Our History and Legacy

The Healdsburg Tribune is proud to carry on a rich newspapering tradition, dating back to 1865. 

That legacy almost disappeared when the Sonoma County Local News Initiative announced in the Tribune’s April 28, 2022 issue: “Stop the presses: Tribune’s final edition.” 

The Weeklys publishing group, a Bay Area company that has owned the Healdsburg-based Bohemian weekly since 1991, bought publishing rights to the Healdsburg Tribune and had the following week’s edition delivered to subscribers without missing a beat.

Prior to the Sonoma County Local News Initiative, the Tribune and its three sister publications were owned by Sonoma West Publishers, founded in 1995. 

Currently, The Healdsburg Tribune (Court Decree #369869, June 12, 1953) is published weekly in a print edition delivered to paid subscribers.

The early days of the Healsburg Tribune (Healdsburg Museum archives)
The Sebastopol Times crew in 1895, six years after the paper was founded. Photo Sonoma West archive
Cloverdale Reveille office