UPDATE: We’re working out some last minute glitches and the new site should be up soon.
At about noon today, we will switch over to the beta version of the new TucsonCitizen.com.
The new site will appear fairly basic for a couple of weeks while programmers and designers work on its ultimate look and function.
About a dozen people have agreed to begin blogs or transfer their blogs to our new site. Some will begin blogging today, others throughout this week and next.
Another dozen or more have expressed strong interest and are likely to begin blogging before the month is out.
Thus begins this new chapter of the Tucson Citizen, The Voice of Tucson. This is a work in progress. We hope to have the first version of the site redesign finished by the end of June. From there, we will continue to recruit new and existing bloggers to help increase the universe of knowledge in Tucson and to add perspective and understanding to the issues affecting our region through intelligent, informed debate.
As the months roll on, the site will change again as we work to make the site the most engaging and useful opinion and commentary site in the state.
The old Tucson Citizen Web site will still be available for anyone searching for archived Citizen stories. It will be a link on the new site.
If you have an idea for a blog on local issues on the new TucsonCitizen.com, e-mail Mark B. Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), or Ryn Gargulinski, firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com). Or you can call us at 573-4561.