There's an old saying that goes: 'The only constant is change.' It's at least a lot better than 'change is as good as a holiday', because people that say that have obviously never been on leave before.
Monday marked the start of a new financial year and the start of a new era for the Daily Liberal.
From July 1, your local newspaper will come under new ownership following the sale earlier this year from Nine to a private consortium led by Antony Catalano.
Yesterday our staff met with our new owner and we were enthused by his passion for local journalism and his plans for the company.
We don't expect you to notice a change and the Daily Liberal staff arrived at work as usual on Monday preparing to go looking for the stories that matter to you - just as we've always done.
But the rapid change in the newspaper's ownership over the past year - from Fairfax, to Nine to our new owners - reflects the rapid change we have seen across the media industry in the past few years.
The rise of the internet and a growing appetite to read news online has resulted in a seismic shift in the way we present our stories, providing traditional print journalists with opportunities - and challenges - we could not have imagined.
Our reporting can now have the immediacy that was once the sole domain of radio and the moving images that used to be only available on TV.
All our journalists are constantly learning new skills and expanding the way we tell stories, all to improve the experience for our readers.
But it costs money to do what we do, and as newspaper sales continued to fall as our online readership grew, there inevitably came a time when we had to ask our online readers to pay.
Many in Dubbo and beyond, including you, have done just that, and we are very grateful.
I thank you for supporting the Daily Liberal and I thank you for supporting local journalism.
Dubbo region stories matter to Dubbo region people and it's a privilege to bring them to you.
With your support, the Daily Liberal will be around for a long, long time yet, just as we have since 1874. Our owners might change, but our commitment to the Dubbo region remains the same.
As your Editor, I always welcome feedback, positive and negative from all corners of the region.