Don Bauder 5:30 p.m., March 10
Rocky Mountain News, Unable to Find Buyer, to Close Tomorrow
The Rocky Mountain News, the daily tabloid which put itself up for sale in early December, could not find a buyer, and will close tomorrow (Feb. 27), owner E.W. Scripps announced today (Feb. 26). This leaves Denver with one paper, the Denver Post, owned by financially-ailing MediaNews, once considered in the running to buy the Union-Tribune, which put itself up for sale in July. The Rocky Mountain News was only two months away from its 150th anniversary. Scripps said that one possible buyer emerged, but was "unable to present a viable plan" for the paper.