To the greater Basalt community and stakeholders of the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal,

I regretfully announce that we’ll be suspending the weekly operations of the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal. It was our hope and intention from the beginning to give the midvalley a news product and voice of its own. While there are certainly forces well beyond our control please know that we take full responsibility for this action. We must, as a news organization, rally around and protect our core product, the Aspen Daily News, to ensure the existence of locally owned and operated media in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We’ll continue to cover the greater Basalt community to the best of our ability and we have every intention of the product returning once the market can support it. Our admiration, respect and fondness for the geographic areas we serve has only grown in the time we’ve been in circulation.

While change is certainly afoot, there is so much to be excited for in the coming months and years in our part of the world. We remain committed to giving you a news source you can trust and rely on, via the Aspen Daily News, until we’re able to make the decision to bring the dedicated product back from its temporary hiatus. Until then please know that I’m only a call or email away should you have any suggestions, recommendations or hopes through these uncertain times.

With gratitude,

David A. Cook, Publisher

Roaring Fork Weekly Journal