Friday's Rocky Mountain News will be the last

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The Rocky reported its own demise on its Web site around noon today.
It's official: Denver is a one-daily town.

The Rocky Mountain News has announced that tomorrow's edition will be the last. From the Rocky's story:

The Rocky Mountain News, less than two months away from its 150th anniversary, will be closed after a search for a buyer proved unsuccessful, the E.W. Scripps Co. announced today.

"Today the Rocky Mountain News, long the leading voice in Denver, becomes a victim of changing times in our industry and huge economic challenges," Rich Boehne, chief executive officer of Scripps, said in a prepared statement. "The Rocky is one of America's very best examples of what local news organizations need to be in the future. Unfortunately, the partnership's business model is locked in the past."

We'll have more later from Michael Roberts, who is lingering around the paper's headquarters as we speak.

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