Grand Junction Free Press to publish weekly beginning March 5
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The Grand Junction Free Press will begin publishing weekly each Friday beginning March 5.The newspaper’s mission of connecting with the Grand Valley community won’t change.”We intend to continue that with a focus on in-depth reporting, more community photos, comprehensive arts and entertainment coverage and more – all while providing value to our readers and advertisers,” said Publisher Valerie J. Smith.In addition, the Web site at gjfreepress.com will continue to provide daily local and regional news updates and all the information visitors have come to expect.”There is no doubt current economic conditions have played a part in our decision to become a weekly publication,” Smith said. “However, our intent is to continue to publish a free newsweekly that serves the Grand Valley. We are confident readers and advertisers will like what they see on March 5.”As for details of the new Free Press weekly, you’ll have to wait.”We have some good things in the works,” Managing Editor Tracy Dvorak said, “but we’ll be keeping some of those under wraps until we launch. We promise it will be worth a trip to the green box once a week.”The Grand Junction Free Press is available at more than 700 locations from Palisade to Loma, in restaurants, professional offices, retail centers, grocery stores, hotels, chamber locations and more. Distribution will remain countywide. The Free Press will publish the Western Slope Veterans Guide in mid-February and also publishes the Mesa County Guide, Western Slope Cycling Guide and the monthly Family Connections magazine. In addition, the Free Press distributes Mountain House & Home, High Country Golf and the High Country Wedding magazines.The Free Press was started in May 2003 by a group of local residents. In January 2005, the paper became part of Swift Communications and Colorado Mountain News Media, a family-owned company with offices in Gypsum.
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