From the time Denver was a collection of shacks and gold miners’ tents, the Rocky Mountain News was here to chronicle each day of our state’s life. We covered the Civil War, Colorado statehood, the Ludlow Massacre, two world wars and the Great Depression, six Broncos Super Bowls, two Stanley Cup championships, two national political conventions, the tragedy at Columbine, the fires of 2002, the Iraq war’s home front, and all of Colorado’s booms and busts.
Sadly, the Rocky Mountain News became a casualty of this latest bust. The owners of our paper put us up for sale in December and hinted at shutting us down if they couldn’t find a buyer. No viable offers came forward, and the Rocky published its final edition on Friday, Feb. 27.
We are the reporters, editors, photographers, Web producers and everyone who brought you the Rocky. We took pride in what we did for our readers, our community and our industry, just as our predecessors William Byers, William A.H. Loveland, Damon Runyon, Mary Coyle Chase and Gene Amole.
We launched iwantmyrocky.com to fight for the Rocky. Through this Web site and other efforts, the staff of the Rocky sought to:
Preserve and protect the editorial voice of the Rocky in our community. Preserve and protect the legacy of the Rocky and its historical archives, which provide a window to the infancy of our state and the city of Denver. Fight for the jobs of more than 200 Coloradans and the many others that would be affected by the newspaper’s closure.
The paper may not be printing anymore, but we’re still journalists and still eager to report, edit, design and do all those things that we loved to do for the newspaper. So now, iwantmyrocky.com will be a gathering spot for Rocky alumni and readers, bringing you the news of your favorite reporters and columnists and even a scoop or two that you might have seen on the pages of the Rocky.