Regime Change at Boise Weekly

No looting or statues being toppled, yet.

In a virtual coup d’état, Sally Barnes has assumed sole publishing control of Boise Weekly. Her business experience will help Boise Weekly focus on a new era of peace, harmony and growth for Southwest Idaho’s independently owned and operated newspaper.

Bingo Barnes will remain as editor-in- chief concentrating efforts on increased news, entertainment, sports and outdoor recreation coverage including his award winning design and illustrations.

“It’s taken almost two years to figure out where our strengths are best focused for the paper,” said Bingo. “Since I’m a little bit country and she’s a little bit rock ‘n roll, we now can have a little more fun without being pulled in several directions. Hopefully we’ll be able to cut down on our 80 hour work weeks.”

Boise Weekly has been growing since Sally Barnes and Bingo Barnes purchased the newspaper in August of 2001. Despite the poor economy that has existed after Sept. 11, 2001 and a concentrated effort by Gannett to establish their own free alternative in Boise’s small market, they have grown circulation 57 percent to 29,000 newspapers and increased page count by 35 percent.