Today the Rocky Mountain News will publish its last edition. As the website says, the paper was established two years before the Civil War broke out.

I truly hope the staff will put together a website or in some way continue for a while, but I don’t know if that’s possible.

I’ll be in Denver today, and I’m hoping I can get a paper copy.

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  1. BruceQ February 27, 2009 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Well, it is sad, the Rocky has been a part of Denver since there was a Denver. But things change, and the age-old axiom of “adapt or perish” has never been truer.

    I find it telling that even now, when it’s all over but the yelling, Mr. Temple isn’t acknowledging that it was the Internet that killed the Rocky. Or, more precisely, it was the Rocky’s failure to adapt to the Internet that killed them.

    I will miss the Rocky Mountain News, but I sort of miss vinyl records, too.

  2. Beth Partin February 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Yes, Bruce, I think you’re right.

    I was able to get a copy today–at the DNA office.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..Crazy About Denver: Goodbye, Rocky

  3. BernardL February 28, 2009 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I wonder if the Rocky Mountain News had stayed out of the merger with the Denver Post and cut expenses if they could have survived.

    BernardL’s last blog post..Older Market

  4. Beth Partin February 28, 2009 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I don’t know, Bernard. There’s only so much cost-cutting you can do on a newspaper before you don’t have enough staff any more. And the Denver Post has a mountain of debt.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..Crazy About Denver: Goodbye, Rocky

  5. Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck February 28, 2009 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Not ashamed to admit I read their final edition yesterday and there were tears. An important part of Colorado is gone!

    Amber’s Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck’s last blog post..Updates from the leper colony

  6. Beth Partin February 28, 2009 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Yeah, me too, Amber.

    Beth Partin’s last blog post..Crazy About Denver: Goodbye, Rocky