The Bend Bulletin has rolled out their new and improved website today (announced the other day here). Overall it’s a much, much better interface, with better use of space and design and flow. The default fonts—at least on Firefox—might be a bit large for my tastes; it’s possible to be well-designed and yet use too much space (six screenfuls on the home page), but by and large the site now looks like a current news site.
They still have the E-edition problem, as Jake points out—the very fact it exists is, essentially, the "problem." Another problem is the comment system: the fact that they are willing to accept and post user comments online is great, but—you have to be a subscriber (either E-edition or print) to do so. Ouch.
Still, it’s a step in the right direction. Hopefully not the last.