Because of rising business costs, Portales News-Tribune subscription rates will increase beginning Jan. 1.
The price of individual papers will remain 50 cents for weekdays and $1 for Sundays. Subscription rates still will provide a savings, compared to “off-the-rack” prices, for those receiving home delivery and for those getting the paper through the mail, said Circulation Director Lynn Berry.
Home delivery rates in Portales city limits for the paper will go from $7 a month to $7.25 a month. The price for a year’s subscription will go from $80 to $84.
Those receiving home delivery will be eligible for a rate of $7 per month through the Autopay program, Berry said.
For rural home delivery in Roosevelt and Curry counties, the News-Tribune will go from $8.75 a month to $9 a month, and from $99 a year to $102 a year. With Autopay, the price will remain $8.75 a month and $99 a year, Berry said.
“With Autopay, we take the subscription price directly out of their bank accounts each month. If they come to the circulation office and fill out a form, we will send the form to their banks to set up the service,” Berry said.
To inquire about the Autopay program, call 356-448.
Mailing rates for the News-Tribune will go from $10 to $10.25 inside the six-county area of Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca, Quay counties in New Mexico, and Bailey and Parmer counties in Texas, and from $11.25 to $11.50 for the rest of the country, Berry said.
Autopay will be available at the current rate for those receiving the paper through the mail, he added.