growthSome of you may have experienced technical difficulties while trying to access suindependent.com over the last month. These problems were the frustrating result of a really wonderful dilemma. We’d simply grown too big and needed to make the move to a larger web server.

While we tried several things to hold off the move (optimizing our site’s files and plugins among them), it came down to the same question 2016 has presented us at The Indy with over and over again: Do we want to try to maintain where we are, or do we want to embrace the opportunity to continue to grow?

Several times already this year we’ve jumped at the chance to increase our print circulation. When we saw the opportunity to expand and improve our Springdale insert by turning it into our new Zion Guide, we welcomed that challenge too, even starting the wildly successful zionguide.com. Indeed, every time we’ve faced the question of embracing growth, we’ve answered with a firm and excited “yes.”

Still, each of these expansions comes at a cost. Larger print numbers mean larger print bills. Expanding sections and adding new websites takes a great investment in both money and time, but we are committed to providing Southern Utah with the best in arts and culture, and we’ve gladly made these investments.

Over the first half of this week we successfully completed the migration to our new server. This move will enable us to continue to grow with Southern Utah.

The future holds many exciting opportunities for Southern Utah, and all of us at The Indy are excited to join you for that ride.

So, if you’re a musician, an artist, a nonprofit, or someone fighting to make this beautiful area we call home even better, please feel free to reach out to us (you can email me at editor@infowest.com) and, if we can help you get the word out about your endeavor, we’ll do it with a smile.

Thanks for reading and supporting us as we do our best to support you.

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