Clarity Media Group says that it will begin publishing a daily, Denver-focused digital newspaper starting Sept. 14.

With more than 50 staff and contributors, the Denver Gazette will publish “more hard-hitting news, investigative journalism and thought-provoking local opinions than any other publication in the city,” says a press release on the launch. denvergazette.com

The Denver Gazette will be led by Publisher Chris Reen, Editor Vince Bzdek, News Editor Jim Bates and Digital Editor Chuck Hickey. Among the paper's staff and contributors are familiar names to Denver including Lynn Bartels, Woody Paige, Joey Bunch and Paul Klee, says the release.

“We've long considered publishing a Denver newspaper,” said Ryan McKibben, president and CEO of Clarity Media Group. “The timing and market dynamics aligned, making this the ideal time to launch a next-generation newspaper that will satisfy a growing demand for trustworthy, locally-owned journalism.”

Clarity Media Group is a Denver-based media company that owns newspapers, magazines and digital news. Its properties include the Denver Gazette, Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Politics, Out There Colorado and the Washington Examiner.