GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The owner of The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction has purchased two longstanding area weeklies for an undisclosed amount.
The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/WorZ7q ) Grand Junction Media Inc. purchased the Fruita Times and Palisade Tribune last week from Publisher Bob Sweeney. Sweeney also publishes The Villager Newspaper, which is a weekly publication distributed to readers in Denver's southern suburbs.
Grand Junction Media also owns The Nickel, which publishes classified ads.
The Nickel Publisher Doug Freed has already taken over as publisher of the Fruita and Palisade newspapers. He says no one will lose their jobs. Freed says he also hopes to increase the news content of the two newspapers.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com