Today comes the stunning news that the Rocky Mountain News will stop publishing on Friday. Financial losses and the inability to find a buyer for the paper after months of effort led to the announcement.
Seems like only yesterday I was watching its website until it was Connie Willis’ Turn at “A Dozen on Denver”, one more thing to like about a paper with a scintillating track record:
In the past decade, the Rocky has won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than all but a handful of American papers. Its sports section was named one of the 10 best in the nation this week. Its business section was cited by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as one of the best in the country last year. And its photo staff is regularly listed among the best in the nation when the top 10 photo newspapers are judged.