FAQs about our digital subscription-based website

What is changing?

On Oct. 8, 2019, Williams-Grand Canyon News will be expanding online coverage and upgrading our newspaper websites, WilliamsNews.com and GrandCanyonNews.com, to digital subscription-based sites.

If you are a current subscriber you will receive free, unlimited digital access, which print subscribers can register for after Oct. 8.

Non-subscribers will have the option to purchase one of several subscription offers, including a digital-only subscription at a very affordable rate. Otherwise, without a print or digital subscription you will no longer be able to read all of the WGCN stories for free online. Some features, such as obituaries, classifieds and public safety notices will still be available without a digital subscription.

Why make this change?

As the largest, most read local newsgathering force in the community our team of reporters work every day to find the news you need. This takes a sustained financial investment and the work of committed professionals.

Like most community newspapers throughout the country, Williams-Grand Canyon News is dedicated to continuing the mission of providing the very best local news, sports, events, education and civic updates and other hometown happenings. If you are a print edition subscriber, you already recognize that local independent journalism matters.

How does it impact me?

Print subscribers will continue to receive Williams-Grand Canyon News print editions with all the news, features, commentary, money-saving inserts, special sections and supplement magazines you’ve come to expect throughout the year. But now, with your free digital subscription, you can access more community and state news, videos, photo galleries, online maps and other extras that will post throughout the week.

What do I need to do?

Everyone will still be able to view the homepages of WilliamsNews.com and GrandCanyonNews.com with their collection of updated headlines, but only subscribers that are logged in with a registered username and password will be able to view all of our stories, videos and features, including our 3D page-flip e-editions.

After Oct. 8, current print subscribers can activate their free digital subscription and receive a username and password by going to: www.FreeWGCN.com.

For personal service or if you have additional questions, please call us at 928-635-4426.

I’m not a print subscriber. How do I subscribe to the website?

Non-subscribers will see a subscription prompt and initial offer link on the website articles.

We thank you for your loyal readership.

What if I still have questions?

We’re happy to help. Call our Circulation Department staff at 928-635-4426, or email us at circulation@williamsnews.com.