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After the paper closed, there was considerable uncertainty about the fate of its archives. Private-equity investor Brian Ferguson came close to acquiring the archives, but the deal fell through. On June 8, 2009, Scripps Howard announced it was finalizing an agreement with the Denver Public Library "to ensure responsible stewardship of the storied newspaper's archives and artifacts." The Library "would assume ownership of the Rocky's voluminous archives, including all digital and paper newspaper clipping files," while the Colorado Historical Society [now History Colorado] would receive "such other artifacts as signs, photographs, special editions, artwork and other information that documents the history of the Rocky."
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
The Rocky Mountain News was Colorado's oldest newspaper. Founded on April 23, 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush by William Byers. The paper ceased publication on February 27, 2009, just two months prior to its 150th anniversary.
Repository also has the following digital only collections: Rocky Mountain News; Rocky Mountain News - Democratic National Convention; Rocky Mountain News Pulitzer Prize.