The Rocky Mountain News may have ceased publishing, but it didn’t die. It still lives on at iwantmyrocky.com.
Several of the staff have moved over here and are now publishing stories online. It looks like a great site and stories are now starting to stream in.
Here is an excerpt from their About Us Page on what they are doing.
We launched iwantmyrocky.com to fight for the Rocky. Through this Web site and other efforts, the staff of theRocky sought to:
- Preserve and protect the editorial voice of the Rocky in our community.
- Preserve and protect the legacy of the Rocky and its historical archives, which provide a window to the infancy of our state and the city of Denver.
- Fight for the jobs of more than 200 Coloradans and the many others that would be affected by the newspaper’s closure.
The paper may not be printing anymore, but we’re still journalists and still eager to report, edit, design and do all those things that we loved to do for the newspaper. So now, iwantmyrocky.com will be a gathering spot for Rocky alumni and readers, bringing you the news of your favorite reporters and columnists and even a scoop of two that you might have seen on the pages of the Rocky.
While there is news, sports, and Arts and Entertainment on the I Want My Rocky site, I am particularly intrigued by a partner site called Inside the Rockies. the fact that Tracy Ringolsby, Jack Etkin, and Steven Foster are writing about the Colorado Rockies really excites me.
Where can you get information from writers who have been covering the Colorado Rockies since before their first game in Denver and baseball longer than that. I always loved their coverage of the Rockies. It got to the point and observations of the game were made that no one else made because of their experience.
It also doesn’t hurt that Ringolsby is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also Drew Litton is online also. You can see his old drawings plus new ones at is site drewlitton.com. I think the cartoon he drew of Jay Cutler sucking his thumb captured the events of last weekend between Cutler and the Denver Broncos.
I look forward to reading more from I Want My Rocky, Inside the Rockies and viewing the Drew Litton editorial cartoons. They are good writers and artists. I hope you check them out too.