Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another community steps up

Until about three weeks ago, Mazur was sure the weekly newspaper she owns, the Pine River Times – which serves the community of Bayfield and is located in La Plata County, near the four corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah – was headed for imminent closure. But just when they were on the brink of shutting down, community members interested in buying or investing in the paper swooped in. Meanwhile, an anonymous donor paid two weeks’ worth of the paper’s printing bill, amounting to more than $1,900. For the time being, the paper that has a history spanning 24 years remains open.

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