Hi-Desert Publishing - COVID-19 Local News Fund

Give to support Hi-Desert Publishing as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.

$850 by 12 people

COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)

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Local news needs your support


Like media outlets across the country, the Hi-Desert Star and Desert Trail are making news about the coronavirus crisis free to the public. In fact, since first going online decades ago, it has always been our commitment that we will provide the most vital information for our communities for free.

But providing that news isn’t free to us. Our reporters are working every day, tracking down and verifying information about this disease and its impact on our Morongo Basin. They are interviewing direct sources, fact-checking rumors and sharing it all with you. And they’re doing it while the pandemic has struck a blow to the local economy.

Our business relies on advertising and subscribers to survive, and with the economy staggering, an advertising deficit is creating a significant financial challenge for us.

Many of you already subscribe, and we are more than grateful (learn more at https://tinyurl.com/HDPsubscribe). We need our subscribers and we hope the relationship is mutually beneficial.

But with the challenges we now face, we are looking for new ways to provide local news and information as a public service.

If you believe local, trustworthy information is critical, especially now, please donate to help keep us on this job. Contributions to this fund will help pay for resources to cover the effect of the virus on our Hi-Desert communities — information on testing sites, positive cases, medical care, where to get food and supplies and the impact to our students, seniors and everyone in the Morongo Basin family.

Local news promotes community and local business and protects taxpayers. For 84 years for The Desert Trail and 63 years for the Hi-Desert Star, we have stood up for what’s right — making sure the people of this area are informed and empowered. Along the way, we’ve done some good, like helping found Copper Mountain College, offering scholarships to high school students every year.

All donations to this fund are tax deductible. Thank you for your support of the Hi-Desert Star and Desert Trail during this critical time.

Hi-Desert Publishing - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.


Supporters

Deborah Bollinger made a donation

4 months ago

$50

Anonymous made a donation

4 months ago

Keep local news coming. Thanks for all your efforts!

Anonymous made a donation

4 months ago

kate in flamingo heights made a donation

4 months ago

$25

I support local journalism.

The Scotts made a donation

4 months ago

$25

Your paper and its local news is really important to us, especially now during pandemic.

Anonymous made a donation

5 months ago

Thanks for your news. a subscriber.

Claudia Wickstrom made a donation

5 months ago

$50

Stanley and Catherine zarakov made a donation

5 months ago

$100

The High Desert Star has and is the best source of local, county and state news for the Morongo Basin. I look forward to every issue. While in business, it was the best and most economic resource to advertise and I took advantage of it. It is important the Star and its affiliates continue to stay alive and continue the true meaning of a free press,

Linda and Bob Bailey made a donation

5 months ago

$100

We appreciate our local newspaper and the staff that makes it possible.

Gregory Zaleski made a donation

5 months ago

Mesa reader made a donation

5 months ago

$50

Anonymous made a donation

5 months ago

$100

Thank you for the awesome coverage of our communities.

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