the Kelowna Capital News.

Owner Don Kendall sold the Cranbrook Daily Townsman and the Kimberley Daily Bulletin to Black Press. Rick O’Connor, the chief operating officer for Black Press, says his company plans to upgrade the press in Cranbrook.

Become a citizen journalist

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by in Media

Become a citizen journalist

Next week in Nelson, Inthekoots managing editor Chris Shepherd will give a workshop for people interested in becoming citizen journalists.

He’ll cover the basics of reporting the news, how to set up your own free blog on the Inthekoots Network (which News in the Kootenays belongs to) and other basics of this growing trend in journalism.

New publisher looks to strengthen connections in the region

Posted on 04. Jul, 2011 by in Media

New publisher looks to strengthen connections in the region

As the new publisher of the Inthekoots Network, Bradley Roulston sees his job as a simple one: strengthen the ties that bind the Kootenays.

The network started last summer, the product of the collective efforts of small group of people who want to build an online focus for the East and West Kootenays.

Province signs rural internet deal with Telus

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by in Media

Province signs rural internet deal with Telus

Internet service to rural B.C. could see major changes with a billion-dollar deal between Telus and the province, reports the CBC.

The deal, announced on Wednesday, June 29, will expand high-speed internet service to rural areas at affordable rates and add cell coverage along 1,700 kilometres of highways, among other items.

Express newspaper closes in Nelson

Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by in Media, Nelson

Express newspaper closes in Nelson

The Express newspaper, one of the last independent papers in the province, will stop publication in early February. The 22-year-old paper, a weekly owned by Nelsonite Nelson Becker, has two more issues left: Wednesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Feb. 2. Becker declined to speak with media today but said he would be willing to talk [...]

2010′s top 4 stories in the Kootenays

Posted on 23. Dec, 2010 by in Media

2010′s top 4 stories in the Kootenays

The most popular stories of 2010 (starting in July 2010) It’s  tradition among the media – desperate for a way to fill the paper in the slow holidays – to look back over the past year and review what was the most important story and what happened in the community. News in the Kootenays will [...]

Kootenay Network hits major landmark: 200,000 page views

Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by in Media

Kootenay Network hits major landmark: 200,000 page views

This weekend the Kootenay Network, host of this news website, registered over 200,000 page views in the last 30 days, a major milestone for a network that had it’s start just a few months ago. Rik Logtenberg, publisher and creator of the Kootenay Network, announced on his blog that on Saturday, Oct. 30, the network [...]

Kootenay Network celebrates official launch

Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by in Media, Technology

Kootenay Network celebrates official launch

For those 17,000 unique visitors to the Kootenay Network, the online community isn’t quite news, but the creator of www.inthekoots.com is celebrating the official launch of the website. Rik Logtenberg created the network with the aim to give every Kootenay residents, businesses and organizations a voice in an entirely new way that makes the most [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Hall hired to run Nelson Star

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 by in Media, Nelson

EXCLUSIVE: Hall hired to run Nelson Star

Bob Hall, former managing editor of the Nelson Daily News, has been hired by the company that shut down the paper he worked at for 15 years. News In The Koots reached Hall on Monday, July 26 as he was putting together his first issue of the Nelson Star. The Star was a weekly paper [...]