Saturday, February 28, 2009

For 150 Years, Rocky Has Been A Scrapper

The Rocky Mountain News has long been a scrapper: It beat the Cherry Creek Pioneer by 20 minutes to become Denver's first newspaper on April 23, 1859, and it survived an 1864 flood that swept away its building.

Along the way it won numerous accolades, including four Pulitzer Prizes over the past decade. Its circulation peaked at more than 400,000 daily but fell to 210,000 daily and 457,000 on Saturdays after a decades-long battle with The Denver Post for readers and advertisers.

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