The Weekly Volcano, a alternative newspaper serving the Tacoma, WA and the greater South Sound, including my little city Olympia, folded this week.

By every measure not related to advertising sales, the Weekly Volcano has been a success.

South Sound hippies don’t buy advertising space.

The Weekly Volcano will no longer stand alone as an alternative newsweekly, but rather be converted into the entertainment supplement to the Ranger and Northwest Airlifter, the weekly newspapers serving the South Sound military community.

With the growth of the JBLM military base, it’ll be interesting to watch how our area will change over the next few years.