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Colorado Springs Biz Journal has been sold

February 20, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Local entrepreneurs have purchased the Independent and its sister publication, the Colorado Springs Business Journal, through their new joint venture, Pikes Peak Media Co., reports Andrea Chalfin of KRCC.

Chalfin reports, “Local businessman Roth has spearheaded the development of the Sunset Amphitheater in northeastern Colorado Springs through his company Notes Live. O’Neil is founder and CEO of the investment company The O’Neil Group, whose ventures include the Catalyst Campus near downtown Colorado Springs.

“The Pikes Peak Media Company purchase of the Independent and Business Journal comes after ongoing funding issues that included a move to a non-profit model and an ill-fated attempt to combine brands into one publication. The purchase includes all associated brands, trademarks, copyrights and events associated with the papers.

“Former Independent publisher Fran Zankowski will resume the role on an interim basis and will oversee a search for a new editor, publisher and additional editorial staff. It’s unclear if former senior reporter Pam Zubeck, who remained after others in the newsroom had been laid off, is slated to return.”

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