Media Outlet: Guymon Daily Herald
Location: Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: Horizon Publications, Inc.
Fortitude is probably best describes Guymon, a town started through the railroad industry but was strong enough to endure the Dust Bowl and the 1930’s Depression. After the town incorporated sometime in 1901, other industries, primarily agriculture, fueled growth. Today, the city has a thriving farming, livestock, and oil industries.
Before the industry, before incorporation, and before the railroad, the Guymon Daily Herald covered news in the area as the first inklings of this town began. Today, the Guymon Herald publishes news on local events, business news, sports, and entertainment. Readers can get a copy of the paper six days a week from Monday through Saturday and can access the paper on the web at guymondailyherald.com.
Interestingly enough, the paper was launched just after one of the first prominent businessmen helped establish the rail line. As a result of the railroad, many businesses were attracted to the area, including the Hardesty Herald which is named for a nearby town. The paper started in 1891 but was renamed the Guymon Herald sometime in the mid-1890s and ran as a weekly paper.
The paper ran under this name until the mid-1920s when it became the Panhandle Herald, named for the city’s location on the Oklahoma Panhandle. The paper also changed its frequency from being published weekly to being published daily. In 1941, the Panhandle Herald changed its name to the Panhandle News-Herald and ran daily except on Mondays.
The paper continued to chronicle Guymon and Texas County events under this name until it changed to its present name in 1950. Today, the Guymon Daily Herald has a circulation of 2400 and publishes every day except Sunday. Horizon Publications, Inc. currently owns the paper.
The Guymon Daily Herald has been recognized by both the Oklahoma Press Association and the Panhandle Press Association for its award-winning coverage. Get your business in the Guymon Daily Herald by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with the Guymon Daily Herald and/or with their content syndication partner(s).
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