Supporters to rally for Rocky Mountain News
DENVER, Colorado ” Supporters of the Rocky Mountain News plan to hold a candlelight rally for Colorado’s oldest newspaper.
The E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the News, has said it may close the newspaper if a buyer can’t be found. That would leave The Denver Post as the last major newspaper in the city.
On Thursday evening, the group I Want My Rocky plans to have 150 marchers meet at the Denver Press Club and head single-file to the building that houses both newspapers. They will ring the building, with each marcher holding a candle and placard to represent one year of the newspaper’s 150-year history.
Scripps hasn’t said how many offers it has received for the News or when it might make a decision on its future.