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Apologies for the “cut and paste” but if I hacked this article up, it would lose its significance.
Death of the Rocky Mountain News: a literary tragedy for all–why it happened
By Frosty Wooldridge
“Losing the Rocky, it feels funny,” said KHOW 630 radio talk show host Craig Silverman, “and not in a good way.”
For the Rocky Mountain West, we no longer enjoy two papers slugging it out to report all the news that’s ‘fit to print’. That’s like watching a boxing match, but one of the boxers walked out of the ring. In this case, both papers, like a Pony Express rider, spurred each other toward excellence.
Everyone benefited from outstanding journalism, investigative pieces, local news, sports, national and world news. We enjoyed reading about our local high schools and colleges. We enjoyed our sons and daughters winning sports events or academic awards.
Tomorrow won’t seem quite right without the Rocky Mountain News lying in my driveway inside that blue plastic bag. Yes, the Denver Post continues, but I will miss Vince Carroll and his exceptional cadre of writers. They kept me on my toes and I prodded them to address my issues. Many of you wrote letters to the editor over the years.