A new newspaper ownership model emerges in Colorado

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Once again, Colorado is staking out new ground in the battle to save local news, this time with a first-in-the-nation effort to keep newspapers locally owned and thriving.

For about a year now, Jerry and Ann Healey, owners of Colorado Community Media and its chain of two dozen weekly papers in eight Front Range counties, have been looking to retire.

On Monday, a newly-formed group called the Colorado News Conservancy announced it will buy the company in a unique arrangement that involves the National Trust for Local News and the Denver-based Colorado Sun.

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