Tumbleweird is a community-driven paper. That means you — yes, you — are invited to contribute content for publication which aligns with our purpose. (All content is considered by Tumbleweird Editorial staff based on its alignment with this purpose.)

Do you want your business to carry Tumbleweird?

Tumbleweird Distribution Request
Do you have a public space that’s opened back up? If you’d like to carry Tumbleweird, we’d love to get you issues! If you believe you would be able to get at least 25 issues out to the community, Tumbleweird can drop a stack off at your business monthly as issues are released. We’ll be sending out monthly requests for information (how many remain, if you’ve run out, etc) so we can better manage distribution, but there’s otherwise no obligation on your part. Papers are delivered after business hours in most cases, so you must have an accessible, covered drop-off location to prevent weather damage to your delivery.

The nefarious agenda behind it all

Critics say Tumbleweird has an ‘agenda’. They’re right. Here's our purpose:

Tumbleweird exists to bring together a more diverse, creative, and progressive community than Eastern Washington gets credit for, in order to connect, highlight, and encourage the betterment of our area.
We do this by publishing a community-driven paper that uncovers the region’s true identity in a way that’s always positive, often irreverent, and never timid.
We serve the truly powerful: the underdogs, the misfits, the outsiders, the newcomers, those on the margins, and the ones who defy the status quo. We aren’t beholden to advertisers or authorities.

Our team

We’re a little unstructured about the way we do things, but these are roughly some of the key roles that some of the people play.

  • PUBLISHERS: Adam Avenir & Sarah Avenir
  • EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Sara Quinn
  • EL VUELO INFORMATIVO: Ulises Navarro
  • ADS/DISTRIBUTION: Brendan Quinn
  • EDITORIAL TEAM: Ted Miller, Sarah Avenir, Ashleigh Rogers, Ellicia Elliott, Shenoa Lawrence
  • EVENTS/SOCIAL MEDIA: Ellicia Elliott

Tumbleweird also boasts a long list of diverse advisors and contributors who round out the perspective of our publication with their generous contributions month after month. It simply would not exist without them.

Always local

Our highest priority content is locally oriented. Sometimes we cover topics which have resonance in national political dialogue, but for the most part we try to request contributors keep focused on local issues.

How we cover news

Our news content often arises from a desire from members of the Tumbleweird staff and community to shine a light on issues that have been covered inadequately in local media, or where an aspect of the story is missing from the discussion.

We believe in transparency and accuracy in our reporting. We believe that impartial objectivity is a myth which supports a heavily weighted and biased status quo which serves those in positions of power and privilege. We are always eager to be held accountable for any inaccuracy in news pieces we publish.

Also, learn more about El Vuelo Informativo, our partners from Alcon Media, LLC.