The Pueblo Chieftain, a newspaper in southern Colorado, is being sold to an unnamed buyer, The Colorado Independent reports.
Several companies have reportedly been pursuing the paper, which saw its 92-year-old Publisher Robert Rawlings die last spring. The sale would likely include the paper's printing press.
According to internal emails cited by The Colorado Independent, prospective buyers included Digital First Media, Clarity Media, Adams Publishing, and GateHouse Media. The Independent reports that GateHouse and Adams seem the most likely buyers, citing multiple media sources. Chieftain General Manager Brad Slater told The Independent that readers might expect an announcement around April.
The Chieftain is unionized and has been family owned for 150 years.