USA: Vail Mountaineer and the Denver Daily News closed

VailMountaineer2011Two free daily newspapers have been closed in Colorado: the Denver Daily News (launched in May 2002) and the Vail Mountaineer (launched in June 2008).

Jim Pavelich owned both papers, the Denver title together with Jim Price. Pavelich and Price have a long history of starting (and selling) free papers in Colorado and California. They launched papers in Palo Alto, Aspen, San Francisco and Vail. Pavelich started the Vail Daily in 1981 and launched the competing Mountaineer after he sold the Vail Daily.

The Mountaineer was published six days a week, the last issue on the website is from Sunday June 5. That issue, actually, is full of ads.

The Denver Daily News had a circulation of 12,000. The Vail Mountaineer distributed 5000 copies.

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