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‘Spectacular’ finale promised by Rocky Mountain News

DENVER, Colorado ” The Rocky Mountain News will say goodbye to Colorado on Friday, and the boss promises the last edition will be a doozy.

“It’s going to be spectacular,” John Temple said with a smile Thursday, hours after owner E.W. Scripps Co. announced it would close the paper because of mounting losses.

“It’s very rare that you get to play the music at your own funeral, so you want to make sure you do it well,” said Temple, the paper’s editor, publisher and president.

“I want to play something that you can listen to for years to come,” he said.

Managing Editor Deb Goken said the last edition will include a 52-page special section on the paper’s history with “Goodbye Colorado” as the headline.

The regular paper will be inside the wraparound commemorative edition.

Goken said the press run would be 350,000. The newspaper’s normal weekday circulation is around 210,000.

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