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The Denver Newspaper Agency, which takes care of business for The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, has drafted a letter that says the Rocky will shut down as of March 1.
The date is speculative, but the letter assures advertisers that readers of both papers will continue to receive a paper when the Rocky is gone (a.k.a. the Post). That’s according to a Post story, which raises speculation over the fate of the Rocky. Late last year, E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the Rocky, put the paper up for sale.
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The letter’s “mere existence suggests that folks within the agency aren’t hanging their hats on optimistic rumors about a Rocky sale or other scenarios that might allow the tabloid to live for the long term,” writes Westword’s media critic, Michael Roberts.
Meanwhile IWantMyRocky, a website established by the Rocky’s newsroom, writes, “Keep sending your messages of support. But please don’t send flowers, because we’re not dead.”