Colorado Mountain News Media continues presence in area |

Colorado Mountain News Media continues presence in area

Brittany Markert

While the Grand Junction Free Press’ last issue publishes on Friday, Oct. 16, Colorado Mountain News Media will continue to have a presence in Grand Junction through a twice-monthly product, Wheels & Deals.

Wheels and Deals will continue to publish from our office at 321 Rood Ave. in downtown Grand Junction.

Additionally, the office will house marketing and IT staff from Colorado Mountain News Media and Swift Communications.

“The Grand Valley area is a hub and draws people and business from across the area from eastern Utah and western Colorado,” said Ben Rogers, Free Press general manager. “It’s important to keep a publication like Wheels and Deals in the area.”

After this issue, the Free Press will cease publishing a newspaper each week.

“When the Free Press started more than 10 years ago, the purpose of the paper was to fill a void. Other media is now providing much more of that content and has made the Free Press less necessary,” said Rogers.

While the newspaper will no longer publish, Colorado Mountain News Media will still offer local clients digital marketing solutions including online ads and marketing tools for targeted campaigns to reach an audience that stretches from western Colorado to the Continental Divide.

“I’d like to thank all the staff, specifically our current team Brittany Markert and Nathan Watchman and former staff, including Caitlin Row and Tammy Morris, for their years of service and working to change the Free Press for the better,” Rogers said. “I will miss them greatly.”

The Free Press website ( will remain online for a week and all content will be moved to Glenwood Springs Post Independent’s website, where archived articles may be retrieved.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User