I am writing to express great dissatisfaction with the Yukon News for the complete lack of any news regarding the Yukon Quest. In recent issues there was not a mention of the great race that symbolizes so much of what the Yukon is all about.
I have followed the Yukon Quest for 27 years and I have read the Yukon News for 30 years, as long as I can remember the News was a part of the Quest reporting. Why has this suddenly changed this year? Did you bow to animal right activists who often write to the editor? I hope not. I do support them having a forum to voice their opinions, most of which I do not agree with, but a place for them to speak is important.
The Yukon Quest is so much a part of the Yukon and your newspaper the Yukon News is “The” paper that travels to all the Yukon communities keeping them up to date with all the news.
Over the past few years the quality of local news coverage has been greatly reduced. If I wanted to buy Scripps Howard News I would buy the New York newspaper. If the local coverage continues to be poor I will have to evaluate if it is worth the price of the paper.
I must add that I have been an advertiser with you for the past 10 years, to the tune of about $8,000. Lately about the only thing going for the Yukon News has been the classified section. Local coverage of news, sports and Yukon culture is a very important role your newspaper provides for all Yukoners. Please step up to the plate and put the “Yukon” back into the Yukon News.