The Courier-Herald

The Courier-Herald

The Courier-Herald serves residents of Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, Sumner and the surrounding Plateau area. These King and Pierce Counties’ communities offer the essence of small town America with quick access to both major metropolitan centers of Seattle and Tacoma. The Plateau area is also a gateway to Mount Rainier. Recreation and tourist activities abound from hiking, camping to bird watching.

The Courier-Herald’s reporters and photographers provide all the news, sports, business profiles and special features for local communities and families. If it is happening in or around the area, you’ll find it in the Herald.

Winner of 10 industry awards in 2015!

The Courier-Herald won 10 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, including awards for tourism guides/special sections, best news stories, and a front page design.

In all, Sound Publishing took home 229 WNPA awards. Seventy-five of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence. Sound also scooped up nine Local Media Association awards. At Sound, we remain dedicated to covering local stories that affect each of our communities. No other news source reports down to the neighborhood level like we do.


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Circulation Comparison

Zip Zip Name Nielsen Occupied Households The Courier-Herald Sound Publishing, Inc. Coverage Seattle Times (Sun) Seattle Times Coverage (Sun)
98010 Black Diamond 1,814 608 33.5% 390 21.5%
98022 Enumclaw 8,570 6,918 81% 1,210 14.1%
98051 Ravensdale 1,536 40 2.6% 136 8.9%
98092 Auburn 14,956 408 2.7% 2,052 13.7%
98321 Buckley 5,863 3,776 64.4% 273 4.7%
98391 Bonney Lake 16,090 13,214 82% 987 6.1%
98396 Wilkeson 241 40 17%
Misc. 110
Total 49,070 25,114 51.2% 5,048 10.3%
Sources: CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q 1, 2016), Seattle Times 2015 AAM Audit (Sunday), U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year), 2015 Pulse Research readership survey


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