NPT Media: The EP Times apparently costs more. Sort of. Maybe.
The El Paso Times apparently has or is raising the cover price. NPT received a call from someone saying that the paper raised its price to 75 cents. But the paper sitting on our desk, today’s, was 50 cents. The caller said not all papers were properly marked, so there’s been some confusion on the rollout of the price increase. We could not confirm that (although we have a call in to the Times to get the info straight). NPT found some 75 cent papers — Monday’s and Tuesday’s — at the Downtown Walgreens on Mesa Street. And one of our friends said they saw a vending machine at Cici’s Pizza on N. Mesa with the 75 cent papers inside (although the machine said 50 cents — and it worked!). Is this new, or did we miss a previous announcement? NPT has called the El Paso Times several times but nobody’s talking yet.