That "thanks" goes out to everyone who's played a part in this newspaper over its first 20 years. It's a big deal when a newspaper (or any business, for that matter) survives two decades. It's an amazing accomplishment, and that's why we're engaging in a bunch of gratuitous self-congratulating this week. We're also taking the opportunity to review the last 20 years in Tucson, and examine how the town's changed and grown in that time.
But back to my point, which is: Thanks, Tucson. We could not have made it 20 years without your support. And whether you've supported us by toiling for the newspaper, forking out the bucks to buy an ad, writing a letter to Mailbag telling us what a bunch of clueless cretins we are, sneaking a peak at the Uncensored ads (note to conservative Republican types: We know you read that part of the newspaper, and we won't tell) or simply flipping through the pages over a cup of joe, you need to know: We appreciate you being a part of the Weekly.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our special 20th Anniversary Issue, and we sincerely hope you like the new format, design and features.
And once again, for good measure: Thank you.