The Columbine Courier (Colorado) published its last edition on Dec. 27.
The paper launched in 1989 as the Southwest Community Courier, and “nothing showed our commitment to the community more than the hustle that was our coverage on that tragic day of April 20, 1999,” the day of the Columbine High School shooting, said a note from Editor Michael Hicks.
“We have loved the role we have played in this community” said the note.
Evergreen Newspapers, a division of Landmark Community Newspapers, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, owns the paper.
In another note to readers, the paper said it’s considering expanding the reach of the Canyon Courier, offering coverage in an area the Columbine Courier covered.