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Read All About It: How The New Owners Of The Gunnison Country Times Will Keep Publishing

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Western Colorado University in Gunnison on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

What do you say to a person who buys a newspaper in 2021? The new owners of the Gunnison Country Times have heard congratulations and condolences, sometimes in the same breath.

Alan Wartes and Issa Forrest took the reins of the paper this month. The newspapers’ history goes back to the late 1800s, and it’s been around in its current incarnation since 1975. Even in a tumultuous news market, Wartes and Forrest have ideas to keep it going.