Sad day for Colorado journalism: the Rocky Mountain News is being put up for sale. It seems that the money is too much of a burden for Scripps and the competition against The Denver Post has been fierce.
Despite different point of views in some issues (especially over the space given to a letter in their opinion page) I've always seen The Rocky as an outstanding newspaper, with a great focus on local and state issues, reflecting the interest of the community it serves.
Their special reports and investigative reporting pieces --some in topics that we had come to share-- are amazingly good.
And the fights we've had over the Colorado Press Association yearly awards were just that; productive wrestling matches with stories, inks and designs that, at the end of the day, always make us to be better and and do a better job for our readers.
Lots of awesome colleagues from The Greeley Tribune ended up working with them; I just wish the best for all of them.